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Enjoy a rich, brilliant viewing experience wherever you roam with the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab mobile tablet–a powerful, entertainment device ideal for home or on the go. Weighing just 1 pound, it features a vibrant 7-inch touchscreen display with 3D-like graphics, speedy 1 GHz processor, and the Android 2.2 operating system–all in a sleek and compact form factor.
The exceptional 7-inch screen is designed for reading books and magazines, watching movies, playing games, and more (see larger image).
With integrated Google technology, the Galaxy Tab brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, Gtalk, YouTube, Picasa, and contacts/calendar synchronization. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
The Galaxy Tab offers full support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for accessing Flash-enabled websites, watching video and playing games, and with built-in support for ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi, the Galaxy Tab's portable screen is ideal for watching the latest movies and entertainment.
It's outfitted with a rear-facing camera for photo capture and sharing as well as a front-facing camera for video chat using the pre-loaded Qik voice and video app. The Galaxy Tab is also pre-loaded with the Kindle for Android app for reading your Kindle books on the go, Slacker Radio for listening to free, streaming personalized radio, and the Asphalt 5 HD driving game (learn more about these apps below).
Designed to fit in one hand, typing messages or notes is simple and easy with the Galaxy Tab's virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype technology, which allows you to input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard. Other features include Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, microSD memory expansion, HDMI video output (via optional dock), and up to 8 hours of battery power.
Perfectly sized for your hand (see larger image).
Samsung Social Hub
Offering one-stop shopping for all your updates, the Samsung Social Hub all your social networking services, messages, personal and business e-mail, calendars and contacts. It's built around Messaging and Contacts, both of which initiate the sending and receiving of information–whether it is e-mail, instant messaging, social network updates or SMS messages. Additionally, calendar information from portal calendars, such as Google Calendar, and social networking services are displayed together in one calendar with two-way synchronization.
The familiar text messaging experience is enhanced with group messaging and "reply all" functionality for up to 10 contacts, a threaded conversations format, a consolidated inbox, and enhanced multi-media display.
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Key Features Integrated GPS for navigation and location-based services 7-inch multi-touch interface (1024 x 600-pixel resolution) Powered by the Android operating system (version 2.2) with deep integration of Google services, access to thousands of apps via the Android Market, and support for Adobe Flash 10.1. 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor speeds up everything–from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work. Virtual keyboard Swype input system allows you to input text faster and easier by gliding your finger around the keyboard, moving from letter to letter in one continuous motion. The Swype technology then calculates what word you're intending to type (learn more below). Samsung Social Hub provides one stop for all your updates integrates all your social networking services, messages, personal and business e-mail, calendars and contacts. 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash captures still images and video that that can be edited, uploaded, and shared. 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat Multi-format media player compatible with MP3 and AAC music files plus DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, and H.264 video files. Ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go. Next-generation Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity provides faster throughput while minimizing on power requirements. It's compatible with new Bluetooth 3.0-enabled devices as well as backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as headsets and printers. It includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile–enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock. Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab weighs 13.4 ounces and measures 7.48 x 4.74 x 0.47 inches. Its 4000 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 7 hours of battery life. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies.
Pre-loaded Apps on the Samsung Galaxy Tab Kindle for Android: Pre-installed on the Galaxy Tab, the Kindle for Android application lets you shop for hundreds of thousands of books in the Kindle Store, including New York Times Best Sellers and new releases from $9.99. Use Amazon's Whispersync technology to automatically synchronize your last page read, bookmarks, annotations, and more across your various devices — including Kindle, Kindle DX, PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry and Android phones.
Slacker Radio: With millions of songs from thousands of artists, Slacker is the best way to discover new artists and hear your favorite music. Listening to Slacker is as easy as selecting one of over 120 DJ-programmed genre stations or searching for your favorite artist or song. As you listen, you can tell Slacker what you like and don't like with the click of a button. Get the ultimate in music discovery while you listen with detailed artist biographies, in-depth album reviews and more. Upgrade to Slacker Radio Plus for unlimited skips, ad-free listening, complete song lyrics and more for only $3.99/month.
Asphalt 5 HD (Gameloft): Get in, start up and punch it in the fastest cars ever created by some of the most prestigious manufacturers. Everything you've ever dreamed of doing behind the wheel is here in stunning HD graphics that put you right in the driver's seat. Take a ride in over 30 of the fastest, most prestigious cars you've ever dreamed of, from manufacturers like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi and Ducati. Challenge yourself to 8 different racing events including Drift Contest, Cop Chase, Time Attack, Duel Mode, Last Man Standing and Escape
An alternative to the Android virtual keyboard, the Swype virtual keyboard allows you to input text by swiping the finger with one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard. Based on testing, speed and accuracy are equal to or better than the traditional keyboard-tapping method. You can activate the Swype keyboard by pressing and holding in a text field, wait for popup to appear, click Input Method, and then select Swype.
Galaxy tab feels like a conveniently oversized Android phone, and that is a GOOD thing, because of my familiarity with Android phones. The icons look conveniently big now. Unlike Honeycomb, most applications run great because it’s technically a software for phone. Pandora, book reading apps, Pulse, all run great!
I’d actually give it a 4.5 star instead of five, just because of some things:
- Some apps appear to be stretched, so sometimes it’s not that pleasing to the eyes.
- Qik doesn’t work. This defeats the purpose of including it in the first place.
- No video chat for Skype or GTalk. It’s not Samsung’s fault, but maybe they should nudge Google. After all, they do make a Nexus S for them, which also has a front facing camera.
- When connected to a PC, it doesn’t charge. What gives?!
Other than that, I think this is an excellent device. I hope that Samsung would upgrade this to Gingerbread at some point, and change the charging policy.
Do not compare this with an iPad (which I do own). They are completely different in apps and interface. I still don’t understand why people keep comparing the two, and always in search of an ‘iPad Killer’. iPad is a great product in its own merit, and so is Galaxy Tab 7 WiFi. I’d rather that these manufacturers just make products that perform well, instead of trying to kill others.
It does have GPS antenna and it functions well. I did a turn-by-turn navigation yesterday, and it worked perfectly. The trick is, you’d need an internet connection for the map to do navigation. I used a phone WiFi hotspot.
The internal memory is 16 gB, and the RAM is 512. It does not come with a Micro SD card but it does have the slot. So if you want to add the storage, you would have to buy your own and put it into the Micro SD slot.
I have not tried bluetooth yet. I might try that today.
-you can watch HD video in original format (divx, xvid, mkv, etc) without conversion.
-wifi-only version has GPS (unlike iPad). I installed MapDroyd(lets you download maps) for off-line navigation
-full support of Flash (so far, no issues accessing flash sites that I usually visit)
-SD card slot (for up to 32GB)
-comes with ThinkFree office (you can read .doc .pdf, and etc)
-you have choice of 3 app stores (Google Market, Amazon app store, Samsung app store) Samsung app for u.s. version has only few apps now, but hope it grows bigger
-portable size – you can hold with one hand, and it goes into your pocket
-you can connect to any pc to transfer the files (movies, musics, docs, etc) unlike iPad which requires iTunes.
-Reader’s Hub is missing somehow.
-Proprietary connector instead of mini or micro USB
-most of the apps I installed work fine with the resolution, but a few apps are displayed smaller in the center (for example: Engadget app)
So far, I’m very happy with the purchase. I own iPad too, but recently I haven’t really used iPad because this tablet. I wish I get gingerbread upgrade for Galaxy Tab soon.
I’m mainly going to read books and surf the Internet. It does this flawlessly. The display is bright and clear. It is also highly responsive to touch (on par with Apple’s products). This is so important. I realized this awhile ago when I purchased a Cruz tablet. It was a chore to navigate the device because the touchscreen was not very good.
I bought the Galaxy Tab WiFi because of the 7″ form factor. I think it’s great for reading and surfing the web. I’ve been reading a book with the Kindle app over the past day and it works beautifully. It’s not tiring at all to hold the Tab and the text is crystal clear. And jumping on the web is a breeze. The processor has no problem quickly moving from page to page, pulling up photos and graphics with ease. And I haven’t brought it out of the house yet, but I will. It’s perfectly sized for travel.
There is still a ton of stuff I can do with the Tab that I haven’t tried yet. I’m new to the world of Android (I sent the Cruz tablet back after a day) so I’m still getting my feet wet. It really is a fun product with plenty of entertainment value. It is definitely worth the money. It may be a bit more than some of the other 7″ WiFi tablets, but it is a high quality product with a solid build.
I’ve mainly used Apple products up until now. I have an iPhone and have had an iPod Touch. Both are wonderful devices. I used those in conjunction with my Kindle for the majority of my reading over the past few years. I’m transitioning away from Apple, though. They’re threatening to force Kindle sales to go thru iTunes if you buy a book while in your Kindle app on your Apple device. Apple would then get a cut of the sale. There are all kind of potential repercussions to this new policy (Higher prices, Kindle app being removed from Apple devices, etc). As a supporter of Amazon and huge Kindle lover, I’m not going to be part of that. It made buying the Galaxy Tab WiFi an even better idea for me.
The Syncing to computer and my smartphone was a little bit of a challenge. Sure..Sure if i had first read the instructions this just might not have been an issue but since I didn’t I was able to work through it and get both paired and syncing. Took about 10 minutes to figure each out.
The CPU is truly fast. Pages load quickly and the pinch/zoom is fantastic. Setting up all your accounts takes minutes. I read in the forum the screen shuts off after a few seconds But-again…IF you first just go to settings and select your preferences then most of the problems go away because ..yes…wait for it…..because you control your taste and settings. Life is down right snappy.
The cameras are functional but you wouldn’t want to take those Sunday best photos. QIK..which is a video chat icon is installed but as of yet there is no video chat icon. When you click on the icon it tells you the update will be coming soon to a theater…oops..lost myself , it will be coming soon. SAMSUNG-AMAZON…it better be because it’s advertised as so.
Virtual keyboard is really impressive and responsive. The voice search works well and had few errors. I downloaded Amazonapp store and use the ANDROID Market icon to shop for apps. Huge selections on both and so many free I wanted to cry. I’ve read some say the apps are small on the screen. I’ve yet to download one that is smaller. All are clear, sharp and responsive to my touch. Much more enjoyable on this 7inch screen then my smartphone 4.3 inch.
Reading books from the kindle app after syncing all my books for free is a pleasure. You of course can choose whatever reader app you want. My personal choice is still to use my kindle as it still seems lighter but the point, yes there is one, is that you can read any book on this tablet as if you had your paperback with you, minus the destruction of zillions..and yes..zillions is a word-of trees.
I synced all my photos, music and videos from my computer onto the tablet via usb. The internal storage is 16gb…and i purchased a 16 gb card. Even after 400 songs, 5 videos and too many photos to count….the internal storage had 8gb left. I then went into settings, applications and moved the songs over to the sd card and still have about 20gbs left for internal and sd card. Mind you this too is after I download over 30 apps and switched what i could of these onto the sdcard.
So here is the windup….in a perfect world the Video Chat will be actually installed. The instructions would be clearer and the cameras updated. Using bluetooth would be easier if explained better.
Viewing utube, movies and clips online from any site is near-perfect. No sputters and stops. The screen is crystal clear and sharp. You have a great portable, lightweight computer, WIFI system,ebook reader, music and radio player, camera and recorder plus a long lasting battery. I used the navigation system but found my smartphone was a better choice for me. It works well and I refuse to pay $50 for a holder just to use it in the car.
The tablet is well made and solid. Buttons are places within easy reach. I bought a sdcard, fitting protection case, a device I can put the tablet on so I don’t have to hold it and a good screen protector. End of my expenses. I hope this helps. I absolutely love this tablet and would recommend it to anyone. Great item! Great price!