Barcelona, Spain – Samsung’s
second Galaxy Tab tablet, launched here at the Mobile World Congress, is the
company’s first Android tablet to use Google’s tablet-optimized Android 3.0
Honeycomb OS, and it sports a larger 10.1-inch touchscreen compared with the
original Tab’s 7-inch screen.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be
available in Europe in March, but U.S. deliveries were not announced.
The new model is available with Wi-Fi
802.11a/b/g/n and 4G HSPA+ with a theoretical peak download speed of 21Mbps. It
comes in 16GB and 32GB versions and lacks a memory card slot and USB port.
Compared with the original
Android 2.2 Tab, the Tab 10.1 features Nvidia dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor instead
of the original Tab’s 1GHz Hummingbird processor. Both models have a front- and
rear-facing camera, with the new model featuring an 8-megapixel rear-facing
camera with LED flash and a front 2-megapixel camera. Other details include 1,280
by 800 display, 1.3-pound weight, 0.43-inch depth, and 16GB or 32GB of storage.
The new and original models support Adobe Flash.