In an effort to drum up excitement for its next tablet, Samsung passed out thousands of Android-patterned 10.1-inch Galaxy Tabs at Google’s I/O Developers Conference on Tuesday.
It did spark some enthusiasm. Searches for the tablet, which hits stores on June 8, have spiked as details about the latest addition to the Galaxy line have popped up on the Web.
The tablet measures 8.6mm, or .33 inches, thick and will come in 32GB and 16GB flavors. It sports a 2 MP front-facing and 3 MP rear-facing camera. It has a dual-core 1Ghz processor and weighs 1.3 pounds.
CNET reported that the model passed out to conference-goers had no USB or HDMI ports and no SD or SIM cards, and that the while the tablet was beautiful overall, its plastic back did not feel solid.
The Honeycomb-powered tablet hasn’t been officially priced, but Samsung is expected to try competing head-on with the iPad 2.