South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics is reportedly gearing up for the release of a Wi-Fi only flavor of its Galaxy Tab tablet PC for next year. Initially set to land on shelves in 2010, the slate seems to have been delayed a little, and we won't see it on shelves until next year is here.
No specific info on why the device was pushed back emerged for the time being, but leaked documents show that the Wi-Fi-only device flavor won't be here for the holiday season.
The said leaked document emerged over at AndroidLife, and supposedly shows the availability of the device at Best Buy,
In addition to this tablet PC variant, we can also see the Galaxy Tab versions that are on their way to Sprint and Verizon Wireless in the United States listed on the said document.
As expected, the Wi-Fi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab variant should be priced much lower than the 3G-enabled version, namely $499, compared to $599 for the unlocked Galaxy Tab with support for carrier networks.
However, we should note that Samsung has yet to officially announce the upcoming Wi-Fi only Galaxy Tab version, and that this might happen only next year.
Users interested in getting one Galaxy Tab device before year's end, will find it available with various contract offerings at Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon in the United States.
At the same time, we should note that the slate already hit shelves in various countries around the world, also via wireless carriers.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab boasts a 7-inch touchscreen display, a 1GHz application processor, dual cameras, 16GB/32GB of internal memory, microSD card slot, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more.
At the same time, the slate comes with support for various Google services, as well as for applications available for download via the Android Market.
Not to mention that Samsung packed various content on it, so as to offer users an enhanced multimedia experience while on the go.