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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.