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Samsung Launches New Low Cost Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet

Eric McBride
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Now THIS is what I'm talking about. We've seen a lot of recent reports lately on budget Android tablets coming out this year, and while many of them seem like great offerings, I personally have been waiting for a BIG company that produces HIGH end phones and tablets to get on board with their own tablet offering. Today that company was Samsung, as they have officially announced a new 7 inch dual core Ice Cream Sandwich tablet.

The reason I'm so happy to see this is because in my opinion, Samsung hands down makes the sexiest tablets. I have owned a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for a while now, and I am extremely happy with it. This new tablet though, unlike mine, won't cost you 500 or 600 dollars, as Samsung has priced the wifi model at the VERY competitive price of 350 US dollars.

Specifications for the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) are:

  • 10.5 millimeters thick weighing in at 344 grams
  • 8, 16, or 32GB of integrated storeage with a micro sd card slot (jealous, as mine doesn't have the sd card slot)
  • 4000 mAh battery that should last for up to 39 hours according to Samsung.
  • Dual core 1ghz Processor
  • 7 inch screen with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution
  • 1GB RAM
  • 3MP rear camera and a VGA front facing camera
  • Bluetooth 3.0

 While the specs aren't anything that new in terms of Android tablets, the price certainly is, and it seems that Samsung is clearly making a statement to Apple and Amazon by showing that they too can release a powerful tablet at an affordable price.

Samsung has had great success with their Galaxy line of phones, and it seems that the battle is heating up as a new, affordable, yet powerful Galaxy tablet will be available for consumers soon. What do you guys think? Is this newest offering from Samsung enough to turn customers away from the iPad and Kindle Fire?

 

Source: Samsung Official Press Release

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  • PatPion Feb 13, 2012 Link

    When I saw these specs earlier today, I was so disappointed! But that article didn't state that price! Wow! I just hope the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 inch will be the flagship with great specs!

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  • Eric McBride Feb 13, 2012 Link

    Im hoping the same. Its really nothing THAT great specwise, but hell, I paid almost 700 euros here in Germany for my 10.1 Tab with almost the same specs. At 350 USD, or around 265 euros, this thing is a STEAL.

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  • PatPion Feb 14, 2012 Link

    I paid about R6000, or about 600 euros (at the time) for my 10.1, plus a bit of data. So that didn't work out too badly.

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  • Eric McBride Feb 14, 2012 Link

    I got the 3G model, so mine was around 660. Hopefully that price will come down in the future. It will have too if any tablet maker wants to compete with the iPad.

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  • chinu Feb 15, 2012 Link

    thats Really a STEAL

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  • Eric McBride Feb 15, 2012 Link

    Oh yeah. Im not gonna bite on it, as Im waiting for a quad core processor before buying another tablet. But for anyone looking for a good tablet deal, this one is pretty tough to beat.

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  • chinu Feb 16, 2012 Link

    Me 2 Eric looking 4 Quad Core Tablet..... May b Samsung 11.6 Inch?? wt say?

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  • Eric McBride Feb 20, 2012 Link

    THATS the one Im waiting for. Hopefully it will get announced in the next few weeks!

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