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A real PB competitor?
This is not another Android vs PB, but for someone who's in the market for a 7" device at reasonable price, which is what brought most of people onto this forum recently.
Finally, Samsung has announced pricing and availability for two of its next-generation Galaxy tablets. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 features a 7-inch 1,024 x 600-pixel display, 8GB of internal storage expandable to 40GB, 50GB of free Dropbox storage for a year, a dual-core 1GHz processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the TouchWiz UI.
It will launch on April 22nd for $249.99, and pre-orders begin on April 12th.
I don't like Android in general, but a 7" Samsung tablet at $249 going to be a real tough competitor to PB, and this product will be a real concern for RIM... and probably Amazon Kindle.
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04-12-2012, 11:32 AM #2
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There are a few more 7-inchers coming this year. The Asus Memo, which so far has the best specs among all 7-inch tablets, should land pretty soon, too. Also for $250. There is also the Toshiba Excite, but I honestly don't know what they are thinking with that price tag.
Competition = happy consumers.
- 04-12-2012, 12:01 PM #3
The nice thing is the quality of the Playbooks hardware will be unsurpassed. Just like people who bought their DVD player when first introduced are quite possibly still using it, meanwhile, cheap ones you end up going through like candy.I'm here to help and learn. I will not participate in mudslinging or arguing in any form. Be nice to each other.
- 04-12-2012, 12:12 PM #5
A "real PB competitor" implies that it is the PB's market, which is hardly the case. RIM is the company that has not been the "real competitor" in the market. I have actually seen Kindle Fires, Galaxy 7s, and Acer 100s in the real world whereas the only PB I have ever seen, other than those on display, is the one on my desk....
- 04-12-2012, 12:19 PM #6
- 04-12-2012, 01:26 PM #7
Well at least Samsung is sticking to their deluded opinion that their devices are better made than other android offerings. Asking the same price for a dual core tablet as Asus and Google are asking for quad cores. Wow.Carrier controlled updates is the worst smartphone spec of them all
- 04-12-2012, 02:35 PM #8
I look forward to seeing what comes along, and the $250 tablets from Asus and Samsung are strong contenders. Of course in the US the competition would be the Nook Tablet and the Kindle Fire, and who knows what the dominant 7" tablet (if there is one) is outside of North America.
- 04-12-2012, 02:38 PM #9
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- 04-12-2012, 02:46 PM #11
Well, CNET doesn't exactly rave:
Samsung announced that the Tab 2 7.0 would house a 1GHz CPU (down from 1.2GHz on the 7.0 Plus) and that it would be replacing the 7.0 Plus's 2-megapixel camera with a "I'm here to cut costs, but at least I'm here!" VGA one.
Needless to say, as a tech geek always looking for the latest and greatest, I was a bit disappointed and honestly kind of confused at this strategy. That is until today, when the price was announced.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 hands-on | Android Atlas - CNET Reviews
So it's not that great, but it's cheap.Proud Citizen of Red Sox Nation~Happy Birthday, Fenway Park!!
- 04-12-2012, 05:57 PM #14
Of course, this is just my opinion, nobody is ever really right on a forum.I'm here to help and learn. I will not participate in mudslinging or arguing in any form. Be nice to each other.
- CrackBerry Abuser
04-12-2012, 06:48 PM #16
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Thats' what surprises me in this part of the Crackberry forums. I guess it's unavoidable to have fanboys, but so many answers are technically totally irrelevant.
There is no way any IT device will remain cutting edge forever. And in the IT business, one year is like one century.
- 04-12-2012, 08:04 PM #20
I see this move by Samsung as a killer.
- 04-12-2012, 08:26 PM #21Carrier controlled updates is the worst smartphone spec of them all
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Just like many people, when Android player became available in 2.0 beta, I tried quite a few Android apps that were interesting to me, and learned what's available, how they operate, etc.
Now, I realize that if I could run all those Android apps I tried (many didn't work properly), it would more than make up for sub-par OS (Android vs QNX) and hardware (this new Samsung 7" tablet is downgrade from previous model), and unless I can solve the on-going issue of Wifi problem at work (still fingers crossed on this one), well all of sudden the Android tablet doesn't look that bad at all...
- 04-13-2012, 12:54 AM #23
I wish PB could get a substantial app market. Samsung products really do feel as though they came out of a vending machine. They always seem to be made out of a cheap plastic- Styrofoam hybrid that I find repulsive.Toshiba always seems to have ugly bits of plastic chrome in all the wrong places. In comparison the PlayBook feels solid substantial, well engineered and designed. Although this may seem superficial, if you are going to handle an object you use every day it is not. I hope BlackBerry continues with the high manufacturing standards ,minimalist aesthetic and software interface as a design element bezel, confetti etc. I always like plain, simple and solid. The competition from what I've seen in the past makes tablets that are not and feel and look cheap and ugly.
Last edited by Apelles1; 04-13-2012 at 12:59 AM.
- 04-13-2012, 07:07 AM #25
I think some folks are missing the point..
The galaxy tab 2 is a redesign/cost reduction of the galaxy tab 7 plus, (which listed at $349 and ended discounted to $299). Samsung will make model margins at that $249 price. ...
In essence, the market, with the success of the Kindle fire, has spoken.. and for $50 more than the KF you get a lot.. a whole lot, and the Tab2 will be the first cheap decent 7" tablet with full access to a large selection of apps..
it will be a winner
@hpulley: tab2 will likely have MHL so your hdmi comment is moot, as is flash (given the uSD)