Live Blog: Samsung Galaxy Tab Launch

Samsung will launch its tablet device from midtown Manhattan. TheStreet brings you the action from the showroom floor.
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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --Late Thursday evening, at a posh midtown Manhattan gala, Samsung is expected to launch its Galaxy Tab device, a thin tablet computer aimed squarely at

Apple's

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iPad

.

While catching the iPad will be a huge feat for any computer maker -- research firm iSuppli said the iPad will account for 74.1% of global tablet shipments this year, a number not expected to drop much in 2011 -- Samsung's Galaxy Tab ushers in a new era of potentially daunting iPad competitors, many of which will be powered by

Google's

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Android operating system.

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tech team as we bring you live coverage of the event.

--Live Blog written by Scott Moritz in New York.

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