NEW YORK (
) --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
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
Android operating system.
tech team as we bring you live coverage of the event.
--Live Blog written by Scott Moritz in New York.
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