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Samsung Galaxy Tablet To Come Before October 2010

Korean Electronics giant Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy tablet will be available in Q3 2010 which ends on the 30th of September and as already reported, will carry the name Galaxy while being based on Google's Android platform.

Reuters (opens in new tab) says that the tablet which has been spotted (opens in new tab) in the wild days ago will have a 7-inch display but did not provide with more details.

The tablet form factor is getting more and more crowded as electronics manufacturers like LG, Microsoft, HP and Dell have decided to step in after Apple single handedly made the category cool again.

The Galaxy Tab, which looks a lot like the new Kindle byt without the keyboard, is expected to come with a Samsung Hummingbird Cortex A8 chip, 16GB internal memory, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G capabilities and a whoppingly large 4000mAh battery.

Microsoft and Intel tried before with the MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices) and tablet PCs but failed miserably. Previous rumours pointed to a possible tie-up between T-Mobile and Samsung.

LG confirmed that it will launch an LG Optimus tablet computer by the end of the year, one whole quarter after Samsung.

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 ITProPortal.com 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.