- Consume news via the web
- Social networking
- Play flash games
- Write papers for school
- Watch videos on YouTube
- Listen to music
- Webcam with friends
- Instant message
- Read and reply to emails
- Get directions via Google Maps
Those are ten common uses on laptops and netbooks today. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab will not only have to be able to do all of those, but will need to perform them excellently. Let me go through them one at a time. Read More
From the picture above we can see that the Galaxy Tab is half the size of the iPad and three times the size of the Galaxy S. One funny thing to note about the iPad is that it is Jailbroken.
I posted the video after the break. It has yet to load for me, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t give it a go! Let me know your opinions in the comments. Read More
Most techies have heard the news of the AMOLED shortage. The Nexus One, along with several other phones, has been forced to switch to SLCD screens. Will this scarcity affect the price of the Galaxy Tab devices?
No and here is why. Samsung has over 90% market share of AMOLED and Super AMOLED, which means they are basically the sole manufacturer of the treasured displays. They stopped selling the screens to other companies because they needed them for their incredibly popular Galaxy S phones.
Samsung’s Galaxy S phones are the same price as many other high end smart phones that do not use AMOLED screens. I believe that the Galaxy Tab will follow this trend and cost no more than Apple’s iPad.
What do you think? Am I way off base?
|Screen Size||7 inches||9.4 inches|
|Screen Technology||Super AMOLED||IPS LCD|
|Resolution||480 x 800 or 1024 x 600||1024 x 768|
|Rear Camera||3.1 MP||No|
|Front Camera||320 x 240||No|
|Processor||1GHz Hummingbird or 1.2GHz A8||1GHz A4 Chip|
|Weight||370 grams||680 grams|
|Memory||16GB onboard + microSD support||16GB, 32GB, or 64GB|
|Operating System||Android 2.2 Froyo w/TouchWiz UI||iOS 3.2|
Is there a clear winner in your book yet? The only thing about the Galaxy Tab that is worrisome is the possibility of the 480×800 screen resolution. I’m sure the vibrant, low-power Super AMOLED screen will make up for it though.
Today Samsung launched a teaser trailer for the upcoming Galaxy Tab. There were rumors before of it being called the Galaxy Tape, but I guess those can be squashed.
The trailer is only 20 seconds long but sheds light on some key features.
- TouchWiz UI Confirmed
- Split Screen Email View – Much like what is seen on Apple’s iPad
- Swype Pre-installed
- Wicked Calendar UI
- Samsung’s All Share
- Augmented Reality
- HD Movie Play
- Flash Support
- Video Calling – Pretty much confirms front camera
- Full Web Browsing – Clearly
- Looks like there could be a LED flash on back camera
- Touch sensitive Menu, Home, Back, and Search buttons
- Portable 7″ Screen – The show a hand gripping the width of it
- September 2, 2010 in Berlin, Germany – Announcement date and place
Confirmations are never a bad thing. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is no longer just a rumor and has officially been confirmed. There is no word on official specs yet, but that should change pretty soon since Q3 is July – September and it is already August.
“I can also say that we are planning to launch a tablet computer, named Galaxy Tab, no later than in the third quarter of this year.”
- J.K. Shin, President of Mobile Communications Division at Samsung