Samsung announces yet another Galaxy Tab: the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus

Samsung announces yet another Galaxy Tab: the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus

Summary: Another day, another Samsung tablet. Does the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus stand a chance?

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The market can't ever have too many tablets. Or so one might think looking at Samsung's tablet portfolio, which consists of the orignal Galaxy Tab 7 as well as 10-inch, 8.9-inch and even 7.7-inch variants.

Today, Samsung is adding yet another Galaxy Tab to the mix: the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus. Virtually identical to the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab, the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus features a 1.2GHZ dual-core processor, HSPA+ support, and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also included is Android 2.3,

But will the latest Tab stick? Considering that Amazon's Kindle Fire is coming this November, Samsung probably shouldn't expect too much from the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus.

The Galaxy Tab 7 Plus's rollout begins this October in Indonesia and Austria, with a launch in Europe and U.S. to follow soon after. No word on price just yet, but if Samsung wants the thing to sell at all, it should price the device at no more than $250. But chances are it won't.

Topics: Laptops, Hardware, Mobility, Samsung, Tablets

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  • Time for Apple to bring out their Photoshop

    Got to make the 7" Tab look like it is exactly the same size and has the same dimensions as the 10" iPad.

    Then they just need to blur out the SAMSUNG on the frame and claim that the app list screen is actually the home screen in order to go for another EU ban.
    toddybottom
    • Apple never touched any of Samsung's photos; they made iPhone bigger for ..

      @toddybottom: ... the purpose of design comparison, which is about topological/shape similarity, and not about size, which is somewhat different.<br><br>(The same would be fair for any other design dispute; for example, is a car manufacturer would release 10% bigger copy of Mercedes, this size difference would be completely irrelevant to the essence of design dispute).
      DDERSSS
      • RE: Samsung announces yet another Galaxy Tab: the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus

        @DeRSSS
        come on really?? the ONLY thing similar is the rectangular shape, so if you are implying that everyone needs to make round/octagon/hexagon/yadayadayada shaped tablets in order to not "copy" the ipad - well I assume you are not implying that because I would be insulting you by calling that the dumbest argument I would ever hear....
        brad1000
      • There is **everything** similar -- the package, the charger, the cable, ...

        @brad1000: ... rounded exactly the same way corners, the metal edge, the phone icon and the whole lower bar.
        DDERSSS
      • And yet the Dutch court disagrees with you

        @DeRSSS
        Too bad for you.
        toddybottom
  • RE: Samsung announces yet another Galaxy Tab: the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus

    You mean: Also included is Android "3.2".
    some1muslim
  • A size for every need

    This is starting to look like a play for retail shelf space, the way that Frito-Lay comes out with a hundred kinds of flavored chips in order to commandeer as much of the "chips" aisle as possible. Samsung offers retailers a complete line of tablets, hoping to push The Other Guys out of the store.

    At least it's a strategy, which is more than most of them have.
    Robert Hahn
  • RE: Samsung announces yet another Galaxy Tab: the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus

    http://dv.gd/fhv
    linbbaa
  • RE: Samsung announces yet another Galaxy Tab: the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus

    I suspect that the success of the Nook Color has convinced manufacturers that there's a market for a $250.00 7" Android tablet. I suspect that even the Amazon Kindle Fire will leave room in the market for an honest to God tablet that's more than just a hardware storefront for Amazon entertainment media.
    dsf3g
  • RE: Samsung announces yet another Galaxy Tab: the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus

    Until they fix the "experience" side of the equation, these tablet device makers are going to have a difficult time regardless of the "specs" of their devices.
    dawagner1@...