When Apple's iPad came out there was nothing to compare it to, there was Amazon's Kindle, but that was not really in the same category for competition.Â Now the Associated Press reports Samsung is revealing a new PC tablet, Galaxy Tab.Â The tablet is meant to rivals the iPad offering new features and possibilities like mobile video conferencing and video chat function.
Thomas Richter, Head of Portfolio Management for Telecommunications Europe of Samsung presented the new tablet this morning, September 2nd, at the world's largest consumer electronics trade fair in Berlin, Germany.Â J.K. Shin, the head of Samsung's mobile division, notes that "The Samsung Galaxy Tab has been designed to enable consumers to maximize their online experience wherever that may be."
The Galaxy Tab weighs 3.4 ounces and has a 7-inch touch screen.Â The screen is three times bigger than Apple's iPhone, but 1/3 the size of its iPad.Â Running on Google's Android 2.2 operating system it can run Flash--unlike the iPad. The Galaxy supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G cell phone networks, making it a smart phone and laptop.
The Galaxy appears to be an over-sized cell phone or a mini-computer.Â Despite all the bells and whistles the competition this brings against the iPad might be slimmer than Samsung had hoped for.Â Is Samsung's Galaxy Tab something you would exchange your current cell phone and laptop for?
Photo Source: AP/Gero Breloer