Samsung "Unpacked" Liveblog
We're live from Samsung's "Unpacked" press conference at CTIA in Orlando. They've been teasing this one with the number "78910". Find out what it means.
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Mar 22, 2011, 10:31 AM: That's a wrap!
Mar 22, 2011, 10:31 AM: The Galaxy Tab 8.9 will come early summer. $469 for the 16 GB WiFi-only version.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:31 AM: The Galaxy Tab 10.1 - with wi-fi only - will come to the US June 8 for $499 for the 16 GB version. $599 for the 32 GB version. 4G version details coming later.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:29 AM: The Tab 8.9 is also 8.6mm thick. It's 470g. Same display resolution.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:28 AM: These video interviews they're showing are over-produced. Not authentic. Not convincing.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:25 AM: Now on to the Galaxy Tab 8.9, with an 8.9-inch screen.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:24 AM: Other accessories include HDMI dock and book cover.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:23 AM: Galaxy Tab pairs with micro-phone... a Bluetooth headset that you *hold* to your ear. Weird.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:22 AM: Business features: SAP Business Objects Explorer, complete Exchange integration, plus Sybase Afaria. Also Cisco AnyConnect.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:20 AM: Adobe Flash 10.2. Also 2-megapixel camera on back with 720p video capture.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:18 AM: New Reader's Hub e-reader app.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:18 AM: New Social Hub app for Galaxy Tab.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:17 AM: Galaxy Tabs have TouchWiz 4.0, specifically for Android 3.0. Features mini-apps that apear floating over main running app.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:16 AM: Galaxy Tab 10.1 is 8.6mm thick. "Thinnest in market." 595g. 1280 x 800 display resolution. 6800 mAh battery. 4G data.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:14 AM: Galaxy Tab 10.1 has HSPA+ 4G. Future versions will have LTE, WiMAX.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:13 AM: Three tablet sizes: 7" 8.9", 10.1". That's what the teaser numbers mean.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:12 AM: Video interviews with "real users".
Mar 22, 2011, 10:09 AM: Omar hinting at multiple screen sizes from 7 inches to 10 inches. Makes sense.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:07 AM: Omar Khan, Senior Product and Technology Director, takes the stage.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:05 AM: Two new Samsung tablets today. (Not sounding like any phone news.)
Mar 22, 2011, 10:05 AM: JK Shin takes the stage.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:04 AM: Kim Titus intro, making it sound like the Galaxy Tab will be the focus.
Mar 22, 2011, 10:03 AM: Our liveblog of the Samsung event starts now.
Mar 22, 2011, 9:47 AM: We're seated and ready for things to start in about 15 minutes.
The actions starts at 11am this morning. Bookmark this page.
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did they really just compete based on size, of all things?
Until these copycat companies start creating something new, and I'm not talking about "hey we have a tablet too, and it does a couple of things differently" they will always fall under the shadow of Apple.
I'm not trying to be an Apple fanboy or anything, just looking at this stuff through the lense of an average consumer who, no doubt, is going to immediatly ask "is that an iPad?"