Tablet week continues with Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
At this point, I think we may be entering tablet overload. So far in this "tablet week" alone we have got word of the Kindle Fire, Huawai Mediapad, Kobo Vox, and the Toshiba Thrive 7-inch. Now, Samsung is throwing down there own impressive tablet, a successor to the original Galaxy Tab.
The Plus brings a number of hardware improvements, including a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, and up to 32GB of internal storage. Unfortunately, the display is the same 7-inch 1024 x 600 panel as the original tab. While not bad for a 7-inch display, it would still have been nice to see at least the same HD resolution Samsung has managed to fit into a phone.
By far the biggest update is not the hardware, but the software. The original Galaxy Tab was so early to market that it released with Android 2.2, because Honeycomb had not even been released yet. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, on the other hand, will be shipping with the tablet-optimized Android 3.2, the very latest in Android. (At least for now.)
A little concerning to me is the fact that Samsung has disclosed neither a price nor a release date, although they do plan to release in the US eventually. With tablets like the Kindle Fire priced so competitively as well as the many other tablets we just mentioned, Samsung will have to keep its price pretty low to stay in the game.
However, I'm sure the Tab 7.0 Plus will appeal to a lot of original Tab owners who were happy with their purchase. Are you interested in this updated Galaxy Tab?[TechCrunch]