I know it seems my posts keep coming later and later, and I don't really have a legitimate excuse today, too much time spent playing vidya games. Anyway, done with the rounds, for a while I would appreciate more views then anything as my % points are higher then Schrödinger's cat is dead and alive! (engineering joke that wasn't funny.. ever)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab promises to be a hefty tool for those in the market of mobile tablets. The main features of the Galaxy Tab include its 380 gram weight (.8Lb) or just over half of the non-3g enabled iPad. And the memory, display and processor will all be designed and made by samsung. The tablet will run the Android 2.2 operating system (although it will be upgradeable to 3.0) and will be able to run Flash 10.1, something that the iPad can't. All models will come standard with 3g and WiFi. The device will be able to play high-definition video for at least 7 hours on a single battery charge, and perform less strenuous tasks for much more than 10 hours, a considerable step up from the iPad's 10 hours max battery life. And the device will feature a 7-inch, 1024x600-pixel LCD display.
Overall The device seems to be packing quite a punch, and given that it is planned to be sold through mobile carriers much like a smart phone, it should be interesting to see the price points, although it is predicted that it will come in just under the price point for the 3G enabled iPads.
Sidenote: There was another article on the subject from CNET, but personally I can't take anything they publish with the word "Apple" in it seriously. I mean their previous articles about the iPad were taking about how revolutionary it was when really apple just took prexisting technology and added the multi-touch screen and OS from their popular phone line. Also any website that quotes market research done on products by companies that blatantly have a bias toward the company being reviewed, is not trust worthy
"Apple's iPad is unlikely to face a viable competitor until 2011, allowing the company to maintain a dominant share in the tablet market at least through 2012," research firm iSuppli said in August." but they didn't have a dominate market share when this was written, and iSupplies own projections state that by 2012 they could hope to gain 61.7% of the market share, meaning that there is still a year and a half before they hit that mark....
also the CNET head to head battles, don't you hate it when the non-apple product wins EVERY technical category but the apple device wins because CNET claims that style > substance. ah well enough CNET rage.