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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  • Peter

    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

  • Hilton

    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.

  • Dave

    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).

      • Hilton

        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.

    • Isaac

      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.

  • K. Ray

    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!

  • K. Ray

    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.

  • Isaac

    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…

    • Hilton


  • JoshL

    no hspa. no voice. no thank you.

    • Hilton


    • 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.

  • Hilton

    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.

  • [rono]

    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