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    Default new, thinner 8.9 & 10.1 galaxy tab's

    Just watched the keynote for samsung and not only did they make a new 8.9 but they revamped there 10.1 and they are both super thin. what do you guys think of this.

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    Really gonna be looking hard at the 8.9" wifi tab. Hope it's fully baked when it comes out.
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    These look awesome. They are lighter, thinner, and more competitively priced! I think that they both have been priced right. Motorola, LG, and the others need to learn from Samsung. It comes out June so I have plenty of time to save up. Can't wait! And I am actually liking the Samsung UX skin.
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    I just might have to ditch my iPad for the 10.1...
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    Yeah I think you should. These look nice.
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    Sorry XOOM... I'm done waiting for you. Thinner, Lighter, Better Priced Samsung tabs now have my attention.

    Never been a fan of custom UI's but this blurb from another android site has me less worry about TouchWiz:

    Another big talking point was the software Samsung’s included on top of Android 3.0. They’re calling it TouchWiz 4.0, of course, but it’s not as bad as you might imagine. It’s a user experience more than it is a user interface as they’ve only included own-built applications and widgets that you remove and add as you wish.
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    there was a "call setting" option in the settings menu. does this have a microphone? does anyone know if you can turn off touchwiz and go with the stock honeycomb?
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    Looks good. The prices are great! Hear that Motorola.

    I wish it did not have the Samsung UI, but no doubt the units will be rooted and be able to run generic Honeycomb within days of release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by th0r615 View Post
    Sorry XOOM... I'm done waiting for you. Thinner, Lighter, Better Priced Samsung tabs now have my attention.

    Never been a fan of custom UI's but this blurb from another android site has me less worry about TouchWiz:
    That's good news.
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    Its not just applications and widgets, Samsung skinned parts of Honeycomb. So when updates come along to Honeycomb, how long will it take Samsung to skin the updates then for it to be pushed to these devices?

    I was really excited until I heard about touchwiz
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    Yeah, I just watched AC's hands on. Definitely more than just some apps.

    http://www.androidcentral.com/samsun...oid+Central%29

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    I'm definitely getting the 8.9
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    8.9 is just right...not too big not too small.
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    So how did the whole thing shake out with the micro SD slot? It read a comment on the story on the main page that you had to have a 'connection kit' to attach and SD card, but some of the other sites are reporting there is a slot in the device.

    Is this a difference between the US version and the overseas versions? If there is no card slot, that is a major drawback to this device. Xoom, though I feel a bit overpriced, is nice in that it has a card slot (which hopefully will be working soon) and non-proprietary usb and HDMI ports.

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    it does come with a micro sd card slot built in.

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    Yes it does come with a SD slot built in. The Galaxy Tab 10.1V (for Vodafone) doesn't have an SD card slot and it was the one shown at MWC, it is thicker and weighs more but doesn't come with any bloeatware. The USS versions have Samsung TouchWiz and have an SD card slot and are thinner and weigh less. Also the back camera on the 10.1V is 8mp while the US is 3mp.
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    I'm going to have to consider the 8.9, looks like the right size all around.
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    Does the 8.9 have an SD card slot too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by E_man View Post
    Does the 8.9 have an SD card slot too?
    yes it does
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    Did I understand correctly -- for the 8.9 version, the tab will be able to serve as a host device to a USB thumb drive?
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    The 8.9 and 10.1 are EXACTLY the same except for price and size. (From my understanding)
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    I was looking at this:



    Seems to say "only for Galaxy Tab 8.9".
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    Oh, that just made me rethink the size I want.
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    This is the spec sheet Samsung released and it says they both have micro SD slots.

    Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1

    Network HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
    EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
    OS Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb)
    Display 10.1" WXGA 1280x800
    Processor 1GHz Dual Core application processor
    Camera Main(Rear) : 3.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
    Front : 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera
    Video Format : MPEG4/H263/H264,Divx/Xvid
    Playback : 1080p Full HD Video @ 30fps
    Recording : 720p HD Video
    Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB
    3.5mm Ear Jack, Surround Sound Stereo Speakers
    Enterprise Solutions Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
    Quickoffice HD Editor
    Value-added Features Android Market™
    Google Mobile Services :
    Google™ Talk Video Chat, Google™ Maps, Books, etc.
    Samsung TouchWiz UX
    Samsung Mini Apps Tray
    Social Hub, Music Hub, Readers Hub
    *Availability differs by region
    Adobe Flash Player 10.2
    Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 2.1 + EDR
    USB 2.0
    WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)
    Sensor Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Ambient Light sensor
    Memory 16G / 32G / 64G, microSD (up to 32GB)
    *Size 256.6 x 172.9 x 8.6 mm, 595g
    Battery 6800mAh


    Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9

    Network HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
    EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
    OS Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb)
    Display 8.9" WXGA 1280x800
    Processor 1GHz Dual Core application processor
    Camera Main(Rear) : 3.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
    Front : 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera
    Video Format : MPEG4/H263/H264, Divx/Xvid
    Playback : 1080p Full HD Video @ 30fps
    Recording : 720p HD Video
    Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB
    3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker
    Enterprise Solutions Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
    Quickoffice HD Editor
    Value-added Features Android Market™
    Google Mobile Services :
    Google™ Talk Video Chat, Google™ Maps, Books, etc
    Samsung TouchWiz UX
    Samsung Mini Apps Tray
    Social Hub, Music Hub, Readers Hub
    *Availability differs by region
    Adobe Flash Player 10.2
    Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 3.0
    USB 2.0
    WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)
    Sensor Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Ambient Light sensor
    Memory 16G / 32G / 64G, microSD (up to 32GB)
    *Size 230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm, 470g
    Battery 6000mAh
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    I'm mostly just considering the USB issue. Being able to plug in a thumb/portable drive is a big plus for me. I'm not clear about why Samsung would make that available on one version but not another that seem almost identical except wrt size, but okay, if that's what they're doing. I just want to be clear on the functionality of each.
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