CES: Samsung Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Tab coming; Galaxy Player, to rival iPod Touch too
But just as to when those two Android-powered devices will arrive or how much either will cost, Samsung isn't saying, despite showing off the gadges at the Las Vegas electronics forum.
The Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Tab is the same as the current Galaxy Tab, which launched in November, but it will lose the ability to connect to a 3G network through a wireless carrier.
It would make sense that it would shed some in the price point as well. The current Galaxy Tab, with Wi-Fi and 3G abilities, sells for about $400 to $600, depending on which telecom company you buy it from.
The Galaxy Player is basically a Galaxy smart phone without the phone calling capabilities, allowing it to connect to the Internet by way of Wi-Fi, run Android apps and Samsung apps, as well as play music, movies and games. The device is a clear challenger to Apple's iPod Touch, which is an iPhone without the phone.
-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Image: Samsung Galaxy Tabs. Credit: Samsung