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Samsung to Show off Froyo Tablet Next Month?

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 36 comments

It's no secret that Samsung has plans for a tablet, we've even seen purported pictures of it. However, recent leaks suggest we may not have to wait long before catching sight of the little scamp in an official unveiling.

Following the same Galaxy S branding that Samsung has been using for its newest line of smartphones, the company's tablet is rumored to be called the P1000 Galaxy Tab. Samsung Firmwares claims to have found a "new special firmware" that give away the specs of the upcoming slate.

SF points towards a screen resolution of 480x800; a 3.2-megaixel rear camera; a smaller front-facing camera for video calling; a 1GHz CPU; Flash; Swype; WiFi; and Bluetooth.

Previous rumors hinted that this device might run Android 2.2, also known as Froyo, and a report over on Computerworld speculates that we could see an unveiling at IFA in Berlin next month.

*Image via PCWorld

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    zerapio , August 16, 2010 10:43 PM
    How about the Froyo update for the Galaxy S...
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    bearracuda , August 16, 2010 11:04 PM
    Well, if it doesn't cost me half my paycheck, then I like the sounds of it. If it's going to be priced anywhere near the iCrap, then they can forget it.
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    bobusboy , August 16, 2010 11:04 PM
    Swype or skype?
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    alchemy69 , August 16, 2010 11:06 PM
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    icepick314 , August 16, 2010 11:09 PM
    no HD screen?
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    bsbsbsbs , August 16, 2010 11:36 PM
    Froyo update for the Galaxy S comes out end of September.

    Yes Swype Alchemy69 where you draw lines across the keyboard to make words. You're like the 50th person to say Swype or Skype now.
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    stevo777 , August 16, 2010 11:37 PM
    If the price is right, I might snag one of these.
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    HavoCnMe , August 16, 2010 11:41 PM
    Hey what is that upside-down yellowish leaf near contacts? ....MJ
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    truehighroller , August 16, 2010 11:45 PM
    @ HavoCnMe

    Maybe a Japanese Tomato plant leaf?? LOL
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    yellowblue , August 17, 2010 12:27 AM
    Hmmm, it has a phone icon. I wonder how you make a call on that thing?
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    JMcEntegart , August 17, 2010 12:41 AM
    bobusboySwype or skype?

    Swype. :) 
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    scook9 , August 17, 2010 12:42 AM
    Frankly this is NOT impressive in the least.....what does it offer that the phones do not have already? The screen resolution is the same, it is just bigger. The camera(s) are not as good and it is obviously way to big to use as a phone by itself (making a bluetooth or wired headset MANDATORY)

    I see NO market for this when Android phones are readily available
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    Ehsan w , August 17, 2010 1:14 AM
    I really don't get the hype around this special update "froyo".
    And I have an Htc legend myself....just before people call me fanboy -.-*
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    mman74 , August 17, 2010 1:22 AM
    The phone function is a cracker. I can just imagine Dom Joly (you Americans can google him) using this on a bus.
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    the_wolf88 , August 17, 2010 1:27 AM
    Samsung mobile support sucks !!

    They are always the last company to release software updates for their devices !!

    HTC a lot better in releasing software updates !

    Galaxy S still did not get Froyo Update !! WTF wrong with you Samsung !
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    kronos_cornelius , August 17, 2010 1:29 AM
    I always thought the touch tablet was a toy with no good place for consumers. I thought the phone ( at that time a G1) was good enough to do the job of a touch tablet plus it is portable. Now, I have a Galaxy S, and have discovered that I was right all along. The Galaxy S is so easy to use, and the screen is just the right size (4"). BTW, making a bigger screen with the same resolution as a phone's screen is dumb from a design point of view, and useless for end users. I still don't see why these things get media attention. I can see them as niche applications ( for artists for example), but the 4" screen phones are the way of the future, and tablets should be doom once having a phone with Internet access becomes more affordable for causal user (not the crowd reading tom's certainly). Also, reading the Nook app on Galaxy S is nice enough, so I see it getting into the e-reader turf as well.
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    baracubra , August 17, 2010 1:55 AM
    screen is too low res for my liking... I really want a good tablet where I can also create content unlike the ipad, but this screen blows.. :( 
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    drutort , August 17, 2010 2:08 AM
    well lets hope they can scale the res... as most android devices can... if you havent noticed android runs even on the lowest res that the old phones had 320x220 :p  or whatever it was... ya ppl have ported and got it to work and i must say it was nice running android on a device that had crap windows mobile pro... i was blow away really just the fact that those phones had like only 128mb of ram sucks lol

    otherwise it will be for most fail IMO with that RES
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    dEAne , August 17, 2010 2:10 AM
    some samsung products were good, some are not and their support center were not the way it should be.
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    ares1214 , August 17, 2010 2:17 AM
    all it is is a really big galaxy s phone, almost identical specs, bad camera. I would expect ATLEAST 1200x780 on a screen this size, maybe higher. Better hardware would be nice, but not bad at all.
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