Even as Compal Electronics chairman, Ray Chen, warns investors that the non-Apple tablet market ain’t worth playing in, A4 processor manufacturing partner, Samsung, has introdced its Galaxy Tab tablet device.
Equipped with a processor similar to that used inside Apple’s iPad and iPhone, the Galaxy Tab runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) and is a 7-inch device.
You can expand memory using a card, but otherwise capacity is 16GB or 32GB. There’s WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G. Naturally, there’s a gyroscope, location sensor, accelerometer, and light sensor.
By far the most interesting feature for an Apple watcher is the processor used inside: the Cortex A8 1.0GHz processor.
A version of this is used inside Apple’s iOS devices. It carries 512MB of RAM and has a back-facing 3MP camera (with LED flash). There’s also a forward-facing camera for video-conferencing.
HD video contents are supported by a wide range of multimedia formats (DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and more), which maximizes the joy of entertainment.
Sadly the device runs Adobe Flash.