Samsung Confirms Galaxy Tab Headed To T-Mobile

With yesterday’s handset confirmations, comes even more good news! Samsung today announced in New York City that their Samsung Galaxy Tab will be headed to all four major U.S carriers, including T-Mobile USA. The Galaxy Tab will be Magenta’s very first tablet. Sporting a 7-inch 1204 x 600 WSVGA resolution display, a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera and 3 megapixel rear camera, a 1GHz HummingBird processor, along with the latest Android 2.2 (Froyo), the Galaxy Tab will be available just in time for the holidays. As of now, pricing is unknown, but rest assured we’re working on it! Official press release below! Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments!


UPDATE: We’ve added some promo videos below of the Galaxy Tab for your viewing pleasure!

UPDATE 2: According to the folks over at MobileBurn, during the press conference, Samsung announced that the U.S. versions of the Galaxy Tab will not offer voice capabilities, although the European version of the device does.

Press Release

T-Mobile Extends Android Lineup With Its First Mobile Tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab™

T-Mobile’s first tablet to offer powerful Web and entertainment experience for customers at home and on the go

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Sept. 16, 2010 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States1, today announced the first mobile tablet in T-Mobile’s Android™ portfolio, the Samsung Galaxy Tab™. A powerful, entertainment device ideal for home or on the go, the Galaxy Tab features a vibrant seven-inch touch screen, speedy processor and the Android 2.2 operating system all in a sleek and compact form factor.

T-Mobile customers will enjoy a rich, brilliant viewing experience on the Galaxy Tab, which features a WSVGA enhanced TFT display combined with 3D-like graphics and full support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 for accessing Flash-enabled websites, watching video and playing games. Running on T-Mobile’s super-fast mobile broadband network and with built-in support for Wi-Fi, the Galaxy Tab’s portable screen is ideal for watching the latest movies and entertainment or experiencing thousands of Android Market™ widgets, games and applications. In addition, T-Mobile’s Galaxy Tab will include the Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor, supporting smooth Web browsing, a rear-facing camera for photo capture and sharing, and a front-facing camera for video chat.

“On the heels of our popular Samsung Vibrant™, we are excited to work with Samsung yet again to offer another premium Android-powered device to our customers,” said Britt Wehrman, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “Tablets are a natural extension of our mobile broadband portfolio as T-Mobile continues to provide customers with new and compelling ways to enjoy Web and entertainment while on the move.”

The Galaxy Tab also provides easy access for downloading and listening to music, updating social networking status in real time, navigating with Google Maps™, and staying connected to friends and family through e-mail, text, IM, and video chat. Similar to the rich experience on the Samsung Vibrant, the Galaxy Tab will feature Samsung’s Social Hub application, as well as Samsung’s new Media Hub content service, providing access to a robust library of premium movies and TV episodes.

The Galaxy Tab is expected to be available to T-Mobile customers this holiday season. For more information about T-Mobile products and services, please visit

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  • Dick Richards


  • Also said a WiFi-only version to independent retailers.

    I already have a Vibrant. This would be nice, but I wouldn’t want a separate data contract just of it. If TMobile could let current subscribers share the data between their phone and the tab, that would be an industry first and make TMobile more appealing.

    • allaboutthat

      definitely, that will be a awesome deal

    • J-Hop2o6

      That’ll be nice.. but i doubt that’ll happen.. wonder how T-mobile will price the data.. $10 more for the tablet data if u already have data?

      • deceptivesmile

        If they did that, I’d jump on it, no hesitation. I wouldn’t wanna spend an extra $35 for a data plan if they’re going to sell it with one, seems pretty pointless.

      • dwillistyle

        I am assuming the monthly charge is going to be the same as the Dell Mini netbook. $40/mo for existing T-Mobile customers.

        Of course, you could just buy one and use it over wifi and pay nada/mo.

    • phonegeek

      i hope they read this thats something to strongly consider and more would come to tmo due to sharing their data instead of purchasing a separate data plan

    • justin

      root your phone and problem solved, the tethering experience for me on the MT3GSlide is mind blowing (when I’m on 3G, that is) ;) sometimes I tether even when there’s wi-fi around because it’s FASTER

    • Davidohio

      Dream on. If they shared the data how would they make any money? You are only paying for one data plan. You are funny!

    • SpanDeez

      Yeah, awesome! They should just give every current customer a Tab just ’cause and to say “Thank You.” and on top of it, pay my monthly bill for me.

      Making money…psffff…maybe last millenium!

    • thaghost

      stop being super cheap. that’ll neva happen,lol.

  • Lori

    This. is. awesome.

  • zazou

    I think I will wait for Notion Ink’s ADAM…

  • al

    We need a wifi only. I dont need another voice plan

    • J-Hop2o6

      “Updated: Samsung just confirmed that a WiFi-only version will come at some point…”

      so the carrier version is Data & Wifi.

      • phonegeek

        just had an idea if the g2 can act as a modem an get it to work with this tab… countless opportunities

      • J-Hop2o6

        yupp.. but if Tmo strips Wifi Tetheing from the G2, u need to find a Wifi Tethering app.. which most need root access, so u need to root your phone.

  • Foxeh

    Samsung knows how to get it done. Don’t pick favorites and get devices on everybody’s service.

    • Jrsykind

      Got to give them that.

  • Bankai123

    I think that the Galaxy S Tab is a very impressive piece of hardware but i honestly don’t see myself getting this. It’s awesome, i just have no use for it.

    btw, the screen is ENHANCED TFT not Super AMOLED.

  • zazou

    Samsung just announced the WIFI only model is coming later..

    • al

      But I read wifi only @ 700

      • zazou

        If it is $700 then they will be clearing them out at Big Lots in a few months..

      • justin

        @zazou, lol! i’d snag that!

  • Cybersedan

    This is awesome news, not surprised at all that Sammy used the same model as the Galaxy S, now if I ever feel like a tablet I know I have options on T-MO.

  • J-Hop2o6

    “features a brilliant 7-inch enhanced TFT display screen”

    not AMOLED kickstar, lol

  • rudy

    I’d rather wait for the wifi only version, i can always tether with my phone if need be.

    • al

      I agree

    • J-Hop2o6


      • phonegeek

        concur ( didnt see you said this )

      • phonegeek

        i can definitely see me using this at school well worth it plus its smaller so i wont need my laptop unless its serious business

  • Milo17

    Was this your anouncement

  • Yay. Can’t wait to get one so I can be that guy who has a giant phone up to his head making calls while stopped at a red light.

  • monicooo

    Okay so apple comes out with something stupid that ends up into a work or art. I mean seriously??? ITS LIKE ALL IT IS IS A CELL PHONE FOR POEPLE WITH FAT FINGERS.
    What makes samsung, blackberry and all those other idiots think they’re gonna make MILLIONS Ha ha i will laugh so hard, like piss my pants if they do end up making that much. And they wouldnt make millions if we had some wise consumers.

  • Will it make calls too? Or will it only be a Data device. Either way, I want it

    • Kickstar13

      Both 3G and WiFi Enabled. But according to MobileBurn, the U.S versions will not have voice capabilities:

      • J-Hop2o6

        lol of course not kick.. it 7″! lol but using bluetooth for voice will be a added benefit.. but in the pic, u can see they took out the Phone button from the Tab Homescreen thats on the Galaxy S line.

      • J-Hop2o6

        wait, in the Tmo press release it mentions FFC & video chat.. so it SHOULD have a FFC microphone.. so how this gonna work? no voice capability for the US market, but Tmo states FFC & video chat? u cant video chat w/o a mic (text only doesn’t cut it or count).

      • Bummer. Just enough to put me on the fence. Really was looking forward to having voice. Maybe the Europe version will be for sale online and work with T-mo.

      • Jymmyblanka

        This announcement is really insane…..why you need a front facing camera for video calls is you don’t have voices capabilities……?

      • J-Hop2o6

        you use the Qik app for video chat, and it has a mic.

    • dell can still suck it

      it will make calls.

  • Rpinazo

    Hmmmmmm, didn’t see this coming but i’m sure glad that it is! I’m happy to see T-mobile step up their game. This is how you stay competitive!

  • ThreeFourseven

    I’m not impressed. We all know that Samsung want their android products on every carrier. It’s not like T-Mobile work to get in on their network. Samsung toss them a bone.

    • Indeed. I think they using Tmobile as a test market.

    • 2FR35H


      Does it really matter how T-Mobile got it on their carrier? you should be happy t-mobile got it at all. I bet you would be one of he whiners complaining about how tmobile never gets anything if they didn’t get it. Quit complaining about stupid crap.

  • All 4 Networks. Boo ya! I like. It depends on what the data plan looks like. Magenta has BOGO on the Vibrant. I’m tempted to get a G2 and save the FFC for my tab. All I want 4 Christmas is my new GTab!

    Stay Thirsty my Friends!

  • Maybe I’ll Keep it all Sammy and Get a Vibrant and a Gtab.

    Stay Thirsty my Friends!

  • eYe

    I would get one if it was priced competitively solely for the purpose of it being an entertainment hub in my car (would have to come with a dock, noway I’m leaving it in the car overnight. It would have to be $200 or less and no more then $15 for data (shared with a phone)w/2yr contract or $300 WiFi model. Otherwise…I see no point of getting one since a netbooks cost $200-$300. Yeah, sure, you don’t get the touch screen with a netbook but wireless mouse will do the trick for me.

  • Serotheo

    WiFi version with Wifi Hotspot from phone.. VS Buying unsubsidized and using a SIM Card from Phone into your Tablet.

    That’s if it works haha.

  • Kickstar13

    UPDATE 2: According to the folks over at MobileBurn, during the press conference, Samsung announced that the U.S. versions of the Galaxy Tab will not offer voice capabilities, although the European version of the device does.

  • BuddyLuv

    yup, and bumb move like that is what kills it for the US customers. Sorry but i will pay extra and order one for the UK.

  • You know It just felt like a tmobile thing all along. I bet you though that if this kicks off they will make a better one but with verizon.

  • pimpstrong

    LMAO WTF do they REALLY think that we are gonna buy this thing and have ANOTHER data plan and it DOESNT HAVE CALLING CAPABILITIES?! This is madness. Give me a $400 WiFi only device please and thank you.

    • Barry


    • Barry

      The tab concept has definitely grown on me I thought it was the most pointless device ever made. But I’m not sure if I would get this but I am glad to see T-Mobile wasn’t left out in the cold with the other three Greg it, it was looking bleak lol. I curious to see how the carriers will differentiate on from the others especially T-Mobile of course. Since I’m in no rush I’ll pass. I think I’d rather have the optimus tab or wait for the great htc’s tablet. But like others stated I see no logic for carriers trying to sell these things.

  • derrickps3

    wow a samsung galaxy s tab???????????? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • homer

    Hope they get the issue fixed with the app store otherwise a wifi version will be garbage. The reason they added the phone feature is because Google app store will not work on a tablet without a phone function. Would you seriously buy a android tablet that cannot access an app store? The only way I see that working is if they allow app sharing. The other thing is no super amoled! I would buy an ipad over this! But I am waiting for a webOS tablet to make up my mind…..

    • JM77

      It has to have 3G to access app store, and this will. That would be a fail with no apps.
      Still, I can’t believe they took out voice. Why do a contract? After a year or so depending on data fees, you will spend more than buying the wifi version off contract.

  • vinny

    Going to get me one of those bad boys as well. Great job T-Mobile.

  • GUNZ

    a tablet with access to the market? the third video says tap in to 80000 android apps.

    • Homer

      I retract what I said! I guess they made a patch for that. Before it was stated that android 2.2 would not be for a tablet and would not access the market without voice capabilities. Like the Archos tablets. Do a google search you can read what google said, then now there saying the galaxy tab will not have voice capabilities so there must have been a patch.

  • Chad

    No voice capabilities = dead…

  • JoshL

    no hspa. no voice. no thank you.

    • +10-

    • Kickstar13

      The Galaxy Tab will be HSPA 7.2Mbps capable. Just not HSPA+, though users in HSPA+ locations should notice 3G speed increase.

  • coolMANDINGO

    this is very good! all the ffc haters please dont buy because you hated on the feature saying it was a gimmick!

  • NiiDiddy

    Why would anyone buy it from a carrier though? what would be the reason, especially if you cannot place calls also? If I had something like the Tab, I’d just buy the Wifi only version and use my Vibrant (when it goes Froyo) to tether to when I’m on the road…or just find free wifi hotspots when I’m not home! But that’s just me…I ain’t paying no monthly fees for accessing HSPA+ networks just to surf!

    • Kickstar13

      Probably because carriers would offer subsidized pricing and you would be able to use 3G data and not just restricted to WiFi.

      • J-Hop2o6

        BUT, u can Wifi Tether.. if its not embedded into Android (2.2), then u can search for a Wifi Tething app, and connect the Galaxy Tab to it.. hopefully the app will work.. but yes, carriers will subsidize this.. wifi only/retail stores will be full MSRP.

      • J-Hop2o6


      • NiiDiddy

        Hey Kick! Subsidized! Now…that sounds somewhat appealing so I don’t have to fork out the full big bucks for it. I guess the monthly premium for the 3G data is what gets me. Nevertheless…Subsidized sounds very appealing. Thx! :)

  • coolMANDINGO

    niididdy… if they try to charge people of hspa access like sprint does with evo im good.

  • I can’t wait for pricing (out of contract) and to see if the Euro version will work on tmous so I can buy their version and get voice.

  • coolMANDINGO

    it would be cool if you this can be used with our already existing sim card . if they try and charge an add’l fee then GODLY FAIL!!

    • NiiDiddy

      Oooo existing SIM card. I’d hope so because I have one ready to go.

  • mtnman

    Europe always gets the Steak and America gets the scraps. When I first saw this I thought “Cool it’ll make calls on it and with HSPA+ and WiFi I can replace my aging laptop” But then again, we’re not sofisticated enough to have what Europe has.

  • mtnman

    Anytime you see a new phone or tablet and see all things it can do, just say to yourself, “Yeah, but are they going to strip out for the American market?” Because no mater how good it looks they alway say “Well American’s don’t need this and they don’t need that, ohh and by the way take that out also”.

  • BeerBellyBilly

    Whhyyyyy are they killing VOICE on this thing???? That was a big differentiator betweein it and the iPad. Everythuing that gets sold in America turns to crap compared to the same thing everywhere else in the world. Well screw it then. No voice like the Europeans get, don’t want it.

  • tato22

    this is very nice took the ipad out the market i would of liked it a lil bigger then that but it will do for me good job tmobile and samsung

    • David, Managing Editor

      This took the iPad out of the market?

  • coolMANDINGO

    the voice might be included heres the proof.
    2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    3G: 900/1900/2100 MHz
    • Display
    Type: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    Size: 1024 x 600 pixels, 7.0 inches
    # TouchWiz UI
    # Multi-touch input method
    # Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
    # Touch-sensitive controls
    # Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
    # Swype text input
    • Sound
    Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
    Speakerphone: Yes
    # 3.5 mm audio jack
    • Memory
    Phonebook: Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
    Call records: Practically unlimited
    Internal: 16 GB storage
    Card slot: microSD, up to 32GB
    • Data
    GPRS: Yes
    EDGE: Yes
    3G: HSDPA
    WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth: Yes
    Infrared port: No

  • Cybersedan

    Holy crap, ok I’m now finally converted. I want one of these, I almost can’t believe I’m saying this. WOW

  • mtnman

    Well maybe the LG Pad will come to T-Mobile and it will have Voice on it? Yeah Right!!!! lol

  • Walhaddi

    I might get 1, but first I will grab a smart phone. I know I am way behind

  • Jymmyblanka

    If not voices feature ……..3 words…….sorry tap Neeeeext!!!!!


    why would you want a tab, pad or whatever with Android on it. don’t get me wrong its great for smart phones but not for near desktop capabilities. I’d rather have winmo 7 on a tablet it just seems that you could do more and have more possibilities with that os. like have more of a laptop/desktop experience.

  • Is it just me or does it look a little thick?
    7 hours of battery life might be a little low though.
    Aside from that, it looks great and promising.

  • JP

    Wow. Can’t believe all you complaining this doesn’t have voice capabilities. You know what, it’s call a cell phone (smartphone). Use it. I would love to see all of you complaining, putting this thing up to your head to make a call. LAMO. Go to AT&T and buy Streak.

    • Vibrant Guy

      Some people just come here to complain. I am here to focus on the news, and enjoy it. Its OK to give an opinion (good or bad), but SOME just complain no matter what. I really wish they would just go away. T-Mobile is one of the best companies EVER. And after 12 years of service with them, they have NOT done me wrong. They may be a little slow on things, but THIS year….they are rockin’. They have really stepped up their game. To me, they are leading us to the future. By far, the Galaxy line is the best out right now…HANDS DOWN. This will just bring more positive energy.

    • cboler2

      they call these things you can put in your ear a bluetooth…

  • Acacia Strain

    Waiting on the LG Optimus T first to see how it looks. I’ll take a much larger screen/Powerful processor that still has Android over a sleeker one. Sleekenss isn’t too big a killer for me. No need to have a 5 inch Vibrant and an 8 inch tablet.

  • Barry

    People are complaining because without voice they’re wondering why carriers are bothering to sell it. Yea the subsidized pricing is a good thing but you’re also looking at another bill plus a two year contract. Also the European versions have voice capabilities so of course ppl feel slighted. I think Samsung rushed this why do you have to wait for a Wi-Fi version? Sprint’s doeesnt have “4G” T-Mobile’s doesn’t have hspa+ not cool. Like I said this looks super slick and sexy but I’ll pass and see what the LG and HTC tablets look like and both companies have stated they will not rush to get one out for the sake of…

    • cboler2

      Thank you Barry!

      This seems like Samsung has rushed things, what’s the point of getting one on my carrier if there’s no voice?! that’s what I pay tmobile for… voice capabilities. I don’t want two bills! This is not an ipad killer b/c the ipad 2 will have all these features plus more, samsung was late on this but if it had voice then yea it would be an ipad killer and it would be bought…i’ll wait

  • Nova504

    what is the purpose of a tablet PC. I just dont see how someone would need it. It just seems like a bigger version of the samsung vibrant, just like the ipad. Seems like a smartphone does everything it can do, just without the bigger screen! And laptops are so cheap. I just cant justify the purchase! But it looks cool!

    • Foxeh

      The idea of this sort of device is slowly growing on me. Android has both a Nook and a Kindle reader and would be perfect for a digital library. Reading off of cell phones is just a pain to do more than brief periods. A tethered tablet would have many other uses too while not being as cumbersome as an ultraportable laptop.

      Still, I don’t like reading on glowing displays. It’s bad enough that I do that on the desktop for as long as I do even in controlled/optimized lighting conditions.

      If they made a tablet like this with a Qualcomm Mirasol display, count me on board. Maybe next year…

    • pimpstrong

      the iPad actually FEELS good while you use it. A Laptop is just the same old thing. Kinda like the playing a game on a PC with a mouse Vs. playing that same game on the Wii.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Go Wii!!! :) :)

      • Ha

        the ipad feels good? That thing is heavy as h*ll and has no capability to hard line anything into it. If you need to transfer docs good luck…I hope the galaxy tab has a USB port at least and a fire wire port as well.

      • Bschwartz40

        Question. Why the hell would they put firewire on a tablet? It does have a USB port though. :D

    • I said the same thing until I got the iPad. It’s impossible to explain unless you actually use one. Once I got the iPad, i never turned on my laptop again and ended up selling it. 99.9% of the things I do is web based or app based. I have an “old” desktop for those .1% that I need. I’d rather have an Android tablet but I’m waiting for gingerbread and closer to 10 inches.

  • Herinel

    I was gonna get the G2 or the Mytouch HD but I think i will wait for this device. It fits my needs all around, and it looks very nice and sleek.

    • pimpstrong

      But the Galaxy Tab doesn’t make phone calls…

  • Fish

    If the US versions don’t have voice capabilities then how will anyone use video chat without knowing how to read lips?

    • Definitely ROFL after reading this!

    • ok i know why

      it has the abilitys to it has a micro phone but uses only 3g data it should with a little rooting hear or there

  • dell can still suck it

    I run a Property Management firm and live out of my car. This device is a dream come true. Laptop su@#s and I have outgrown Blackberry. I love my BlackBerry this is evolution not revolution. Phone, webkit 5.0 browser, online applications, flash lite, ajax. Skype, turn by turn, ebook camera. Love baby love and while Dell is sucking it for not bringing the streak to magenta. Att and Apple can get inline with dell for not letting magenta get the the ipad. Piss poor planning Apple if the ipad could make calls it would be the killer app of mobile professionals. The Galaxy tab is delivery and the promise of convergence personified! I want one they just sacrificed the G2.

    • pimpstrong

      But the Galaxy Tab doesn’t make phone calls…

  • DanTexas

    I love the idea of this tab coming to TMO USA. I don’t see the need for a tablet since I sold my galaxy s after only a week with it, although it is an amazing phone, found out it just wasn’t for me. This is a great start of many good things to come but go samsung…

  • Patrick

    I know this says it won’t have phone capabilities but it WILL have video chat ability AND they said there will be a wi-fi only version offerend(which sounds to me like one version will use a sim card), and if that’s’ the case, it’s only a matter of time before someone gets a dialer on it lol

  • Amanda

    hmmm. It looks really cool, but I would want voice capabilities. I love the idea of a tablet – can’t wait to see what other types of tablets come out in the future!

  • DavidinJax

    This is just what I needed for the holidays! I was going to buy my mom an iPad with 3g because she needs a book reader but also needs the on-the-go laptop. She considered getting a mini netbook but those things are crap! This is amazing, and she has T-Mobile!!

    PS Of course I’m going to have to get myself one too!!! AAAAHHHH SUPER EXCITED!

  • WXman

    Woohoo! A TABLET on the ultra-slow GPRS network circa. 1995! NOW we’re talkin’!

    OH WAIT.. I think I just picked up an EDGE signal. LOL.

    • pjs

      move out of your s*@^hole of a small town and come enjoy HSPA+ in a real city.

      • WXman

        Said it before and I’ll say it again.. I’ve been all over the southeastern U.S. and it’s the same thing everywhere you go. I hit 3G in Nashville, Atlanta, etc.. but everywhere else it’s flashback to 15 years ago.

      • Andrew

        Well I’m about to be moving to Panama City and there’s no 3g from t-mo there. Oh well guess I’ll just go back to Sprint.

  • Deke218

    i muSt hAVe THIS!!!

  • DannOfThurs

    hmmm..voice capabilities are missing..which means what, exactly? That their bluetooth implementation doesn’t have it, or…? Kinda confusing statement.


    everyone needs to realize that a tab is just that…a tab. if it were a phone, it would be classified as one. no one can seriously consider using a tab of this size to make voice calls on the regular; you’d probably have to be confined to the use of a bluetooth to do so. this device supports wifi and a front/back camera which means a video chat feature is a likely possibility. a tab, if anything, should be a laptop replacement and the average user is someone who wants to download apps, check email, watch youtube, update their facebook or play a game. if apple was able to sell three million ipads in 80 days without the capability of making voice calls, the samsung galaxy tab shouldn’t be any different. besides, when was the last time you picked up your macbook, held it to your head, and called grandma to wish her a happy birthday? just sayin’…

    • pimpstrong

      It’s a phone in Europe…

      Secondly being tied to a little bitty Bluetooth headset is similar to but better than being tied to a Larger-than-any-cellphone Landline telephone. I dont even want a Carrier tab for Data OR phone calls because I already bought a Galaxy S phone. However if I was still planning my next phone purchase then I would probably have ended up buying this thing(if it wasn’t Americanized) since it would have meant I’d still have only one bill.

      Oh and this mug won’t come close to Stateside iPad sales in its first 80 days especially considering there won’t be a WiFi only version for God knows how long. Come Christmas time the Galaxy S Tab WiFi only version(even if not yet released) will be overshadowed by something bigger and probably faster

    • SEFan

      None of these can be a laptop replacement; they’re not capable enough and don’t have the connectivity options. If a tablet’s going to appeal to me it has to do things I’d do on my laptop BETTER than the laptop – video, e-reading, games. Calling fits right into that, something a laptop won’t do now. No one’s going to hold the pad up to their head. They’ll use a Bluetooth headset or speaker. But give it the capability and people will use it. I can’t see a reason for not having the voice capability the Euro version has; well no reason that doesn’t make US carriers look cheap and lacking in foresight. For the record, it sounds like none of the US carriers are getting a Tab with voice.

      This is kind of like my iPod Touch. No 2G/3G radio obviously, so the device isn’t supposed to be voice-capable. But go to the App Store, download Skype, and suddenly… it is. Except that Apple didn’t think ahead on this, so the Bluetooth stack doesn’t include a profile for hands-free; my Jawbone doesn’t work on it. Have to call using a plug-in headset. I’m still calling, but while I’m doing it I’m thinking that Apple isn’t as smart as they think they are because this development was entirely predictable. I hate having to modify devices – jailbreak, root, etc. – but I’m beginning to think I should just on principle. At least with an Android Tab it should be straightforward..

  • mingkee

    Now I can take my words back.
    A tablet is ideal for pdfs and ebooks, and video watching.
    I may get one.

  • quadbaby

    Well i also have an Ipad, so no need for this…phone calls is what my G2 will be for….now if they hurry and release the G2 so I can figure out how to tether it to my ipad

    …and to be honest I would even have an Ipad if it wasn’t for my job that paid for it

  • G1ana

    My coworker has an Ipad and is pretty cool, it is just like the phone but bigger and you can view pics, movies, videos, and internet so much better than on phone. The only reason I wouldn’t get an Ipad was that it didn’t have a cam, so I would definetely consider getting this tab over the ipad.

    • pimpstrong

      on contract with another Data Plan?

      • hey pimpstrong i agree with G1ana
        i will also get this tab on ANOTHER data plan because first of all i have verizon my personal phone is from verizon i dont have t-mobile so ima get this t-mobile tab on a DATA PLAN . because on my city Of LA theres already hspa+ so thats why im getting the t-mobile tab i wud of get the verizon version of the tab but since t-mobile network is faster in my area im getting the t-mobile version i dont really care if its not a phone because i alredy have my droid x for calling …

  • Brad

    So is this the first Android device without phone capabilities? I sense a trend developing…

  • k-mack

    Wow! nice. Sounds like tmo is really getting into the game bigtime. this tablet is sweet! it’s can do all the things that the ipad can’t do, really. like play flash, video chat, take pictures. and it’s a nicer form factor, if you ask me. the ipad is heavy and bulky. the galaxy tab sounds like it’s a better form factor for reading books and watching videos as the super hi res screen is a little more widescreen. free google navigation and all the apps that make Android a better open platform. should be able to wifi tether this to a G2, when it’s out. can’t wait for that G2 either.

    • SEFan

      An iPad is heavy and bulky? Wow, different perspective. I remember seeing the iPad for the first time, thinking simultaneously “Wow, this thing is TINY compared to my laptop!” and “Finally, a smartphone with enough screen real estate!”

      Of course the iPad is more phone-like in its inability to transfer stuff to and from the device; it lack any way in and out but the proprietary connector. I hope Samsung didn’t go that route as well. And the iPad isn’t that tiny, but compared to the bulk of a 5 lb laptop it feels small and light. I’d bet serious money that the next iPad has the FFC and video chat as well. Everything else Apple has released

      ‘Course the Tab does have its points. The smaller screen will make it even more portable, and the widescreen form factor will make for even better video renders. And talk about a kick-ass nav device – assuming the GPS actually works as it should. Though I have to wonder: if I can get 3G data and nav on this device, why do I even NEED a smartphone? Oh, right – HSPA+. Why, Sammy, can’t you bring us one device than can take full advantage of our network???

  • Hate The Chariot

    You could most likely do voice(kind of) through google voice on your g mail account. I am just hoping it will be unlimited data and not a limited 2GB data plan like the ipad. I think that it is tough enough for the average consumer to pay $30/ month for unlimited data on one device, let alone limited data plan.

    Dont let us down t mobile! unlimited data for $20/month

    • ColoradoGray

      T-Mobile charges $30 for cell phone data right now on an even more, slightly less for EV+. Not quite $40 for unlim web connect if you also have cell service with another line. Sorry, but I doubt $20 is going to happen.

  • TangoPapa

    You know the more I think about it, the more I do want a device like this. I’d love to be able to simply my phone to only voice and be able to use it for days without charging. If I need to look up something, video chat, or email this would be the device I could easily pull out of my bag to do. If its $20 p/month for unlimited data, I’d definitely buy one.

    • @tangopapa I dont think it’s going to be 20 bucks a month for unlimited data on this tab. Cuz I got a samsung vibrant a last month and they made me get the 30 dollar a month unlimited data plan . So I’m pretty sure t-mobile will also charge 30 bucks a month or more since it’s a tablet cuz if they charge
      30 for a freaking phone I’m sure they will charge the same or more a month for this tab for unlimited data .

  • mikeeeee

    this looks pretty interesting.

    i might like the idea of having a plain vanilla phone and this in conjunction as most of the time i’m not a pedestrian and it’s cost effective too.

    a family plan line for 5 bucks a month for the phone and 40 bucks for the t-mo data connection.

    it needs a belt clip adapter to hang it on stuff like dashboards and shopping carts.

    we’ll see.

  • 2006mr

    FYI: if ppl will use the tablet for DATA only ur monthly price will end of being 24.99-49.99 depending upon EM or EMP AND also depending on how tmo will set the data plans (web connect, andriod data only, etc)The 30.00 for unlimited data service is ONLY based on add-on service to ur existing voice service.

  • Ron

    i wish u could call on it

  • I hate T-mobile and Samsung sooo bad. I can’t believe how much this device sold for and they had no type of damn support for it. T-mobile has not released one update for it how is this possible. that goes to show that these corporations are only in it for a quick buck. I promise they wont ever get me to spend money with them like this again….