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Vodafone Spain to offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab for 199 euro on a 18-month contract

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There has been plenty of speculation about the price of the Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab – curious because it should be launching soon. Anyway, Vodafone Spain has a specific price and it’s not a wallet-buster either – 199 euro on an 18 month contract…

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Samsung Galaxy Tab enjoys Gorilla Glass protection for its 7-inch screen

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The Galaxy Tab was announced a month ago but details about it are continuing to surface. Take this one, for instance. The Froyo-serving tablet is packing a scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass. And this isn’t the only device in the Samsung lineup to have one of those. The Galaxy S (in all of its forms) features a Gorilla Glass as well.

Gorilla Glass is a thin but robust translucent glass that has a special coating making it not only easy to clean, but also heavy-duty resistant to the daily wear and tear.

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LG Android tablet delayed, LG says Froyo not suitable for tablets

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Perhaps, you’ve forgotten but LG is working on a tablet too – an Android tablet that was announced when the Optimus One and Optimus Chic we announced. It was supposed to come out by the end of the year. Well, there’s been a slight change of plan.

The release date has been pushed back and LG will be focusing on regaining some smartphone sales ground in the meantime… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab comes by the office, the hands-on video awaits you

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The first Samsung Android-running tablet is up for review and a quick hands-on video is due. The Galaxy Tab is certainly among the most interesting devices of the year and we felt like we should give you a heads up of what to expect. In addition to our IFA preview, that is.

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RIM says their QNX tablet UI will replace BlackBerry OS in the future

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Remember that hot tablet OS that RIM revealed the other day along with their PlayBook tablet? You know, the one that looked so colorful and user-friendly and so not BlackBerry?

Well it turns out that the company has some big plans for it, so big in fact that they stretch outside the tablet realm. Read more »

LG Xnote A510 laptop with 3D display converts 2D into 3D on the go

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The LG Xnote A510 laptop is crashing the 3D party and bringing some cool toys with it – the 15.6” laptop brings powerful hardware and “near Full HD” 3D experience. And don’t worry if you don’t have any 3D movies to watch – the TriDef software should be able to convert plain 2D content into 3D. Hmm…

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BlackBerry Playbook announced – the dual-core tablet to rule them all

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RIM might be having a bit of hard time adapting their smartphones to the rapidly changing market but it might turn out that it’s all because they have been focusing their efforts elsewhere. The company just entered the tablet market with a bang, announcing their 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook, running a new BlackBerry Tablet OS.

Coming with a SVGA (1024 x 600 pixels) multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, the PlayBook is the first tablet to sport a dual-core 1GHz CPU. And it makes quite good use of it too – both the front-facing and the primary camera of the device are capable of recording full HD video (yeap, that’s sweet 1080p footage) and on board the PlayBook has what RIM calls “true multitasking”. And with 1GB of RAM you are unlikely to have “out of memory” issues either. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab Official Demo video is here to show you what the tablet is all about

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Okay, okay, I know this isn’t as good as trying it in person, but, at least for the next few days, that’s all we get. Samsung just published an official demo video, showing their Android-running tablet performance and cool features.

According to Samsung the purpose of the video is to objectively present the key features of the Galaxy Tab so no “graphic effects” (I’m not sure that’s exactly what they meant) have been applied. Anyway this video should give you an excellent idea of what the Galaxy Tab real-life performance will be like.
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Cheaper, Wi-Fi-only Samsung Tab in the works

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It’s been a couple of weeks since Samsung introduced its first Android-running 3G and Wi-Fi capable Galaxy Tab and now rumor is the company is about to release a more affordable Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet.

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Beta of iOS 4.2 for iPad shows off multitasking, unified inbox, folders and more

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The iPad was skipped when the iOS 4.1 update came – but it will be getting v4.2 in a few months. This new version will unlock the potential of the iPad that is currently locked down – multitasking, combined email inbox, folders and other goodies well-known from the iPhone. The sftware beta was published yesterday by Apple and initial reports are very positive…

iOS 4.2 will bring much needed improvements to the iPad

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Toshiba Folio 100 hands-on, video inside

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Toshiba are the latest manufacturer to enter the tablet race with their 10″ Folio 100 Android-powered slate. We had a chance to check it out live at the IFA floor and here come our first impressions of the arguably best spec’d tablet we have seen so far.

Toshiba Folio 100 at a glance:

  • Size: 281mm x 181mm x 14mm
  • Weight: 760g
  • CPU: NVIDIA® TegraTM 2
  • Display:10.1″ capacitive multi-touch display with a resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels
  • OS:Based on Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • Storage: 16 GB, expandable through the SD/MMC card slot
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA, mini HDMI, USB 2.0 (including host mode)
  • Other features: Adobe Flash Player 10.1, accelerometer, 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • Battery life: 7 hours (65% web browsing, 10% video playback, 25% standby)

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Samsung plans to sell 10 million Galaxy Tabs, Vodafone and O2 talk launch plans

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The Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab is barely out the door but Samsung is already making plans to sell 10 million units. These are long term plans of course – even the iPad hasn’t sold that well (yet).

Samsung won’t be selling the Galaxy Tab directly, but carriers are already going into high gear – Vodafone UK has a pre-order page, O2 has plans to launch the Tab too. The price? Well, prices aren’t finalized yet but it should go for Dell Streak kind of prices in the US… Read more »

Here’s the full 10-minute Galaxy Tab video advertisement for your weekend kick-back enjoyment

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Now that the hectic week is almost behind us, here’s are some longer Galaxy Tab ad materials that you can enjoy from the comfort of your sofa this weekend. We’ve recorded the following two videos from the Galaxy Tab unveiling event yesterday. We’ve split them in two but combined they make for a total of 10 minutes of high-quality ad material. It’s pretty nice to watch (though if I were directing I would have sped it up a little bit).

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Samsung Galaxy Tab benchmark results are out, sweeps the floor with Galaxy S

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We managed to snatch a Galaxy Tab off the show floor and we ran a few regular Android benchmarks on it. Here go the shots, so you can see them for yourself.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab benchmarks results

And now that you’ve seen those, check the Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.1 benchmarks that we’ve done for our regular review.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab pricing may be a bit steep, Vodafone already has it on preorder

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Samsung Galaxy Tab has been officially announced just yesterday, but the price speculations are already all over the internet. Some retailers managed to put up some early (and a bit absurd) prices – 700 euro for the 16GB and 800 euro for the 32GB tablet.

Update: Vodafone DE is already taking pre-orders for Galaxy Tab – we got it straight from a Vodafone rep over at their booth at IFA 2010. The tablet costs 300 euro on 2-year contract and a 35 euro monthly tariff. What you get for that money is unlimited mobile internet, nothing else.

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