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Galaxy Tab 7.7 Comes to Verizon on Thursday

February 29, 2012 Leave a comment

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will cost $499.99 with a new two-year contract, starting this Thursday.

Verizon Wireless cited on Tuesday that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be available for purchase both online and at its brick-and-mortar stores starting Thursday, March 1. It will cost a meaty subsidized $499.99 with a new two-year customer agreement, and requires a 4G LTE mobile broadband data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.

When the Verizon’s asking price is compared with that of Amazon Kindle Fire, it sound crazy. Kindle Fire was tagged unsubsidized $199. Yet there are some notable features that runs the show underneath the Galaxy Tab 7.7. Its 7.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display (1280 x 800). It comes with Android 3.2 “Honeycomb,” the tablet features a 1.4 GHz dual-core SoC, a 3.2MP rear-facing camera (LED flash, full 720p recording and 1080p playback), a 2MP front-facing camera, 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for expanding up to an additional 32 GB. Noticeably it is much thinner than iPad 2 i.e only 7.9 mm. It’s actually even better in the weight analysis, at only 335 gram the tablet is really very light weight.

Verizon reported,

The Tab 7.7 is a multimedia expert allowing customers to use their tablet as the center of their home entertainment system. The Peel Smart Remote feature eliminates the need for multiple remote controls for televisions, audio players and other home entertainment systems. Customers can make their Tab 7.7 the master controller to find and watch their favorite TV shows, create a favorites list, set program reminders and more. Customers also have the ability to stream media to their compatible TV using the HDMI Multimedia Dock with a built-in HDMI port or the HDTV Adapter (sold separately). The Samsung Media Hub offers a large selection of media to rent or purchase and watch while traveling or plug into a TV to share at a party.

The Tab 7.7 lets customers share their 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously. It’s also Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE), meaning that it’s equipped with a suite of security features that deliver enterprise-friendly capabilities to help safeguard sensitive data and communications, including Mobile Device Management (MDM), on-device Encryption, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and push synchronization of corporate email, calendar and contacts.

According to the specs, the Tab 7.7 has 1 GB of RAM, a 5,100mAh battery (up to 10 hours of video playback), dual speakers, A-GPS & GLONASS, a 30-pin dock connector port, an accelerometer and more. Installed applications include QuickOffice Pro HD and Samsung Hub. A full list of specs can be located here.

Is $499.99 for a 7.7-inch tablet, chained to a new two-year contract, asking too much? Would consumers be better off purchasing a laptop instead?

The specs for the Super Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7:

  1. Layout: Tablet
  2. Measurement: 196.7x 133 x 7.89 mm
  3. Weight : 335g
  4. Display: 16 Million colors with a 7.7 inch Super AMOLED ,Touchscreen
  5. Operating System: Android 3.2 Honeycomb
  6. Hardware: 1.4 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU, 1GB of RAM, Exynos chipset
  7. Camera: 3.2 MP auto-focus camera with 720p video recording and LED flash, Front camera @2MP for video chat
  8. Memory: memory variants are 16, 32 and 64 GB.
  9. Connectivity: Quad-band (850/900/1900/2100 MegaHz) Mbps HSDPA and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps support, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Assisted GPS, Bluetooth 3.0,
  10. Battery: 5,100mAh which supports 10 hours of video play
  11. Misc: Gyro sensor, accelerometer sensor for automatic screen rotation, ambient light sensor for automatic adjustment of screen brightness

Source: tomsguide


Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus Sees High Demand at Launch

December 19, 2011 Leave a comment

The Galaxy Nexus just started up its sale on Thursday and within this short period, there are reports that states that the phone is running out of stock at some Verizon stores. According to Android and Me founder Taylor Wimberly, his local Verizon branch ran out of stock just hours after the phone went on sale. BGR is also informing the high-demand for the mobile on the day of its launch, with people lining up outside the store in Washington D.C. It is to be noted that, it has been just one week after Samsung released a number of commercials poking fun at Apple fans that line up for the launch of a new iPhone.

If you do happen to get turned away because of stock issues, there are a number of places selling the Galaxy Nexus besides Verizon. Best Buy has  some (and is apparently eager to sell them), as well as Costco. You should also check out Amazon. Though you might have to wait a few days for the Etail giant to ship the phone to you, it’s currently selling the phone for $150 on a two year contract, half the price that Verizon is offering.

Source: tomsguide

Is December 15 Verizon’s New Galaxy Nexus Launch Date?

December 12, 2011 Leave a comment

The Galaxy Nexus is superb excited about, but the release is delayed. This is turning out to be a real pain. Nobody is able to figure out when the Galaxy Nexus is supposed to be launched. At first it was heard that the launch will be around December 9th, and later the news was declined, and then so many different dates is heard. At present, however, Droid-Life is claiming to have found the needle in this incredibly annoying haystack. Obviously, a innumerable different sources have informed that Verizon is finally letting is employees in on the launch date: December 15. Yet this is the Galaxy Nexus people are discussing about, so one can never be sure about when he/she can grab a glance until some sort of official sentence is received. Even then, things are looking a little murky.


Source: techcrunch

Leaked Timeline Points To Post-Black Friday Galaxy Nexus Launch

November 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Few devices have inspired a following quite as pursuit as the Galaxy Nexus, and the fans of this device will be happy to come to know that a recently leaked Verizon document pegs Samsung and Google’s recent collaboration with a post-Black Friday launch window. A fistful of Droid-Life’s sources says that the Galaxy Nexus is slated to unveil the week after Black Friday,  idea which is supposedly corroborated by an image of a Verizon time-line.

It is not easy to state the expectation of consumers, but it appears to be a promotions schedule that lays out when each of Verizon’s handsets will get their holiday marketing push. It resembles Droid RAZR and it will be part of Verizon’s holiday spotlight through Christmas, while the poor Rezound has to make do with a mere two weeks in the limelight. At the same time, the marketing effort for Samsung’s entire portfolio, included Galaxy Nexus apparently kick off after Thanksgiving, and could run straight through the holidays alongside the RAZR. It is also said that Verizon has probably consumed a pretty penny to snatch the Galaxy Nexus before anyone else in the U.S., and it is no wonder that it too may be getting a pronounced promotional push to drive sales.

The timeline does not provide strong confirmation (Verizon could easily start their marketing efforts in advance of the launch to build hype), but the timing surly seems to make sound reason. A post-Black Friday launch means people are already on the spur of the moment to make some purchases, and it gives Verizon enough time to enhance the Galaxy Nexus in the run up to your gift-giving holiday of choice.

Source: techcrunch

iPhone 4S Test Notes: Data Speed (It’s Slow)

October 20, 2011 Leave a comment

The new iPhone 4S is here. A re-spiffed antenna, and stuffed inside the AT&T 4S, new guts that (should) mean faster data speeds. But theoretical max speeds are not real world experiences. Here comes the comparison among AT&T, Sprint and Verizon for the fastest iPhone. Does 4S measure up against the most jacked Android phones?

The reports after the test of the iPhone 4S on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon; the iPhone 4 on Verizon and AT&T; the Samsung Galaxy S II on Sprint and T-Mobile; the Motorola Droid Bionic on Verizon, and the HTC Amaze on Sprint, are as follow:

None of the iPhones proclaim to work at “4G” speeds, even though AT&T has billed mobiles with the same potential data speed as the 4S as “4G.” Verizon and Sprint’s iPhones use CDMA EV-DO Rev A, which has a theoretical max download speed of 3.1Mbps. The old AT&T iPhone 4 was technically capable of hitting 7.2Mbps downstream. AT&T’s iPhone 4S uses a version of HSPA+ with a max speed of 14.4Mbps downstream. Regarding non-iPhones, the Amaze 4G and Galaxy S II on T-Mobile also run on HSPA+, but a version that theoretically allows a peak downstream speed of 42Mbps. The Galaxy S II on Sprint uses WiMax for 4G speeds, while Verizon’s Droid Bionic runs on its LTE network, which claims speeds of up to 12Mbps (though we’ve seen them go well above 20Mbps). Obviously, theoretical max speeds are not real world speeds.

Every phone displayed max bars with pretty strong signal.


Numbers of People consider download a significant factor. No wonder, may be, the 4G phones massacred the iPhones, beating them by nearly 1000 percent. AT&T’s faster theoretical speeds with its iPhone 4S are faster in real life, overthrowing Verizon and Sprint on the iPhone 4S. No real gain for Verizon—  it is that Verizon iPhone 4 already had a tweaked antenna design, so it had less to gain.



Upload speeds are equally important, considering how many of us are now syncing our high-res photos and HD videos back to the cloud. The iPhone 4Ses’ speeds was not much better, particularly AT&T’s. Sprint’s iPhone 4S gave the best upload speed at 0.89 Mbps,among of those compared phones.

Overall, Sprint seems to average out the best of the iPhone 4Ses, with the second fastest downloads and fastest upload. Addition to that, one can get unlimited data. iPhones are officially slowwwww when it comes to raw data speeds.


Source: gizmodo