The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) is a tablet with a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, and Google Android 4.0 operating system. It’s about the same size as the Amazon Kindle Fire or B&N NOOK Tablet, and at $250, it’s about the same price.

But while the Amazon and Barnes & Noble tablets come with custom versions of Google Android and tight integration with book those companies’ media and app stores, the Galaxy Tab 2 presents a more standard Android experience.

The tablet will hit stores on April 22nd, but it’s already available for pre-order from Amazon for $249.99.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)

The tablet measures 7.6″ x 4.8″ x 0.41″ and weighs just over 12 ounces. It has a 3MP rear camera and 0.3MP front-facing camera, 8GB of storage, and microSD card slot for extra storage.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0.

Since the tablet works with the Google Play Store, users can download hundreds of thousands of Android apps, instead of the tens of thousands of apps available for the Kindle Fire or NOOK Tablet.

Those tablets also lack cameras and Amazon’s tablet has just 512MB of RAM and no microSD card slot.

On the other hand, while the NOOK Tablet and Kindle Fire are priced between $199 and $249, they’re both half a year old at this point, which means you can often find used or refurbished tablets for even lower prices.

Amazon sells refurbished Kindle Fire tablets, for instance, for just $169.

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7 replies on “Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) available for pre-order for $250”

  1. Isn’t Pixel Qi is making a 7 Inch Screen 1024×600?  Is fo, then why not offer us a version with this, at OEM price points, with Pixel Qi?

  2. Nothing attractive enough for me to buy now. If it were available 4 months ago it would have been an attractive product.   If you follow the trends, Amazon will soon introduce updated models and hey lets face it they offer bullet proof service.

    1.  Doesn’t really matter what Amazon does, anything the bring out will be designed to chain you to Amazon.

      This device has cameras and a microphone so you can video conference.  It also has GPS, unlike anything Amazon is likely to offer since there is no sales angle in it for them.  And you get a memory card slot because this is a real product and not an endpoint for Amazon’s cloud.  In other words Samsung is offering a product and expecting to make a profit, not offer a loss leader to chain people into being a revenue stream.

      1. Being chained to Google is soooo much better than being chained to Amazon.

        1.  More apps and more flexibility… yes, it is arguably better but to each their own…

          1. I agree, to each their own. Some might like the tighter integration with Amazon, some might not. What I don’t agree with is this:

            “In other words Samsung is offering a product and expecting to make a profit, not offer a loss leader to chain people into being a revenue stream.”

            Samsung chose Google, which was offering a loss leader in Android OS, instead of staying with Microsoft, which was offering Windows Phone OS and expecting to make a profit. So It’s morally OK for Samsung to make that choice but not for you and me?

          2.  Sorry but there’s no comparison, regular Android doesn’t lock us into a revenue stream or impose as many limitations as Amazon does with the Kindle Fire, which is the main things John Morris was complaining about.

            Btw, the Kindle Fire is also running Android… It’s just limited by the hardware and how Amazon chose to set it up.

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