Samsung launches red Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Android tablet for $219.99

Samsung launches red Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Android tablet for $219.99

Summary: The long-rumored Valentine's Day present to color-obsessed tablet buyers includes a free matching red case as well, but will only be available for a limited time.

TOPICS: Tablets, Android, Samsung

I posted a few weeks back about a report that Samsung was preparing a Valentine's Day gift in the form of a red Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablet, and today, the company has officially launched that slate in what it's calling "garnet red."

(Credit: Samsung)

Unfortunately, while there's a new color option, the specs haven't been updated from the original Tab 2 7.0, which is also available in silver. The 7-inch tablet (with a screen resolution of 1,024x600) runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean using a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP CPU and includes just 8GB of storage. It does include a handy built-in IR blaster to turn the Tab into a remote control for your TV.

You'll pay a little more for the garnet-red edition of the Tab 2 7.0--$219.99 instead of the $199.99 the silver version will set you back. However, you do get a matching red case thrown in as part of the deal. Samsung said that the red tablet will be available for a limited time only, so if you want to snatch it up, you should start looking for it at retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and Office Depot later this week.

Topics: Tablets, Android, Samsung

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  • Actually a DEAL with the included case

    Samsung sells the case alone (in grey) for almost $50, so getting the red tablet AND the red case for $219 is actually a better deal than buying the black and silver model and buying hte case individually

  • Impulse buyers only

    Why would anyone buy this when for the same 220 bucks you can purchase a Google Nexus7 with their standard case?
    • Word.

      In light of both Nexus tablets Both Samsungs' tab 7 and 10 need a makeover as they are looking pretty outdated. Naturally Samsung know this, which could be half of the reason for this new deal, but I do expect them to produce new competitive replacements before too long. 720p/1080p on the 7" and 1600p for the 10" seem almost necessary.
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