Samsung Galaxy Tab - Verizon's First Mobile Tablet!

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    Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America yesterday announced the 7-inch, Android powered Galaxy Tab tablet will be coming to the Verizon network in coming weeks. Apart from Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tab will also be launched on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile networks.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab marks the entry of Verizon in the keenly contested tablet market segment. The Galaxy Tab has been touted to be a “game changer” and an “iPad Killer” as it claims to redefine the mobile multimedia experience with full support for Adobe Flash 10.1. It has a stunning 7-Inch Touch Screen Display, 1 GHz Processor, Front and Rear-Facing Cameras, and will launch with Android 2.2. A Wi-Fi only version of Samsung Galaxy Tab is expected to be available later this year.

    Key features and specifications:

    • 7-inch touchscreen Enhanced TFT display with WSVGA resolution – Offers brighter colors and clearer pictures, delivers 1024 x 600 resolution whether watching a movie or reading a book
    • Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor – Produces responsive UI performance, and HD-like playback ability for multimedia content
    • Android 2.2 platform – With support for Google Mobile Services including Gmail, YouTube™, Google Talk, Google Voice and access to Android Market™, which provides access to the more than 80,000 applications
    • Full HTML Web browsing capabilities
    • Full support for Adobe Flash 10.1 – Provides exceptional Web browsing, gaming and video experience
    • Six-axis motion sensor and accelerometer – Provides a smooth, fluid gaming and viewing experience when the device is tilted up or down or panning the phone to the left or right
    • Users’ e-mail, calendar and contacts will rotate from portrait to landscape and open as a split-screen to create a PC or laptop viewing experience
    • Most Android Market applications will open in full screen and non-scalable Android Market applications will be framed and centered on the Galaxy Tab screen at 800 x 400 resolution
    • Rear-facing 3MP camera and camcorder – Features AutoFocus captures DVD quality video
    • Video Chat – Wi-Fi® only
    • Front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder – Enables video chat with other people who have video conferencing capabilities (applications available on Android Market)
    • Corporate Email – Supports Android 2.2 Exchange ActiveSync e-mail to synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from office e-mail accounts
    • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard Featuring Swype Technology – Input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard
    • Stereo Bluetooth® Technology – Support for the following profiles: serial port, advanced audio distribution, audio/visual remote control, object push for vCard, basic printing, generic audio/video distribution, audio/visual distribution, audio/visual control transport protocol
    • Full suite of messaging options – Text, picture, video and voice messaging; corporate and personal e-mail accounts supported
    • Music and video players with enhanced catalog browsing user interface
    • Wi-Fi Connectivity (802.11 b/g/n) and 3G Mobile Hotspot support
    • Built-in 2GB internal memory with 16GB pre-installed microSD™ expandable to 32GB • 4,000 mAh Battery – Provides ample power to watch movies, share content and surf the Web for hours
    • Ultra thin and weighing less than a pound – For users who don’t want to be weighed down by adding a mobile tablet to their pocket or purse

    Is the tablet market large enough to fit a Galaxy? Verizon Wireless and Samsung definitely think so. Check out the full press release here: Samsung Galaxy Tab - Verizon
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    I'm so tempted to get one, but I've been burned by first-gen technology in the past. I think I'll wait for a tablet with Honeycomb on it and more time for tablet-devs to make/convert their apps.
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    Nice but.. meh. I am waiting for a nice Tegra 2 250 based tablet w/ wifi only.
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    Nice to see a "choice"! Looks swell. Not sure if a tab/pad is even right for me or something I would really want.
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    I'm interested but it has to be WiFi only. Samsung said that's coming but I'd need to see the price since it wouldn't be subsidized by a carrier. I'm also debating 7" or 10" size.

    This device would be purely a home thing for me.....keep it in the living room...watching TV and want to check email, browse the web, play some Angry Birds (LOL).....and just need WiFi for that.
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    The screen at 7 inch - 1024 x 600 is perfect for a tablet in my mind. I'm wondering about the cost for the WiFi model though. I think it was reported that the 3G one would be $699 w/o a contract. Based on the iPad difference, the WiFi model might be between $500 and $600. I think I'd have to wait for the price to drop if that is the case.

    I also wonder if the battery is a replaceable one. That's a lot of money for me to spend and throw away if the battery goes.
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    OK, it's looking good, but I still don't like the whole "tablet on contract" idea.

    Then there is the 2GB of storage. I mean, I thought this one was coming with 8GB or something along those lines. Althought you can add a MicroSD card, so that's good.

    I really like the idea of tablets, as I am a fan of Star Trek: TNG and all they used in that show were pads/tablets... for almost EVERYTHING. So this has been a long time coming for me. But on contract, adding to my already kinda high VZW bill is turning me off.
    Guess I am gonna be waiting for Archos' 7" and 10" tablets next month.
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    Although I think tablets are sweet I think next 6 months are going to see alot better ones then this I will wait for something worth spending $600 on
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    There is a 16 gb sd card preinstalled...

    Sent from my Droid
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    Yep, $699 announced yesterday:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-news/81193-samsung-galaxy-tab-available-pre-order.html

    Gave me sticker shock and that's putting it mildly. But the consensus on the thread is that's the "early adopter" price. If so, I think $400-$500 for the WiFi model is a little more...reasonable. :) *fingers crossed*

    -Matt
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    I may get this once I have the money... I wonder if this can be my Droid1 replacement >_>
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    The big question is: Did they ban Google search from the Device? I think they did....
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    You would certainly get noticed using it as a phone at the mall. :)
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    I'd like to see someone put that in his pocket!!
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    Ah, not that I did not know.
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