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  • Ragin69er - Friday, October 21, 2011 - link

    I was really hoping we would see the 7.7" galaxy tab here sooner. I'm very enticed by its AMOLED screen but I like that this features an IR blaster as I still have to turn on my TV using my remote before i can switch to my 7" tab for the remainder of control, and this would also be able to control my audio solution as well. Choices, choices.... maybe I should wait and see if the 7.7" comes out before I replace my current tab as I really like it and don't see the need to upgrade just yet. Reply
  • zorxd - Friday, October 21, 2011 - link

    isn't it 1024x600 or something more widescreen than 1024x768? Reply
  • B3an - Friday, October 21, 2011 - link

    Well yeah, because 1024x768 is not widescreen at all, it's 4:3. Reply
  • seamonkey79 - Friday, October 21, 2011 - link

    Depending on whether you read or look at the article, it's both! Or neither!

    Maybe it doesn't have any pixels at all... that would be different.
  • JasonInofuentes - Friday, October 21, 2011 - link

    Sorry guys. Fatherhood and bloggerhood sometimes collide. Fixing. Reply
  • tiro_uspsss - Saturday, October 22, 2011 - link

    no way to connect to telco/WWAN? :(
    are there any ~7" Android tablets that have WWAN? I don't want ~10" - its too big for my liking!
  • JasonInofuentes - Saturday, October 22, 2011 - link

    Because of the need for carrier testing and validation, the 3G/4G versions of these always come a bit later than WiFi. Samsung has partnered with T-mo and VZW for 3G/4G versions of the Tab 10.1 so it's plausible we could see one of these end up on either of those networks. This and an unlimited LTE plan = the hotness. Reply
  • kmmatney - Saturday, October 22, 2011 - link

    I can't see this selling very well at this price. It's not much more for a larger screen 10" tablet, and there are many 7" alternatives at lower price points. Why buy this over a Kindle Fire at HALF the price? The Kindle Fire will be dual-core, and do most of the same things - minus the camera. Reply
  • shabby - Saturday, October 22, 2011 - link

    Totally agree, and if amazon releases a subsidized 10" tablet for $250-300 it'll be game over for everyone else since amazon can recoup its loses from its services on the tablet while others cant. Reply
  • JasonInofuentes - Saturday, October 22, 2011 - link

    Ahh the Kindle Fire. As a media consumption device, you're totally right. The Kindle Fire is a great device and can provide some real price pressure to drive costs of higher end devices down. Trouble is, Amazon will make money on media sales on the device, and so they can price to compete. Samsung has their own media sales portals but they're not nearly as competitive, so they have to hope that you'll be wowed by the quality of their hardware, and software. We'll see how well they compare when we get them in. Reply
  • deV14nt - Monday, October 24, 2011 - link

    This is for people who want some chance in hell of ever getting Ice Cream Sandwich.

    Kindle Fire will likely never run anything other than Gingerbread 2.3, which isn't even a tablet OS--it's for smartphones This starts with Honeycomb 3.2 and I'd imagine would get 4.0 very soon.

    The 7.0" form-factor has some advantages over the larger sizes.People will choose the size they're more comfortable with. I'd imagine it's much more comfortable to use in bed, especially for typing. You can type in portrait more like you do with smartphones, with your thumbs. And without feeling like you're going to drop it. I wouldn't be surprised if Apple releases a 7" tablet at some point, well other than their seeming inability or unwillingness to create scalable interfaces in iOS. Okay, maybe they won't.
  • deV14nt - Monday, October 24, 2011 - link

    I should clarify. If and when Google open-sources Ice Cream Sandwich 4.x (which will never happen for Honeycomb 3.x), then Amazon can begin customizing it for the Kindle Fire. Samsung already has Ice Cream Sandwich customized for at least smartphones, and possibly tablets too. It may be ready before the end of the year for this device.

    One thing that is guaranteed is that Amazon will tie the Chinese Android phone manufacturers and you and I for last to receive the ICS source code. That may be this year or it may be a year from now. It's up to Google. They can't be thrilled they don't get a cut of app sales or anything else from the Kindle Fire.

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