- 08-30-2010, 11:25 AM #3
- 08-30-2010, 07:14 PM #4
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I am going to be all over this when it's released. I was just taking a look at the video on the Samsung website, and the first time I watched it the video paused on a certain frame for a second or two. I am not certain if my computer had skipped at that certain frame or if it was intended, but I can't seem to duplicate it any more.
The frame in question is the attached.
Could it be a hidden release date of sorts or am I thinking too far into this?
- 08-30-2010, 09:25 PM #5
- 08-31-2010, 05:24 AM #6
- 08-31-2010, 09:10 AM #7
- 08-31-2010, 10:06 AM #8
- 08-31-2010, 10:09 AM #9
Verizon only? Will that be the only place you can buy it? I would be shocked if it's not available through regular retail channels like Best Buy, HHGregg, or Newegg. Cause by having to get it at Verizon means they make you sign up for mobile broadband service.
- 08-31-2010, 10:23 AM #10
- 09-01-2010, 09:37 AM #11
- 09-01-2010, 10:54 AM #12
- 09-02-2010, 10:25 AM #13
- 09-02-2010, 02:39 PM #14
I'm not aware of many tablet-specific Android apps for this--so I'm guessing the experience will be magnified phone apps. It also needs more sophisticated syncing--drag and drop is so 1990's and doubletwist doesn't cut it either.
This might be better for reading books due to the lower weight and the cameras will be nice--except qik is garbage for video conferencing The nail in the coffin for this tablet will be if its carrier subsidized into a mandatory monthly data charge.
I'll check back when Gingerbread is released and quality Android tablets are out. I don't need another half-baked rough draft of a device. I'm not a tinkerer.
- 09-02-2010, 02:57 PM #15
- 09-02-2010, 11:58 PM #16
- 8 Posts
I cannot believe this.
O2 Germany (and also other sources) told the suggested retail price, 750 euro (not subsidized) ! Which is very expensive, more expensive than iPad.
Why would anyone buy that? iPad has better screen, better battery life as well.
I was excited with this Galaxy Tab, but really put off with the price
- 09-03-2010, 02:04 AM #17
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As for battery life... I have always suspected that apple have been fudging their battery life figures. Ever since I saw the 3GS claiming the same battery life as my BB Bold 9000 but all my friends phones crapped out around lunch time. In this case, I am particularly suspicious that they only give 1 estimated battery life when their are two distinct iPads, and theres no way a 3G one with typical out of the house usage gets 10 hours of video if thats what the Wifi only version gets. This contrasts to the Gtabs, all of which have cell radios. Between that and being a physically smaller device, I can see why it would have less battery. Personally, I don't see why anyone would care. 7 hours is plenty enough.
750 euros non-subsidized for the 32gig with 3g doesn't seem to be that outlandish, thats comparable to the same iPad at launch. I suspect it'll be lower, but its not THAT high. Although not really a concrete rumour has me quite excited. 200 pounds is a fine starting point. I hope we see it.
Personally, I suspect that they won't be selling the GTabs the same way at all. Since you won't have to deal with a one network monopoly, the networks have a decent incentive to actually put out sane price plans, and to compete over contract terms and so forth. I imagine we'll see nice bundles with free 16 or 32gig SD cards and sundry other accessories, just to get people picking their carrier.
I bet ya they'll be pushing a 10 quid a month, data only contract package that'll knock the price down to around 300. Low end contracts that people can afford on top of their phone plans to get the price to the sweet spot.
Oh, and I would buy one . Im not totally sold yet, but I love how its shaping up, just wanna get some hands on and see the exact pricing.
I really do see these doing well. They are a LOT more portable... half the weight (380g against 730g), and about the size of a thin paperback. Easily fits in a coat pocket or handbag. Great size as a portable entertainment device.
Last edited by LostAlone; 09-03-2010 at 02:17 AM.
- 09-03-2010, 07:31 AM #18
- 8 Posts
It is TFT-LCD and I don't think it is SLCD.
- smaller screen
- smaller internal memory
- smaller battery capacity
I was expecting about 100 euro LESS than comparable iPad.
And as an Android user (I own and LOVE my HTC Desire!), I don't need 3G on my tablet! I can use my beloved Android phone as my 3G hotspot.
Too bad, wifi only will not be an option because we will loose Android Market.
Not all people want to have SECOND phone subscription. I dont!
Too bad, the price just killed me
I cannot justify that 700 euro for the 16GB GTab ... While iPad 16GB (wifi only) in Hong Kong is only 390 euro!!!
To be in a bright side, I do have hope for HTC ... If they ever made one for Europe! I know they will make one for Verizon or something in the US.
- 09-03-2010, 08:28 AM #19
I have to agree that the rumored price is way out there for me. I felt the iPad was overpriced and this is worse IMO. I would still love a Wifi only version, but I don't see that happening. It's too bad because I love everything about the interface. I hope the actual pricing is more reasonable than the rumor.
- 09-03-2010, 09:27 AM #20
- 09-03-2010, 09:38 AM #21
- 09-03-2010, 09:59 AM #22
- 09-03-2010, 04:13 PM #23
- 5 Posts
Not official, but as worth paying attention to as any other rumour. People saying that they've seen the same high price point over the whole internet so it must be true forget how rumours work. One guy passes something to someone else and it just goes on and on, and without anyone else saying anything else, everyone publishes the same thing.
The price off contract basically doesn't matter. Its a smartphone device, and people will buy it on contract or won't bother buying at all. The pricing off contract for all devices is something that doesn't translate well. In Britain, unless you're buying an iPhone, you never pay for a device when you upgrade or start a new contract. List price of my SGS, over £500, price I paid, zero. So, yeah, I'm expecting to see a £200ish price point with a contract.
Last edited by LostAlone; 09-03-2010 at 04:18 PM.
- 09-03-2010, 04:59 PM #24
My post comparing the Archos 7 with the Cruz Tablet: http://forum.androidcentral.com/show...d=1#post326739
- 09-11-2010, 12:41 PM #25