Samsung Announces new 7 inch Honeycomb Tablet – the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

Samsung was pretty quick on the tablet market to compete with the iPad, but their first 7 inch device was not received too warmly. While the shape and size was great, the Android 2.x operating system was just not properly implemented for the new higher resolution of a tablet, so some apps just did not work too great in the tablet world. (You can read our review here)
Of course since then Google has released Honeycomb, its tablet-focussed version of Android, and Samsung has released some pretty great Android Honeycomb tablets, primarily focussing on a iPad-matching 10 inch screen (See Albert’s review of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 here). But what if those 10 inch tablets are perhaps a bit unwieldy? Luckily Samsung has now released that great 7 inch form factor of the first Galaxy Tab with the tablet – dedicated power of Android 3.2 Honeycomb.

The new Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus runs a dual core 1.2 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 16 or 32 GB storage. That smaller seven inch screen still packs in a resolution of 1024 x 600, so it will be interesting to see how Honeycomb scales to this resolution. You will also find a 720p video recording capable 3 megapixel camera, and a 2MP camera on the front. In terms of connectivity you are looking at 21Mbps HSPA, Bluetooth, and dual band Wifi as well.
No pricing is yet available, and international rollout is only expected in November. Also, will this tablet get Ice Cream Sandwich?