Samsung Galaxy Tab: Another Awesome Android Tablet Unveiled!
September 2, 2010 marks a historical day in the technology world as Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd announced the launch of their very first tablet device, Samsung GALAXY tab (Model: GT-p1000). The announcement was made at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany and San Diego, California.
The advent of the Samsung GALAXY tab, represents a new range of mobile products for the Korean technology manufacturer giant. According to JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics the company recognizes the new and emerging consumer demand and Samsung aims to satisfy it. “Samsung recognizes the tremendous growth potential in this newly created market and we believe that the Samsung GALAXY Tab brings a unique and open proposition to the market,” he said during the press launch.
“The Samsung GALAXY Tab is pushing the market in new direction.” he added.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab is designed to allow consumers to experience PC-like web-browsing while on the move. Consumers are also able to access all forms of multimedia content on the perfectly sized 7 inch display. In layman’s term, Samsung GALAXY Tab is the rival of Apple’s iPAD.
So how does the Samsung GALAXY Tab fare against Apple’s IPAD as one might ask:
Samsung GALAXY Tab’s striking 7″ TFT-LCD display and 380g weight allows one-handed operation for users. Compare to the Apple’s iPAD, this tablet is more portable and pocketable compared to the bulkier iPad.
Another advantage Samsung GALAXY Tab has over Steve Job’s latest toy is that the tablet’s Android 2.2 OS proves to be more cutting-edge in terms of specs and function. GALAXY Tab also has 1024×600 WSVGA screen, making Apple’s iPad second best in terms of pixel density (PPI)
Another winning factor for the GALAXY Tab is its 3MP camera. While consumers deemed it is a bit under the standard, nobody can complain as the iPad doesn’t even have a camera.
So far, the Samsung GALAXY Tab seemed better that the iPad but then it is really up to consumers to decided for themselves since each individual has different needs that may only be met by certain tablets.
Here is a more comprehensive review of the Samsung GALAXY Tab:
Samsung GALAXY Tab boasts its 7-inch TFT display, which delivers an excellent screen quality for watching films, viewing pictures, e-reading or sharing documents. In design, the tablet’s .84 pounds (380g) and the svelte dimensions makes it really portable and easy to grip and use.
Running under Android 2.2, the GALAXY Tab offers consumers access to various softwares and applications from the Android Market: The unique e-reading application or the ‘Readers Hub’ offers a quick access to a vast digital library, the latest ‘Media Hub’, which supports a wide range of multimedia formats (DivX,Xvid, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, and more) a total entertainment paradise, and the ‘Music Hub’, a gateway to a world of music tunes. The Samsung GALAXY Tab also support the latest Adobe Flash Player 10.1
Powered by Cortex A8 1.0GHz application processor, the tablet promises high performance mobile experience. With its 3G HSPA connectivity, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 3.0, this latest gem in the market definitely raises the bar up in terms of mobile communication experience. The Samsung GALAXY tab is perfect for video conferencing, push email, voice telephony as this tablet possesses a superb technological base.
The front-facing camera is a heaven sent for those who uses face-to-face video telephony over 3G. It’s rear-facing camera functions like the typical mobile camera but at a higher resolution and more effecient way.
The table comes with 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage variant and 32 GB MicroSD expansion.