By Chuong Nguyen | August 30, 2010 12:23 PM
Samsung had made a teaser announcement of its forthcoming tablet called the Galaxy Tab, a branding that piggybacks onto the large marketing campaign for the company’s Galaxy S series smartphones. The tablet will feature Android, Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, along with re-vamped apps for email and calendar handling that will make better use of the tablet’s 7-inch screen, much like how Apple had retooled some of its iOS native apps for the iPad to scale to the larger screen to add value to the platform beyond just making the tablet a larger iPod Touch as many had believed.
The latest leak on the Galaxy Tab shows a CDMA sticker on the side, making a potential Verizon Wireless launch possible. For its part, Verizon Wireless has already confirmed that it is working on an Android tablet.
Although Samsung has teased the Galaxy Tab in videos, little information is known about the device prior to its slated IFA unveiling in Germany. It is also unclear if the tablet will also utilize the Super AMOLED display technology found on the Galaxy S smartphone, which boasts better viewing angles, higher contrast for direct sunlight viewing, and longer battery life than traditional AMOLED displays.
A forum member who has access to the tablet is saying that the tablet has great speakers and good sound quality. The forum member says that the tablet will also run Flash, which means that the Galaxy Tab will probably launch out of the box with Android 2.2 Froyo or later, which will bring Adobe Flash compatibility and support.
Other manufacturers are also rumored to be working and launching Android tablets. The tablet market will be a popular area not only for phone manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Motorola, and HTC, but also for PC vendors like Asus, MSI, Dell, HP, and Toshiba.