Could the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (our hands-on) be on its way to Verizon in two colors (white and black), with two different storage capacities (16GB and 32GB) and as 4G LTE device? After looking at the information we’ve just received, we are definitely inclined to think so. A model number of SCH-I905 is listed in a Big Red system which is most definitely a Samsung device. It’s also being referenced as a “4GTablet” that runs on Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). And I should point out that we have additional information suggesting that it won’t come loaded with VCAST garbage, so it could be a fairly stock experience, much like we saw from Samsung at CTIA. (more…)
We couldn’t possibly just leave you hanging with a simple unboxing of the limited edition Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that we just received at Google I/O, so we took it for a quick spin in a “hands-on” video. You might be surprised to find out our thoughts on how it compares to the Motorola XOOM. While it’s way too early to declare a winner in this battle, we’re definitely impressed by this new Honeycomb tablet. (more…)
As you may have heard, all attendees at this year’s Google I/O received a limited edition Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and we decided to unbox it real quick for you! Unboxings may not be the most entertaining things on the planet, but there are only 5-6,000 of these in the wild and you likely won’t see it in stores. So this may be the only chance you have of seeing one. And damn am I impressed with it so far.
The 3G version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab that has been sold through carriers came packed with a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and a PowerVR SGX540 GPU, giving it plenty of juice to fuel that 7″ screen and provide an above average user experience. The WiFi-only version, maybe not so much and that’s because Sammie pulled the ol’ switcheroo on those same two components we just listed and didn’t bother to tell anyone. That’s right, as you can see in the screenshots of two WiFi-only Tabs above, the GPU is a generation below that of the 3G-version, the PowerVR SGX530. Oh, and the processor that would be powering it is more-than-likely not the Hummingbird, but a 1GHz OMAP 3630. I guess we should also mention that they took the liberty of dumbing down the Bluetooth technology by going with 2.1 rather than the 3.0 that 3G versions enjoy.
And this is me shaking my head at you, but that’s nothing new.
The 34.6MB update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab on Verizon is rolling out now…
See, Verizon hasn’t forgotten about its version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab! An update is primed and ready to roll out and includes a bunch of fixes, but is definitely not Honeycomb. In fact, we’re still not sure that it will ever officially see Android 3.0, so instead, try to focus on the fact that this device which is now down to $199 on contract, is still getting some love. (more…)
A couple of weeks ago we were tipped to the WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab possibly launching on April 4, but it looks like the device was pushed to April 10 instead and even dropped to a price of $349. You can all pick up this 7″ Android 2.2 tablet from a variety of online and local retailers, but just know that we have no idea if it will ever see Honeycomb. The price is very nice and the specs haven’t changed on this edition (our review), so if the idea of possibly never having an update is OK with you, then by all means run out and grab one.
Update: Samsung realized it made a boo-boo and made sure we knew that this version still only has 16GB of internal storage. The press release has been corrected. (more…)
We just received word that the wifi-only Galaxy Tab could be launching the first week of April for $399, but the deals don’t stop there. Verizon appears to have just lowered their GTab down to the ridiculously low price of $199. Now, obviously that’s on a 2-year contract, but man, talk about cheap. Sad thing is, they still probably won’t be able to move any even at that price. If there was some sort of guarantee that this puppy would receive Honeycomb (or even Gingerbread for that matter), then maybe you should consider one, but until then…tough call.