Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition Rivals Google Nexus 7

Samsung will be releasing a student edition of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 sometime around Aug. 19.

This new model will retail at $249, making it a valid competitor for the recently released Google Nexus 7, and it will come bundled with a keyboard dock and USB peripheral connector.

Other specifications on the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 include Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich OS, a 7-inch Super AMOLED display, 8GB internal memory, and a 3-megapixel camera.

The original version of the device was released on April 22, 2012 and also comes with 16GB, and 32GB or memory on other models. The Student Edition will come in white.

For teenagers entering into high school, or young adults starting college, both this Student Edition of the Galaxy Tab, and Google Nexus 7 are great buys. But Apple could also have a low-priced tablet coming in the beginning of the semester as the iPad Mini rumors continue to swirl.

Apple could be unveiling both the iPad Mini and next-generation iPhone as early as Sept. 12.

iMore has stated that the company will introduce the smartphone on Sept. 12, and officially release the device on Sept. 21. However, the iPad mini release date is still unclear.

The iPad Mini has been rumored to be in the works for quite some time now and has been confirmed by credible publications such as Bloomberg and The New York Times.

"The company [Apple] is developing a new tablet with a 7.85-inch screen that is likely to sell for significantly less than the latest $499 iPad, with its 9.7-inch display," said The New York Times, which cited several people with knowledge of the product for its information source.

The publication also stated that the product should be announced sometime before the end of this year, while Bloomberg offered a similar report three weeks ago.