Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Financial Times says it will have app ready for the Samsung Galaxy Tab by the first of November

The Financial Times announced on their website that they will be ready to launch an app for the Samsung Galaxy Tab by November 1. The new Samsung seven inch tablet runs Google's Android operating system (Android 2.2, nicknamed Froyo).
The application appears to be built off the same design employed for its iPad app: offline reading, updated news content, etc.

Content will be available for free through December 1, though users will have to register on the FT website to gain access.

The time limitation for the app, though, is rather strange. According to the Samsung website, the new tablet will be available in teh U.S. though Verizon on November 11, and through Sprint on the 14th. The tablet will be launched officially in the UK on November 1st, but sales are will most not likely be as brisk as those of the iPad's launch. Because of this, why not give new readers a full 30 from the day they install the app to access content?

The new tablet is currently available on for £529.99, a 34 percent discount over the regular price.