Samsung Announces Garnet Red Limited Edition Galaxy Tab 2 For $219.99

28 January 2013, 4:16 pm EST By Jimmie Geddes email: Mobile & Apps

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Samsung has announced a Garnet Red Edition of its 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2. The limited edition color offering will cost $219.99, include a free matching case and run Android Jelly Bean.

Samsung will begin selling the new tablet this week at participating retailers for a limited time. The 7-inch tablet comes with an attractive price to match its attractive plastic shell (if you're into red) for $219.99. The device will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, feature a 1,024 x 600 7-inch TFT display, 8GB of internal storage, 1GHz dual-core processor, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 host support, and built-in IR Blaster to use the tablet as a universal remote control. Samsung is also including a matching Red Garnet case ($50 value) with the Garnet Red Edition tablet.

According to Samsung's press release:

"This new eye-catching version of the Galaxy Tab 2 offers endless entertainment in the palm of your hand, while the stylish Garnet Red look will set you apart from the crowd," said Michael Abary, Senior Vice President, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. "The Garnet Red version of the Galaxy® S III has been incredibly well-received, so we are happy to make the same brilliant color available for our Galaxy Tab 2 as well."

The Galaxy Tab 2 is a powerful dual-core tablet running Android Jelly Bean, and features an easily accessible memory card slot for convenient loading of multimedia files in a range of supported file formats.
The tablet offer endless content access in a sleek design that can maximize the home entertainment experience. The Smart Remote App and built-in IR Blaster turns the Galaxy Tab 2 into a universal remote, helping users to easily find their favorite shows and change the channel directly from the tablet. Users can choose from hundreds of thousands of apps or access favorite movies and TV shows from Google Play or Media Hub.

The new Garnet Red Edition Galaxy Tab 2 will be available while supplies last, from Walmart,, Office Depot, Fry's, Tiger Direct, Toys"R"Us and other fine retailers."

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