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    Default Buy or wait?

    I was a palm pre- user for 2 1/2 yrs or so and yesterday I got the GSII and love it. Also owned a HP Touchpad that I loved for all of 13 days before HP went crazy and I returned it. So my question for everyone is.

    Should I buy a Galaxy 10.1 or wait till there is something new? Like a ICS Tablet? Or will the galaxy be updated to ICS? If, i do get the galaxy 10.1 should I get the wifi only or the verizon 4g? In part of my job I do have to show website to clients so it might be a good idea. Or should I just use the hotspot feature in the GSII? Im not really sure what kinda batt. life the GSII will get while tethering. And I know I could tether for free but I don't know if I want to root.

    What does eveyone think?

    I know u can get the wifi only for $499, maybe less on a deal site, or get 4g tablet for $529 with 2 year contact at $30 or so a month? Hotspot for sprint is also $30 i belive.

    Any help would be great Thanks
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    Default Re: Buy or wait?

    Keep in mind that there is always something new coming out every few months. The key is to buy something that meets your needs, whether it's a day old or 6-months old. Get what suits you now unless you are willing to wait and buy something newer.

    Awith regards to wifi or lte, again, get what is in your budget and will meet your day to day uses. If having data on the go is a must, and you can afford it, then go with that. Otherwise, go with wifi. Most places, atleast office workspaces, offer wifi.

    There are two new galaxy models coming soon in 8 inch forms. The best thing to do is play with the device and see if it fits your needs. Let us know what you decide
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    I went with the WiFi only version. I have the 4G WiFi hotspot plan with my Android. Since I'm grandfathered in under the unlimited data and hotspot plan, that was an easy choice. If i went with the 4G plan for the tablet from Verizon, I would be paying the same amount while only getting 2 GB of data allowance per month.

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    Get the Tab, you'll love it. ICS will most definitely come to it in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stang68 View Post
    Get the Tab, you'll love it. ICS will most definitely come to it in the future.
    At least we hope it does.
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    stay far far far far far away from verizon or any other carriers data plans for tablets

    the 2 year agreement is not worth it at all, it doesnt make the device cheaper for u

    and their data plans are a total rip off, $20 for 1gb = no thanks
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    Ya....I was thinking the same thing about the 2 yr plan, anyone know the cheapest place to get the wifi? Unless I can get the tablet taken off my taxes.....came it for work purposes? Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkhalil06 View Post
    stay far far far far far away from verizon or any other carriers data plans for tablets

    the 2 year agreement is not worth it at all, it doesnt make the device cheaper for u

    and their data plans are a total rip off, $20 for 1gb = no thanks
    I'm grandfathered in on unlimited data with Verizon, having replaced a BB Storm 2 with the Charge back at the end of May. At this point, with the functionality and size of the tablet, I'm thinking I'll just keep the Charge (no upgrade at the end of the contract) to lock in the unlimited data, tether the tablet to it and switch everyone off my Verizon number to my Google Voice number. I wonder if I'll be able to get away with that for long.

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    I like this tab a lot but I think its still a little too overpriced. Wish it had micro SD storage, and I don't trust Samsung to keep with the updates. They don't do a great job with their phones, why should we expect timely updates on their tabs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackberryBlues View Post
    I like this tab a lot but I think its still a little too overpriced. Wish it had micro SD storage, and I don't trust Samsung to keep with the updates. They don't do a great job with their phones, why should we expect timely updates on their tabs.
    I agree with you on the updates. I'm hoping that the developers keep the tab updated for a while . It shouldn't be that way, but sometimes it is.
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    I love this tab and i would recommend it. I have the 32 gig wifi only and i run into very few places in this day and age that don't have wifi to connect to. I have the mobile hotspot activated on my evo 3d and works great. I notice that I don't even need to use it that often. I don't get why someone would need a version other than wifi only, but that's just me

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    Anyone know of any of the $100 or more off tablet deals? I have seen them before at staples and places like that. Need another one of them to come around.

    How many ppl got insurance for there tab?
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    The Tab 10.1 is a great device. Like many others I use the hotspot feature on my phone to access data when I'm not connected via WiFi.

    I just purchased the SGSIIE4G, but prior to that I owned the EVO 4g. The battery life on the EVO was horrific when using the hotspot, but I am happy to say that the SGSIIE4G so far has been getting excellent battery life using the hotspot feature.

    Btw, Samsung will be releasing the Galaxy Note somewhere in the future and I am very much interested in that device. With that device you would have the benefit of both worlds (Tab & phone).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomicvoice View Post
    Anyone know of any of the $100 or more off tablet deals? I have seen them before at staples and places like that. Need another one of them to come around.

    How many ppl got insurance for there tab?
    I have not seen any discounts for tabs lately...and no insurance for my tab, which was purchased two weeks ago.

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