Competition is hotting up in the tablet market. Despite, Steve Ballmer demo-ing a Windows 7 Tablet in advance of the Apple iPad launch, no Windows tablet has yet to be launched. However, serious competition to Apple’s iPad is starting to emerge, based on Google’s popular Android operating system.
The Galaxy Tab incorporates a 7 inch WSVGA screen, as well as four buttons on the front for home, options, back and search; similar to Android handsets. Inside is a 1Ghz processor so it’s super-fast. It has two built-in cameras – a 1.3MP front facing camera and a 3MP rear-facing camera.
Connectivity is well supported with 802.11n Wi-Fi, and 3G support is included in all models.
In terms of storage two sizes are offered, 16GB and 32GB. However, both Galaxy Tab’s include a microSD slot so a further 32GB of storage can be added (of course, multiple microSD cards can be utilised so the iPad’s 64GB of storage can be exceeded)
To assist with the launch of the Galaxy Tab, Samsung have produced a series of videos. My favourite is by a London-based photographer, who shares how he uses his Galaxy Tab: