Samsung announced this afternoon that its new Galaxy Tab 2 and Player 4.2 would go on sale nationwide this Sunday, May 13. Both devices were announced in April. Let’s start with the Galaxy Tab 2, which is the successor to the widely-popular original Galaxy Tab. The Galaxy Tab 2 features a dual-core 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP4430 processor, 10.1-inch screen (1,280-by-800 pixels), 3-megapixel rear-camera, VGA front-camera,Wi-Fi, 16GB of storage, and Android 4.0. As for the Galaxy Player 4.2, which is a competitor to the iPod touch, it features a 4.2-inch screen, 2-megapixel rear-facing camera, 8GB and 16GB variants, and the very outdated Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Samsung already released the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy Player 3.6 last month. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.7 is said to be a real competitor to the Kindle Fire, especially because it is priced at just $249—read our review!

You can view the full press release after the break.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2™ 10.1 and 4.2 Galaxy Player™ to be available for purchase nationwide this weekend

Samsung Electronics America Inc., today announces that its newest additions to the Galaxy Family, Galaxy Tab 2™ 10.1 and Galaxy Player™ 4.2, will be available for purchase nationwide beginning Sunday, May 13.

The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will be available for $399.99 SRP, and the Player 4.2 will sell for $199.99 SRP. These complement the already available Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy Player 3.6.

Retailers carrying the devices include Amazon, Best Buy, hhgregg, Tiger Direct, WalMart, Office Depot and others. (Not all models available from all retailers).

For additional retail outlet availability, visit http://www.samsung.com

Key highlights include

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Control, Watch and Share Your TV Content

·        The perfect TV companion, use your Tab as a universal remote, multitask on the web while watching and wirelessly stream the live feed from your TV to your Tab.

Your Movies, Videos and Games Will Come Alive

·        Everything’s more exciting on a bigger screen.  Browse the web, explore over 450,000 apps from Google Play and Samsung Apps, and access thousands of TV shows and movies via WiFi.

Built to Power Your Entertainment

·        A big 10.1” entertainment machine The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is powered by Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, a dual-core processor with a microSD™ card slot and more.

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2

Listen to your favorite music on the go

·        Get instant access to your music with WiFi; as simple as drag and play.

Personalize your player. So many options to make it your own

·        Discover a large collection of apps to customize your player.

One single device for all your entertainment needs

·        The Galaxy Player 4.2 includes premium EA games. Experience seamless multimedia playback and much more!

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