Samsung, apparently undeterred by the success of the iPad and the legal battles over the Galaxy Tab, added another tablet to its device lineup on Monday. The Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) builds on the success of the first Galaxy Tab which was released in late 2010.
Hardware-wise, the latest Verizon of Samsung’s 7-inch tablet has a 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor,1024×600 PLS TFT display, 1GB of RAM and 8/16/32GB of internal storage. There’s also a microSD slot if 32 GB is not enough storage. The tablet’s dual-core processors may handle Android 4.0 without a sweat, but it won’t be a device for budding mobile photographers. The tablet sports a disappointing 3-megapixel rear-facing camera and VGA webcam. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 3.0 and 21 Mbps HSPA + (850/900/1900/2100).
Standard on all Samsung devices is the Touchwiz user interface which now include new Hub widgets. It also has S Suggest, a new app recommendation service and AllShare Play, a content-sharing service the lets users live-stream their multimedia from PCs. As noted above, the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) will ship with Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) will make its debut in the UK starting in March and will gradually rollout worldwide. It will be available in 3G and WiFi versions.