Official 7-Inch WiFi-Only Samsung Galaxy Tab Coming to US for $350 on April 10th


Samsung’s just alerted us to the long-awaited launch of their WiFi-only 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab here in the United States. You can pick the device up for $350 at several online retail outlets on April 10th. (That’s only 4 days from now.) That list includes Circuit City/CompUSA/Tiger Direct (all the same company, really) and Fry’s, but Samsung promises more will be stocking it soon after.

It’s no surprise considering they have new 8.9-inch and 10.1-inch versions coming out. (And you had to expect the price would be a bit lower after seeing major carriers Sprint and Verizon heavily discount theirs to $200 on-contract.) Unfortunately, this is still running Android 2.2 Froyo and there’s no guarantee that it’ll ever get Honeycomb. Get your wallets ready if you’re interested. Full press details are straight ahead.

Samsung Galaxy Tab™ Available for Purchase at Multiple Retail Stores and Online Outlets

Consumers receive chance to purchase WiFi-only version of Samsung’s award-winning Android™ platform mobile tablet

DALLAS, April 6, 2011—Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, announced today that several retail stores and Web sites will carry the WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab™ by April 10, offering customers the opportunity to buy this powerful and compact mobile tablet for $349.99. Consumers can visit for a complete list of retail outlets selling the WiFi Galaxy Tab.
The Galaxy Tab is powered by the Android™ 2.2 platform and has a 7-inch TFT display with a 1024 x 600 resolution. The super-light and sleek device weighs just 13 ounces, is 12 millimeters thin and easily fits in a pocket or purse. The Galaxy Tab includes 32 GB of internal storage and offers microSD expansion to allow for up to 32 GB of additional storage.

“We are excited to have the WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab join our growing portfolio of Galaxy-branded devices,” said Dale Sohn, President of Samsung Mobile. “The 7-inch Galaxy Tab is the first truly mobile tablet on the market, allowing users to comfortably hold the device in one hand while typing or navigating the Web with the other.”

Outstanding Entertainment Options

The Galaxy Tab supports Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 to deliver an enhanced content experience and allow users to engage with thousands of sites with rich Adobe Flash Player compatible applications and content including games, animations, rich Internet applications (RIAs), data presentations and visualizations, ecommerce, video, music and more. Plus, the device is designed with a rear-facing 3 megapixel camera for taking pictures on-the-go, and a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder for video chat.

In addition, the Galaxy Tab includes access to Media Hub, Samsung’s own content service, offering a vast lineup of critically acclaimed films and TV programs for rent or purchase. The biggest and best names in entertainment, including CBS, MTV Networks, NBC Universal, Paramount and Warner Bros. provide new release movies, next day TV episodes and full TV show seasons to the robust Media Hub library. Media Hub also promotes content sharing, including the ability to send purchased films and TV programming to as many as five devices that carry the Media Hub application.
Google Services & Social Hub

Services like Google Maps™ Navigation and Google Goggles are available on Google’s Android platform. With useful location-based services like Google Maps™, consumers can search in Standard English instead of entering an exact address. A search-by-voice function is just as intuitive, meaning searches can also be completed easily on the go. Google Goggles™ is a powerful, visual search tool that uses the Samsung GALAXY Tab’s camera to uncover information – an image of a landmark or artwork is automatically used to perform a search, delivering relevant content like a description or history. In addition, with a camera, users can enjoy various augmented reality services which are downloadable in the application market. Plus, Galaxy Tab users have full access to more than 150,000 applications available for download from the Android Market™.

The Galaxy Tab keep users organized and connected with Samsung’s Social Hub application. Social Hub works with the user’s Messaging and Contacts to initiate the sending and receiving of information, whether it is e-mail, instant messaging, social network updates or SMS messages. Additionally, calendar information from portal calendars, such as Google Calendar, and social networking services are displayed together in one calendar with two-way synchronization.

Samsung Galaxy Product Portfolio
The WiFi Galaxy Tab joins other popular products under the premium Samsung Galaxy brand, including the upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy 8.9, Galaxy Player 5.0 and Galaxy Player 4.0 and the portfolio of Galaxy S smartphones.


About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung
Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and
telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital
media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8
billion. Employing approximately 174,000 people in 193 offices across 66 countries, the
company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile
Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital
Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands,
Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and
TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit

Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.

1 Number

one mobile phone provider in the U.S claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data,
according to Strategy Analytics, Q4 2010 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. This would be relevant if it were to launch with Honeycomb. I am more interested in the pricing of the Galaxy Player though. The GP was just announced in Russia for $350 for 70′ model and the iPod touch is pretty much more expensive or the same price over there so it makes me wonder if it’ll be $250 or less, considering the actual pricing of the iPod touch over here.

    1. Not sure that any single core devices will see Honeycomb, but may see Icecream when released. $350 is too much IMO for a one year old signle core chipset device.

  2. too little too late. Only people that dont follow tablets will think this is cool. And they will be heavily dissapointed when they see the 8.9″ 3.0 version.

  3. Ya little bit late just after news from sprint for its EVO View 4G with honeycomb has got out..Samsung is getting ready too..

    1. Honeycomb isn’t guaranteed for the EVO View 4G at launch.

  4. what a piece of shit.

  5. No honeycomb, boooooooooooooo. More than $250, boooooooooooo.

  6. nice price but too late i will wait any 7″ with honeycomb and a dual core processor !

    1. Two reasons why $350 is about $100 off from a nice price ;)

  7. Considering all of the other alternatives out there, including tabs with Honeycomb and faster processors, I would expect the Galaxy Tab to be less than $250. I mean… its WIFI only. As others have said, its a bit too late for too little. I would definitely but one if it were less than $200.

  8. I’ll get the Asus transformer for $49 more. Sammy should have released this last nov, or price it at $250.

  9. This would have been nice LAST year.

  10. Unless you looking to pay the Verizon’s and Sprint, ATT or TMO monthly 40+ $’s and 2 yr contract, This is a good alternative without contract. Only drawback I see is the FROYO version. I wouldn’t buy it just cause I have no use for it. My EVO does everything I need it to do and more. XOOM is great option for Honeycomb and bigger for $200 more.

  11. I’m sorry, but this is just dumb. If ASUS has a tablet coming out for $400 dollars in literally weeks, why would anyone spend money on last years model for $50 dollars less. Sorry Samsung, but what’s the deal here?

  12. Definitely too late but I also think that the $400 on the Eee pad transformer is unlikely to come out at $400. Don’t get me wrong, I would love it at that price but that would be significantly cheaper than all other competition.

  13. $199.99 and you got yourself a deal.

  14. $250 and it could have been something worth talking about. Screw that $350 price point though.

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