Samsung Debuts WiBro-Equipped Galaxy Tab

Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it has launched a WiBro-equipped Galaxy Tab tablet PC through mobile operator KT. The new device enables users to enjoy high-speed Internet at a lower cost than the 3G model. The WiBro network covers 82 cities and major highways and roads across the country.

Users can also access wireless Internet free of charge at over 40,000 locations nationwide, including universities, shopping malls, banks and buildings, through KT's Wi-Fi hot spots.

Featuring a seven-inch screen, the new Galaxy Tab measures 11.98 mm thick and weighs only 386 g. The built-in Readers Hub application provides access to newspapers, magazines and books, and the tablet can download other applications from online stores.

The device boasts a three-megapixel camera, a huge 4000 mAh battery, 16 GB of storage and an external slot for additional storage capacity of up to 32 GB, and supports terrestrial DMB. It is priced at around W900,000 (US$1=W1,118).

englishnews@chosun.com / Mar. 09, 2011 09:03 KST