Samsung Reveals Release Date for More Galaxy Tabs

CTIA WIRELESS Samsung introduced two new versions of its Galaxy Tab tablet computer at CTIA this week. Both sport larger screen sizes than the original Tab released last fall but promise to be thinner and lighter than their predecessor.

The new 10.1-inch Tab is a Wi-Fi-only device that is barely more than a third of an inch thick. Weighing just 1.3 pounds, the new tablet will become available in the U.S. on June 8. Samsung is touting enhancements to its TouchWiz interface design, which will be available on the new Tab. Also look for what the company is calling a mini apps tray” to provide quicker, easier access to running apps. It has a dual-core Tegra 2 chipset and a pair of cameras an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash on the back and a 2-megapixel one on the front to enable video chat.

Itll se you back $499 for the 16GB version and $599 for 32GB.

A slightly smaller, Wi-Fi-only Tab is also on its way. This one features a screen size of 8.9 inches and weighs barely more than a pound. Pricing is $469 for 16GB and $569 for 32GB.

The original Tab features a 7-inch screen, so these additions give consumers a number of different sizes from which to choose.

All of a sudden, the tablet market is getting crowded. Motorola and Apple have released the Xoom and the iPad 2, respectively, in the past month. RIM announced earlier this week that the BlackBerry PlayBook will be available for sale on April 19.

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