Despite Google's recent assertion that Android isn't tailor-made for tablets (at least in its current avatar), and that Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Tab is nothing but a gigantism-smitten smartphone, the tablet continues to be seen as the iPad's first true test. The Korean electronics giant reportedly plans to give Apple a run for its money by surrounding the iPad. How exactly does it plan to accomplish that, you might ask?
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Galaxy Tab will not be tethered to any one carrier in the United States. It will instead be distributed by each one of the three largest US wireless carriers. A trinity of anonymous sources familiar with the matter told the Journal that Samsung has cut deals with Verizon Wireless, Sprint and AT&T.
The company pursued a similar strategy while launching its Galaxy S smartphone, which is available from Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. The sources further revealed that the Galaxy Tab will make its US debut at a special launch event to be held in New York on September 16.