Samsung has joined the competition in the tablet world – it’s going against the Apple iPad’s, Blackberry Tablets, some Windows 7 Tablets which have not risen much to the market (it looks like Microsoft might be forcing Windows 8 Tablets once they finish their new Operating System which is still currently under Public Preview version) and of course all of the other Android based tablets such as the Asus, Viewsonic, Motorola and others.
Samsung had to be quick on their feet while making this tablet, the choice of platform (OS) is essential for the consumers, a not so popular platform means a loss of business. Android is a great system to have on the Samsung Galaxy Tab, many people are familiar with it and its very easy to learn / use. A huge advantage compared to the iPad’s is that you are able to view flash websites, a lot of people complain about not being able to view flash based websites on the iPad and iPhone’s, I personally feel that Apple seem to create their own thing and not do much market research. We all know there was a huge fight between Apple and Adobe not long ago, one of the reasons why Apple started to push HTML5 rather than supporting Adobe Flash players. So if you are one of those people that are dissappointed with the lack of flash support on your tablet then you now know that the Samsung Galaxy Tab will be a great gadget to have for either business or pleasure.
So how much space does the tab have you may ask…. the Samsung Galaxy Tab comes in two flavours, which are 16GB and 32GB – you can also extend the space if needed by buying an extra 32GB for your SSD Memory Slot giving you a whooping total of 64GB!
If you are like me – the kind of person who loves movies and videos, then you are in luck because this lovely tablet brings support to DivX, Xvid, MPEG-4, H.263 H.264 and other video formats.
Since we are talking about videos, I will bring to your attention one of the videos that Cat Deeley has made for Samsung. In this video she shares her thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy Tab which was given to her as a gift (can I have one too for christmas please?) . Cat presents the white version of the Galaxy Tab which is sleek looking. White tablets these days are more popular than black ones, unsure the reason behind it, but I guess it has to do a lot with how movies like i-robot present the future of cool technology, robotics and so forth. White represents cleanness and beauty and I must say that having a white Galaxy Tab would represent just that. But behind the beauty there is power. Cat also seems to agree with the flash player comment I wrote before.
Another thing that Cat seems to mention is the fact that the tablet has a built-in camera which she will use for Skype – she tends to skype a lot with her friends and family. Pretty much like myself – I use skype all the time, but lack a web-cam on my computer, so having a device like the Galaxy Tab would make things easier. When she mentions that she can show around things with the camera without the needing to carry wires around the place, it reminded me of a time when I took a laptop with a built-in camera and showed my family around the house through skype. It was so uncomfortable and I couldn;t see what they were looking since the camera was sided on the screen of the laptop, so thank God Samsung implemented the ease of this technology for its customers.
Below is the video from Cat Deeley.