From PC Magazine:
Can Samsung take on Apple in the tablet space? It sure thinks it can. Its new tablet has Google's Android 2.2 Froyo operating system and a number of specs that compare to the Apple iPad.PC Magazine had some more information last month. I gotta say that "Tab" is a kind of uninspired name. I think they were trying to do an anagram of sorts (in Han•gǔl) involving pad.
First, the display. It is a seven-inch TFT-LCD screen with 1024 x 600 pixels. The iPad's display is 9.7 inches, and has 1024 x 768 pixels. It's possible that the smaller size paired with a similar pixel count could make the Tab's display look better than the iPad's. I can't say for sure without seeing them side-by-side.
The Tab has a Cortex A8 1GHz processor. The iPad also has an A4 1GHz processor. I am surprised that Samsung isn't using the same home-grown Hummingbird 1GHz processor that it is using in its Galaxy line of Android phones.
The Samsung Tab also has 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 (that's a biggie), and full quad-band GDSM/EDGE and tri-band 900/1900/2100 7.2Mbps HSDPA. Missing is the 850Mhz band that AT&T uses in conjunction with the 1900MHz band. Does that mean it won't work properly in the U.S.? Samsung hasn't made that clear, though it did say that the device will launch in the U.S. later this year.
I, of course, will get neither of these, but not because I'm an Apple fanboy. As I stated in the KT tablet post, once you've gone retina you'll never go back, and that means I won't get an iPad unless they upgrade to a retina display. Even this MacBook Pro screen annoys me.