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New Samsung Galaxy Tab Official Video Tips Up

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We may already know just about all there is to know about the soon to be available Samsung Galaxy Tab but if you just can't get enough then Samsung has you covered with a new official video.

This nine minute long clip is thankfully/annoyingly (delete as applicable) devoid of a voiceover and just has the device doing its thing. Highlights include a look at the tablet-optimised apps for email, calendar and contacts. Rather than the single screen apps of smartphones, these all incorporate dual panel layouts like their respective apps on the iPad, making it much more productive way to navigate. Certainly if you had fears that Android wasn't quite ready for tablets yet due to a lack of app support then Samsung has at least lead the charge so that hopefully other developers will follow soon.

Also demonstrated is the fact that you can use it make a call, which given the Galaxy Tab is small enough to grip with one hand (thanks to its 7in screen) is a more practical feature than it may at first seem. Of course, there is also a webcam and video calling is also demonstrated.

Does this make you more excited for the impending arrival of Samsung's new wundertablet, does it make you more frustrated that it's set to cost in the region of £700, or could you just not care less? Let us know in the comments.

Links:

Galaxy Tab Video

Samsung's Website

Simon

September 24, 2010, 4:19 pm

As soon as the price was announced my care factor for the Galaxy Tab was reduced to zero.

JohnH

September 24, 2010, 5:33 pm

"Pouch sold separately" - deal breaker.

HarryGlass

September 24, 2010, 5:35 pm

Everyone expected the iPad to cost over $1000, and if it had I'd care about the Tab. But since Apple are playing another game here Samsung need to half the price of the Tab for me to care. So, I didn't even bother with this video as I just don't care at it's rumoured price.

xbrumster

September 24, 2010, 6:03 pm

the predictive sliding input method is finger burning...

Stelph

September 24, 2010, 6:17 pm

Video looks great, looks like an amazing Tabet! However the price is far too high, or to be more accurate (and maybe this is a separate discussion) the comparative smartphone price is too high since (taking apple as an example) the iPhone and the iPad are very close in price but the iPads screen is far larger, which should mean that it is significantly more expensive, however saying that £429 is definalty at or above the upper price limit for a Tablet as its around the price for a good laptop!





Basically Smartphone prices are too high, a smartphone should be £200-£300 sim free and an Tablet should be £300-£400. This is obviously possible because several companies have released "budget" smartphones (like the Tmobile Pulse) for £100 or less and "budget" tablets for £250 or less.





Sort it out please manufacturers and stop being greedy

Kaurisol

September 24, 2010, 8:37 pm

The price of the Galaxy Tab is like any new product (particularly technology products) - high to start with, and as the technology available improves / competition develops the prices drop.





I'll wait for the early adopters to buy and get burnt before buying a 1.1 version.





That last sentence reminded of the old saying abous MS-DOS - only buy versions of DOS/Windows that ended in odd numbers - they tended to have (most of) the bugs taken out.

LetsGo

September 24, 2010, 9:25 pm

@Stelph Smartphones are reasonably priced for the technology/research that goes into that tiny form factor. I bought a Pentium II machine for over 2 Grand about 13years back these phones out spec them and have a gps, camera, telephone etc.


As for the Sammy its one of the first fully featured tablets to be released comparing it to a mature commoditised technology like a laptop is unfair as Kaurisol said wait and they will come down in price.

supamario

September 25, 2010, 7:35 am

Looks fantastic. I would rather carry this around than a laptop thats for sure. But then you cant play the usual games on this tablet so its not a laptop replacement. Maybe a Netbook replacement, even though you can buy a few netbooks with that price.


As for cost, well, a Galaxy S is pretty expensive, but when purchased in a good Phone plan, is very affordable. I suspect if the Galaxy Tab were available in a Phone plan it would also be reasonably affordable. But I love the way this is heading..


Thanks for the article Edward.

Runadumb

September 25, 2010, 11:50 am

So after my wee "Tablets are crap" rant I felt I had to chime in on this, and, I like it. Would be a cool wee toy, if it was around £300 - £350. I still have magazine subscriptions, I know i'm probably one of the last few in the world but some of them now have digital versions. A tablet would be appealing to me for things like that. At the rumoured price it is just impossible to justify (to me) as I could make so much better use of my money. If money was no object sure I would buy (an updated gingerbread )one but considering my new i7 PC (which I love) was only £700 it would make me sick spending that cash on something like this. Would much rather put it towards my new upgrades :)

stranded

September 25, 2010, 12:44 pm

I don't care for any touchscreen device with today's touch performance. Needs immediate improvement.


I agree with people who said that companies need to be more serious about pricing. And about hardware and software design i add. No more beads and mirrors for the natives please. Fed up.

GoldenGuy

September 25, 2010, 10:47 pm

This just reinforces my feelings about Android - inconsistent, muddled, on-the-hoof and ugly - that by the time it got to the relatively attractive reader app and full Flash video running, I just didn't care. I would NOT want to own this, and I can't believe Steve Jobs looming over it repeating the word 'magical' would alter my opinion one bit. More features, worse experience, nasty price. Nuh uh.

Arctic Fox

September 26, 2010, 12:51 pm

Hi


I am a newcomer here (although I have read TR for over a year now) and as such I suppose I ought hold a low profile. However, when I read the comment about the sim-free price of the Galaxy tab in the article _and_ in the comments that followed I am afraid I could not restrain myself! It was obvious from the outset that the rrp Samsung was talking about was ridiculous (were they simply trying to create a stir?) and so it has proved. There were threads all over the net starting about 5 days ago that the tab's prices were already on the way down. Just one example from Amazon UK:





http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sam...





....where we can see that the tab is already on a gnat's tadger under 600 pounds (desite having an original rrp of almost 800!). I have no doubt that the price will fall even further.





Cheers

Arctic Fox

September 26, 2010, 2:08 pm

@GoldenGuy:





"......I can't believe Steve Jobs looming over it repeating the word 'magical' would alter my opinion one bit......."





I may be being dimwitted here but what (in this context) has _Apple's_ CEO got to do with _Samsung's_ Galaxy Tab?

Manni

September 26, 2010, 3:44 pm

It could stand a chance at about half the price, and if Skype releases an official Android app (or if Fring works again reliably), and only if Apple doesn't release an iPad with a front cam and USB (which is what I'm waiting for at the moment to buy something like this). There are many occasions where I could do with a bigger screen than my phone and less bulk than my TZ11 or my Z21, but not at that price, and not without video support for Skype and USB (or at least an SD Card) support to watch/backup pics.





Until this time comes, no tab for me...

GoldenGuy

September 26, 2010, 5:08 pm

@Arctic Fox





You are being a bit dimwitted (sorry). I'm just saying that the longer I watch that video, the more I'm of the opinion that the success of the iPad has very little to do with the so-called Steve Jobs spell he puts on everyone. The iOS is just a much more satisfactory experience because of the uniformity of the interface that makes everything so intuitive. So far Android has been anything but intuitive. That may change in the future, but I don't think I want to see the extra complexity of dealing with more screen real estate, until all the apps and settings menus 'come together', at least well enough for the smartphone form factor. Once convinced of that, I'll give their tablets a second look. To their credit, they're a lot closer than that HP tablet, which is the old mistake of just transferring a desktop experience like Windows 7 and replacing the cursor with your finger.

Arctic Fox

September 27, 2010, 7:54 pm

@GoldenGuy





Now that posting made sense! I feel very much more positive about Android than you and I have to admit less so about iOS although I will perfectly well accept that Android still has a number of "rougher edges" than Apple's plaform.

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