Samsung on Sept. 2 unveiled what the South Korean electronics giant hopes will be a major rival to Apple's highly successful iPad tablet computer, AFP reports. The Galaxy Tab, presented at the IFA electronics trade fair in Berlin, has a seven-inch touch screen, slightly smaller than the iPad's 9.7 inches, and uses Google's Android 2.2 operating system. Weighing 0.8 pounds—only half the iPad's 1.5 pounds—the device launches in Europe in mid-September and in other markets (including the U.S.) in the coming months. But Samsung gave no indication of whether the Galaxy Tab will undercut the iPad on price, which retails...

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Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i