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etuoyo 2010-08-24 18:13

The Epic Android Thread
 
http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/24/s...-teaser-video/

Can someone hurry up and release a meego tablet.

I like the look of 7 inches. Thought it was going to be too big but looks ideal for web browsing lying down in bed.

Capt'n Corrupt 2010-08-24 19:01

Re: Samsung Galaxy Tab Teaser Video
 
One word: AWESOME.

This looks like great hardware any way that you slice it. While many of the android tablets look mediocre (at best), this one looks like an incredibly solid offering! I'm looking forward to it, and will be paying attention for September 2nd unveiling.

I'm interested in a MeeGo tablet as well, but I think I'm going to stick with a notebook and Ubuntu for productivity. Having a convenient pick-up-and-use android tablet is sounding very nice (especially if I can root and install debian for a robust CLI), with a bevy of apps/games to choose from.

Of course, my mind isn't made up just yet, and will wait to hear the reviews.

Capt'n Corrupt 2010-08-24 19:37

Re: Samsung Galaxy Tab Teaser Video
 
PSX4Droid + Samsung Galaxy Tab = FUN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1lfZ...eature=related (galaxy s)

Wow! If I can use my BT headset with a sip client, I'm sold.

Perfect ebook reader, casual surfing device, casual gaming unit. 7" seems perfect.

danramos 2010-08-25 06:01

Re: Samsung Galaxy Tab Teaser Video
 
Agreed. :)

gerbick 2010-08-25 06:12

Re: Samsung Galaxy Tab Teaser Video
 
I'm about to go two up on the Samsung Galaxy S line. This... looks... awesome.

Capt'n Corrupt 2010-08-26 02:51

Re: Samsung Galaxy Tab Teaser Video
 
I'm honestly surprised that there is not more chatter around this device. Generally in this forum, I find there's either an 'I love it' or 'it sucks next to the n900 because <insert reason>'.

Perhaps this is a device that is so envied, that nobody can justify a valid complaint against it? But as it's not Nokia, can it be that it's similarly not gushed about? Am I poking the hornet's nest?

Right now, a prepaid service in my area offers $7 for 125mb data (lasts one week). This translates to roughly 4-5 hours of SIP talk time (GSM single channel), or a whole lot of SSHing! ;). As I am rarely away from WiFi, this is PERFECT for me when using a 3G tablet like the Galaxy Tab. I need only spend $7 here and there, when I actually need to be mobile, which is admittedly rarely, but a godsend when I actually need it!

It's a drag that, this tablet doesn't do cell calls (assumption), as I still need to carry around a mobile phone when ducking out momentarily. However, my phone is also prepaid and I barely use it so it costs me peanuts per year: ~$40. If it does do cell calls, then it's a no-brainer for me, and it's purchase will be a top priority.

Either way, I'm really, *really* looking forward to this device.

Capt'n Corrupt 2010-08-26 03:20

Re: Samsung Galaxy Tab Teaser Video
 
Imagine playing these on a 7" device?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQKyb...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hDAxK_amVs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8OyB...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJCmr...eature=channel

Wow! I wonder if it will be clocked higher than the Galaxy S? :)

Something tells me that it will play these games even smoother with Froyo on the tab. The Dell streak seems to chew through these games at a wonderful clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCYvCYsuwV0 (horrible camera, but running at full speed), and the Galaxy Tab will almost certainly outgun it.

geneven 2010-08-26 03:21

Re: Samsung Galaxy Tab Teaser Video
 
See ENDLESS discussion before the release of the N900 saying that a device needs to be POCKETABLE. No one wants 7" except people interested in niche devices like me! Nokia is so lucky to have missed out of the sales that they would have gotten with a reader or another tablet!

debernardis 2010-08-26 04:11

Re: Samsung Galaxy Tab Teaser Video
 
This is exactly what I need for my family - for me I won't abandon the pocketable concept and Maemo/Meego. Depending on how much it costs, I think I am getting one. Of course, if we have a Meego tablet before the end of the year, I'll take that.

Capt'n Corrupt 2010-08-26 13:42

Re: Samsung Galaxy Tab Teaser Video
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by geneven (Post 798602)
See ENDLESS discussion before the release of the N900 saying that a device needs to be POCKETABLE. No one wants 7" except people interested in niche devices like me! Nokia is so lucky to have missed out of the sales that they would have gotten with a reader or another tablet!

I think that the 9.7" iPad has shown that there is want for a larger-than-pocketable device. I think Acer (I could be wrong about this) has gone on record in saying that the iPad has eaten into it's netbook sales, which is indicative that it's market penetration has been significant. Weather or not the market will like a 7" Galaxy Tab remains to be seen. However I'm personally very interested!

That said, the Galaxy Tab is positioned quite well. It's a small device -- 7" -- fit for a small bag or a purse, but allows for convenient and comfortable access to online content. While I'm sure you are not going to be banging out any spreadsheets using this device, it's certainly useful for taking in a book, surfing a recipe, playing a quick game (chrono cross anyone?!), or even showing-off some pictures to friends. In this way, it capitalizes on the key characteristics of the N8x0 series, only will likely have a far better experience.

I use my N810 to this day! It's a wonderful companion, although the size, the speed, and the software leave something to be desired. The Galaxy Tab is perfect for me as it will remedy these problems, and add 3G to the mix for mobile access, and a usable rear/front camera. With a debian CLI (chrooted, no doubt), Swype for composing emails, and the wonderfully compliant browser, I'll actually be able to use it for productive work, when on the road. It will also make a nice laptop companion as I'll be able to use it as a reference window, or document viewer to aid me as I work.


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