Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 tips and trick
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the first major tablet release since the apple ipad launched about five months ago.
It's been a long time coming, too. The Galaxy Tab was one of the all-time worst kept secrets in tech until it was finally unveiled at Berlin's IFA show back in September, and as the first major Android tablet release, it holds a weight of responsibility on its shoulders.
With a tidal wave of Android tablets about to sweep through the tech world, it's possible that if the Galaxy Tab were to disappoint, it could damage the perception that Android tablets will be able to top the iPad on features and performance.
The price certainly indicates that Samsung believes the Galaxy Tab can topple the Apple iPad from its tablet tower. The 16GB model costs £530, which is £100 more than the Wi-Fi only version of the iPad. It is, however, exactly the same price as the cheapest 3G iPad, which is clearly no accident.
Samsung Galaxy P1000 using the Android operating system with support for 2.2 Froyo Cortex A8 processor 1GHz, 512MB RAM and video card using the PowerVR SGX540. Additionally Galaxy is also equipped with 3 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, front camera is 1.3 megapixel, dukugan GSM / GPRS / EDGE and 3G HSPA, support voice calls, SMS and MMS, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi b / g / n , 4000 mAh battery, support for DivX video, Xvid, H264, Flash 10.1, and microSD slot up to 32GB. Samsung P1000 Galaxy is available in two choices of 16GB and 32GB.
That price doesn't include any 3G access either, so if you want web connectivity on the go, it's going to cost you a monthly fee from one of the mobile networks. Prices will likely start at around £10 a month for 1GB of data. Once the Tab has gone on sale, you should be able to pick up a subsidised model from one of the mobile networks, in return for signing a contract. However, currently we're not sure how much these deals are likely to cost.
This pricing strategy is slightly surprising - the Android tablet would be a lot more appealing if it was a bit cheaper than the iPad. Samsung's decision no doubt also has something to do with it not wanting to undercut the cost of its own Android smartphones, but it's a big risk. The Samsung Galaxy Tab has a lot to live up to, then. Especially when you consider it's a lot smaller than Apple's tablet - its 7-inch screen is dwarfed by the iPad's 9.7-incher.
Samsung Galaxy Tab tips and trick