Top Three Tablets – 3. Verizon Wireless Samsung Tab

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Now that you have had time to play with or buy a Tablet, you may be wondering about your decision. Are you happy with your Motorola Xoom or iPad 2 or Samsung Galaxy Tab?

I have played with them all and I want to share my thoughts on them right here. As far as my favorites here are my top three.

3. Samsung Galaxy Tab from Verizon Wireless.

First, I wanted the Verizon Wireless Samsung Tab to play with. I played with this long and hard for the last three weeks. I was so torn on the size of this device. Sometimes I love it, and sometimes I hate it.  The seven inches seems great when I am reading the news or playing with video.

Let me give you some specs first.

The  Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab


The TFT display with WSVGA 1024 x 600 resolution & full touch–screen has a bright and clear display for the ultimate viewing experience.

With super fast 3G download speeds and a powerful 1GHz Hummingbird processor, the Galaxy Tab provides a full suite of entertainment on–the–go. Enjoy easy access to gaming, social networking, videos, music, web and more.

With an onscreen virtual keyboard, threaded text messaging, work & personal email, plus Swype text input technology, the Galaxy Tab provides the ultimate in messaging options in a fun and easy–to–use design.

The Galaxy Tab’s one–touch access to pre–loaded and downloadable apps via Android Market™ puts your most frequently used tools, just a click away.

Go above and beyond entertaining with the Samsung Galaxy™ Tab, the tablet that delivers enhanced capabilities with advanced portability. A large 7–inch screen offers plenty of room for the thousands of interactive games and apps available for the Android™ platform, and its slim design makes it perfect for travel and one–handed grip. The built–in Media Hub gives you the ability to watch as you download popular television shows, movies and other media, or use the Galaxy Tab to relax and enjoy an e–book. With so many options for customization and interactivity, the Galaxy Tab gives you everything you want, anywhere you go…and beyond.

Here is what I liked.

1. The size. Playing angry birds was fun when I was playing in bed.I read more as well and it was easy to do with the Tab.

2. Battery life is good. I used it over 3G in the car and wifi at home, and it was a trooper.

3. I love how the device build feels. It feels like a good sturdy device in my hand.

4. I loved the network. Whether in my car or a building, getting on the internet was super easy and quick. In fact, I think the internet worked better on the Tab, than on my Droid X.  This is potentially dangerous because I would be surfing and watching video without regards to data. I know me. I would get wrapped up in Netflix and rack up a bill of $100.00 in no time.

5. The current price. It’s $199.99 with a 2 year contract which is a great price for what you are getting.

Here is what I didn’t like.

1. Watching flash. Ugh. It was choppy. Oh so choppy. It’s one thing to tout you have flash but it’s another thing to execute it well.

2. The browser. It could have been so much better. But switching from screen to screen was laggy.

3. Price point. Granted at the time of arrival it was higher than it is now but still too high. This device is no Xoom or iPad 2 and hence forth why it was my third favorite.

Here are a few more specs on the Tab.

  • Dimensions: 7.48″ (H) x 4.74″ (W) x 0..47″ (D)
  • Weight: 13.58 ounces
Operating System
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) + Samsung TouchWiz (User Interface)
  • 7.0” Touch Screen
  • 1024×600 WSVGA TFT LCD display
  • Supports up to 16M color
  • 6–Axis Motion Sensor and Accelerometer
  • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard with Swype and Samsung keypad options
  • Usage time: up to 780 minutes
  • Standby time: up to 500 hours
  • SAR: Body 1.01 W/kg
Memory / Processor
  • 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Processor
  • 2GB internal memory & 16GB microSD™ card pre–installed
  • Up to 32GB microSD™ Optional Removable Memory Supported

Stay tuned for number 2 in the next post.

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