Verizon gives Top Ten reasons to buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab

Verizon gives Top Ten reasons to buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab
Just as it did with the Galaxy S smartphone, Samsung will have a variant of its Galaxy Tab Android flavored tablet on each of the top four U.S. carriers. Of course, each carrier will be adding certain features in an attempt to make the tablet undeniably theirs. But take away all of the bloatware and carrier branding, and you are left with the core features of the tablet, laid out by Verizon in a Top Ten list that shows the reasons to buy the device.

The number 10 reason to buy the tablet is because of Froyo. Android 2.2 allows the device to support Adobe Flash which itself weighs in as the 8th reason to buy the Galaxy Tab. In between the two, the 9th reason to own the Galaxy Tab has to do with the 1024 x 600 resolution TFT display. The front facing 1.3MP camera allows for video conferencing through Wi-Fi, good enough to be number 6 while the 5th top reason to buy the Galaxy Tab is the web browsing experience using the full HTML browser and the pre-installed Swype keyboard.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab weighs less than a pound and is equipped with a 4,000mAh battery. The combination comes in at number 4 for the easy mobility of the tablet and the many hours that you can use it before needing to recharge the battery.

The number one reason to buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab? Verizon's 3G network. It might sound like bragging, but the carrier says, "From e-mail, to web browsing, to social networking, our network is backing you up with each great feature you're empowered to use." While the other carriers might agree with the rest of the list, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T would probably each have their own number one reason to buy the tablet.              
Samsung Galaxy Tab CDMA SpecificationsPreview (EU version)

source: DroidLife



1. timshady337

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 19, 2009

< $300 = Sold!

2. vzwbestrep unregistered

i think it will be at least $100 than the fascinate with a 2 yr. probably $300-$450. and if im not mistaken, vzw wants to cap the data eventually, which isnt a big deal.

5. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

who said they're capping data, oh yeah thats right, no body.just because at&t does something you think verizon is going to follow? follow them? your an idiot. since this rumor started there hasn't been so much as a hint that vzw will limit data

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

actually VZW has said multiple times that they want to go back to tiered plans for SMARTPHONES. the Tab is NOT a smartphone.. it will be put with data only devices like netbooks and websticks... which are technically ALREADY tiered. That said, I think ill wait to pick on up on craigslist on the cheap, or give it a year and see what tons of competition does to the pricing of these things. Eventually we will be buying the dual core ones for like 100 bux on no contract as they replace netbooks and laptops... and books for school.

3. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Just give me a Wi-Fi version for slightly cheaper. Someone else said that for just a few dollars more to the production process they could have added a 2nd removable memory slot. That would have been a great idea. 2GB internal + 32GB SD card + 32GB SD card = a metric shit ton of storage... okay, it's acually only like 66GB but it would have been nice. Also, here's something that should have been added to the list: With the Samsung Galaxy S phones already rooted and having custom ROM's I see no reason to think that the Glaxy Tab won't get the same treatment. A rooted, OC'd Sammy GTab running a custom ROM is really exciting.

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

hopefully sammy will keep the tab easily hacked like they did with their Galaxy S phones. I dont see them locking it down since its basically the same thing just with a big screen. I got a side bet that its rooted within 48 hrs of release. :) And with rooting will get rid of that "no videocalling over 3g" on verizon. So far they are the only one that has made it public that they wont 3g video call.. im assuming ATT will follow suit. That just makes the Sprint and Tmobile versions better as they allow video calling over 3g/4g. Concidering Tmobile is 7x faster than VZW, 3x faster than ATT and 2x faster than Sprint... with the cheapest completely unlimited data at 40 a month.. with video calling.. sounds like its the winner. :)

4. Majic007 unregistered

No video calling over 3G? This can't be right. With everyone bashing Att for only doing video calls over wifi on the iPhone 4 (being all iPhone 4 markets worldwide are video on wifi only) you would think VZ's would launch video calls over their 3G network, especially with all of the cellular engineers that post on this site bashing video over wifi on other carriers. The engineers being Vz fans.

6. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

then it took some guy 2 weeks to figure out how to do Video calls via 3G for att on the iPhone, so, why dont you open your mind a little rather than think everyone will follow your complaint bandwagon

7. theman414

Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

Given how the ipad is so integrated with Apple, and all the apps they offer. I just don't see this thing selling anywhere close to the ipad, even though I applaud them for giving a decent device.

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

concidering android is outselling apple i dont understand your point "theman". This is completely integrated with android market, has both an FFC and regular camera, can multi task, has removable storage and batteries, runs flash, has better internal hardware, and does everything else an iphone/pad doesnt do. i just dont get your point... at all.

8. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

Verizon suxs no android 2.2 for my droid X yet.......... in 3 days it's fall so much for the late summer

10. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Verizon has nothing to do with the update. It's updating Blur that is talking so long. If the DX was using AOSP the update would have been pushed long ago. Correction "Motorola suxs".

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol. ping was right and someone gave him a negative score.. lol. some people are such unlearned haters. :) vzwman, u want quick updates, dont buy a phone with blur on it. i learned my lesson with the cliq, and wont repeat it.

15. derp unregistered

indeed motorola does suck major ass, but providers do have alot to do with updates. manufacturers provide the update, then the cell carrier makes their own little adjustments, then releases it to the customers.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

they dont make code adjustments, its called "testing".. not all manufacturer updates are as up to snuff as they should be so carriers beta test them for bugs before releasing them. no big deal. better to wait an extra week or 2 to make sure it doesnt crash your phone, right?

9. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

2Gb? Sorry but no....

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