Samsung Announces the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite

Jan 17, 14 Samsung Announces the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite

Posted by in Gadgets, Laptops & Tablets

Samsung has officially announced the latest tablet under its Galaxy Tab line and it’s called the Galaxy Tab3 Lite. We all remember of course the original Galaxy Tab which became so popular that almost everyone who was reluctant to spend that much on an iPad resorted to getting Sammy’s tablet instead. If my memory serves me right, the original Galaxy Tab also marked Samsung’s entry to the tablet market. Anyway, what does the Galaxy Tab3 Lite has to offer? Don’t expect too much as I’m pretty sure that Samsung did not pack too much power in this tablet. The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite will still sport the same 7-inch display with 1024 x 600 resolution, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 2MP rear camera, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Nothing fancy under the hood, right? Well, at least according to Samsung, the Galaxy Tab3 Lite will be sporting a slim, light-weight design with a more compact bezel. Plus, it will be packing a 3600mAh battery which according to Samsung is good enough for up to eight hours of video viewing. Obviously, dear old Sammy wants to put this tablet up against the iPad Mini. As such, expect the Galaxy Tab3 Lite to bear a price tag that will be more affordable than Apple’s small iPad. The Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Lite will be available in white and black models. Release date is unknown at this time. But, we all know that Samsung is capable of releasing such tablet as soon as possible. So don’t be surprise to find the Galaxy Tab3 Lite in your next trip to your favorite local gadget store. [via] Related posts: Samsung Galaxy Tab will go for Php35k starting next week Apples sues Samsung over copied design First Impressions: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Samsung’s brand ambassadors for Galaxy Tab “Life 2.0” campaign Samsung updates first Galaxy Tab, makes it 7.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 launched, starts at just...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 launched, starts at just Php12,990

If you want a quality Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet without going over the budget, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 might be your best bet, with its 7-inch WiFi-only version retailing for just Php12,990. For those who are confused about the myriad of tablets Samsung is launching year after year, here’s the lowdown of the current lineup according to a Samsung rep. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus launched early this year is now discontinued and replaced by the budget-friendly 7-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 2. For a more premium tablet, there’s still the Galaxy Tab 7.7. For a bigger version, the Galaxy Tab 2 also comes in a 10-inch size. We’ve talked about the Galaxy Tab 2 compared to the Tab 7.0 Plus before but here’s the gist if you missed it. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is not much different from their earlier Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. It has the same 7-inch PLS LCD Display at 1024 x 600 resolution and same ports and features. Probably the glaring difference between the two is the 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor (same used on the BlackBerry PlayBook, LG Prada 3.0, and Amazon Kindle Fire) instead of the Plus’ 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos chip. This one also runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich which users are saying far more responsive and better user experience than the Plus 7.0′s Honeycomb OS. Just like the Plus 7.0, the Tab 2 7.0 also has a 3.2-megapixel camera capable of 720p HD recording. There’s also a front VGA cam available for video chatting. You will get 16GB internal storage from this tablet with a microSD slot for expanded storage. Samsung can’t comment yet when the Tab 2 will get the Jelly Bean update but they’re confident that it will be updated when ready. By the way, the Galaxy Tab 2 has been out in the market since early this month. The GALAXY Tab 2 comes in 3 models in black or white color: the GALAXY Tab 2 7.0”...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, a closer look

When the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 was launched last weekend, it suddenly made the still new Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus irrelevant, or did it? Those who were thinking of buying the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus are now thinking whether to get the Galaxy Tab 7.7 instead. Is the 7.7 a worthy upgrade over the 7.0 Plus? Let’s take a closer look at the two. The obvious difference between the two is the size of both the tablet and its display. The Tab 7.7 may be bigger but not by much due to its narrower black bezel as compared to the 7.0 Plus. The Super AMOLED Plus display on the 7.7 is a huge deal as well providing deeper contrasts and more vibrant colors. It made the display on the 7.0 LCD looked washed out in comparison. On the aesthetic side, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is thinner by 2mm and lighter by 10 grams. In practicality, that’s not a lot and you won’t really feel the difference between the two. What you will feel, and see, is the difference of the back panel. The Tab 7.0 Plus has a glossy plastic back while the Tab 7.7 has a combination of plastic and metal with a brushed finish giving it a premium, solid look. Now let’s look at the specs comparison between two: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 P6800 Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 7.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display @ 800 x 1280 pixels 7-inch PLS LCD display @ 600 ×1024 pixel resolution Android 3.2 Honeycomb Android 3.2 Honeycomb 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor Mali-400MP GPU Mali-400MP GPU 1GB RAM 1GB RAM 16GB internal storage, microSD up to 32GB 16GB internal storage, microSD up to 32GB WiFi 802.11 b/g/n WiFi 802.11 b/g/n HSDPA 21Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps HSDPA 21Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps Bluetooth 3.0 w/ A2DP Bluetooth 3.0 w/ A2DP 3.15MP camera with LED flash 3.15MP camera with LED flash 2MP front camera 2MP front camera 720p HD video recording @ 30fps 720p...

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First Impressions: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

Yesterday, we attended the launch of the latest addition to the Samsung Galaxy Tab family, the Galaxy Tab 7.7. You have to be wondering why Samsung decided to create a tablet between the 7.0 and 8.9 but no concrete answer was given to me. I guess they just want to give consumers a lot of options and I heard that an 11-inch Galaxy tab is also on its way. Anyway, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is their first tablet in our market that has the brushed metal back giving it a premium look. Pair it with high-end specs such as a Super AMOLED Plus display at 1280 x 800 resolution, their 1.4GHz dual-core Exynos chip, HSPA+ capability, and you’ll get a high-end tablet rivaling the Samsung Galaxy Note. The only thing we can complain about is the 3-megapixel rear camera but how often would you use it on a tablet anyway?   One thing I noticed with the Tab 7.7 is that despite the 0.7-inch increase in display, the overall size difference from the 7.0 Plus is not that big. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is just 3mm x 10mm bigger and this is due to the smaller bezel compared to previous Samsung tablets. This one has a thinner profile too. It’s also important to note that the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is only one of the two current Samsung tablets (the other one is the 7.0 Plus) running on Honeycomb that supports Call and SMS feature. Even if the Tab 8.9 and 10.1 already runs on Android 3.2, it lacks the necessary hardware to use the Call and SMS function of the latest Honeycomb OS. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 also has a microSD slot aside from its 16GB internal storage making it more flexible than the Tab 8.9 and 10.1. Aside from that, everything looks and feels pretty much the same as other current tablets from Samsung. You’ll get a smooth performance on Sammy’s familiar TouchWiz UI out of this new tablet. It’s also upgradeable to...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 quietly arrives in the market

Last week, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 quietly made its way to the local market. If you’re like me who find the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 too big for your taste, the 8.9 version should be a suitable replacement. It is the same tablet anyway (including 3G) save for the size. Oh wait, the photos they sent us showed a black back as opposed to the 10.1’s white back. So that’s another difference. Samsung is giving the 16GB version an SRP of Php27,490 and while the 32GB goes for Php32,490. A bit pricey I know considering the 10.1-inch can be bought for Php27,750 so you might want to wait a few days for the price to normalize. If you don’t care to bother our review of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, here’s a rundown of the specs of this tablet. It has a 1.0 Ghz dual-core T250S processor, WXGA TFT display (1280×800 resolution) fortified by Gorilla Glass. It runs on Android Honeycomb and also has a 6,100 mAh battery for hours of entertainment without needing a recharge. This premium hardware is packaged in a sleek, portable design weighing less than one pound (447 grams). Additional features for the enterprise of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 include: Full support for Exchange ActiveSync version 14 On device encryption Cisco VPN (Virtual Private Network) Sybase® MDM (Mobile Device Management) Cisco WebEx™ mobile conference solution for meetings on the go FindMyMobile: If the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is lost or stolen, the user can locate the device on a map, and track it live as it moves, remotely lock the device to prevent unauthorized access and delete personal information stored on the device. Related posts: Samsung’s brand ambassadors for Galaxy Tab “Life 2.0” campaign La Salle Green Hills deploys Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 to students for advanced digital learning Samsung Galaxy Tab will go for Php35k starting next week Samsung launched 10.1″ and 8.9″ Galaxy Tab in the country Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review Samsung launches affordable AMD-powered Series 3...

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Samsung updates first Galaxy Tab, makes it 7.7-inch

With the rise of the new generation of tablets these days, the original Samsung Galaxy Tab deserves a refresh. Samsung did it with a bang in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. Gone is the thick book-like physique and is replaced by a 7.89mm slim design with tapered edges for more easy handling. Samsung also replaced the single-core processor with a fast 1.4GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor with a Mali-400MP GPU. It will also get the tablet-friendly Android Honeycomb treatment and the cameras get a minor upgrade to 3MP at the back and 2MP in front. However, the most notable feature of the new Galaxy Tab is the Super AMOLED Plus display on its 7.7” screen. With a high 1280 x 800 resolution, images are bound to appear exceptionally sharp with really good contrast. The physical size hasn’t really increased, it’s just that the bezel was made thinner to accommodate the increase in screen size. The 5100mah rated battery is expected to give this device up to 10 hours of video playback which combines well with the support for up to 32GB microSD. Right now, I think this new Galaxy Tab 7.7 is going to be in the forefront of Android tablet devices in the 7-inch category for those who opts for portability. The combination of power, sleek looks and phenomenal display makes this a tablet you would definitely want to look at. We’ll keep you posted once we got word of local pricing and availability. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Specs: 1.4 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU, Mali-400MP GPU, 1GB of RAM, Exynos chipset Android 3.2 Honeycomb, TouchWiz UI 7.7” Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen (1280 x 800 pixels) 3.2 MP autofocus camera with 720p video recording; LED flash; 2 MP front-facing camera 16/32/64 GB internal memory, expandable through a microSD card slot HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot Bluetooth 3.0 microUSB 2.0 Li-Po 5100 mAh 196.7 x 133 x 7.9 mm 335g Related posts: Samsung’s brand ambassadors for...

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La Salle Green Hills deploys Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 to students for advanced digital learning

La Salle Greenhills becomes the first basic education in the Philippines to offer its curriculum on the mobile tablet so that students can leave their heavy school bags (and probably PSPs and iPods) behind. “Samsung is delighted to partner with La Salle Green Hills in this groundbreaking project in the Philippines. Our winning GALAXY Tab portfolio is an innovative option for schools looking for devices equipped with strong feature sets to enhance the learning process. It will enable students to learn in a fun and interactive manner.” said KC Park SEPCO President and CEO. La Salle Green Hills, a premier learning institution in the Philippines catering to 5,000 plus pupils, plans to deploy initially 500 of the new Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 devices to its honors class students. The pilot phase of the project will commence with the start of the second trimester of the 2011-12 school year in September this year. LSGH expects to roll out the mobile tablet learning experience school wide in the new school year of 2012-13. “A pioneer in innovative learning, La Salle Green Hills appreciates how technology can enhance learning. By introducing the eTextbook to students, we are not just relieving them of having to carry heavy school bags to school. We are also exposing them to digital technologies which prepare them for the real world where digital is the primary medium of communication outside the classroom. The school hopes this innovation will foster the creation of new learning systems and methods,” said President La Salle Green Hills , Bro. Felipe Belleza FSC In order to achieve strict compliance with the school’s policies and security procedures, Sybase, an SAP company specializing in software management, analysis and mobilization of information, was brought in to allow the school to manage and deploy applications over-the-air and secure curriculum materials on Galaxy Tab 8.9 devices for the students of La Salle Green Hills. “Unlike the more widespread practice of loading third party applications into a mobile tablet and distributing it to students,...

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Tablet Showdown: Who’s the best in e-Books and magazines?

Aug 03, 11 Tablet Showdown: Who’s the best in e-Books and magazines?

Posted by in Featured, From the editor, Laptops & Tablets

Aside from multimedia and gaming, one of the most practical use of a tablet is to read digital books or magazines or even comics. With the big display, portability and internal storage, you can bring hundreds of books or magazines with you all the time. We take a look at four popular tablets we have in the market right now to see which one offers the best digital reading experience. We have the BlackBerry PlayBook, Apple iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. We looked at them in terms of ease of use, display and clarity as well as handling. BlackBerry PlayBook RIM’s PlayBook is a 7-inch tablet running on QNX. It’s fast and powerful but the new tablet platform still has a long way to go when it comes to apps. It’s size is probably the sweet spot if you want a tablet that you can easily handle with one hand without straining it, like when reading a book. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a native reader on its own. You can download Kobo for free but it doesn’t support sideloading of e-Books you already have, you need to buy books from Kobo. Too bad because you can easily load files on the PlayBook without opening any application. There are a couple of e-Readers in the BlackBerry App World but they come with a price albeit minimal. As for magazines, the display size may not be ideal for reading your Cosmo magazine unless your comfortable pinching the screen to zoom in and out per page. Photos are displayed really well but text bleeds making it irritating to read. If you have a Kobo account or don’t mind paying for reader apps then the PlayBook would be a nice device for e-Books. It’s just like having a pocket novel with you everywhere you go. Apple iPad 2 When Apple redesigned the original iPad, the slimness and lighter iPad 2 became a really nice device to read books and magazines....

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review

Jul 29, 11 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review

Posted by in Featured, Laptops & Tablets, Reviews

In the world of tablets, the Apple iPad still reigns supreme. Samsung launched their 7-inch Galaxy Tab last year but it still not quite the tablet people think that can compete with the iPad. So what did Sammy do? They released the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for those wanting a bigger screen because 7-inch is just not fun when you’re reading a magazine. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes in two versions. The first one which was slightly thicker was unveiled before the iPad 2 was launched. When Samsung saw how thin and light the iPad 2 was, they quickly modified the 10.1 to its current form, lighter and slimmer and looks like an iPad 2 sans the home button, and renamed the first one to 10.1v. Check out our review of this 10-inch Android tablet from Samsung. Design If you’re going to compare the Tab 10.1 to the iPad 2 black version, the only thing you would get is the aluminum band lining the edge of the tablet. The display size is much bigger but the bevel is slightly smaller. A lot of reviewers say that this is lighter than the iPad 2 but realistically, you can’t feel the difference. The only thing you can see at the front aside from the display is the 2-mp front-facing camera which also indicates how this device should be oriented. Android buttons are included on the UI itself. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn’t have much buttons and ports as well. On top (landscape orientation) there’s the Power/Sleep button beside the volume rocker, and also the 3.5 mm audio jack beside the regular SIM slot. This tablet accepts a SIM card but can’t do calls, only SMS and mobile internet. There are small speaker grills on both sides and the proprietary Samsung docking port is at the bottom. There’s no HDMI port nor a microSD slot here but Samsung reps told us that you can have both via the docking port when you have the required accessories....

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Smart Gold offers Unlimited Data Plans

With smartphones and tablets becoming the craze today, Smart Gold is offering its new Unlimited Data Plans. These are different from their previous unlimited mobile data plans which goes on top of the monthly service fee. With the Smart Gold Unlimited Data Plans, you no longer need to enter promo codes or re-register after the service expires. What’s more, free calls and text messages are also available across all plans, as well as low rates of just P0.51 per SMS and US$0.40 per IDD call. It’s basically an unlimited internet, consumable call and text plan all in one. Here are the devices that you can get for FREE from each plan: Plan 1500 Plan 2000 Plan 3000 and 4000 All 8 devices available under the Smart Gold Unlimited Data Plans are HSDPA (High Speed Data Packet Access) enabled so you would get blazing fast mobile internet… if you’re in the right location that is. Gee, I was hoping that the plan would start on P1,000 and not P1,500. And only a Samsung Galaxy Mini for Plan 1500?? Then there’s also the disparity at Plan 2000. Since when did the Samsung Galaxy Ace became at the same level as the Samsung Galaxy Tab or the HTC Desire S? The Ace should be the one free at Plan 1500. Oh well, if you’re looking for such service from Smart, there you go. Related posts: HTC Magic free on Smart Gold Plan 1800 Nokia E7 merges business with entertainment Nokia updates Symbian OS on N8, C7 and C6-01 Nokia E7 is now available for Php32,000 Get your Nokia fix at the Nokia Summer Heat Wave Sale New Unli call and text option for Smart prepaid...

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