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Galaxy Tab 2 series launched in the US, starts at $250

Samsung has announced the latter versions of the Galaxy Tab series, surprisingly with even cheaper prices.

Finally, the Galaxy Tab 2 has got its official launch in the United States, with the tablet’s availability and pricing being the main concerns. While the Galaxy Tab 2 was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, two months ago enough information wasn’t given out to the people.

During the launches, the Galaxy Tab 2 stole the entire spotlight for itself. The two versions of the Galaxy Tab 2 series are the 7.0 and 10.1. Mainly differentiated by the size, the tablets share similar specs with a very few differences.

The people were shocked to hear the pricing for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 which are $250 and $400 respectively. The 7.0 tab goes for pre-order on the April 12 while the 10.1 would be available on May 4.

Those prices for the Galaxy Tab 2 series are definitely very low, compared to what the users expected it to be. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 will be competing with the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook  tablet which are the hot tablets in the price category. The tablets in the range of $200-$250 have a 7-inch 1024 X 600 pixel display and have 8 GB of internal memory on the tabs. Differentiating the tablets, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has even got an infrared port which controls the Television and other entertainment components, followed by the latest version of Google Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich while the other tablets own the Android 2.3 Gingerbread version.

Talking about the Galaxy tab 2 10.1, the price has been through a 20% drop as compared with that of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 release last spring. Both the models share the 16GB of memory and  1280 X 800 pixel resolution, but the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has even got a microSD slot and Infrared port  to add to the specifications.

On comparing the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 7.0 one can find that the earlier version was even more tricked out, with a 1.2 GHz processor and 16GB of memory. Both of the 7.0 inched tablets have a 3 megapixel rear facing camera which was earlier spotted on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi version. But the front-facing camera drops from 3 Megapixel to 2 Megapixel for the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.

Both of the available Galaxy Tabs released this year have a 1 GHz dual-core processor. But none of them has 4G, pen input or high-resolution display, which are the most important value hits that a tablet wishing to beat the Apple juggernaut or the Android masses must possess. In the crowded market of tablets, surviving the competition for the two tablets is a very hard task.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-04-13 (Update: 2024-05-11)