Today is the official United States launch for two new Android Tablets: the 10.1-inch and 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.
Two months prior to this release, the South Korean tablet maker displayed the series at the Mobile World Congress, but it was not the main show for Samsung during that event. Primarily, this Barcelona-held event presented Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1.
Today the spotlight is for Galaxy Tab 2. It comes in two versions, the 10.1-inch and the 7- inch. It has similar features to the previous Galaxy tablets except for minor differences.
The main thing is that these tablets are cheaper. The 7-inch version is at 250 dollars and pre-orders have started since today, April 12, and will be on sale by April 22. The 10.1-inch version costs 400 dollars and pre-orders are up May 4, while shipment will be on May 13.
The 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 is almost as inexpensive as the highly cheap 200-dollar Kindle Fire from Amazon, and the Nook from Barnes & Noble. Of the three, Galaxy Tab 2 gets the advantage as the only one having a port that allows users to control a TV, and is the only one that runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
In addition, the 10.1-inch version is 20 percent cheaper than the first version of Galaxy Tab 10.1. Those two have the same memory capacity at 16 GB and a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, but this new version has an IR port and a microSD card slot.
Source: PC Authority