Samsung’s Galaxy Tab coming to AT&T November 21st, $649?

By on November 11, 2010 at 7:09 AM.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab coming to AT&T November 21st, $649?

Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless have all announced a release date (or released) the Samsung Galaxy Tab, however, for the most part, AT&T has kept quiet. Perhaps it is because they are the only U.S. carrier that can natively support the cellular radio in the iPad? Maybe they are waiting for the second generation Tab? Maybe not. Engadget has been sent in some intel that seems to indicate the device will be hitting Ma’ Bell on the 21st of November for the head-scratching price of $649. The $649 no-commitment price is listed as the “HQ Recommended” price and the sheet notes that shops should “consult their local price sheet for actual pricing.” No indication of an on-contract price was listed for the tablet device.

The report also details that the Tab will be getting the same data plans as the iPad — $14.99 monthly for 250MB or $25 monthly for 2GB.

One thing is certain, if AT&T is launching the device on the 21st, an official announcement should be imminent. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Tab with Super AMOLED display showcased in Japan?

By on November 10, 2010 at 7:13 AM.

Samsung Galaxy Tab with Super AMOLED display showcased in Japan?

Blog OLED-display has images of what they are claiming to be a Samsung Galaxy Tab with a 7-inch Super AMOLED display. The website claims Sammy was showing off the new panel — which purportedly has a WXVGA 1200 x 600 pixel resolution — at the FPD-International conference in Japan this week. OLED, which originally touted its images as the first of the Super AMOLED Tab, later amended its post with: “It can be possible that this prototype is only a AMOLED and not Super-Amoled but SMD [Samsung Mobile Display] plans to introduce Super-Amoled for the 7 inch panel size.” It’s all very speculative at this point, and — to be honest — we would have been a little disappointed to see Samsung showcase a new Tab display before the original was available in most areas. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Tab impressions

By on November 8, 2010 at 3:46 PM.

Samsung Galaxy Tab impressions

Sprint and Samsung shot us over a Galaxy Tab and, after several days of fiddling, we have our first impressions to report back. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the first real contender to Apple’s iPad many would say, and while it’s too early for us to totally pit them head to head, there are many visible strengths and weaknesses of the Tab. Want to know what we thought of Samsung’s little, mean, iPad-combating machine? Buckle up and hit the jump!

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Bell getting Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 12th

By on November 5, 2010 at 2:02 PM.

Bell getting Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 12th

We just received an internal Bell document detailing the carrier’s plans to release the Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 12th. It will run on “Canada’s best network” over HSPA+, be SMS-capable, and will start to be loaded into inventory lists today. No word on pre-orders or reservations, but our Canadian friends will be browsing BGR on their 7-inch tablets soon enough.

Thanks, B!

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Samsung Mobile Display to showcase 7-inch Super AMOLED, Galaxy Tab bound?

By on November 3, 2010 at 10:29 AM.

Samsung Mobile Display to showcase 7-inch Super AMOLED, Galaxy Tab bound?

Blog oled-display.net is reporting that Samsung Mobile Display will showcase a new, 7-inch, Super AMOLED display at the FPD-International conference in Japan from November 10th to the 12th. The report states that the new window will have a 1200 x 600 resolution and will be available to manufacturers in the later half of 2011. “The new OLED Panel production line starts mid-June 2011 and boost the capacity from 3 million to 30 million small and middle panels per month,” writes oled-display. Hopefully, this added manufacturing prowess makes Super AMOLED display shortages a thing of the past.

At the moment, the most obvious application for this new, larger Super AMOLED display would be in Samsung’s Galaxy Tab slate; as the device currently uses a 7-inch display. Would anyone prefer a Galaxy Tab with a Super AMOLED display as opposed to the device’s current WSVGA TFT offering? More →

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iSuppli: Samsung Galaxy Tab packs $205 in materials, $215 to manufacture

By on November 2, 2010 at 8:09 AM.

iSuppli: Samsung Galaxy Tab packs $205 in materials, $215 to manufacture

Here’s a head-scratcher: analytics company iSuppli has completed its analysis of Samsung’s GT-P1000 Galaxy Tab, and, according to their report, the device contains $205.22 worth of components and costs roughly $214.57 to manufacture. The Galaxy Tab has received some serious criticism for its less-than-competitive price-point ($599 in the U.S.) when compared with Apple’s 3G iPad ($629); iSuppli estimates that the 16GB 3G iPad contains $264.27 worth of components. The Tab’s most expensive bits are its 7-inch display and NAND Flash memory which cost $57 and $51 respectively. If iSuppli’s estimates are accurate, it would seem as though Samsung voluntarily put the Galaxy Tab at the higher end of the price-point spectrum. More →

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Wi-Fi only Samsung Galaxy Tab crosses FCC’s desk

By on October 30, 2010 at 11:00 PM.

Wi-Fi only Samsung Galaxy Tab crosses FCC’s desk

It looks like the Wi-Fi only variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab — a device Samsung said they were working on that recently made an appearance in a Best Buy advert — has crossed the FCC’s desk. The only difference between the carrier branded Tab and the Wi-Fi only Tab, other than the absence of a cellular radio (duh!), is the device’s model number: GT-P1010. If Best Buy’s advertisement-oopsie was accurate, we should see the Wi-Fi device priced around $499; $100 less than an unsubsidized 3G model. What do you think? Worth it?

[Via IntoMobile] More →

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Freebie: Sprint giving away $50 Media Hub credit to Epic 4G, Galaxy Tab purchasers

By on October 29, 2010 at 11:10 PM.

Freebie: Sprint giving away $50 Media Hub credit to Epic 4G, Galaxy Tab purchasers

If you’re a current Sprint customer, with an Epic 4G, you might not have had much of a reason to utilize the Media Hub feature included with the Samsung handset. However, if you plan on purchasing an Epic 4G or Galaxy Tab between October 31st and January 8th, Sprint might give you an incentive to explore The Hub a little further. According to blog Androinica, Sprint will be offering a $50 credit to Samsung’s Media Hub to customers who purchase any of their Galaxy S offerings. Vouchers will be issued with a 10-digit promotional code that can be redeemed anytime before March 31, 2011 and must be used within 60-days of activation. Seems like a pretty good deal. Hit the jump for the full article. More →

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U.S. Cellular jumps on Galaxy Tab bandwagon

By on October 28, 2010 at 9:27 AM.

U.S. Cellular jumps on Galaxy Tab bandwagon

It looks like regional carrier U.S. Cellular will throw its proverbial hat in the Samsung-ring and offer its customers the Galaxy Tab Android device. Most of us, by now, are familiar with the device’s spec sheet — Android 2.2, Flash 10.1, and 7-inch display — what we’re really interested in is the price and launch date of the device; all things the press release lacks. Hit the jump to read what you already know about the Tab and we’ll reach out to U.S. Cellular for a comment on the date and price. More →

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Wi-Fi only Samsung Galaxy Tab to hit Best Buy for $499

By on October 25, 2010 at 8:18 AM.

Wi-Fi only Samsung Galaxy Tab to hit Best Buy for $499

When Verizon Wireless announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab, there was a fair amount of skepticism about the unreleased device’s $599 price tag. Now, according to a leaked Best Buy advert, it appears as though a Wi-Fi only model will be making its way to Best Buy Mobile for a more modest $499. The Wi-Fi only Galaxy Tab, which will be available in silver, packs the exact same components as its cellular counterpart — minus a CDMA radio. Samsung had promised a Wi-Fi only model of the device when the Tab was officially announced back in September; the company had made it seem like that device was still a ways off. What do you think? In light of the new model and price is the Tab any more appealing? More →

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Verizon Wireless to offer Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 11 for $600

By on October 20, 2010 at 8:55 AM.

Verizon Wireless to offer Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 11 for $600

Today, Verizon Wireless announced that the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab would be available, starting November 11, for $600. The device will be sold for its full retail price with no data plan requirement; a $20, 1GB monthly plan can be added post-purchase. No word on whether the $20 data plan is month-to-month (like the iPad) or contract based; we’ve reached out to Verizon for clarification and will update the article when we hear back.

Hit the jump for the full press release. Anyone adding this to their holiday wish-list? What do you think of the price?

UPDATE: Verizon Wireless has just responded to our query. The $20 data plan is a month-to-month offering — just like the iPad — no contract required. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Tab launching November 14th on Sprint for $399?

By on October 8, 2010 at 7:01 AM.

Samsung Galaxy Tab launching November 14th on Sprint for $399?

One of our Sprint sources just messaged us to let us know that the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is set to launch right around November 14. How about pricing? Well, we’ve also been told the 7-inch tablet will sell for $399 with a 2-year agreement and $599 full retail. That’s all we have for now, but you can be sure we’ll keep digging!

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Samsung sells 5 million Galaxy S smartphones

By on October 5, 2010 at 11:40 AM.

Samsung sells 5 million Galaxy S smartphones

Via a press release, Samsung proudly announced that they have sold over 5 million Galaxy S branded handsets since the device’s launch back in June. As Samsung writes: “The GALAXY S has been a phenomenal success in the global smart phone market, recording global sales of over 5 million units including more than 2 million units in the United States and more than 1 million units in Korea.” Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab today in Japan. More →

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