Saturday, 12 May 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and Music Player 4.2 on sale May 13


After the successful launch of the eagerly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S3, it’s almost easy to forget that Samsung, the maker of a whole series of tablets and music players, is one of the largest device (among other electronics) manufacturers in the world.
The Korean company announced today that the 10.1″ Galaxy Tab 2 and the Galaxy Player 4.2 will go on sale on Sunday, May 13 in the US.

 Galaxy Tab 2
The Galaxy Tab 2 is dubbed the successor of the original 10.1″ Galaxy Tab slate, but with the impeding arrival of the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, the Tab series is seemingly being relegated to the low-to-mid range of the specifications and price spectrum. The specifications of this tablet include:
  • 1Ghz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor
  • 1280×800 resolution
  • 3MP rear camera, VGA front camera
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • Android 4.0 OS
While the specifications aren’t as impressive, the $400 price more than makes up for it. The device will be available for sale at retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, and Office Depot.

Galaxy Player 4.2
The Galaxy Player series has been dubbed an iPod Touch competitor. The latest release, Galaxy Player 4.2, features specifications that include:
  • Android 2.3 OS
  • 800×480 resolution
  • 4.2″ LCD screen
  • 1Ghz single-core processor
  • 2MP rear camera, VGA front camera
  • 8GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
Another impressive feature of this device is its ability to work as a bluetooth handset, i.e. you can connect a phone to this device via bluetooth and then use the music player as a phone with voice-calling capabilities. Unfortunately, it does come with the Gingerbread OS, and there is no immediate plan for an upgrade to Android 4.0.
This Galaxy Player 4.2 also goes on sale tomorrow, May 13, and will be available for $199.99.
The above releases follow the already available Galaxy Tab 2 7.7″ slate and the Galaxy Player 3.6, and Samsung is certainly going full-steam ahead in its plan to achieve worldwide Android dominance.
What are your thoughts? Are the attractive price points for these devices low enough for you? Let us know in the comments section below.

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