The 16GB tablet, complete with 7″ screen, is focused more on home entertainment than business usage, coming complete with a Peel Smart Remote TV app that allows you to tap on the screen in order to quickly find and watch television shows on any manufacturer’s TV or home entertainment system.
In addition to that, built-in infrared in the tablet allows you to control a home theater or television setup. The best part is that you don’t need any extra cables or hardware, just what you already have in your living room and the tablet, in order to control the TV functions. The Peel remote app allows you to have full control over your TV or entertainment system regardless if it is Samsung brand or not.
Aside from controlling your DVD player, Blu-Ray player, set-top box or TV, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will also connect to Facebook and Twitter allowing you to share information about what is being watched. According to Chief Experience Officer for Peel Greg Lindley, “Peel’s vision is eliminating the barriers between you and your favorite shows.”
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus runs on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor as well as Android 3.2 Honeycomb for an operating system. The device is also only .39″ thick and only weighs 12.1 ounces.
Samsung has a plethora of tablets that come with either WiFi only or WiFi and 3G/4G connectivity. According to the website, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus features both cellular and WiFi capabilities though Samsung has yet to announce which U.S. wireless carriers will support the tablet.
The original Galaxy Tab ran on Android 2.2 and upgraded to 2.3 back in May. It too had a 7″ touch screen but was slightly larger and heavier and only came with a 1GHz processor. Sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus will begin on November 13 nationwide at Best Buy, Amazon, tiger Direct, Fry’s and other outlets with pre-orders becoming available on October 23.
Source: Computer World – Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to ship Nov. 13 for $400