Samsung teases Galaxy Tab tablet device features

The company has put an end to speculation about its tablet plans by launching a microsite dedicated to the Samsung tablet device

Samsung has released a 20-second teaser video of its upcoming Galaxy Tab, revealing a few key features about the tablet device.

The Galaxy Tab has been scheduled for an official debut at the IFA consumer electronics conference in Berlin on 2 September, but Samsung on Tuesday released the promo video on a new micro-site dedicated to the device. Rather than providing an extensive list of confirmed specs, the video focuses on the key features of the upcoming tablet, which include a 7-inch screen, HD video playback, front and rear facing cameras (of currently undisclosed resolution) and the Android 2.2 operating system.

The video also shows the Swype keyboard system in use on the device. A number of references are made to other features expected to make an appearance on the device, including augmented reality, e-reading, 'PC link web', and navigation software.

The device is being launched following the success of the rival Apple iPad and follows closely on the heels of Dell's five-inch Streak tablet. Research In Motion, makers of BlackBerry smartphones, is also thought to be readying a tablet for market, known as the BlackPad.

Other competitors, such as Asus, are also readying a range of tablets for market, including a 12-inch Windows 7 Home Premium device and a 10-inch Android tablet for around $300 (£195).

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