Samsung on Friday unveiled the latest addition to the Galaxy tablet family, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.
The new slate is an update to the tablet that started it all for Samsung, and it features a 7-inch 1,024 x 600-pixel display, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, dual cameras, embedded HSPA+ and Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
”Samsung pioneered the seven-inch tablet market with the launch of the GALAXY Tab, marking an innovation milestone in the mobile industry,” Samsung’s mobile boss JK Shin said in a statement. “Building on the success of the GALAXY Tab, we’re now delighted to introduce the More >
Consumer Reports has a pretty spotty history when it comes to backing Apple products (the iPhone 4 “death grip” issue should ring a bell here), but the long time consumer advocate publication isn’t reserved in the slightest when it comes to propping up Apple’s second generation iPad as the overall best tablet computer on the market today. Just recently, Consumer Reports wrote; “After almost a year in which the Apple iPad has been virtually the only game in town in tablet computers some serious competitors are finally hitting the market. Yet in Consumer Reports latest test results of the 10 More >
The iPad 2 was only announced two days ago, but already it has the competition rethinking their devices. Samsung says it will have to make improvements to its upcoming tablets after seeing Apple unveil the iPad 2 this week, according to yonhapnews.
Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile division, said that Apple has presented new challenges for the South Korean company with a thinner mobile gadget that is priced the same as its predecessor.
Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab 10.1 at Mobile World Congress just last month. The Honeycomb tablet was one of the most hyped More >
The buzz from CES 2011 hasn’t even died down yet and Samsung is already big promises. For MWC 2011 next month the company has promised smartphones but more surprisingly, new Galaxy Tab tablet models. The Korea Herald is reporting that the new handsets will have dual-core processors, run Android 2.3 Gingerbread and pack the same Super AMOLED Plus displays as the one on Verizon’s new Samsung 4G smartphone at CES.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the new slates are also going to be making an appearance at the Barcelona show in February. With Samsung also promising varying models of the More >
When Samsung first introduced their Galaxy Tab, the tablet was supposed to save Android fans from the iPad. The company promised that a Wi-Fi only version would eventually be coming out for those who did not want to pay for another data plan. Today, Samsung finally announced that it will be coming to the US in the first quarter of 2011. As of right now, no dates have been given for international releases, but since this is a Wi-Fi only version, it should be easy to ship it over from the US for international use.
It will hold 16GB of internal storage and will also include a microSD slot for More >
Honeycomb, Google’s new Android tablet OS will be requiring a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor to be run correctly say Bobby Cha, the managing director of Korean consumer electronics firm Enspert. Unfortunately, this means that existing Android run tablets can’t upgrade to Honeycomb because they lack the processing strength to meet the required specs. Manufacturers are stating that they’ll be moving to the new processor architecture for 2011 but as it stands now, Nvidia’s Tegra 2 platform is the only chipset on the market that includes a Cortex-A9. Some people are also saying that a 1280 x More >
With being just a few days into 2011, Samsung is already reminiscing the big year they had in 2010. Between sales of its Galaxy S smartphone and the Galaxy Tab Android tablet alone, Samsung’s mobile division ended up experiencing quite some success and the company finished strong. With just two weeks left in 2010, Samsung announced that it had sold 9.3 million Galaxy S smartphones globally. Recently, the South Korean giant reportedly confirms that it surpassed its goal of 10 million units sold in 2010. Selling 700,000 units in two weeks is a pretty huge feat, especially considering that one More >
Recenly approved by the FCC, the WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab, also tipped as incoming in Best Buy’s November “Mobile Buyer’s Guide”, has been delayed. According to an internal pullback notice reported by Jeff Jarvis, the retailer is blaming “manufacturer delay” for the WiFi-only Galaxy Tab not arriving this month, leaving only carrier-supported 3G models on offer.
The nature of the delay itself is unclear, though there has been speculation from analysts that Samsung had been forced to “dramatically revise” Galaxy Tab production in the face of underwhelming market demand. Nonetheless, the More >
Originally slated for released in October/November as per the rumors after the NYC event, Samsung Galaxy Tab finally get’s an official release date and a price. The official press release confirms both the date and the price: $399 on a 2-year contract with a 2GB $29.99 or 5GB $59.99 plans. Preorder are available as well.
Samsung is also offering access to the “Media Hub” – at launch it will only be available with T-Mobile and Sprint, but is rumored to get to AT&T and Verizon soon.
The Media Hub gives you access to your favorite movies and TV shows. Movies will be available to rent on-demand More >
As promised, Samsung held their event in New York City and they announced that their new popular Galaxy Tab will be hitting all four major carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon) sometime during October or November. Unfortunately, the company has decided to let the exact release dates be determined by the carriers. Something to keep in mind though is that the tablet won’t have 4G capability on Sprint’s network and will be limited to 3G and Wi-Fi.
Pricing is a similar story as well, carriers get to decide. However, Samsung did announce that the keyboard dock for the Tab (the one that More >