Samsung’s Galaxy Tab with the much-anticipated Android 2.2 mobile operating system will be available this fall and promises to give Apple a run for its money in the emerging and already hotly contested tablet PC space.
As Enterprise Mobile Today reports, the Galaxy Tab will be available on all four major U.S. wireless carrier networks and includes a number of features — most notably support for AdobeFlash 10.1 — that the iPad doesn’t.
Samsung is positioning the 13.4-ounce Galaxy Tab as a more powerful, yet lighter consumer alternative to the iPad, which has a bigger screen at almost 10-inches but weighs 25.6-ounces.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab blitz is under way as the mobile vendor preps for a fall release of the Android 2.2. tablet on all four major U.S. carriers.
Samsung’s mobile device is already being billed as a top challenger to the iPad, which currently runs only on the AT&T network, and sports additional features Apple’s tablet lacks, such as mobile video chat, Adobe Flash 10.1 support and high-definition video playback at 1080p resolution — the iPad’s is 720p.
The official announcement of was made yesterday, though the carriers and Samsung Mobile have yet to disclose any details on exact launch dates and pricing.