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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  • 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

    • Josh

      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?

      • http://tmonews anna

        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.

    • http://Tmonews Kelly

      @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

  • Mr.K

    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….