IFA 2010: Vendor shows off its Android tablet, which should be available in the UK before Christmas

Samsung takes on iPad with new Galaxy Tab

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab, the first tablet in the firm’s new range.

The vendor unveiled the Android device ahead of IFA, which kicks off in Berlin tomorrow.

The Galaxy Tab, which is due to hit UK shelves in the next few months, features a seven-inch TFT LCD display, weighs just 380g and supports Adobe Flash – a key advantage over Apple’s iPad, which is not compatible with the platform.

The tablet offers 3G, wi-fi and bluetooth connectivity for web browsing, e-reading and multimedia playback, as well as email, voice and video calling, SMS, MMS and social networking.

Galaxy Tab is powered by a Cortex A8 1.0GHz application processor, can play HD video content and has a front-facing camera for 3G video calling, as well as a rear-facing camera for taking still photos and videos.

"Samsung recognises the tremendous growth potential in this newly created market and we believe that the Samsung Galaxy Tab brings a unique and open proposition to market. There is a new and emerging consumer demand that Samsung can satisfy since mobile is in our DNA. This demand continues to grow and develop as users tap its limitless potential," said Simon Stanford, head of mobile for Samsung UK and Ireland.

"The Samsung Galaxy Tab has been designed to enable consumers to maximise their online experience wherever that may be. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is pushing the market in new directions and Samsung believes this is only the beginning of its innovations as pioneers in smart media devices."

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