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Sep 20, 2010, 2:55 PM

Hack/firmware update to enable voice?

This is just speculation, but what are the chances that voice could be activated on the tab via either a firmware update or a hack? There was a photo on Engadget a while back showing the Tab with a dialpad app on the screen, so I'd guess there was at least one version of it with a full phone capability.

How much power does firmware hackery have? Any guesses (educated or otherwise)?
It's the international version that has voice.

Short of VOIP, I don't see this thing getting voice in the states

Sep 17, 2010, 10:16 AM

At least it's not a blatent rip-off of something else...

Oh wait...

it is.

But it's all good really, I mean, if companies didn't respond to obvious consumer demand then we'd only have one car company, one TV company, one computer, cell phone, shoe company etc...

I'm going to purchase a Samsung Tab myself, just to see how it stacks up to my iPad in everyday use.

Here's to a fun future of awesome devices, rip-offs or not!!!
How many different ways are there to make a large all touchscreen device?

Sep 20, 2010, 2:14 PM

Dell Streak

The Dell Streak is a better device at the moment. Although it runs 1.6. We will see what this new category developes into.

Sep 19, 2010, 2:21 PM

Pics: Fits inside your jeans pocket


Sep 19, 2010, 2:20 PM

Newest TouchWiz

Its got pinch to zoom out home screen feature.

Check it out:
http://androidcommunity.com/android-apps-on-the-sams ... »

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Sep 16, 2010, 9:49 PM


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Well, I suppose I should be happy, seeing as I've just been saved the anguish of waiting for this ... device (?), and will be spared the brutal cost of buying one through AT&T when it comes out.

But still.... SOOOooooo close to being the everything device I've been wanting for so long: a mobile word processor, email device, music/media player, phone (I'd use it very infrequently for voice, more SMS for me), and GPS. 4 out of 5, but missing the most important 1 I'd need it to replace.

I suppose I'll have to wait & dream for the iPad 2.0, which will feature voice calling in addition to 3g data....

Rolling Eyes
I bought the EVO about two months ago because as a large man I was attracted to a large device. When I saw the Samsung Tab I thought oh crap here goes another couple of hundred dollars THEN seeing that it has NO voice... It was like that commercial wh...
Who would want a 7 inch phone? Good luck putting that in your pocket.

Sep 16, 2010, 10:54 PM

Can't do Skype

There is no Skype client for Android as long as Verizon has a say.
The Verizon Wireless Skype client is not a real Skype VOIP client, it's basically just a fancy interface for SkypeIn/Out. It uses Verizon's voice network, and if you can't place voice calls, you're boned.
Since this is available by all 4 major carriers - pick one that does allow Skype (AT&T/T-Mobile/Sprint)
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Sep 18, 2010, 1:41 AM

No WiMAX?????


Sep 16, 2010, 9:20 PM

It's about time.

As an Apple user I am happy to see some competition for the iPad. This new device is starting what will turn out to be a wake up call for Apple. The iPad is an amazing device but this is a knock on their back door that will ultimately drive the technology upward. I hope this "Tab" comes with anti-virus.
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