View Poll Results: Are you disappointed that the US version of the Galaxy Tab can't make phone calls?
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Are you disappointed that Sammy removed phone capabilities for the US?
Unlike its European brother, the US version of the Galaxy Tab can't be used as a phone. After all the wait, I am really disappointed with Samsung and the US carriers. I know what some of you are thinking, 'you want to hold a 7inch tablet/phone to your face?'. Well, you don't. You can only use the speaker/mic or a bluetooth headset, at least in the European model. Which is what I wanted anyway. I would have loved to be able to switch between my iPhone and this by just switching the SIM card. (I develop for both platforms)
Maybe I'll grab the future WIFI-only version. I wouldn't like to be tied to a 2-year contract for a device that can't make calls.
How about all of you? Disappointed? Does this affect your interest in buying this device? (considering the European version can do phone calls)
- 09-17-2010, 01:56 PM #2
Re: Are you disappointed that Sammy removed phone capabilities for the US?
The only reason I am disappointed is that I have an line that I was going to start using through the Tab.
Otherwise...bring it on!
Steve in CT
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- 09-17-2010, 01:58 PM #3
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- 09-18-2010, 12:52 PM #6
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I will not be buying one because it doesnt have cellphone capabilities. There is no way I'm gonna sign myself up for a data plan with ANY of the carriers.
Also a wifi only version is dumb (even if I get wifi hotspot with my evo) because I end up carrying two devices like I do now lugging around my laptop). If I have to carry two separate devices, I would rather carry my laptop since it can do a LOT more.
Also the wifi only version is probably going to be ridiculously expensive. I would bet more than the iPad since thats what they are being priced in europe right now.
I think Samsung dropped the ball by taking out the cellphone capabilities. I was really looking forward to having an ALL IN ONE device like the tab. I am definitely not buying one now, I will probably wait and see what Moto or HTC has to offer by Q1 of 2011.
- 09-29-2010, 05:33 PM #7
I think it is a bummer too - but based on some of the Epic threads I have read, the Samsung's have questionable signal strength issues. I might wait for the wifi version now or see what's next - like the HTC one. Hell, I have tons of iPhone apps, might as well get an iPad!Treo 650> Moto Q> Moto Q9c> BB Storm> HTC Touch Pro> iPhone 3G> Palm Pre> iPhone 3GS> Droid> Incredible> EVO 4G
- 09-30-2010, 06:22 AM #8
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I don't see why you'd want to make phone calls on a tablet. Plus I have a Galaxy phone. I hope the bigger tablet doesn't have the phone on it either, because I might buy that one, and it'd be a waste of space for me.A teacher without a classroom .... One of the many unemployed Americans.
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- 09-30-2010, 12:49 PM #9
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for larger tablets, phone capabilities make less sense because chances are that most people will not be carrying them around everywhere they go on a daily basis.
- 09-30-2010, 05:07 PM #10
Tab + sony watch LCD thingy + BT headset = the future. Your tablet is your communications hub, your watch your display, your headset your voice input/output. If only the watch had a laser pointer...
The US carriers have ruined my future. I bet they are holding back jet packs too.
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Was reading a review of the euro version and it made no mention of BT Support for phone calls, but that you have to use a compatible headset via the 3.5mm jack (ugh).
Still for you GSM folks (AT&T, TMO) I wonder if you could import a euro model and just pop in a SIM. Probably worth a shot.
As for me, I'll probably wait for a 10" version since it won't have the phone capability. The only advantage of the smaller size was portability for daily use as a tab & phone (to me).