Samsung intros 10in Android tablet
Vodafone gets first dibs
MWC 2011 Samsung has taken the wraps off a 10in Galaxy Tab slate, this one running Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Vodafone has the exclusive.
Beyond these points, the 10in, 1280 x 800 Tab's spec largely matches that of its 7in predecessor. The camera on the back is 8Mp, but who's going to be taking snaps with a monster 246 x 170 x 11mm snapper?
The Tab ticks all the right communications boxes: 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 - has Samsung tired of Bluetooth 3.0, we wonder; so many of its other mobile gadgets use it - and HSPA 3G.
The tablet weighs a nice 599g but still packs in a 6860mAh battery.
No word yet on availability or pricing - a lot, we'd say, given the price of the 7in model - but the 10in Tab was launched "in partnership" with Vodafone, so guess who's got first dibs on the slate. Vodafone's participation will get the up-front price down, thanks to its airtime subsidy, but the contract cost over two years will be significant.
Come on, Samsung - Wi-Fi only models, please. ®
He carries a "satchel".
You think that, I think that also, but there seems to be a few people who think every piece of tech they own must have a camera. Mp3 player, phone, games console and so on.
It is convenient to not need to transfer images to it, but given the poor camera in the last Samsung it just appears to be an afterthought.
Imagine holding a 10 inch tablet up at a concert blocking the view of the concert for those behind. I somehow think you would be taking home a broken tablet.
I looked at that...
How do you get along with it switching off its wireless with the screen? I understood that was a hardware thing, and therefore not something that could be fixed by rooting it...
Tempting, mind. Deffo. :)
...And barely introduced at that...
just got meself an advent vega
While everyone drools over these new tabs, i picked up an Advent Vega for 250 notes. 10" screen, multi-touch, android 2.2, decent screen res, decent battery, hdmi at 1080, micro sd and usb for good measure.
Dual core tegra at 1GHZ is good enough for anything and angry birds looks amazing, there's some kind of display hardware smoothing going on.
Don't know why all the fuss about these new pads....