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Samsung Galaxy Tab released – AMOLED screen on the way
Samsung's Galaxy Tab has hit the U.S. market
The theory that the Galaxy Tab could become the first genuine challenger to Apple's iPad in the media tablet marketplace is about to be put to the test with Samsung's 7-inch offering going on sale in the U.S. this week. At the same time the possibility of a Super AMOLED screen on the next-gen Galaxy Tab has also surfaced with Samsung Mobile Display showing a 7-inch AMOLED screen at the International Flat Panel Display forum in Japan.
The Galaxy Tab runs on Android 2.2, has a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and two cameras – a 3.2-megapixel main camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. The unit weighs 380 g and measures 190 x 120 x 11.9 mm (7.4 x 4.7 x 0.47 inches).
T-mobile is selling the Galaxy Tab for US$400 on 2 year contract (with a $50 mail-in rebate) while Verizon has it at $600 with data plans starting at $20 per month for 1 GB.
Sprint will release the Galaxy Tab on November 14 at a price of $400 (also after a $50 rebate) with data plans starting at $30 per month for 2 GB. A release from AT&T is expected later this month.
The first-gen Galaxy Tab has a 1024 x 600, 7-inch TFT display but it looks like the rumored AMOLED (or possibly Super AMOLED) display could appear on the next version with Samsung Mobile Display showing a 7-inch panel in Japan.
Does the Galaxy Tab use a true RGB pixel display or is it a PenTile RGBG? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PenTile_matrix_family On such displays it\'s possible to get color fringing effects with carefully constructed 1-bit black and white images. There\'s a website with a few to download for the Nexus One, including a scene with a rainbow that shows colors even though it\'s a 1-bit image. The effect only works on PenTile RGBG displays. A true RGB display will show the images as black and white.
i prefer the iPad... It just seems like the \"copies\" is good when they arrive, but with the next release of iPads they are behind again... lots of competions this days to win one as well, if you dont have one... Have you noticed the new campaign from the it security company sophos... easy to win if you like to share things... :) mostinvincible.com
As tablets continue improving they to cut into the sale of notebooks. Smaller notebooks are bound to improve and ultimately be their replacements. I now use a tablet with a keyboard. A combination such a small notebook would offer greater versatility and more computing power.
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