Samsung’s brand ambassadors for Galaxy Tab “Life 2.0” campaign

The 7-inch Galaxy Tab is the first Android tablet from Samsung released on September 2010 and consumer feedback was overwhelming since then. The Samsung Galaxy Tab was able to change the way the consumers lived their everyday lives. It was able to enhance their ordinary, everyday experiences, from the little things to the most complex tasks. Such was the inspiration for the new Samsung Galaxy Tab campaign, “Life 2.0” and Samsung revealed 13 ambassadors from fashion to business, art to philanthropy, and more, who have tapped into the power of Samsung Galaxy Tab technology to access knowledge, improve skill, and connect with peers or reach audiences much better and faster. JAYMIE PIZARRO Part time runner, full-time mom Editor and publisher, The Bull Runner Webmagazine “I’m a gadget freak. Most of the time I need my watch, my footpad, and my music player. Wi-Fi is a must whether in the car or at home. I need to do a lot of things but I do not want to take time off the kids. Much as I am very active with my online life, I also want to enrich my ‘real’ life with family and friends.” ROSAN CRUZ Part time rogue traveler, full time detox queen Publicist “I’ve been chronicling travels in my own little space in the web, called The Dyslexia Chronicles since 2006. I see the tab as a dependable travel companion that gives a lighter and richer travel experience.” JJ YULO part time business owner, full-time gourmand Pro-blogger, Pinoy Eats World “I’m beginning to like the fact that I don’t have to connect to any computer to use it for whatever purposes. The Galaxy Tab is a great stand alone machine to bring along with you, and is okay for numerous things. Android is interesting!” TIPPI OCAMPO part time fashion consultant, full-time designer “We have to design with the local market in mind, but still be aware of what’s happening in other parts of the world. Technology helps us define our local identity...

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First Impressions: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

May 11, 11 First Impressions: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Posted by in Featured, Gadgets, Laptops & Tablets, Tech News

Earlier at a Samsung event, we were able to briefly play with an actual unit of Samsung Galaxy Tab’s big brother, the Tab 10.1. This is not the first 10-inch Honeycomb tablet we laid our dirty hands on, the Acer Tab A500 was the first but we love the slimmer and more polished look of the Tab 10.1. First thing we noticed was the slim profile of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. At 8.6mm it’s a teeny bit slimmer than the iPad 2. Then there’s the gorgeous 10.1-inch display making it slightly larger than the iPad 2 and it boasts of a crisp 1280 x 800 display resolution. There are no physical buttons on its bezel. Everything’s done onscreen. Frankly, I didn’t like the look of the persistent Android buttons at the lower part of the screen. Didn’t check if I could hide it when playing games or videos. On the right side you’ll see the SIM slot, 3.5mm audio jack, microSD slot, the sliver of a volume rocker and Power button. On the left side is the charging and data port similar to the original Galaxy Tab. There’s nothing on the top and bottom side except for small speaker grills. Samsung retained the Tab’s white back plate on this one although they added a metallic portion on top where the 3.15 megapixel camera lens and LED flash are situated. There’s a 2 megapixel front-facing camera too by the way. We didn’t see any hints of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and a rep told us that there’s none. It’s just pure Google Android Honeycomb experience which is not bad at all. Response was very speedy thanks to a dual-core 1GHz processor and navigation was intuitive. I couldn’t find a video that I can test with but Angry Birds looked really good on a bigger screen. I think I saw one of the glitches of Honeycomb. As I was playing Angry Birds, I pressed the multitask button but it won’t show the open tasks. It just...

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Apples sues Samsung over copied design

The folks at Cupertino filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co., claiming Sammy copied the design and user interface of their iPad and iPhone for the Galaxy line smartphones and tablets. From Apple: “Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products.” The main point of comparison is the Galaxy S against the iPhone 3GS which not only has similarities with the design and packaging but also with the application icons such as music, phone, SMS, and contacts. “It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging,” an Apple representative told Mobilized. “This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.” What’s interesting to note here is that Samsung is a major supplier of components like displays and processors for a number of Apple products. With this going on, I wouldn’t be surprised if they want to bring in the MacBook Air against the Samsung Series 9 notebook to the mix. What do you think? Is Apple doing this to slow down Samsung or is there really some infringing going on? [WSJ] Related posts: Samsung Galaxy Tab will go for Php35k starting next week Apple’s iPod sales drop in third quarter Apple’s iOS4 finally got jailbroken… the easy way iPad 2 won’t land on February, SD slot confirmed iPad 2 set to be revealed on March 2 Samsung Galaxy devices goes on Super...

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Samsung Galaxy devices goes on Super Sale

Samsung is having this super sale on all of their Galaxy devices from April 1 to 17. See poster below if there’s anything that might pique your interest. You can click for a bigger photo. One of last year’s top smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S, is now P24,990. If you want a cheaper version of it, the Galaxy S with SLCD display instead of Super AMOLED only costs Php19,990. Wow! The Super AMOLED display itself costs Php5,000. If you’re itching for the Galaxy Tab, it’s still Php21,990 but it will come with a month’s supply of mobile data plan from SMART. If you don’t want 3G with your Tab, the WiFi version will only net you Php16,990. Cheaper than the iPad WiFi. Here are the rest of the Android devices and its prices Galaxy 5 – Php9,190 Php7,990 Galaxy Mini – Php10,190 Php8,990 Galaxy 551 – Php12,900 Php11,900 Galaxy Fit – Php12,900 Galaxy Ace – Php15,500 Php13,990 Galaxy S (SLCD display) – Php19,990 Galaxy S (Super AMOLED display) – Php24,990 Galaxy Tab WiFi – Php16,990 Galaxy Tab 3G – Php21,990 (with free 1-month data plan from Smart) If you’re planning to buy any of these, head to select dealers at: SM MOA, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Pampanga, SM Sta. Rosa, SM Cebu, SM Davao, SM Bacolod, SM Iloilo, SM Baguio, Gaisano Davao and Samsung mobile concept stores. You can’t miss these dealers because they have posters and flyers on their store. Remember, it’s from April 1 – 17 only! Related posts: Samsung Galaxy Tab will go for Php35k starting next week Samsung Galaxy Tab Review Samsung Galaxy S already sold over 5 million units worldwide Samsung Galaxy 5 vs. Cherry Mobile Nova vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Samsung expands Galaxy line with three more Android phones Samsung Galaxy 551...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Review

Mar 28, 11 Samsung Galaxy Tab Review

Posted by in Featured, Gadgets, Mobile, Reviews

Samsung has quite an impressive line-up of Android devices that has fitted to a lot of consumer pockets around the world. And with the dawn of tablet PCs as sparked by Apple’s iPad, Samsung has dived in to have a piece of the limelight with their smaller Galaxy Tab. With prices of first-generation tablets going down, will the Galaxy Tab level the competition? Let’s find out. Design One thing that’s apparent from the Galaxy tab is its 7-inch display as opposed to the iPad’s which is at 10-inch. Although smaller in size, it then gives you the benefit of being able to hold it in one hand. The Galaxy Tab is curved at all sides and albeit the all-plastic build it still, managed to feel solid with a manageable weight of 380 grams. On the right side you will find the power button, the volume rocker, SIM card slot and the miscro-sd card slot which supports up to 32GB. Left side only features the mic. At the top is where the 35mm jack is exposed while at the bottom is where you’ll find the twin speakers and the 30-pin connector for the charger and USB. Unfortunately though, the Galaxy Tab doesn’t charge on USB (Ed. actually it would trickle charge and wouldn’t appear to be charging). The 7”  front glass as common amongst most touch-screen devices, is also a fingerprint magnet. The secondary 1.3MP camera is found on the top right while the four dedicated Android buttons can be found below. At the glossy back panel is where the 3MP camera with LED flash is located. Display The display quality of the Galaxy Tab may not be as good as the SuperAMOLED of the Galaxy S but it can still render surprisingly good graphics for viewing and gaming entertainment. It’s important to note that viewing the display at certain angles causes the colors to change and look washed out but the graphics are still pretty much visible nonetheless. Features Unlike the iPad, the Galaxy...

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How crazy will you go for a Samsung Galaxy Tab?

Want a Galaxy Tab? Here’s a video contest from Samsung that will reward 3 people a Samsung Galaxy Tab each for showing the craziest stunt they’ll do for a Tab. Facebook users residing in the Philippines 18 and up can join this contest. Read the mechanics below: Promo Duration is from February 16, 2011 to March 17, 2011. Promo is open to all Filipinos residing in the Philippines aged 18 years of age at the time of joining. Like www.facebook.com/samsunggalaxytabcraziestthings in Facebook Create a minimum of 30 second to a maximum of 90 second video using your camera, phone or video recorder. In the video, you need to outline how far you will go to get a Samsung Galaxy Tab Upload the video in YouTube and post it in the Samsung Galaxy Tab Craziest Things Wall Share your post and invite people to Like your video Here’s the criteria: 25% will be based on the number of likes 35% based on creativity 40% based on overall impact and x-factor So what are you waiting for? Head to www.facebook.com/samsunggalaxytabcraziestthings for detailed mechanics. Related posts: No related...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab will go for Php35k starting next week

Oct 20, 10 Samsung Galaxy Tab will go for Php35k starting next week

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab will arrive in the local market next week with a starting price of Php34,990 for the 16GB version. For those who are still not yet familiar with the Galaxy Tab, it’s a mid-sized tablet with a 7” display running on Android that’s supposed to rival Apple’s iPad. This one has more use than iPad because aside from browsing, you can also place calls and and send SMS messages. At the same time, you can also use it to read e-books, play Android games, watch videos, take photos, etc. No word yet if Smart, Globe or Sun will be infusing the Galaxy Tab on their postpaid plans but the Php35k price tag is the unlocked version so feel free to use any sim card. Here are some photos of the Galaxy Tab that I was able to use briefly a couple of weeks ago: Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 Specs: 7-inch TFT LCD @ 1024×600 pixel resolution Android OS 2.2 Froyo Cortex A8 1.0GHz w/ PowerVR SGX540 512 MB RAM 16GB and 32GB internal memory up to 32GB via microSD 3MP AF camera with LED Flash 1.3MP front camera for video calls Adobe Flash 10.1 player support 3G (HSUPA 5.76Mbps, HSDPA 7.2Mbps) WiFi 802.11n Bluetooth 3.0 Gyroscope sensor Geo-Magnetic sensor Accelerometer Light sensor Li-Ion 4,000mAh battery SRP: Php34,990 Related posts: Samsung Galaxy S First Impressions Android phones are getting cheaper with the Samsung Galaxy 5 Cherry Mobile Superion vs Samsung Galaxy Tab Samsung i9000 Galaxy S Review Cherry Mobile made a big splash with three new Android phones HTC Legend or HTC...

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Cherry Mobile Superion vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

Oct 12, 10 Cherry Mobile Superion vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

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Cherry Mobile recently introduced the Superion which is their own tablet/phone running on Android. The Superion rivals Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab making it the first of its kind here in our country. Both devices are almost similar on the inside and the feature set would be also considering both runs on Android OS. Here is a specs comparison of the two tablet phones. Cherry Mobile Superion Samsung Galaxy Tab Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) 179.4mm (H) x 110mm (W) x 11.5mm (T) 190.09mm x 120.45mm x 11.98mm Qualcomm MSM 7227 600 MHz processor ARM Cortex A8 processor, 1 GHz processor; PowerVR SGX540 graphics 7” WGVA capacitive touchscreen (800 x 480) 7” WGVA capacitive touchscreen (1024 x 600) 512 MB ROM + up to 32GB microSD 16GB/32GB + up to 32GB microSD HSDPA 7.2 Mbps HSDPA 7.2 Mbps Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 3.0 3 MP autofocus camera with LED flash 3 MP autofocus camera with LED flash Front VGA camera Front VGA camera GPS/AGPS GPS/AGPS Standard battery, Li-Po 3240 mAh Standard battery, Li-Po 4000 mAh SRP: Php19,990 SRP: Estimated at Php35,000 Ok clearly, the Samsung Galaxy Tab has an edge on processor speed which is a big deal for devices that is capable of doing plenty of fun stuff. It also lasts a bit longer than the Superion thanks to its 4000 mAh battery. What the Superion has going is its unbelievable price of Php19,990. You would sacrifice the slight dip in processing power and internal storage but microSD cards are getting cheaper these days. I was able to “briefly” use both devices and as far as UI and performance are concerned, the Galaxy Tab and Superion are very similar. Samsung has the slight edge though with its Samsung Apps and refined TouchWiz UI but it doesn’t really matter if all you need are apps from the Android Market. So did the Superion just gave the Galaxy Tab a run for its money? Looks like it but...

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