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Samsung gives the Galaxy Tab 2 a splash of color, Garnet Red edition available this week

With the Galaxy Tab 3 right around the corner, Samsung is giving the Galaxy Tab 2 one last hurrah. Starting this week, the 7-inch version of the slate will be available in Garnet Red from select retailers.

While the color is different, the rest remains the same. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 features a 7-inch display, dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, and a 3.2MP camera. Unlike the slate’s first time around the block, the new edition will launch with Android 4.1 and the latest TouchWiz UX out of the box.

If for someone reason the new color is enough reason to run out and pick this puppy up, act quick. We’ll only be seeing red for a limited time. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 will set you back $220 and comes with a matching case.

Samsung Brings Color to the Tablet Space with Garnet Red Edition Galaxy Tab 2

Limited edition color offering is a blend of on-the-go portability and style – includes free matching case, runs Android Jelly Bean

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., January 28, 2013 – Samsung Electronics America Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announced that a new Garnet Red Edition of the powerful Galaxy Tab® 2 7.0 will be available for a limited time, beginning this week from participating retailers.

The new Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, preloaded with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, showcases Samsung’s commitment to providing users with choice, portability and entertainment. This limited edition version of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is competitively priced at $219.99 and also includes a matching Garnet Red case ($50 value) at no additional cost.
A stylish choice perfect for Valentine’s Day or any occasion
The Garnet Red Edition Galaxy Tab 2 was created for consumers who want to stay connected and entertained on-the-go, and are seeking a unique color offering.

“This new eye-catching version of the Galaxy Tab 2 offers endless entertainment in the palm of your hand, while the stylish Garnet Red look will set you apart from the crowd,” said Michael Abary, Senior Vice President, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. “The Garnet Red version of the Galaxy® S III has been incredibly well-received, so we are happy to make the same brilliant color available for our Galaxy Tab 2 as well.”
A compact 7″ powerhouse that’s smart and easy to use

The Galaxy Tab 2 is a powerful dual-core tablet running Android Jelly Bean, and features an easily accessible memory card slot for convenient loading of multimedia files in a range of supported file formats.
The tablet offer endless content access in a sleek design that can maximize the home entertainment experience. The Smart Remote App and built-in IR Blaster turns the Galaxy Tab 2 into a universal remote, helping users to easily find their favorite shows and change the channel directly from the tablet. Users can choose from hundreds of thousands of apps or access favorite movies and TV shows from Google Play or Media Hub.

The new Garnet Red Edition Galaxy Tab 2 will be available while supplies last, from Walmart, Amazon.com, Office Depot, Fry’s, Tiger Direct, Toys”R”Us and other fine retailers.
It features a 7″ TFT display and measures 0.41″ x 4.8″ x 7.6″. Weight including battery is 0.76 lbs and it features a built-in microSD slot supports up to 32 GB of additional storage. Connectivity includes WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 host, and integrated IR for home theater control.

A choice for every consumer

In addition to this new version of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Samsung continues to offer the Galaxy Tab 2 in classic black or white in both 10.1 and 7.0 sizes. As well, the award-winning Galaxy Note 10.1 with integrated S-pen is available in black or white as well.
More information can be found at www.samsung.com.

Continue reading on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • Vadim Marchenko

    Samsung just cant do something without spoiling it in small but vital detail. Why did they switched multitask button and back button??? They are producing Nexus 10, yes software is pure Google on Nexus 10, but why would somebody would do such a thing??? On the Note 10 and Galaxy tab buttons was ok!!!!..