Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets go on sale July 7 for $199 to $399
Sizes range from 7 in. to 10.1 in. running Android Jelly Bean
Computerworld - Three new Android-based Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets will go on sale in the U.S. on July 7, starting at $199 for a 7-in. model.
Samsung announced the Android Jelly Bean-based tablets globally earlier this month. The company said today that U.S. pre-orders will begin on Tuesday on its website and on the websites of 10 U.S. retailers, including Best Buy, Amazon and Wal-Mart.
In addition to offering the 7-in. Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 for $199, Samsung will offer an 8-in. model, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, for $299 and a 10.1-in. version, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, for $399. The tablets come in either white or "gold brown." All three come Wi-Fi-ready, with internal storage ranging from 16GB to 32GB, with storage expansion of up to 64GB with a microSD card.
All three also come with built-in infrared (IR) for using the tablets as universal remote control devices that can activate Samsung's WatchOn service for recommendations on TV content. Samsung said that Nielsen research indicates that 85% of tablet users watch TV while using a tablet, with 41% doing so daily.
The Tab 3 8.0 will be the only one of the three to support Samsung's Multi-Window functionality, seen previously in the Galaxy Note line of smartphone/tablets. With Multi-Window, people can use two apps side by side, with support for up to 20 apps, including Google Chrome and Facebook.
Android also gives users access to more than 750,000 apps in the Google Play store. Samsung is also offering Galaxy Perks content, other preloaded content and a $10 voucher for buying books, movies and music.
One unusual element is that the Tab 10.1 is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel dual-core processor, while the other two run on ARM processors -- which is a more common architecture for tablets. Samsung is also using Intel chips for its ATIV line of tablets that run Windows 8.
Samsung noted that its decision to offer a lineup of tablets of various sizes is supported by emerging market research that shows that people use tablets for a variety of purposes, including reading e-books, using social networks, playing games and watching movies.
Other retailers that will sell the devices are H.H. Gregg, Office Depot, Toys R Us, P.C. Richard & Son, Fry's, Newegg and Sears.
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