Samsung's Galaxy Tab proved to be the product of IFA 2010, and has seldom left the headlines since its Berlin debut. Seven inches of Android slate, it promises to be the open alternative to Apple's iPad and the poster-child for Google's OS done right on a bigger display. It's also prompted some significant criticism, with even Steve Jobs weighing in on how suitable the Tab's screen and OS are to tablet use. Plenty to live up to, then, not least the price tag; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
Another day, another carrier for the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and now U.S. Cellular has thrown in with Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T with the promise of launching the 7-inch Froyo slate in the US. The carrier is playing coy with pricing and availability at present, though the unit they'll be offering is the same as we've already seen: 3G, WiFi b/g/n and a 3.2-megapixel camera on the back.
It seems like it's been a long time since Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Tab back at IFA 2010 in early September. Since then we've seen gradual European availability of the Android slate, in the run-up to a UK launch on November 1 and broad US sales on all four major carriers in the middle of next month. Today, DHL dropped off a wooden crate on the SlashGear doorstep, with a shiny new European-spec Galaxy Tab inside; check out the unboxing uncrating after the cut, together with a video demo and some first impressions.
Video unboxing after the cut
Samsung may not be able to compete with the sheer number of Windows Phone 7 devices HTC has brought to the table, but the company has definitely put its best foot forward with the Samsung Focus. Headed to AT&T in the US and Rogers Wireless in Canada, the Focus uses Samsung's own Super AMOLED display technology in a slimline, pocket-friendly chassis. Is it - and Microsoft's new smartphone OS - good enough to see off established challengers like Android and iPhone 4? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
Verizon has announced pricing and availability for the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and anybody hoping for a sub-$200 contract bargain will be sorely disappointed. Instead, Verizon will offer the 7-inch Android slate for $599.99 with no agreement when it arrives in stores on November 11 2010. There'll also be an optional monthly access plan for data.
The Samsung Galaxy S is spreading itself around just about every carrier on the market today. That is a good thing too considering that the smartphone is a very nice device. US Cellular has announced that it will be the next wireless provider to offer customers the Galaxy S.
Samsung's Wave S8500 was a classic case of great hardware let down by mediocre software - in its case bada - and unfortunately we've no reason to assume its successor will be any different. The Samsung Wave II S8530 looks a whole lot like the original Wave but in fact has a bigger 3.7-inch Super LCD touchscreen rather than the S8500's 3.3-inch Super AMOLED panel.
Word has it that the Galaxy Tab, the 7-inch tablet device from Samsung, will be making its presence known in the United Kingdom starting November 1st. Just to drive that point home, pre-registration is underway right now. However, we're still missing some information, like how much it will cost. If you've been waiting to see some unboxing videos of the tablet device, because we all know that they were inevitable (even before its official launch), then today's your lucky Friday. Because one lucky Italian managed to get his hands on one, and he was nice enough to record it for the rest of us.