Report: Samsung plans Galaxy Tab U.S. event Thursday

The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung will hold an event in New York City on September 16 to introduce its Android tablet to the U.S.

DJ Lee, head of Samsung Mobile global sales and marketing, shows the e-reader application in the Galaxy Tab at the IFA trade show in Berlin. Is a U.S. introduction next?
DJ Lee, head of Samsung Mobile global sales and marketing, shows the e-reader application in the Galaxy Tab at the IFA trade show in Berlin. Is a U.S. introduction next? Stephen Shankland/CNET

Is Samsung planning an event in New York City to introduce its touch-screen tablet next week?

That's what The Wall Street Journal is reporting. On Friday, the Journal cited two anonymous sources who claim that the Galaxy Tab will debut in the U.S. market at an event in NYC's Time Warner Center on September 16.

The Galaxy Tab made its worldwide debut at gadget fest IFA Berlin last week, but is not yet for sale. It's a 7-inch touch-screen tablet featuring Android 2.2, or Froyo, Flash 10.1, 16GB or 32GB of memory, GPS, a gyroscope, accelerometer, and a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and a flash.

Samsung hasn't said how much it will cost yet. It could sell for between $200 and $300, but because it will be sold through wireless carriers, each will be allowed to set their own price.

The same WSJ report says that in the U.S., three major carriers--AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint--will sell the Galaxy Tab.

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Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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