A WiFi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 inch Android tablet will be available for $349.99 starting April 10th. The company has been offering a 3G version of the tablet since late last year, with mobile carriers offering subsidized tablets for as low as $200 to customers that sign up for a long term service contract. But with 3G contracts running as high as $60 per month, the WiFi-only model is a much better deal for anyone who doesn’t need always-on internet access.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab has a 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive touchscreen display and runs Google Android 2.2. It has 16GB of storage and weighs 13 ounces. It’s also one of the few Android 2.2 tablets to come with access to the Google Android Market and other Google apps including Gmail, YouTube, and Google Maps.
The tablet has 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Blueooth 3.0, and a USB 2.0 port.
When I reviewed the Galaxy Tab last year, it was probably the best Android tablet money could buy. Today there are a number of other models with faster processors, newer operating systems, and other special features. But for $350 you could certainly do worse than the Galaxy Tab — especially since there’s work underway to bring an unofficial version of Android 3.0 to the tablet, you know, just in case Samsung never bothers to offer an official upgrade.