Samsung has confirmed that its iPad challenger, the Galaxy tablet, will be out this quarter.
In other words, before the end of September, Reuters reports. The Android based tablet will come sporting a 7 inch screen, so a bit more compact than Apple’s magical effort.
It’s also likely to be running a 1.2GHz processor, backed up by 16GB of storage (on the basic model), with wi-fi and 3G.
Samsung will doubtless be hoping that it can make the same sort of impact as its namesake Galaxy S smartphone, which has produced some big waves in the high-end handset world of late.
Although the company is going to have a great deal of competition, with a lot of manufacturers jumping on the tablet bandwagon, what with analysts’ predictions of tablet sales of 11 to 13 million units this year alone (the majority of which will be the iPad).
It would seem that Samsung has stolen the march on rivals such as HP and LG, however, and will be the first to face the might of the iPad.
When we first reported on Samsung’s tablet last month, it was bearing the name the Galaxy Tape, with the last word hopefully having fallen by the wayside. And quite rightly so, it made it sound technologically obsolete in our opinion, reminding us of tape recorders. Either that or tape worms, which wasn’t any more pleasing an image.