February 28, 2012 | by Natesh Sood
Here we go folks, yet another Samsung Galaxy tablet that most consumers probably won’t even remember in a couple of weeks. This past week, Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 2 series and the Galaxy Note 10.1. In a couple of days, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 will come available on Verizon Wireless for $499 on a two year contract. The 4G LTE capable 7.7 inch device will specifically launch on March 1st.
Earlier today, Andrew discussed the problems Samsung (and Android manufacturers) has had with competing with the iPad and Apple. One of his main issues with Samsung is how they keep churning out product after product “at every single tech event.” With two, arguably better, tablets right around the corner for Verizon and Samsung, does it make sense for the average consumer to purchase the Galaxy Tab 7.7 running Android 3.2 now? I’m not sure it does.
In any case, let’s see what the Galaxy Tab 7.7 has to offer and whether it is worth the $499 on a two year contract. The device was initially announced earlier at CES, and it sports a 7.7 inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution, a dual-core 1.4GHz processor, 3.2MP rear facing camera, 2MP front facing camera, and 16GB of onboard storage.
$499 is a steep price to pay for a tablet that is going to launch without Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Unless you desire a tablet with a sub 10-inch display, then I would recommend waiting for the Galaxy Tab 2 series or even the Galaxy Note 10.1 to launch. Or at the very least, wait until the price comes down a little.