Samsung Launches Galaxy Tab

Samsung has officially launched its Android-based Galaxy Tab tablet computer at a press event in New York.

The company will take on the Apple iPad by offering the device across all the four national wireless carriers in the US - Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.

The pricing and contract details were not disclosed but both T-Mobile and Verizon are looking to launch the tablet during the upcoming holiday season while Sprint is planning a fall season roll-out.

AT&T seems to be happy in offering both the iPad and Galaxy Tab to customers.

The Galaxy Tab, which was unveiled in Europe two weeks ago, will be powered by the 1GHz Hummingbird processor and will have one 3 mega pixel back facing camera and one 1.3 mega pixel front facing camera for video calls, which will be made over Wi-Fi.

The Sprint and Verizon versions of the device will also come with an internal 2GB memory and an additional 16 GB micro SD card.