April 6, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
The Samsung Galaxy Tab was supposed to arrive in a Wi-Fi only version several months ago. But the AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon-tied devices were the only versions of the original Samsung Android tablet seen in the states.
Today, Samsung Mobile announced that the 7-inch Galaxy Tab will go on sale for only $349.99 next week. Beginning April 10, the Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi will go on sale at COMPUSA/Tiger Direct and select retailers in the United States.
Samsung is pushing hard to release the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and slightly-bigger Galaxy Tab 10.1, but the company hasn’t forgotten that there are still people out there who like the 7-inch hardware model. Whether those people will like not having Android tablets running Honeycomb (Android 3.0) - the 7-inch tab runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) instead – remains to be seen. Also included in the Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab is a 7-inch TFT screen with 1024 x 600 resolution, 16 GB of internal storage space, a 32 GB micro SD slot, a 3 megapixel camera, and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.
Adobe Flash 10.1 support comes pre-loaded on the device rather than Adobe Flash 10.2, but users should be able to access the latest version through the Android Market provided that the hardware supports it. The Galaxy Tab will also support Samsung Media Hub for consuming video content.
UPDATE: This post originally reported that the Galaxy Tab supported 32 GB of internal storage. It actually has 16 GB of storage.