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JohnDroid
11-22-2010, 12:50 PM
http://img.droidforums.net/img/samsung-galaxy-tab.jpg (http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/samsung-galaxy-tab/)

Samsung was the first 'tier 1' hardware manufacturer to offer some legitimate competition to the Apple iPad (http://www.ipadforums.net/) in our opinion. According to the Korean Herald, they've sold 600,000 units globally in the first month of availability. I wouldn't quite call that a smashing success, but I would go so far as to say that sales were brisk and probably exceeded the expectations of a lot of people out there.

Samsung was very smart in the fact that they put all the hardware necessary to work on almost every carrier out there. You can get a Verizon (http://www.droidforums.net) version, an AT&T (http://www.attdroids.com) version, a Sprint (http://www.sprintdroids.com) version and a T-Mobile (http://www.tmodroids.com) version. Then there are all the overseas carriers that it will work with as well.

We have our very own Samsung Galaxy Tab section here on Droidforums.net -- so you can visit that here: Samsung Galaxy Tab - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum (http://www.droidforums.net/forum/samsung-galaxy-tab/)

Also, don't forget - we have a full site dedicated to all the different Android Tablets (http://www.androidtablets.net/) out there at the Android Tablet Forum (http://www.androidtablets.net) - and a full section for the Samsung Galaxy Tab (http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/samsung-galaxy-tab/) there as well: Samsung Galaxy Tab Forum (http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/samsung-galaxy-tab/)

Aleroniponi
12-24-2010, 01:14 PM
That thing is lame! I tried one at Best Buy, and quadrant scored it at less than half of the DX! (Speed Wise) I mean, why would you release a crap tablet without thinking thee manufacturing process and software support to make it even a decent one?

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cleopete
01-02-2011, 01:12 AM
Quadrant scores are only meaningful to people who like having Quadrant scores, but I don't get the hype with tablets overall, starting with the giant iPod.

IMDROID
01-02-2011, 11:33 AM
I was keeping 'tab' on the Galaxy Tab every since they announced them. I was hoping to use it as a 3rd party device (a device to use between laptop and desktop) for quick access to email, web, news, games. While it would benefit in some of those areas, the model I played with did not support on-line gaming sites such as pogo.com. The other 2 factors that led me away are: 1. Pricing - I cannot justify dropping $600 (http://www.thegalaxytab.com/2010/11/04/samsung-galaxy-tab-costs-214-57-to-make-less-than-the-ipad/) if I wanted the Verizon version. I see that some of the other carriers have it subsidized on two year contracts, but I really can't see signing up with Sprint or TMO again just to have a tablet at a discount and be locked in for 2 years. 2. Froyo is not optimized for tablets (http://hothardware.com/News/Google-Admits-That-Froyo-Isnt-Perfect-For-Tablet-PCs/) (this coming from Google) which is a let down, and leading me to believe that Samsung is going to supply it with their own UI on top of what the user is really expecting, a true tablet OS.

psychotic_penguin
01-02-2011, 11:35 AM
Even with the advertised price drop to $499, I'm waiting on the Xoom.

mikeinrichmond
01-02-2011, 12:17 PM
Even with the advertised price drop to $499, I'm waiting on the Xoom.
Honeycomb should be sweet (pun intended) :) on the Xoom. That's what I've been waiting for...

IMDROID
01-02-2011, 12:25 PM
Honeycomb should be sweet (pun intended) :) on the Xoom. That's what I've been waiting for...

All signs are pointing that way. (http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/12/30/moto.droid.xoom.to.be.tablets.name.stick.with.3g/) I'm sure more will surface this week @ CES.

Aleroniponi
01-04-2011, 11:13 PM
I don't know if I could spend the money even if I was rich.

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