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Samsung targets the smart set with Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Student Edition
July 23, 2013 | 7:15 pm

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2By Hammad Saleem Samsung has announced its Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Student Edition with a price tag of $350, though it really hasn’t been all that long since the Korean giant released Galaxy Tab 3. The device comes in a package that also includes a Bluetooth keyboard and a desktop dock that makes it easier to use it as a notebook. The desktop dock also allows users to charge the tablet while using it. It’ll be available at major retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon and many others soon, and technically you’ll be saving almost a $100 on this deal, considering that...

Apple granted preliminary injunction against the sale of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
June 27, 2012 | 8:28 am

Images  2 The number of ereaders may go down by one.  As a legal matter, this granting of a preliminary injunction is quite unusual.  Such an injunction is only granted if the court thinks that it is likely that a permanent injunction will be granted after a full hearing.  From the Reuters report: ... U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, had previously denied Apple's bid for an injunction on the tablet and multiple Galaxy smartphones. However, a federal appeals court instructed Koh to reconsider Apple's request on the tablet. "Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right...

Samsung Galaxy Tab Guide | 10.1, 8.9 and 7-inch Tablets Explained
April 17, 2012 | 9:39 am

Tab 70 Plus For those interested in reading ebooks on an Android tablet (other than the Kindle Fire) Samsung is the obvious choice.  Their tablet lineup, however, is very confusing.  GottaBeMobile has an excellent round-up of the current Samsung offerings, along with comparison tables and recomendations.  Here's the beginning: Samsung’s newest tablet, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, goes on sale this weekend for $249. It will be the fourth 7-inch Galaxy Tab the company has released in the past couple of years and is very close in design and hardware to the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, which came out at the end of last...

Netherlands court dismisses Apple injunction request against Galaxy Tab
January 24, 2012 | 11:46 pm

Another ruling from a European court on the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuits over the Galaxy Tab’s design has come in, and it doesn’t bode well for Apple. An appeals court in The Hague, Netherlands dismissed Apple’s patent-infringement attempt to get the Galaxy Tab banned from sale in the country, following up on Apple’s appeal after a lower court’s similar decision in August. The court made its decision based on at least two pieces of prior art for each of Apple’s claims, determining that Apple’s claims were therefore narrow enough that they had not been infringed. Next week, a German...

Gadgetell looks at Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Player 4.0, 5.0
September 27, 2011 | 1:37 pm

Samsung_Galaxy_Player_4.0_A while ago I wrote about the paucity of Android equivalents to the iPod Touch, and suggested that Samsung’s Galaxy Player might be such an equivalent. Shawn Ingram at our sister blog Gadgetell has just gotten its hands on the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0, and also the Galaxy Tab 8.9, and has posted some first impressions. In fact, first impressions are just about all it has of the two Players. (Ingram got his hands on a review unit of the Tab 8.9, and will review it more fully later, but apparently not for the Players.) It does note...

Apple wants to defend developers from Lodsys, halt sale of Galaxy Tab and Xoom tablets
August 11, 2011 | 11:15 am

Ars Technica reports that Apple is again stepping up to the plate to defend its developers from patent troll Lodsys, stating in its most recent filing that it has every right to intervene in Lodsys’s lawsuits against its developers. Apple contends that its licenses to Lodsys’s technology extend to developers, who would not have the resources necessary to represent Apple’s interests in the suit. An interesting note in the piece is that Apple’s defense acknowledges Lodsys’s patents as valid, and is based on the doctrine of “exhaustion”, that its license extends to third-party developers. However, others are insisting...

Cory Doctorow finds Galaxy Tab Android tablet disappointing
July 26, 2011 | 8:15 am

In his latest column for the Guardian, nerd blogger/novelist extraordinaire Cory Doctorow reviews the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and finds it to be lacking in features for a putative iPad replacement. In particular, he dislikes the way that it uses a proprietary docking cable just like Apple, lacks the micro-SD card reader in the wi-fi version, and requires a proprietary application for file transfer rather than acting like a USB hard drive when connected the way most other tablets do. Doctorow mentions that he had high hopes for the Galaxy Tab because it was based on Android, and Google allowed...

“Why I’m not buying a tablet” by Rich Adin
July 25, 2011 | 11:41 am

Rich Adin at An American Editor says he won't buy a tablet in the near future, partly because of the walled garden approach enforced by Apple, and partly for utilitarian reasons: My “no” came about for various reasons, not least of which is that I really dislike Steve Jobs telling me what compromises I have to make. For me, the lure of the PC/Microsoft world has always been that, with the exception of the operating system, I have choices — and lots of them. [...] I do know someone who bought a tablet and loves it. But when I asked him...

IPad competitors reduced planned device build numbers after poor sales
June 5, 2011 | 4:01 pm

Wednesday, Apple Insider reported on an investor report from J.P. Morgan, which indicated that tablet manufacturers competing with Apple's iPad have reduced their future build plans for their devices after experiencing lackluster sales. J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moscowitz called the poor sales an "early dose of reality". The tablets in question include Asustek’s Eee Pad Transformer, Motorola’s XOOM, RIM’s PlayBook, and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab. Overall planned production numbers have declined by 10%, from 81 million units to 73 million units. It's not surprising that these competitors’...

Woot offers $265 no-contract Galaxy Tab refurb
May 25, 2011 | 11:46 am

And speaking of tablet deals, Woot has a refurbished Samsung 7” Galaxy Tab Android tablet for $259.99 + $5 for shipping. Of course, you can buy the same tablet for $199.99 with a two-year contract from Sprint, but the refurb is entirely contract-free meaning you can stick with wi-fi or pay for 3G if you want. The Nook Color has been favorably compared to this tablet, albeit with considerably less processing horsepower; this is the chance to own a Tab with no strings for only $10 more than a new Nook Color costs. Like many such deals, it only...

Samsung Galaxy Tab price falls to under $300 with contract
January 28, 2011 | 7:15 am

EBookNewser has reported that Samsung has lowered the price of the 7” Galaxy Tab Android tablet from $600 to $299 with contract from Sprint. Our sister blog Gadgetell reports that T-Mobile is going even further and throwing in a $50 mail-in rebate, making the price $249.99 with contract. The Android 2.2 device will naturally have access to a lot of e-book apps and stores, including Kindle. Of course, the question is whether a tablet that requires a locked-in broadband contract is really worth it even at those prices—especially if you’re paying for smartphone service already. Still, Samsung recognizes...

Over 80 tablets shown at CES this year
January 6, 2011 | 2:30 am

tenone_designs_ten_1_fling_game_controller_ipadThe Consumer Electronics Show is on, and the RSS feeds are being flooded by scads of posts about this or that new tablet or e-reader. If I tried to cover all of them, I could be here all night. In fact, PC Magazine reports that over 80 tablets are going to be shown at the CES this year, many of them using Google’s new “Honeycomb” version of Android. But how many of those tablets are going to be around by the end of the year? If you’ll recall, 2010’s CES showcased about a zillion e-readers, the majority of which...