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Old 09-04-2010, 01:06 PM   #16
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Apparently, the prices are not confirmed by Samsung until release (mid Oct.).
Austrian Newspapers quoted €699 /€799, but chances are, these are assumtions too.
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:21 AM   #17
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The price is higher, because the Super AMOLED screen is pricier. It is really the best phone screen I've seen, IMO -- the contrast is just amazing.

For me, though, it's a no go" I already find the screen size of my Kindle DX and iPad too small for PDFs, and 7 is closer to my Kindle 2, which I almost never use anymore.
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:26 AM   #18
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The Galaxy Tab will not have a Super-AMOLED screen, not even an AMOLED one.
http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/06/s...ab-with-super/
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:15 AM   #19
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I assume it will also run the Kindle for Android ap... once/if that is released.
The Kindle app is available for Android - it was actually preinstalled on my Vibrant, and was updated from the market from the version that ships on the phone. It's the first thing that turns up on a Market search for Kindle.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:30 PM   #20
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I assume it will also run the Kindle for Android ap... once/if that is released.
It was released a couple of months ago.
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:40 AM   #21
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Hmmm... What's the opposite of love? Oh yeah, I hate the price of this thing. Archos has a good idea. If I need wifi, just let me tether to my phone.
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Let's not forget that iPad was widely touted as being in the $800-1000 range by a whole host of 'experts' analysts and pundits before it was launched with the $499 bombshell in April. I'm sure Samsung will price Galaxy at a level they think it will sell best at, though I do find it telling that just a few short weeks away from launch and they haven't confirmed prices yet - if they were bringing this to market for significantly less than the iPad I think they'd be shouting it from the rooftops, and whilst I'm sure a well-specced 7" tablet from a reputable supplier that isn't Apple will do well, it does need to be priced appropriately.

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Archos's $300 dollar is better than $500. But with Apple you'll get more support. I already know Archos won't be able to update to Android 3.0. Sad state of affairs. And I feel like the dupe who will try and get one day one anyways.
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Archos's $300 dollar is better than $500. But with Apple you'll get more support. I already know Archos won't be able to update to Android 3.0. Sad state of affairs. And I feel like the dupe who will try and get one day one anyways.
If the device has good specs and cheap it will get custom mods, hacks and updates its open source OS even if Archos's don't upgrade someone else will.
Although I would wait for Gingerbread to be released before I buy any tablet.
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If the device has good specs and cheap it will get custom mods, hacks and updates its open source OS even if Archos's don't upgrade someone else will.
Although I would wait for Gingerbread to be released before I buy any tablet.
Yeah the more I think about it, Archos 101 seems ok, but Gingerbread might be something to wait for. But now I'm so worked up for wanting a tablet.
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The Galaxy Tab will not have a Super-AMOLED screen, not even an AMOLED one.
http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/06/s...ab-with-super/
Ah, well...

Without the Super AMOLED screen, the Samsung Tab better be under $400 if it is to sell at all and under $300 if it is to sell in any substantial numbers. The 7" field is already getting crowded and I personally fail to see the appeal -- too big to be pocketable, too small to be really useful as a tablet.
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A 7 inch tab is the same overall size as your 6 inch kindle and hence the same size that %90+ of users seem to think is the best form factor for an ereader. I have an apad android tablet - a cruddy screen etc but in terms of size it gives a good idea of how convenient a quality tab this size would be. It can be held easily in 1 hand and offers a great sofa web browsing experience or short period reader
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Good they heard the complains now are going to come out with a wifi only ver as well
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