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Old 09-02-2010, 06:13 AM   #1
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Samsung Galaxy Tablet

Just saw this:

Samsung on Thursday introduced its Galaxy Tab, a 7-inch tablet PC powered by Google's Android 2.2 "Froyo" operating system.

Amazingly, this powerful tablet is also a phone - although it's a huge one. In its press release, Samsung said "the Samsung Galaxy Tab turns out to be a perfect speakerphone on the desk, or a mobile phone on the move via Bluetooth headset." Clearly, you're not supposed to hold this thing up to your head.

....See here for the rest:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2368617,00.asp


more here:
http://androidcommunity.com/tag/samsung-galaxy-tab

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Old 09-02-2010, 08:26 AM   #2
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Engadget had some coverage with some video of the device in action. They show the Kobo reader running on it. I assume it will also run the Kindle for Android ap... once/if that is released.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/02/s...%28Engadget%29

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Old 09-02-2010, 08:45 AM   #3
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no usb port ?
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:34 AM   #4
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no usb port ?
The Engadget article says that it has a USB port and an HDMI port, among other kinds of ports for docking.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:22 AM   #5
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no usb port ?
Seems a bit weird it says:

"There's a 30-pin dock connector on the bottom that allows for HDMI, USB, and docking accessories (a car dock at least is planned)"

so it sound like it must be docked to allow usb connectivity.....seems a bit wrong to me...
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Seems a bit weird it says:

"There's a 30-pin dock connector on the bottom that allows for HDMI, USB, and docking accessories (a car dock at least is planned)"

so it sound like it must be docked to allow usb connectivity.....seems a bit wrong to me...

I just noticed the 30-pin connector, there was nothing else in what I read that allowed me to think a usb connection was possible, but now you've suggested a dock - that makes more sense - would the dock be included or would that be an added accessory ?
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Sounds like Samsung may be trying to standardize on a smart connector for their devices, similar to Apple's. Gives them a nice way to control/license accessories.

I can't tell from the writeups-is Samsung only selling this thru carriers for now?

edit: Ok, Expansys has it listed:
http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=201135
£679.99 for 16GB

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Old 09-02-2010, 09:30 PM   #8
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WTF no wifi only and expensive compared to IPad. Don't they get that one of their main
competitive advantage is going to be price.
Most people that didn't buy an Ipad think it costs too much and are waiting for someone to build a cheaper device.
And I already signed for a galaxy s android phone contract now why would I want to sign another contract when I could just use wireless tethering in my android phone
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:01 PM   #9
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Where did you get the idea it doesn't have WiFi?
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:16 PM   #10
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Where did you get the idea it doesn't have WiFi?
If has WiFi and 3G, but no "WiFi only" model. This may be an Android Market issue, there isn't currently an Android tablet app store and a device may have to include 3G to be allowed access to the Market.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:36 PM   #11
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Oh I see wifi ONLY model.
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:42 AM   #12
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any way samsung have already botched up android in their phones I am not sure
I would be buying a first gen device again
It's annoying to have the best hardware and OS crippled by an idiotic choice of filesystem
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:32 AM   #13
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I'm just glad to see Android tablets coming out regardless of price or features...both will evolve with the market...
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WOW!! 680 Pounds! Spendy lil buggah. Especially on the heels of Archos' and Velocity Micro's announcements for 7" capacitive screen tablets for 1/3 the price, albeit no 3G. But then a cellular data plan just runs the price up even more.

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