Samsung Galaxy Tab

Slate computers are hot at the moment. Apple’s iPad unchallenged run has come to an end with the introduction of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab.


Slate computers are hot at the moment. Apple’s iPad unchallenged run has come to an end with the introduction of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab.

The device itself is an Android computer running Android 2.2 with a 7 inch touchscreen. As a multimedia device you have all the standard controls, cameras, jacks and slots, all effortlessly placed within the half inch think body. It’s smaller than the iPad and you can also use it as a mobile phone (although we suggest you use it with speaker on, because it sure looks weird holding such a big device up to your ear!)

The Galaxy Tab features email and calendar, both allowing you to expand one side to focus on a particular item, then return it to normal. You can edit documents on the Galaxy Tab, again the expanding function can be helpful for focussing on one part of the document.

It comes with Samsung Books included – all books have the familiar scrolling book effect, and the Tab also makes pictures come alive, if you like your pictures in books – and who doesn’t?

If you’re not interested in reading, you can listen to music or watch movies. There is also full web browsing, applications from the Android app store, integrated social networking, as well as an in-built GPS receiver.



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