Finally, Samsung Galaxy Tab is now in the Philippines via Smart Communications as its official carrier. This is one of the gadget that I really want to have this Christmas and this is the reason when I’ve heard about its availability on Smart I immediately inquire at the Smart Wireless Center regarding the tab. According to their website, this device is available for free for plan 3000, plan 4000, and with cash out of Php16,000 for plan 1500 and Php4,000 for plan 2000.
Prior to this news about its availability via Smart, I found some online store that caters buyers from the Philippines and sell the tab for more than Php42,000 in cash.
Here are the features and technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Tab that made me to decide to get one:
- 16gb/32gb On-board memory
- HSUPA 5.76/hsdpa 7.2 Mbps 900/1900/2100
- EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
- Operating System: Android 2.2 (Froyo)
- Processor: 1.0GHz Application Processor with PowerVR SGX540
- Large 7″ screen; WSVGA (1024×600) TFT
- 3.0 MP AF Camera with Led Flash
- 1.3 Megapixel Camera for Video Call
- Full HD (1080p) Video Player & Recorder (720×480)@30 fps
- Expandable Micro SD Card Slot (Up to 32GB)
- Supports DLNA sharing and streaming among supported devices (TVs, laptops)
- Flash Player 10.1 support
- RSS reader
- Social Hub: Integrates SNS, email, IM and calendar accounts
- Integrated Calendar (Google/Facebook/Outlook)
- ThinkFree Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- 3.5mm Ear Jack & Speaker
- 4,000mAh Battery (7 hours movie play)
- Dimensions: 190.09X120.45X11.98mm (380g)
- Weight: 13 ounces (or “about the weight of an unopened can of soda”)
Right now, I am still waiting for Smart Wireless Center here in Roxas City to call me about the status of my application and the availability of the gadget in our place. I am really excited to have it and will let you know if I did get one later.
Update: Galaxy Tab is now available in Samsung Mobile Center in Iloilo City for a price of 35 thousand pesos. I want to buy it but I am still waiting for SMART to respond to my application for the unlimited surfing plan. I hope it will be very soon ‘coz I am really excited to get my fingers on the Android gadget.
Latest Update: Samsung got a Summer Super Sale and the tab Wifi+3G version is now available at P21,990 while the Wifi-only version is now only P16,990. You can check their website at http://www.samsung.com/ph/ for the detail of their promotional galaxy sale.