It’s the latest and much talked-about techno-advancement in communication devices. With an offering of features and special applications, Samsung’s ‘Galaxy’ Tablet is an experience waiting to be indulged in, writes Kunal Chonkar
In a world that seems to be demanding more out of technology every second, India’s first multi-capable smart phone by Samsung is an apt example. Powered by a centralized operating system embedded by Google’s Android 2.2 version, the ‘Galaxy’ Tab from Samsung will serve users with new-fangled applications in the times where smart phones are evolving to becoming smarter.
The Tab’s size runs parallel with Amazon’s Kindle e-reader. The Tab’s 7-inch large display screen enables web surfing almost like using a notebook or a desktop. One of the prime features of the Tab is the enhanced interface which allows operators to link via video, voice calls, emails, MMS, SMS or even the social networking sites.
Features to watch-out-for
The Tab weighs just around 400 grams making it perfectly portable and preventing any ache or spasms in any of the limb muscles. Jokes apart, the Tab’s slim dimension makes it very easy-to-use by providing a whole palm grip.
Fitted with two high resolution built-in cameras (one in the front and the second at the rear face) in the Tab, the rear functions as all the worldly cell cameras do, but it’s the front one that’s the catch. It optimizes face catching and surround sound amplifier thus providing face-to-face video conferencing over 3G link.
The Tab is well supported with Adobe Flash Player 10.1 that apart from all other phones gives swift and complete viewing of every single page of the web-world at the user’s fingertips.
In a well formatted pattern Samsung’s new ‘Galaxy’ range suits every lifestyle requiring regular connectivity. Samsung can boast of the Tab’s high performance and array of multimedia formats as it is solely driven by Cortex A8 1.0Ghz application processor.
Speaking of multimedia, the Tab has XviD, MPEG4, DivX, H.264 and others that renders assistance for high digitalized video and picture content.
If you are looking out for the connectivity on-the-go then save the sweat. The Tab proffers support for a 3G HSPA connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, and 802.11n Wi-Fi. With the help of these three options, the ‘Galaxy’ Tab Android tablet carries the mobile communication of the users to a whole new level. The communication is made more efficient and without static cracks. It also comes as an ideal speakerphone or mobile phone on the desk for voice telephony.
Foot tabbing applications
If it’s the smartest piece of communication gadget on the planet then restore your faith that the Tab is loaded with dynamic applications. Be it the ‘Reader’s Hub’ or the ‘Media Hub’ application both are doorways to a fresh breath of extracurricular getaways.
In order to gratify the reader in you, ‘Galaxy’’s library has literature that zones out to rare classics, hit reads, best sellers, award winners and reference guides from the world across.
Let’s just say that after a hard day at office you prefer soothing melodies and lyrics mixed with pleasant tunes then the Media Hub offers music lovers all types and genres of sounds. And wait there is more, if meetings and overseas clients or conferences have taken away the chance to catch a new movie in town, then the Media Hub brings cinemas and videos from the entire planet at aclick. And do not worry about the battery designed for corporate minds, it holds multi-tasking for 10 to 12 hours.
Price and Availability
The android-based Samsung ‘‘‘GALAXY’’’ Tab is expected to hit India very soon. The basic model might be in your hand around Rs18, 000 while the hi-grade version will be your buddy at Rs 30, 000 (Prices subjected to change).
The Tab offers an in-between feel when compared to a smart phone on one end and an iPad on the other. It is more engaging than the smart phone but on surface with the iPad. So, if you are in the race to get smarter then Tab on….
• Android 2.2 running Touch-Wiz 3.0
• 7-inch TFT LCD with 1024 x 600 resolution (WSVGA)
• Weighs 380 grams
• 1GHz Cortex A8 processor
• 16GB or 32GB internal storage
• Micro-SD expansion for up to 32GB additional storage
• Front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera and rear 3 megapixel camera with flash
• 4,000mAh battery
• 3G data / voice (there's a speakerphone and Bluetooth for phone calls, but no earpiece)
• 5GHz dual-band 802.11n WiFi
• Standard back color is white, carriers might offer different colors
• Full HD video playback
• There's a 30-pin dock connector on the bottom that allows for HDMI, USB, and docking accessories (a car dock at least is planned)