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Heir To Galaxy Tab Unveiled: Meet The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

Samsung has unveiled the follow-up to its uber popular (and original) Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet which has unsurprisingly been called the Galaxy Tab 7.7, at the IFA event in Germany.

It is easily one of the most portable devices on the market; it is only 7.9mm thick, less than any mainstream smartphone and weighs a mere 335g compared to the original Galaxy Tab which weighed 380g.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 comes with a 1.4Ghz dual core application processor, possibly the next generation Exynos AP (or a Qualcomm Snapdragon one), 1GB RAM, either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB onboard storage (expandable to up to 96GB with a microSD card), a two megapixel front facing camera, a three megapixel rear one, a 7.7-inch 1280x800 pixel Super AMOLED plus display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, a massive 5100mAh battery, Android Honeycomb 3.2v, support for EAS IT Policy, MDM (Sybase Afaria), VPN (Cisco/F5), ODE (On device encryption), Cisco WebEx and more.

Not surprisingly, the tablet can be used to make and receive voice and video calls without the need for a headset or Bluetooth kit. We're pleased that the Tab 7.7 has introduced Wi-Fi channel bonding, allowing two channels to be merged together to provide up to twice the running speed.

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.