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Why Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a Failure

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Samsung has just added a new tablet to its lineup for Galaxy Tab Series. Its new edition is called Galaxy Tab 10.1. In my humble opinion, it is a total failure. A disaster for the company and disappointment to fans all over the world.

The design is good, sleek and stylish. But in an attempt to compete with iPad, It made loads of compromises on functionality and usability. It is not a phone and its not a computer as well, so what is it good for? Browsing the internet! Yeah, you can do that on it.samsung-galaxy-tablet-10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has Flash enabled browser. That’s great. But the good news stops here… For everything else, you need an adapter.  I hate lists but here is my list of things I hate and love about new tablet.

Things I Love about Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

  1. Its Andriod 3.0 HoneyComb
  2. It has WiFi Built-in
  3. It has Flash Support so web browsing is great
  4. It is light-weight
  5. It is slim
  6. It is cheap
  7. It multi-touch

Things I hate about Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

  1. It has short battery Life
  2. Back Camera is 3.0 Mega Pixel and front is 2.0
  3. No GPS
  4. No Mobile Network
  5. No 3G Network , No Edge Connectivity
  6. No USB Port
  7. No SD Card Slot
  8. No HDMI Output
  9. Non Standard Charger Cable 30pin
  10. No Stylus
  11. No TV out Cable

So verdict is out, I have 11 reasons to hate and only 7 to love the new Galaxy Tab 10.1. I will not have it even if someone pass it as a gift to me.

Blackberry Playbook Review

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Blackberry has launched new BlackPad tablet along with their new operating system. But there is a minor fault that we don’t know the real name of this product we call it so because RIM have announced it. As they have announced it they called it professional tablets this means that it has established for the users that are already using the BlackBerry smart phones. This combination means the transfer of data on the bigger screen. This can be done using Bluetooth connection. Through all this we can’t say that playbook is only for the users of Blackberry. By its specifications we can know that it contains a 7 inch screen, 1GHz core CPU etc. Here are some more specifications of this product of Blackberry:

Specifications:

BlackBerry Tablet OS

  • BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • 7” LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multitouch and gesture support
  • 1 GB RAM o 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording
  • Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
  • Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
  • HDMI video output
  • Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Measures 5.1”x7.6”x0.4” (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
  • Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
  • Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX,  OpenGL, Java.

Explaination:

We can’t say that it is only a business tablet but it is in the competition with iPad on the basis of its specifications. But not on the battery life which is not explained by RIM’s. But it should be nearer to iPad’s battery life that is 10 hours. Read the full story

10 Things Google has to Change in Android 3.0

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There is good news for all the Android fans, “Android 3.0 has been released in the market” and it is the most beautiful device ever. This incredible operating system has been released for the Motorola Xoom tablet. This is a marvelous system that has given life to the Android smart phones first and now it is going to make larger touch screens like Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 lavish.

Android 3.0 is expected to be a big hit for tablet PCs of different manufacturers like Acer, HTC, Dell, LG, MSI, Asus and Toshiba. The much enhanced operating system of Google has boasted the number of upgrades.

Android 3.0 Release Date

The release date for the marvelous system named Android 3.0 is not finalized yet and is a bit unclear. The manufacturers of Motorola Xoom have already released it in the United States of America but others are waiting for Google to ensure that they can put their devices for sale in the market.

According to some of the most authentic sources the release of Android 3.0 is expected in just few weeks. People are looking forward to the huge supply of Android 3.0 tablets in the PC market at the time of its release. It is assured that the final launch is going to happen in next few weeks.

Tseng is a senior marketing manager at Google. It is reported that in the year 2008, he didn’t mentioned tablet PCs, but he did revealed a bit about an operating system that is expected to work on different computing devices. He also declared that he was a proud owner of Android prototype phone.

Android 3.0 is an Open Source

Android 3.0 is considered as a project by Google that is open source. It is observed that Google has not managed to make an extraordinary income so far from the operating system and they have planned to generate revenue through their traditional way of ads that show up while you are searching something.

The developers of this operating system have got full access to the base code. They have also gained an access to the search-able documentation.

Flexible Base Code

The only drawback of Android in the past was that its code was really flexible that made easier for it to run on various different kinds of devices. However, the interface of Android is specially designed for smart phones. The Android 3.0 is very incredible in looks as it has been observed that it has made a much better use of the tablets’ screen size.

You can understand it better with the example of Gmail. It runs best on the smart phones in the vertical orientation as it is easy that way to scan through the emails. You can run a preview pane on the right side of your tablet and your messages on the left with the help of Android 3.0 if you are an email client.

The screen size of the tablet is often accommodated with the Android 3.0, but sometimes there are some apps that still run in the smart phone mode. Android 3.0 is supposed to be much sleeker for the tablet PCs in comparison with the iOS 4.3 that is currently running on the iPad 2. The preview of the open apps is shown by the pop-ups that resemble with the thumbnail views. On the other hand the settings are also more advanced along with the status overlays.

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Samsung Galaxy TAB P1000

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There have been a lot of articles on the Samsung Galaxy Tab but now is the time to look at the actual product. The Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 is by far best Android tablet to date. When it comes to comparing it with the iPad the main difference is the screen size. The iPad having 9.7 inches and Samsung having 7 inches, which make the iPad something you put in your laptop bag and take out only when really needed.

Before we move on, let’s take a look at the specifications of Samsung Galaxy TAB P1000:

Specs

  • Display: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel
  • OS: Google Android v2.2 froyo
  • CPU: ARM Cortex A8 processor, one GHz processor
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX540
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Storage: 16GB or 32GB of flash storage, plus a microSD card slot for expansion
  • Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetoth 3.0, A-GPS
  • GSM Network: 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz; 3G (HSUPA 5.76Mbps, HSDPA 7.2Mbps) : 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • Camera: 1.3MP front-facing camera, 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash on back, 720p HD video recording and with a feature
  • Video support: DivX, Xvid, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic sensor, Gyroscope, light sensor
  • Battery: Up to 28 h (2G) / Up to 25 h 30 min (3G)
  • Dimensions: 7.5″  4.7″  0.5″
  • Weight: 380 g
  • Optional Accessories: Keyboard, stylus, TV-out cable, car dock, covers

Customizations made by Samsung

We have always seen Samsung come out with new stuff and with its own special customizations. Same is the case here, they have done a lot of customization on the Galaxy TAB Android tablet. It is using the Android OS and feels like an Android too, but it doesn’t look like it in anyway. The same Touch Wiz custom user interface can also be found on this Samsung product. Samsung has redesigned a lot of apps and have even replaced some too. While there’s still support for Google Android Marketplace, but you can also use the Samsung App store and download some cool stuff from there and all these applications are specially designed for the Galaxy TAB. A notable mention must as well be made about the special folders, Readers Hub, Media Hub, Music Hub and Social Hub, you can order things according to these four areas of interest as their names suggest, this is a very different feature from any Tablet out in the market.

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Samsung Galaxy 7 Inch Tablets

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Tech-heads are drooling over the prospect of a second-generation iPad, widely expected to be unveiled in the next month or so. The aforesaid news is old. The breaking news is that finally we have a competitor of iPad in the face of Tablet PC. Tablet PC is all set to confront the iPad. The announcement of “Tablet PC Production” has been made in the past month. After such announcement, tech-lovers are comparing the Tablet PC with iPad. Both appliances are equipped with the state-of-the-art features. The most common comparison between the two is; Tablet PC is meant for business than any other and iPad is heaven for gadget-freaks. Anyhow, the liker of Tablet PC will feel privileged – just because the Tablet PC is available in many versions. Every Tablet PC brand has its own unique features unlike the iPad. The all prestigious brands of computers are in the feet to produce Tablet PCs. It means the consumer will have more variety of Tablet PCs at his or her disposal. One can get the Tablet PC according to his or her own requirement. There is variety of Tablet PCs available in the nearby store. Here we listed below the best 7 Inch Tablet PCs. Enjoy the list!

Samsung Galaxy TAB (7 Inch Tablet)

Samsung Galaxy TAB (7 Inch Tablet)

Much has been written on 7 Inch Samsung Galaxy Tab’s performance. Many analysts have compared the features of Samsung Galaxy Tab with Apple’s iPad. Without being biased, it is very hard to compare the two revolutionary products. This is so because Samsung Galaxy Tab is mainly produce keeping in mind the daily routine of an employee of corporate sector. Samsung Galaxy Tab is the need of businessman. The Samsung Galaxy Tab was first revealed before tech-savers in Berlin last year. Much media hype had created by Samsung then. This Samsung Galaxy Tab is definitely giving the hard time to iPad. Samsung Galaxy Tab is delicate in using outdoor and indeed the stylish one too. The features of Samsung Galaxy Tab are unmatched. Put Samsung Galaxy Tab in your pouch or man purse or ladies purse, whatever! It will fit due to its slim body. Samsung Galaxy Tab will also work as your part-time cell phone, because it has all phone functions. From video calls to voice chat, 7 Inch Samsung Galaxy Tab is all fit in your desires to have a PC in your pocket. This Samsung Tablet PC has not yet overtakes the iPad market. Samsung Galaxy Tab may take some time to kill the iPad. However, it is clearly seen that Tablet PCs will be leaders of next generation technology. The data operating speed in Samsung Galaxy Tab is much faster than any other Tablet PC. The 7 Inch Samsung Galaxy Tab supports the Android software. This is an iconic feature in Samsung Tablet PC. Samsung has introduced the adjustable automatic screen display in this 7 Inch Tablet PC.

Features of Samsung Galaxy TAB

The heavenly features of this magnificent Tablet PC are:

3G, GPS, HD recording, video chat, WiFi, Bluetooth, accelerometer, geo-magnetic sensor. One can get a lot of accessories for the 7 Inch Samsung Galaxy TAB, including a stylus, TV Out cables for video playback on a bigger screen, QWERTY keyboard, car dock, cases and covers and so on.

Blackberry Playbook

Blackberry Playbook

RIM seems to have put together a very tasty Tablet PC. It might be a strange name in the shelf of Tablet PCs. BlackBerry PlayBook is the fastest Tablet PC ever with true multi tasking & face-to-face conversations. The PlayBook, however, has the same price as the iPad – maybe more, maybe less, as it is still making its place in the market. But the PlayBook has already showed the signs of capturing the iPad market. It bodes well for any iPad competition by appearing to be of the same value and worth as the iPad. However, the Blackberry PlayBook do not equipped with 3G technology. It certainly means that a Blackberry cell phone will be needed to connect to the Internet in case of no WiFi Hotspots. This difference would surely not keep the consumers away from buying the Blackberry Playbook, as there is enough stands out options in this Tablet PC. Access to the Android applications is a huge plus for owners of the Playbook.

The main features of Blackberry Playbook are as follows:

  • Support Android Applications
  • Own store of applications like the Apple’s store
  • It is equipped with a Flash. Even the iPad does not have the Flash.
  • QNX Operating System
  • 7” LCD, 1024 x 600, HD Display, Sharp and True Colors
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Dual HD cameras and HD video recording
  • Weighs less than a pound

Archos 70

Archos 70

We can call it a multimedia Tablet PC. It supports almost all multimedia formats. Archos 70 is available in two different ranges; one is equipped with SSD 8GB Drive and the other with a hard drive (250 GB).

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