Wireless carrier NTT DOCOMO, INC. has just announced officially its plans to bring to the market in Japan the Galaxy Tab, the first Android-based tablet PC from Samsung.Starting with November 26, the highly appealing Android 2.2-based slate should be put on sale in Japan via the company, but no specific details on its price tag emerged for the time being.
A Japanese variant of Galaxy Tab (SC-01C) will be released in the country at before the end of this week, with support for DOCOMO’s new e-book distribution service, as well as for the docomo market and sp-mode service.
Otherwise, this slate version is similar in specifications with the variant that went on sale in many other markets around the world.
“The GALAXY Tab provides an all-new way to experience Internet browsing on the go. The large 7-inch screen allows full Flash-compatible browsing and displays images in PC-quality 600 x 1,024-pixel resolution,” NTT DOCOMO states.
“It is an exceptionally portable tablet device that can be held easily in one hand, measuring just 12.1 mm in thickness and weighing only 382 grams,” the company continues.
As stated above, the slate will offer support for the e-book distribution service that DOCOMO is offering to customers on a trial basis.
The tablet PC runs under Google's Android 2.2 operating system, and offers access to a wide range of applications put on download on the company's software portal.
Not to mention that users will have the possibility to download applications via the Android Market, as well as via the Samsung Apps portal.
The Galaxy Tab is also capable of great multimedia capabilities, and should offer a pretty impressive web browsing experience to all of its users.
The slate's specifications list includes a 1GHz application processor, 16GB of internal memory, a 7-inch touchscreen display, microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space, dual cameras, great connectivity options (3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth), and more.