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T-Mobile’s Galaxy Tab tweaked to make phone calls by XDA

November 19th, 2010

The tinkering community that is xda-developers has managed to shoehorn the phone.apk Android module onto T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Tab. Forum member Jyveafk has figured out how to flash the device, using Odin3, to allow calling over T-Mo’s EDGE network. In it’s current state, XDA cautions that the procedure is “for experienced flashers only.” If you’re …

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

November 11th, 2010

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? …

Samsung Galaxy Tab with Super AMOLED display showcased in Japan?

November 10th, 2010

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 …

Samsung Galaxy Tab impressions

November 8th, 2010

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 …

Bell getting Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 12th

November 5th, 2010

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 …

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

November 3rd, 2010

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 …

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

November 2nd, 2010

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 …

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

October 30th, 2010

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 …