The Samsung Galaxy Tape will initially be featured as a 7″ model with AMOLED screen, and running Google’s Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS with overlaid Samsung’s TouchWiz U.
The internal specs are reported to be a 1.2GHz ARM Coretex-A8 chip, compared to the iPad with a 1GHz Apple A4 processor (claimed to simply be a stripped down A8), along with 16GB internal memory expandable to 32GB with the included microSD slot, front facing camera and 3G connectivity. The total weight is a modest 370g with 4,000mAH battery.
Public availability is rumoured to be sometime in August with the possibility of 8″ and 10″ models in Q4 2010, however price is still unknown.
While clearly a competitor in system power and similar design, Apple may still have the edge with its extensive App store, e-book library, and branding reputation.