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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Preview

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Oct 2011, 03:24

Makers of 7” tablets have a reason to worry about. With the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, we thought that there won't be a new 7” model, but we were wrong. The pioneer in the world of 7” Android tablets is back, with a completely redesigned body and a brand new OS in tow...

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posted on 13 Oct 2011, 04:55 1

1. UltraElectroMagneticPOP (Posts: 49; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

I'm a bit confused. If you want a tablet, shouldn't it have a significantly larger screen than your smartphone? I mean, what's the point of having a tablet if its screen doesn't justify its larger footprint? (Significantly larger = 10"+) I think tablets' edge over smartphones is that they're better for consuming media due to their larger screens. That's why I ask.

See: If you have a SGSII and have a SGTab 7.0, what's the big diff? I'd get it if it were a Tab 10.1. Similarly, if Apple were to release a 7" ipad, wouldn't iphone owners see that as a redundant item?

Unless it's something like the Kindle Fire, with a whole ecosystem to back it up and has no smartphone or larger tablet that taps the same ecosystem to compete with, wouldn't a 7" tablet be a really niche item?

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 05:48

3. UltraElectroMagneticPOP (Posts: 49; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

Come to think of it though, 7" = 2(3"), So a 7" ipad would still be diff from an iphone. But SGSII has a min screen size of 4.3". Why not buy that instead of a 7" Tab?

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 06:59

4. Crossblade (Posts: 215; Member since: 21 Apr 2005)

In my opinion, 7" is a good size for a SMALL tablet.
5" is too small (Dell Streak 5") for a tablet, and too big for a phone (Samsung Galaxy Note) for me. 7-10" is good.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:08

9. shayan (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

this tablet is not targeting those who have a rather large screen phone.
I think this is for peaple who have feature phone, some of them even dont have a touch screen.
or peaple who have another ecosystems phone. like iphone users ( I really doubt that.)
Im already considering to buy this for my sister, who has a samsung wave.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 11:04 1

5. DanD (unregistered)

from your question I can obviously see that you don't have real life experience with tablet. Let me tell you this. The 10" tablet is too BIG, when you have 10" (almost the same size as a full-fledge 11" ultrabook) then why don't you just buy the ultrabook and have a much better package. The 7-8" screen in my real life experience is the best choice for tablet, easy to carry, easy to consume your media when the need for a full-fledge laptop not that much.
When you have that 10" tablet, it mostly stay home because when you go out, you either take a 7-8" tablet or you take an ultrabook.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 13:12

6. cmattick (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Dec 2010)

I can carry my 7" Tab in my back pocket. It's more than adequate for reading/typing ... much more so than a 4"+/- smartphone screen. I don't want to carry a seperate device or "man-purse" to lug around a 10" tablet so 7" works great for me. I'll be going back to 7" when my [original] Galaxy Tab hits EOL in a year or so. Only hope they continue to do 7" by then.

Looking forward to replacing my HTC Incredible with a 4.3"-4.5" smartphone in a few months ... Hopefully Verizon will have a nice new HTC model in that size early 2012.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 16:32

7. stronggeek (unregistered)

Actually, I agree with you. A 7" tablet would be way to close to my 4.3 and especially the 4.5 (the screen size I plan to upgrade to soon). And to those who say "you mine as well buy a notebook computer of you're going to buy a 10.1 tablet" clearly you wouldn't use your tablet the way I use mine. Mine actually does leave the house. Netflix and Samsung's Media Hub on my tablet have got me through many ellyptical workouts at the gym and it's nice to have instant on for instant access at ANYTIME. I guess depends on how you use it. Anyhow for all the reasons you mentioned plus some I totally agree with you.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 05:28 1

2. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)

I don't know why, but I kinda felt nostalgic when I heard Ray's voice. I still remember back then when he was reviewing old school handsets like Pixon, N95, innovate, omnia, etc.

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