Samsung said a Wi-Fi only version of its Galaxy Tab would be coming, and now it’s here. Sort of. In Las Vegas. At the Consumer Electronics Show. And it will be available for purchase in the United States in the first quarter. But like a lot of companies announcing new products, it’s not saying exactly when it will go on sale or how much it will cost.
The company is sharing the specs, though, which don’t appear to differ too much from the original. The latest Galaxy Tab runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo) and features a 7-inch TFT display with 1024 x 600 WSVGA resolution. It weighs 13 ounces and fits in a jacket pocket or purse.
The Tab supports Adobe Flash Player 10.1, including support for games, animations, rich Internet applications (RIAs), data presentations and visualizations, ecommerce, video, music and more. The Galaxy Tab also is designed with a rear-facing 3-megapixel camera and has a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera and camcorder for video chat.
When Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab last fall for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, executives said a Wi-Fi only version would be coming. Samsung this week also said the Galaxy Tab recently passed the 1.5 million global shipments milestone.