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All posts tagged "galaxy tab"


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Engadget Reviews the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 11:30 AM

http://www.samsung.com/us/microsite...ytab/index.html

"We've already established that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a great tablet. Then, just recently, we summarily found that the 1.2-inch smaller Galaxy Tab 8.9 is an even better tablet -- at least for anyone who wants to take their slate places. So, following that logic, the even more petite Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus should be the best of the three, right?"

I'm not a fan of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 because of the lack of MicroSDHC, MicroHDMI, and MicroUSB. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus actually adds MicroSDHC so that's cool but it has a 1024x600 screen instead of the 1280x800 screen on the larger models. Keep in mind though, while the resolution is lower the screen is significantly smaller so it actually has a higher dpi then the 10.1 at 170dpi compared to 149dpi on the 10.1 - so it will look sharper at the same distance. The 8.9" model actually has the same dpi as the 7" at 170dpi. One interesting difference is the inclusion of an IR port and software that let you use the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus as a universal remote. The review shows good performance, thanks to a 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, and battery life so if you're looking for a 7" tablet you should definitely check it out.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

European Union To Get The Galaxy

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 07:00 AM

http://gigaom.com/mobile/court-allo...sell-in-europe/

"According to Dutch site Webwereld, the Dusseldorf District Court has issued an interim statement allowing Samsung to again sell the Galaxy Tab throughout the EU nations, with the exception of Germany. The German court will have a formal hearing on August 25, at which time the sales injunction could return."

Tablets are a hot commodity, and it is understandable that companies would take great efforts to protect their sales. However, it seems that Apple's attempt to block the Galaxy Tab from the European Union has hit a snag. The whole Apple iPad/Galaxy Tab battle does signify a greater battle since all tablets are likely going to share a lot of similar properties. The ultimate decision by the courts will probably affect the future of tablet interfaces, and even hardware design.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Updated Galaxy Tab 10.1 Reviewed; Includes Honeycomb

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 07:00 AM

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/revi...tm_campaign=rss

"When it released the original Galaxy Tab last year, Samsung became one of the first mainstream hardware vendors to deliver an Android tablet. With its new Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung kept the Galaxy Tab name and branding, but the new device has little else in common with its predecessor. Don't let the "10.1" fool you-this is all new."

The Galaxy Tab has proven itself to be one heck of a product! But it get's even better with the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 which includes Honeycomb! Check out this comprehensive review of the new Tab and let us know if you will be purchasing it!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Surf The Friendly Skies With A Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/13/...-seats-on-amer/

"Move on over, Delta. The 200 iPads at your JFK terminal may entertain some folks waiting to board, but before the year's out American Airlines will start switching out 6,000 in-flight entertainment systems with Samsung 10.1-inch Galaxy Tabs."

When I fly it's usually one step above luggage class so this is something I'll never see. It looks like American Airlines will be replacing their old media devices available to those who sit in the front seats with fancy new Galaxy Tab 10.1s. Samsung made quite the splash in the Android phone market with their Galaxy S phones. Now it appears they are off to a pretty good start in the tablet realm. Good news for Samsung, even better news for Android.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Vogel's RingO: A Universal Tablet Mounting System

Posted by Eric Juillerat in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 10:00 AM

There are 15,873,213.5 iPad cases and stands, and dozens of iPad mounts. While that statement may not be completely accurate, it would be fair to say there are a lot. So what's with another review of the same old stuff? In a word, "System". A complete and comprehensive eco-system of compatible cases, stands and mounts for tablets. And as far as I can see, there may only be a few tablet "Systems" in existence. We're going to look at one - Vogel's RingO Universal Mounting System. Welcome to the Pros, my friend.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Galaxy Tab 10.1" Compared to iPad 2 in Video

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/17/...some-honeycomb/

"Honestly, we were a little bit worried that Samsung's rail-thin Galaxy Tab 10.1 was a mockup -- you know, seeing as how Sammy never turned it on -- but fast-forward to today and there's a working model in Tinhte.vn's capable arms."

The Galaxy Tab 10.1" is one of the slickest, if not the slickest, Android tablets I've seen. The video shows the tablet from all angles and compares it to an iPad 2. They also show you around the Honeycomb interface a little and launch Angry Birds Rio on it next to Angry Birds Rio on the iPad 2. If you're tablet shopping you should definitely take a look at this video to see how the 10.1" variety of the Galaxy Tab stacks up to the competition. It's due to hit the stores on June 8 with the 16GB WiFi model selling for $500. Do you like what you see? Tell us your thoughts!


Monday, March 28, 2011

Figure Fudging and Fake Fans: When Will They Ever Learn

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 12:00 PM

http://technologizer.com/2011/03/25...alaxy-tab-fans/

"When I got there, I found that the 10.1″ Tabs out on tables were the older, relatively portly version announced last month at Mobile World Congress. The new 10.1-incher (and its 8.9″ sibling) were inside glass cases, and they weren't powered on. I also discovered that my friend Fritz Nelson of InformationWeek had beat me to the booth-and he told me that he was trying to get Samsung to give him a Tab he could hold and judge."

Samsung appears to have created another PR nightmare for itself. It appears that the new Galaxy Tabs which are supposed to be thinner than the new iPads are actually a bit thicker. Additionally, interviews with actual users of the Tabs turn out to be staged. Is there anything wrong with that? Not normally, but when these are touted as being real-life users with no indication that they are staged, the line gets a bit blurred in my opinion. Why not just let the technology speak for itself? By all accounts the new Galaxy Tab devices are pretty decent, but they don't need negative PR before they even hit the market.

So, Samsung, if you're listening, just get the hardware out there and let it speak for itself. It's going to succeed or fail based on its own merits and no amount of pre-release trickery is going to help sales. In fact, you could end up hurting yourselves even more if you're not careful.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Defend Against Scratches With the Otterbox Defender For the Galaxy Tab

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 05:30 AM

http://www.mobilityminded.com/12517...MobilityMinded)

"Otterbox is well known for its protective cases for a lot of devices. One of the latest additions to the Defender Series is a Defender case for the Samsung Galaxy Tab. I have used several Otterbox products before and I must admit when my device is protected by a Defender case I don't have to worry it gets damaged or suffers any influences from outside."

Still looking for a case for your awesome Samsung Galaxy Tab? Well, check out this review on the Otterbox Defender. The case fully encloses your Tab (not waterproof though) without blocking the ports and buttons to protect it from bumps, small drops and scratches! Plus, it includes a build in stand for those moments when you want have both hands free for grabbing popcorn while watching a movie on your Tab. Sounds like a pretty sweet case to me!


Saturday, February 26, 2011

8.9 Inch Galaxy Tabs Coming This Summer

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 05:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/23/...model-by-summe/

"Not much detail here kids, but the Korean Yonhap News Agency is reporting that Samsung has an 8.9-inch Android tablet due in the first half of the year."

Just rumors for now, however this could be an interesting development for Tab lovers - the Galaxy tab, in your choice of 2 or 3 sizes. Neat!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Video Including Specs Leaked

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.oled-info.com/samsung-ga...-amoled-display

"We found a "leaked" video announcing the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. The leaked specs include..."

There is a leaked video that is circulating the web starring the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Featured in the video are some specs on the upcoming Tab 2 including, Android 2.3 with possible upgrade to Android 3.0, 3D display, USB port, 64 MB internal memory and more! The speculated better stats would be a nice bump up, but would it be worth it for you to ditch your Tab 1 for a Tab 2?


Friday, January 14, 2011

Sprint Chops the Price of the Galaxy Tab

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 06:00 AM

http://androidandme.com/2011/01/new...99-on-contract/

"Word of a price drop at Best Buy for the Sprint Galaxy Tab leaked out via some images last week, but Sprint has beaten Best Buy to the punch and now list their Galaxy Tab for $299 on contact and $499 without contract."

Let the price drops begin! With all the new Android tablets announced at CES I was expecting prices on the Galaxy Tab to drop but this is a really big drop happening sooner than I expected. With a $200 price drop, a great size (at least for me), reasonable resolution for the size at 1024x600, and a Hummingbird CPU that probably has the best mobile GPU other than the Tegra 2 that's a great deal in my book! It may not be upgradable to Honeycomb but at least it does have Froyo now. While I wouldn't want an oversize iPhone and over-sized Android device could be very useful thanks to good multitasking, good notifications, and widgets. Is $200 enough of a price drop for you to buy one?


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Surf The Galaxy Tab at LTE Speed!

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 04:00 PM

http://androinica.com/2011/01/06/ve...-better-camera/

"With the Galaxy Tab only being on carrier’s shelves for a couple of months now, not too many expected the device to be iterated. But it looks like Verizon is getting the “most powerful” of all the Galaxy Tabs with an upgraded LTE version."

I keep hearing news about dual-core ARM processors. The RIM Playbook is supposed to feature one. The same with the iPad2. It comes as no surprise then that the single-core models would try and make the most out of what they have. A 20% faster clock speed is not too shabby. For a lot of the current apps out there though, I have to wonder just how much of a difference that makes. Web browsing is sure to be faster, but will Angry Birds be any more phenomenal with 2 more fps? Will Voice Search be more compelling if it is .2 seconds faster in recognizing your voice? Can you think of a reason the Galaxy Tab benefits from being just a bit faster?


Friday, December 10, 2010

Sneak Peek At Viewsonic's G Tablet and Tegra 2

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 03:00 PM

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4054/...ormance-preview

"The slate computing market is about to explode, with a literal flood of new tablets releasing over the coming months. Many of them will be Android based, running Nvidia's Tegra 2 SoC."

Here's a preview of Viewsonic's new G Tablet and the performance of Tegra 2. The tablet boasts a 10 inch WSVGA screen, Tegra 2 SoC and Android 2.2. Also included along with the preview is a comparison with the Galaxy Tab. Take a look and let us know which one you would be more interested in!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Million Galaxies Among Us

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 12:00 PM

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/12...0-estimates-50/

"Samsung said it had moved one million Galaxy Tabs less than two months after launch and less than a month after its U.S. launch on T-Mobile on November 10."

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is on the fast track to becoming a household name. Samsung has reported that it has sold over one million Tabs and projects it will sell over 1.5 million by the end of the year. Not too bad for a device that has been on sale for less than 2 months!


Monday, November 29, 2010

When is an iPad not an iPad?

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.daniweb.com/reviews/review327951.html

"The iPad, without doubt, energized a genre by pretty much redefining it. Of course, that energy is boosted by competition and nowhere is this stronger than the small army of Android-powered tablets that are now available for the seasonal shopper."

If anyone mentions the word tablet these days, most people will immediately think iPad. Slate tablets have definitely been around a long time, but the recent generation of tablets are unlike anything we have seen. While the iPad continues to dominate, there are many competitors which might be worth your consideration. Based on the reviews and comments from Daniweb, there seems to be many limitations to the current crop of Android tablets, and it may be best to wait for them to start supporting to newer Android OS versions which are much more tablet friendly. These tablets also seem to be lacking support for the Android Market, which pretty much means that that lovely tablet you just bought is likely to offer very little in terms of what you can do with it. If you must go Android though, the Froyo tablets are your best bet as they will give you as close to a full Internet experience as can be had. Otherwise, look towards the Fruit for your tablet needs.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab On AT&T, Bell and Rogers Also Has Phone Abilities

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 01:00 PM

http://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...ad.php?t=847273

The Samsung Galaxy Tab now has the capability to send and receive phone calls on, not only T-Mobile, but on AT&T, Bell and Rogers as well. The phone feature is available after you follow the instructions and flash your device. But remember, the possibility to brick your Tab does exist. So proceed at your own risk!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab Reviewed

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 06:00 PM

http://www.laptopmag.com/review/tab...x#axzz15mXHtYCi

"Samsung's Galaxy Tab is fast becoming the main competitor to the iPad. With its hi-res 7-inch screen, a more travel-friendly design, and access to the Android Market, the Tab strikes a strong balance between a large smart phone and Apple's larger tablet."

Wondering if the Samsung Galaxy Tab is the tablet for you? Take a look at this review to help you make up your mind.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab Available November 14th At Sprint

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 06:30 AM

http://sprint.com/

Samsung Galaxy Tab from Sprint will be available beginning Sunday, Nov. 14, through select Sprint Stores, Business Sales, Web sales and telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1. It will cost $399.99...

The Samsung Galaxy Tab will be available through Sprint starting November 14th! The cost will be $399.99 for the device with a choice of either a $29.99 or $59.99 per month data plan. To get more details, read more!

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Good News! Galaxy Tab Coming to Rogers and Bell in Canada!

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 08:00 PM

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/...0/16/c2693.html

"Samsung Mobile Canada, the leading mobile phone brand in Canada, today announces the upcoming Canadian availability of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung's first mobile tablet device. Representing a new category in mobile products for Samsung, the Tab is scheduled for Canadian release in the coming months. Powered by Android Operating System 2.2, and leveraging the fastest and most reliable HSPA networks, the Galaxy Tab brings together all of Samsung's leading innovations to provide users with more capabilities while on the move. Consumers are able to experience PC-like web-browsing and enjoy all forms of multimedia content on the perfectly sized 7-inch display, wherever they go. Moreover, users can continuously communicate via e-mail and SMS/MMS or social network with the optimized user interface."

Looks as if the Galaxy Tab will be able from Rogers and Bell in Canada! No confirmed date for release yet, but it should be soon!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab Coming to Sprint This Fall

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 05:00 PM

http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_...article_id=1636

"Sprint (NYSE: S) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States1, today announced the upcoming arrival of Samsung Galaxy TabTM to the Sprint 3G network this fall. This new tablet combines the popular Android platform and award-winning data features of the Samsung Galaxy S lineup of mobile devices with the reliability and value of Sprint and access to the Sprint 3G network. Samsung Galaxy Tab weighs less than a pound and features a brilliant 7-inch Enhanced TFT touchscreen display, Android 2.2, a 1GHz Hummingbird Application processor, supporting 3D graphics and smooth Web browsing, as well as dual cameras for video chat on-the-go. It offers two fast and easy ways to enter text onto the tablet - a virtual keyboard and SWYPE technology, which allows users to input text faster and more intuitively with one continuous finger motion across the virtual keyboard."

Well folks, looks like it's official for at least one carrier - Sprint will be carrying the Samsung Galaxy Tab this fall. No word on a firm release date or pricing, and sadly it'll only be 3G, not taking advantage of Sprint's 4G technology. 3 MP camera on the back, 1.5 MP on the front (3?!? Why can't we get at least 5?)


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