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Hand Me the Galaxy: Samsung Surprises with a Tablet at IFA 2010

Written on September 03, 2010 by Aiken Lewis

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Just how do you bump Apple out of the tablet-market road, or at least bump it to the sideline? Samsung may answer: “Do not think like Apple. Think Samsung. “ Now Berlin is making way for the freshest tablet in the world—definitely by Samsung.

abounds with techie delights, but it is not easy to overlook Samsung . Touch tech and pure pleasure combine in this Samsung contraption. You might just forget about ownership and take the Tab home instead. It comes handy in 7 inches, and can be comfortably carried in one hand. It strikes a balance between viewing and portability. The rivaling 10-inch wins in display but loses in weight.

The Samsung also scores several star points for the ability of shooting photographs and videos, and for video calling capability. Sure it looks strange, talking over a and snapping with such a size, but it certainly acts functional. If users feel awkward about putting the device to their ears, then a Bluetooth device (Tab supports it too) is a good alternative.

It runs , but content can also be derived from Samsung apps. There is Kobo, and then there is Zinio, and then this neat new feature called the Reader Hub to organize all your content. Save your content in a 16 or 32 GB bulk, or upgrade via a microSD card if you want more space.

And then, the connectivity news! It uses HSDPA, a faster version of 3G, which theoretically makes it faster than the iPad. The is taking the road side-by-side with the tablet. Phone networks will start selling units later in September and in UK in October. Who will get ahead on the road whenthe Tab and the iPad come that far? We will be keeping tabs.

Sneak peek of the Tab is available in the video after the jump.

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