Samsung Officially Announces the Galaxy Tab

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googler

Nook Color is better for reading than iPad and better for everything else than Kindle. Nook Color is better for $249. Nook Color screen is supposed to be better (less reflective) for reading than iPad thanks to new LG screen with anti-reflection coating. It allows to watch videos, listen to the music, view Office documents and PDF's. The Nook Color will not run apps straight out of the Android Market, but that does not mean it cannot run them. In fact, they have done a lot of tests on apps from standard Android smartphones and they pretty much run on Nook Color, which has Android 2.1 under the hood. (The Nook native interface and apps are just standard Android application layers.) Barnes & Noble special Nook SDK runs on top of the standard Android one and gives developers access to exclusive extensions and APIs for the Nook and its interface. So porting Android apps is not difficult. B&N says it is more like optimising them for Nook than porting them.  If you prefer e-Ink screen, the original Nook is still available from BN.

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violian

I'm not going to bother if it's anything more than $380. Anything creeping close to $450, then I'd whole-heartedly rather purchase an iPad for only a few bucks more. And it's also gotta have a glass scratch-resistant screen to win my favour.

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bart3385

Samsung should keep the price down. The OS is free. Specs are somewhere around the level of iPad. Smaller screen size. This should definitely be substantially cheaper than iPad to make it fly.

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TechW

This looks like a good start on what will be a huge lineup of Android based tablets. I am waiting to see what HP puts together with WebOS before making a decision on a tablet. (Yeah, I'm not in any rush to get one)

I'm good with the idea of a WiFi only model to cut the cost of the tablet as I can always tether it to my phone if WiFi is not available. No need for an extra monthly fee either.

The next 4 - 6 months will be interesting on the tablet front.

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uomorospo

in italy the announced price is 700€... Much more than the ipad.
As you can read in the news, the screen si an LCD-TFT, not an amoled nor a SuperAmoled

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aviaggio

/wipes drool from corner of mouth

Just gotta see the prices. I'm trying to be optimistic there will be a model in the $350 range. With the base iPad at $500, anything more than that I think it's going to be a tough sell.

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Cooketh

I already decided to buy this back when it was announced. I have the Galaxy S phone and the screen is excellent. That's my selling point, and this Tablet uses the same tech, so I'm sold.

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