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Samsung Galaxy Tab Tablet Comes With 1.2GHz SoC, Android 2.2

Vietnamese website Tinhte has published details of the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet device which should be available by the end of the year and whose picture has been recently posted on Samsung's own South African Twitter account.

The tablet (opens in new tab), which we know will come with a 7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, will apparently sport an ARM-based Cortex A8 processor running at 1.2GHz, 16GB internal storage, upgradable to 48GB (via an optional 32GB microSD card).

At 370g, it will be lighter than the iPad as well although it is nearly a third heavier than the Amazon Kindle reader with its 6-inch screen.

Surprisingly, Tinhte says that the Galaxy Tab Tablet will come with a 4000mAh, which is significantly more than some netbooks we've encountered and should give it a more than decent battery life.

Last but not least, the Vietnamese source says that the tablet will sport Android OS 2.2 and an integrated eBook reader software. Tinhte also confirms that the tablet will come with magazine content developed exclusively for the tablet.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.