Samsung Galaxy Tab A Tablet PC Running Android OS Launched, Strong iPad Rival

By Shekhar Sahu on 02 September 2010 9:10 PM


GADGET,Samsung Launches Galaxy Tab-iPad Alternative-Tablet Runs Android Froyo launching in India soon OS+mobile image
Samsung enters in the new mobile product category with the launch of Android Powered Tablet PC cum e-Reader Galaxy Tab. Galaxy Tab [GT-P1000] was presented at the IFA electronic trade fair in Berlin, Germany yesterday. This high-end tablet model is being considered as the major rival of Apple's ipad Tablet PC. The powerful tablet Samsung Galaxy has 7" wide TFT touch screen. Galaxy is designed to hold on your palm with ease, weighing about 300gm, half of the iPad. Galaxy Tab offers full media experience with its Full HD playback support.

Powerful Processor & Operating System

Galaxy gets the power of Google's Android Froyo Operating System 2.2 & Cortex A8 1.06 GHz Application processor with 512MB of RAM. Galaxy Tab is based on Galaxy S smartphone but it's not like what iPad users say "iPad is just the bigger version of iPone and slower than my laptop". Believe me, Galaxy Tab is powerful. With Android OS you get access to 70,000 apps in the Android Market, above 60% Android apps are free.

High Definition Media Playback & Recording

You can enjoy watching full HD movies on Go with its 1080p Playback. Galaxy Supports a wide range of media formats including DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and more. You can record videos up to 720x480 pixels @ 30fps with its 3.0MP rear facing (RF) camera.
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Network & Connectivity

Galaxy Tab always keeps you connected with connectivity options: 3G HSPA, 802.11n Wi-Fi, EDGE/GPRS and bluetooth 3.0. Some operators will also provide extra SIM cards to use the Tab & Mobile phone from a single account.
You can use it as a mobile phone on the move via a Bluetooth Headset. You can make voice and video calls with it's front facing (FF) web cam, Send Text & Multimedia messages and connect with popular social networks. It comes with integrated Gmail & MS Active Sync for smoother communication.

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Web Browser with Flash 10.1 & HTML5

The Android Web browser supports seamless HTML5 Rendering & Flash playback with flash player 10.1. It supports Flash, unlike Apple Ipad. What will a Flash Designer want more? :D) I must also remind you that Google is working on HTML6 & HTML7, so Android OS is always one step ahead than it's rivals.

GADGET,Samsung Launches Galaxy Tab-iPad Alternative-Tablet Runs Android Froyo launching in india soon OS+mobile image

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The "Readers Hub" Samsung’s e-reading application provides easy access to a vast digital library. Samsung also unveiled "Media Hub" & "Music Hub" which give access to a vast range of Movies & Music tunes.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Features & Specifications

Processor:1.06 GHz Processor with Power VR S6X540 with 512MB of RAM
Display:7" WSVGA TFT, Multi zoom touch ,1024x600 pixels
OS:Android 2.2 Froyo
Camera:3MP AF Camera, LED Flash, 1.3MP VT
Network:HSUPA 5.76/HSDPA 7.2Mbps 900/1900/2100 EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
Weight:380 gm
Android Samsung UI & Samsung Apps:Multiple Home Screens, Widgets
Swype, ThinkFree
Downloadable Apps
Memory:16GB/32GB internal, MicroSD expandable upto 32 GB
Video:Full HD Playback 1080p &
Record upto 720x480 pixels @ 30Frames per second
Music:3.5 mm Ear Jack & Speaker
Supported Files: mp3, aac, ogg, wma, amr-nb/wb,flac,wav,ac3,midi,rrrrl/rtx,ota,i-melody,sp-midi
Browser:Android Browser with Flash Player 10.1 & RSS Reader
Email:Integrated Gmail & MS Exchange ActiveSync

Price & Availablility

Samsung Galaxy Tab will be available in Europe Market by end of this month. And is expected to come in the US and Asian Market later this year. The price is yet not unveiled, but it's expected to cost around $699 to $799. For folks at India, It might take few months before we make our hands dirty with it.

Conclusion: Galaxy Tab vs iPad

Samsung Galaxy Tab is a powerful Tablet which delivers higher performance than iPad. It's considered as the strong rival of Apple iPad. But the price is relatively high, if Samsung decreases the price of the Tab, it will be more like. However, Samsung Galaxy has one more strong point that is much loved Android OS. After the launch of Galaxy Tab, many other companies have promised to launch their tablet PC, more rivals I guess.

What do you say? What would you choose between iPad and Galaxy Tab? Do you think it's an iPad killer?  I know you have something to say :D

Shekhar Sahu

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6 comments for this post

Rival for iPad.Price will be a concern.Lets see ...

Posted on September 3, 2010 at 1:13 AM  

Now a days its very hard to say which one is real rival :p

Posted on September 3, 2010 at 1:23 AM  

nice review, thinking to purchase it..lolz

Posted on September 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM  

Buy it if you really like it :D

Posted on September 6, 2010 at 5:51 PM  

Buy it if you really like it :D

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:33 PM  

Rival for iPad.Price will be a concern.Lets see ...

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:33 PM  

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