Samsung unveiled its long awaited tablet device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, at IFA 2010 today (2 September).
It is expected to go on sale in October and will be ranged by Vodafone in Europe.
The tablet, which runs on Android 2.2 and has web browsing, email and voice functionality, has trumped the iPad by introducing voice.
The device has a seven-inch display, a three-megapixel camera and a 1.3-megapixel camera for video calling. Unlike the iPad, it also has Adobe Flash support.
Speaking at IFA 2010, Samsung Europe telecommunications chief Thomas Richter said that the product has been developed as a result of extensive consumer research.
Research presented by the manufacturer showed that 70% of consumers had wanted a communication function and 90% had wanted web browsing from a tablet.
The Galaxy Tab, which is part of manufacturer’s strategy to ‘create a smarter life’, can be linked up to a Samsung TV using Samsung’s All Share technology.
The manufacturer has also announced that the Samsung movie hub and music hub will be available on the Galaxy Tab. The service is currently only available in the US, but Richter said there are plans to introduce it in other regions.
Richter said: ‘We have been talking about creating a “smarter life”, we believe it is time to introduce something radically innovative. We call it a smart media device, as it will lead our consumers into a completely new lifestyle.’