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Oh look, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and a Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6. They're being announced tomorrow, but I seem to have them already. It's magic!

Here are the specs, via Samsung:

The Galaxy Tab 2 will be available in both 7.0 and 10.1 iterations. The 7.0 version has a WSVGA (1024x600) display and the 10.1 version has a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. The 7.0 has 8GB internal storage while the 10.1 has 16GB internal storage. Both have a 1GHz dual-core processor. The big difference from the Tab 2 from the original Tab is that both now have a microSD card slot. Whee.

Another interesting thing is that Samsung is offering 50GB of free Dropbox storage for the first year for both devices. Also, both tablets now have an IR blaster, which you can use with a smart remote app to control your TV (You can also view what's on your TV on the device. Sort of like a Slingbox.) And yes, you can expect ICS on both.

Price: Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 will be $249.99. Available April 22nd. Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will be $399.99. Available May 13.

As for the Galaxy Players, these are the non-phone versions of the Galaxy handhelds that we've seen before. The Galaxy Player 3.6 and 4.2 are the latest versions of them. Here are the specs that I've hastily written down (Will expand on them later if I find anything different):

The Galaxy Player 3.6 has a HVGA 480x320 display, while the 4.2 has a WVGA 800x480 display. Both have 8GB internal memory with a microSD card slot. Both rock a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor. I believe the 4.2 version has a Gyro sensor.

Price: The Galaxy Player 3.6 is $149.99 and is available now. The Galaxy Player 4.2 will be $199.99 and will be available May 13.

More later if I come across anything new. And of course, they'll be on Before You Buy :)

Previous BYB reviews of Galaxy devices:

Before You Buy 11: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and more:

Before You Buy 5: Samsung Galaxy Player etc.:
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At $250 I will consider a Galaxy Tab 2. It seems like a better deal than a Kindle Fire to me now.
I'll still wait and see what Asus and Google have up their sleeves with the rumored inexpensive Nexus tablet.
That's probably a good point..especially with that Nexus tablet rumored to be around $200. I won't have the money for a while anyway so I think I'm safe xD
Wow, Samsung selling a tablet that cheap? Are you sure or is that with like a 2 year contract to carrier? It almost makes getting the Galaxy Player a waste of time. Just save up another hundred.
I believe these are the WiFi only ones; no carrier.
Can you tether a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to it?
That is huge. If that has a cam, BT, and GPS, I am sold.
IR blaster... With universal remote app, ICS, and sd card slot for 250. things just got serious.
Hobie yes, I can use Bluetooth keyboard on my Galaxy tab 7 first edition. Also mine has a micro sd slot already so that's not new in the 2.
+Chris Alexander I was wondering specifically about the keyboard + mouse + monitor experience of ICS and how it would compare to a Windows 8 tablet. Is Android good with a mouse?
$250 isn't that bad of a price for the tab 2 7.0
+Hobie Henning to my knowledge the only android tablet that supports a cursor is the Asus Transformer. If you want to use the tablet as a computer then I think you'd get a better experience with a Windows 8 tablet.
If i would ever need the tablet i'd buy that 7.0.
Good (or bad) thing - i don't have this need.
are you getting the One X to review?
I want to get into Android (current iOS user with iPhone and iPad). I'm thinking about the Galaxy Player 4.2 or 5.0. I'm Android Curious :)
My galaxy note supports mice, I would think this would as well. I'm not so sure about video out on this for monitor use though. I have not seen anything on that.
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