updated 02:30 pm EST, Thu January 12, 2012
Attempts to deflect Apple lawsuit
Samsung has reportedly unveiled a new Galaxy Tab model, the 7.0N. The tablet is a new version of the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab, but does have some modest upgrades, including a forward-facing speaker and the inclusion of Android 3.2 by default. An Android 4.0 update is promised in the future. The tablet's main purpose though is the presence of a 10.1N-style metal frame, a design trait Samsung has been using to deflect Apple legal action in Germany.
The 7.0N uses a 1024x600 display, and has 16GB of internal memory backed by a microSDHC slot supporting cards up to 32GB in size. Some other features include GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, and a 4,000mAh battery. A cellular receiver supports GSM and HSPA.
The tablet could in theory be ported to other countries, but will likely remain in Germany. It's scheduled to ship later this month at a cost of 600 Euros, about $769 US.