Samsung And T-Mobile Officially Announce The Galaxy Tab

We had a pretty good idea we’d be hearing this particular date for the Galaxy Tab and we’re happy to say that T-Mobile will be the first out of the gate. Available November 10th, the Tab hardly needs an introduction around these parts. T-Mobile also confirmed pricing on their Galaxy Tab sign up page for “as low as $399.99 on a qualifying 2 year agreement.” Of course that pricing is after a $50 rebate. Didn’t see that coming or anything! Such is the price you pay for 7 inches of Android goodness!

T-Mobile to Launch Samsung Galaxy Tab™ Nov. 10

Galaxy Tab hits stores first at T-Mobile, delivers powerful Web and entertainment experiences

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States1, today announced that T-Mobile will be the first to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ in the U.S. T-Mobile’s first Android™-powered tablet, the Galaxy Tab delivers access to rich content on a seven-inch touch screen for a truly mobile entertainment experience. It is expected to be available at T-Mobile retail stores and online Nov. 10.

Adding fuel to the entertainment experience on the Galaxy Tab is T-Mobile’s super-fast HSPA+ mobile broadband network, which delivers a speed boost allowing the 3G-enabled device to load Web pages and videos even faster than in areas of 3G coverage2. The brilliant enhanced TFT screen and sleek, compact form factor allow customers to bring the Galaxy Tab’s multimedia capabilities to life for themselves or to share, combining all their entertainment and communication needs into one device.

“Customers want richer, deeper interactions with entertainment and online content through connected, portable mobile broadband devices that are small enough to carry and big enough to share with friends and family,” said Jeremy Korst, director of broadband products and services, T-Mobile USA. “T-Mobile’s unique offerings on the Galaxy Tab paired with the power of T-Mobile’s new network allow us to bring a truly differentiated portable entertainment offering to market.”

The multimedia experience that makes the Galaxy Tab a powerful choice for entertainment enthusiasts includes the following:

  • Samsung Media Hub
    Samsung Media Hub offers a vast lineup of critically acclaimed films and TV programs for rent or purchase from some of the biggest names in entertainment, including MTV Networks, NBC Universal, Paramount and Warner Brothers. Customers can share content on up to five Media Hub-enabled devices, watch movies in seconds with Progressive Download, and get access to new release movies – some the day they are released on DVD. Customers can also watch series premieres and their favorite TV shows the day after they air. Samsung worked closely with all of the content providers to ensure that each movie and TV show is optimized to deliver a premium entertainment experience.
  • Qik Video Chat
    Unlike other video-calling solutions that only work over Wi-Fi, Qik Video Chat on the Galaxy Tab from T-Mobile enables customers to connect with friends and family from wherever they may be through T-Mobile’s network or Wi-Fi. With the Galaxy Tab’s front-facing camera paired with Qik Video Chat, customers can hold video conversations with those who have a Galaxy Tab or other Qik compatible mobile device. Customers can even share what they are seeing using the rear-facing camera. Customers also have the option to leave Video Mail using Qik when someone is unavailable.
  • Kindle for Android™
    The Kindle for Android application lets customers shop for hundreds of thousands of books in the Kindle Store, including New York Times® Best Sellers and new releases from $9.99. Using Amazon’s Whispersync technology, customers can automatically synchronize the last page read, bookmarks, annotations, and more across multiple devices.
  • Slacker Radio
    Slacker is a free, customizable internet radio application with over 130 DJ-programmed genre stations and the ability for customers to create their own. With millions of songs from thousands of artists, Slacker allows customers to discover new artists and hear their favorite music and provide feedback on what they like and don’t like with the click of a button. Customers can also access detailed artist biographies, in-depth album reviews and album cover art.

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 Android 2.2 and with built-in support for T-Mobile’s super-fast mobile broadband network and Wi-Fi, the Galaxy Tab’s portable screen is ideal for watching the latest movies and entertainment or experiencing thousands of widgets, games and applications on Android Market™.

Beyond entertainment, the Galaxy Tab also offers mobile broadband essentials such as easy access to personal and work e-mail, including support for Microsoft® Exchange e-mail, contacts and calendar. In addition, the Galaxy Tab can support up to 32 GB of expandable microSD memory. Customers purchasing the Galaxy Tab can take advantage of T-Mobile’s monthly 5GB or 200MB webConnect mobile broadband plans or the newly launched prepaid mobile broadband offerings.

Availability

The Galaxy Tab will be available at T-Mobile on Nov. 10. Visit http://mobile-broadband.t-mobile.com/tablets to register for updates

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  • Cubed Guru

    So why does the home screen have a “Phone” Icon? Can it make calls? I might have missed reading about it somewhere. Any insight?

    • God

      In the first image above, that’s samsung’s original press shot.

      The second image included in the post is T-Mobile’s press shot.
      T-Mobile’s does not include that phone icon.

  • jp

    Didnt get it was HSPA+ from the article. It sounds like its a 3g device on TMOs HSPA+ network.

    Still getting it.

    • God

      It’s not HSPA+. Just like the Sprint one isn’t WiMax. They’re standard EvDO and HSPA tablets.

  • Al

    NO, only the ones sold in Europe

  • Jonny

    abviously it can call!

    • Me

      obviously you can’t spell!

  • http://www.vecdroid.com VEC

    I don’t think it is HSPA+ capable. I think they said that it will benefit from the network but I don’t think you’ll be getting the same speeds that one of the phones that are designed to run on the “HSPA+” network.

  • jonathan

    So from what I’ve gathered – $400+ dollars for a tablet with a 2 year contract and cannot make voice calls? No thanks… I’d never lock myself into another contract for a tablet.

    • God

      especially when you can pay a couple hundred more for the wifi version, and simply tether that wifi version to your existing smartphone!

  • MW

    WiFi only and no contract please.

  • syks

    i’ll wait for the price to come down

  • cellswag5

    No hspa on a two year deal and 400 cash. No way.

  • cellswag5

    Play book all the way. Please come to tmo

    • pantlesspenguin

      Yes!!! I really have no need for a tablet…but I’m so curious at what the PlayBook has to offer. And, I may go back to BB when that QNX OS gets integrated into their phones.

  • ob18

    meh, luke warm if anything to this idea of another contract.

  • Mae Mae

    WHO THAT going to lock themselves into a two year contract behind a tablet, WHO THAT going to do that, WHO THAT…!(lol)

    • Pimpstrong

      WHO DAT?

  • Jymmyb

    I will wait for the tables that have phone line…they will learn this is a totaly fealiur

  • Pimpstrong

    so can I buy one off contract and slap my Vibrant’s sim card in it and get the same exact Android Internet???

    • KS

      Great Question, I would like to know the same

    • Ali

      I think it needs to use their mobile web feature…But I’m just as confused about this as anybody cuz if it’s running android and you have a Vibrant with the Android Data…It should work just hte same, right?

  • LSxChevelle

    Stores will be very light on them. My local store said they were getting the most at 10 and no more until the 1st of the new year.

    • Pimpstrong

      You mean ten between now and the first of the year or ten in stock at all times untill the 1st?

  • hineschr

    Hopefully these things can be rooted and phone capabilities can be restored. There is no reason these things cannot make phone calls other than greedy carriers.

    And another thing? Who wants another contract for a tablet?

    • Pimpstrong

      I could be wrong but I think parts were extracted in order to eliminate phone functionality.

      • LSxChevelle

        10 for the year…

    • Ali

      Greedy carriers?

      Can you make phone calls from your laptop? Is that also a result of greedy carriers?

      Who the heck is going to use a tablet PC to make phone calls, anyway. Do you see it on the iPad? Do you see it on the upcoming Playbook? C’mon son. If it has a FFC, I’m sure you can Skype but they’re not being as greedy as you are trying to be cheap…

  • Rilesman

    Looks like Best Buy will get my business with their WiFi only version.

    • Al

      Rilesman when will they have it?? I looked at their web page and I dont see the Wifi only one

  • drhonk

    This is good but we don’t need another phone, specially over sized phone at that. Are they going to release WiFi only device?

  • Tubafreak

    Does the tab have built in GPS (not assisted GPS like the IPAD)?

    Can I tether the pad to my G2 and not pay for another data plan on the tab (since I now have to pay to enable tethering on my G2)?

  • HD2/Vibrant/G2 User

    Waste of money. A phone OS on a tablet. Bring on win 7 tabs please.

  • Vibrant Guy

    I would hope that I could make a call on this thing one day, but I think I will just buy it at full cost. I don’t want to be in a contract for a tablet. I will be getting it though, and the MyTouch 4G.

    • Ali

      You’ve got some deep pockets, haha. All this with your Vibrant AND christmas shopping? Sheesh!

  • http://tmonews Tha Maestro

    You people are hilarious! Half of you dont even read the article. It will have voice but it wont have ear piece only microphone w/stero speakers. So you cant hold it up to your ear which your not going to want to do w/7in device anyway. Only question I dont know for sure is HSPA+ but Im pretty sure it doesnt? Everything else is explained correctly if you read article and mix in spell check every once in a while so you dont sound like you know absolutely nothing! FYI, Im corp Tmo Rep

    • JuniorJunior

      for being a corp tmo rep you sound like a douche! where in the article does it state that?

  • tubafreak

    Two questions:

    1. Does this thing have built in full blown GPS (not the crappy “assisted” GPS that the IPAD has)?

    2. Can I skip the dataplan and just tether it to my G2 (since I can now pay for a tethering plan)?

    • Ali

      1. I’m sure it’s a feature you can get (TeleNav, for instance I know for sure since it will be available in the Android Market) but I doubt it’s going to be liek a Garmin device

      2. I don’t see why you can’t. You’ll just be using 5 gigs of 3G data split onto two devices.

  • jackcoolio

    they are crazy. This will never go anywhere. Who in there right mind would buy a tablet under a contract with a wire plan. Just wait for the Archos 7o. That would be the smart buy at 279. Comes out around the same time.

  • http://tmonews Tha Maestro

    It has built-in GPS receiver and compass along w/special street view on google maps. Wont be able to use G2 to tether because it has a dif usb adapter. Its similar to ipads but they had to for hdmi playback. Use wifi if you dont want to pay for feature.

  • sorandkairi

    sorry but SCREW that tab…. I WANT THIS!!!

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/27/the-playstation-phone-is-still-real/

    please, PLEASE come to TMOBILE USA!!!!!

  • Dominick

    My question is, the 200mb a month good enough?? for 25$

  • http://tmonews Tha Maestro

    200mb will be fine as long as your not utubing it up. Any streaming audio or video (pandora, hulu, slacker, espn3) will suck up bandwith fast but regular facebook, email, shopping and browsing online youll be fine.

    • Dominick

      yeah im not going to stream youtube or pandora alot.
      just using facbook and twitter. that all and web browsing. so 200mb is fine??

  • Joe Blow

    Again with the rebate scam? I’m still trying to collect on one from last December.

    • bbman911

      sounds like you suck at rebates, I get mine in about a month every time..

  • Tato22

    so whats the price every month for this ?

  • http://google.com 5!n7 is my name upsidedown

    everyone should look at the PLAYSTATION PHONE!!

    HERES THE LINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/27/the-playstation-phone-is-still-real/

    sorandkairi first put the link up.

  • http://soapboxuniverse.blogspot.com/?spref=gb Mr Cker

    I was in Best Buy 2Day and there will be a Huawai tablet for about 200 bucks cheaper around the same time. If I get the Gtab it would have to be wifi only.

    Stay thirsty my friends!

  • http://google.com 5!n7 is my name upsidedown

    Hey DAVID, do you know if it will have a 3mp or 5mp camera?

    cuz on an earlyer post it said that it would be with a 5mp but now videos say its a 3mp.

  • 419guy

    Huawei S7 7″ Comparable with Galaxy Tab with 3G Sim Card -Best Buy selling wifi only model.

    The Huawei 7″ tablet has android 2.1 and has a 3g sim card funtion. I wonder will this work with a T-Mobile sim card? If so I might consider this..pop in your sim card for phone functionaliy (with bluetooth headset) and no extra contract.

    http://www.expansys-usa.com/huawei-s7-android-tablet-wifi-3g-199911/

    http://www.huaweidevice.com/worldwide/productFeatures.do?pinfoId=2586&directoryId=3895&treeId=3290

    • 419guy

      I was able to google a pdf of the specs for the bands;
      GSM/GPRS/EDGE

      • 419guy

        Sorry I wasnt able to copy/paste the specs for some reason..

  • JD

    Does anyone know if the GTab will support Gingerbread when it is released or are we stuck with Froyo as the only OS version?

  • Marcus

    The spec sheet on T-mobile website says it is a Windows 7 tablet with an intel Atom !!!!!!! Is that true or just a mistake???