Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab pre-registration opens ahead of Nov 1 release

Samsung Galaxy Tab pre-registration opens ahead of Nov 1 release

We don't know how much it will be nor which carriers will offer it (and, indeed, what sort of voice/data contracts, agreement lengths and subsidies they'll be doing), but that isn't stopping The Carphone Warehouse from asking us to pre-register interest for the Samsung Galaxy Tab.  After Samsung announced earlier today that the 7-inch Froyo slate would be dropping in the UK from November 1st 2010, listing the retailer as a key sales partner, there's now a pre-registration page for more information.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab demo video takes sly Apple potshot?

Samsung Galaxy Tab demo video takes sly Apple potshot?

If we weren't so inclined to see the good in everyone, we might think Samsung's newest official video demo of the Galaxy Tab was also a thinly-veiled dig at Apple; after all, the Cupertino company has been scolded in the past for making their hardware look faster in adverts than it actually is in real life.  In contrast, Samsung's new footage opens with the reminder that "the video doesn't contain any graphic effects" and even goes so far as to claim to be "objectively" demonstrating the 7-inch Android tablet.

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10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab in H1 2011 confirmed first of slate series

10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab in H1 2011 confirmed first of slate series

Samsung made no disguise of their plan to launch a series of Galaxy Tab slates over the next couple of years when we met them at IFA 2010 a few weeks back, and now what could be the next model in the line-up has been tipped.  Samsung Mobile Ireland manager Gary Twohig refused to tell Siliconrepublic exactly how much the Galaxy Tab would cost, but he did confirm that the company is preparing a 10-inch version for release in the first half of 2011.

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The Daily Slash: September 21st 2010

The Daily Slash: September 21st 2010

Today was a busy day in the news business, so hopefully you managed to keep up. With that being said, welcome to The Daily Slash, the last little bit before we all wind down. As usual, we'll capture one story that's interesting enough to make the cut, as well as wrap up the news from around the R3 Media Network. So let's get right into it.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab promo tries to give expensive slate some context [Video]

Samsung Galaxy Tab promo tries to give expensive slate some context [Video]

If you've not had enough Samsung Galaxy Tab excitement with our multiple hands on coverage - and if the rumored pricing hasn't put you off - then how about one of the first US-centric promo videos?  Flaunting the Galaxy Tab's video chat (only over WiFi, according to the small print), full Flash support, semi-dubious pocketability and wireless media streaming functionality, the video promises the same upcoming availability on Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T.

Video after the cut

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Samsung Galaxy Tab gets £680 Amazon UK price: due November 1

Samsung Galaxy Tab gets £680 Amazon UK price: due November 1

Amazon UK has leapt into the Samsung Galaxy Tab pricing ring, slapping a £679.99 unlocked and SIM-free tag onto the 7-inch Android slate, and claiming it will begin shipping on November 1st 2010.  That makes it more expensive than the previous UK price we've seen for the Galaxy Tab, and it's worth noting that Amazon are even including a discount in that: they reckon the Froyo tablet's RRP is actually £799.99.

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Invasion of the Tablets

Invasion of the Tablets

The day started with the Wall Street Journal reporting that the CEO of Best Buy Brian Dun shared that the iPad was cannibalizing Best Buy's laptop sales by a shocking 50%. They day ended with Samsung announcing that their Galaxy Tab 7 inch slate will be available on all four major wireless carriers here in the US in the coming month's.

Samsung is the first of what I expect to be many major consumer brands launching tablets with carrier support over the next 6 month's. Smart phones and soon to be Super Phones may be the fastest growing category in the industry but tablets are certainly the hottest trend I am seeing right now. With the latest comments by Best Buy's CEO you can see why so many in the industry have their eyes fixed on this space.

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iPad vs. Galaxy Tab

iPad vs. Galaxy Tab

In our wrap-up, we mention that choosing between Apple's iPad and Samsung's upcoming (to the United States) Galaxy Tab tablets would be something you would need to figure out on your own. Simply put, the User Interface, hardware, and pricing all play a major part in what products we buy, and that's no different when it comes to something like a tablet. But, that doesn't mean we can't give you a ton of pictures comparing the two devices, as well as a bit of our own insight.

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