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dog is my buddy 12-16-2010 11:32 PM

Samsung Galaxy Tab vs. the iPad: Compare For Yourself
 
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[edit] Africa
On 5 November 2010, Etisalat Nigeria became the first cellular network in Africa to launch the Galaxy Tab.[21]

On 6th December 2010, Vodafone Ghana launched the Galaxy Tab

[edit] Asia
The Samsung Galaxy Tab has been released in Indonesia and Thailand without contract and in Malaysia under contract by Maxis.

While in the Philippines under contract by Smart.

Under contract with NTT Docomo in Japan.

[edit] Australia
The Samsung Galaxy Tab was released on November 8, 2010. It is available without a contract from Harvey Norman, and under contract from Telstra, Optus and VHA.[22]

[edit] Brazil
The Samsung Galaxy Tab was released in Brazil on November 26, 2010. Brazilian version seems to have a better speed, the processor runs @ 1.2GHz and it has support for Analog TV and Digital SBTVD.

[edit] Europe
The Samsung Galaxy Tab was released in Germany on October 11, 2010. The UK version of the Tab was released on November 1, 2010.

[edit] Middle East
The Samsung Galaxy Tab has been officially released in the Middle east in Dubai's GITEX Shopper the largest gathering of the region’s leading ICT retailers and suppliers.

[edit] India
Samsung had launched the Galaxy tab in October.

[edit] United States
The Galaxy tab has been released in the US from T-Mobile USA, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon. As of November 22, 2010 the U.S. Cellular and the WiFi-only version of the Galaxy Tab have not been released.

T-Mobile USA started offering the Galaxy Tab on November 10.[23]

Sprint started offering the Galaxy Tab on November 14.[citation needed]

Verizon's version of the Galaxy Tab has a black back, as opposed to the standard white rear of the T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T versions.

AT&T began offering the Tab on November 21 with no contract requirement.[24]

The FCC approved a WiFi only version of the Galaxy Tab.[25] Some Best Buy advertisements appear to have been prematurely leaked about the WiFi only version of the Galaxy Tab.[26]

[edit] Sales
The Samsung Galaxy Tab sold around 600,000 units in the first seven days of being launched.[27] On the 4th of December, it was reported that the 1 millions mark was reached, two months after being launched.[28]

AndyKoh 12-17-2010 12:55 AM

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So which one do you have, Clement.. or you have both, one for you and one for your Ricky, Rusty and Rocky to share? {wink}

You know, the Veggie Samurai game on iPad even have a "Pet mode" for your dog to play, although I doubt any sane human would actually let their dog scratch madly at the iPad to cut vegetables hahaha... ( http://itunes.apple.com/my/app/veggi...379744292?mt=8 )

Google is also now beta-testing their Chrome notebooks that run their Chrome OS with cloud computing. I tested out many of their Chrome apps, and ironically many apps imitated the look-and-feel of the iPad versions hehe... i.e. NYTimes and Amazon Windowshop.

adrianng87 12-17-2010 01:08 AM

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Wow, thanks for sharing, dog is my buddy.

Certainly the Samsung Galaxy tab does more than Apple as they still can't get along with Adobe Flash. {shy} Furthermore, to enable the pad to make phone calls is already making it the leading one.

I've played that Veggie Samurai game on iPhone! I wonder how pets will understand the slashing. He he he...

dog is my buddy 12-17-2010 01:08 AM

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Andy,I not yet decide to order it. Yesterday when take a look demo iPad at harvey norman penang. Look it is great product and easy to use. I waiting the Samsung Galaxy Tab coming, see isnt good as review.The download and search internet very fast too from iPad.

dog is my buddy 12-17-2010 01:12 AM

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Adrian,
Welcome. Adobe Flash very important for internet. Too bad this ipad cannot use as mobile phone. Miss one this function.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab look like can use as mobile phone.

Quote:

Originally Posted by adrianng87 (Post 91853)
Wow, thanks for sharing, dog is my buddy.

Certainly the Samsung Galaxy tab does more than Apple as they still can't get along with Adobe Flash. {shy} Furthermore, to enable the pad to make phone calls is already making it the leading one.

I've played that Veggie Samurai game on iPhone! I wonder how pets will understand the slashing. He he he...


AndyKoh 12-17-2010 01:18 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by adrianng87 (Post 91853)
I've played that Veggie Samurai game on iPhone! I wonder how pets will understand the slashing. He he he...

I just hope the dog doesn't pee on the iPad in frustration haha!


Quote:

Originally Posted by dog is my buddy (Post 91854)
Andy,I not yet decide to order it. Yesterday when take a look demo iPad at harvey norman penang. Look it is great product and easy to use. I waiting the Samsung Galaxy Tab coming, see isnt good as review.The download and search internet very fast too from iPad.

If you like gaming or quick reading, then iPad definitely gives you a smooth and fun experience, with some 50,000+ iPad apps to choose from, or 380,000+ if you count the iPhone ones as well. I use it mostly to read news, magazines and play some games (I like the adventure & rpg style ones hehe).. I find that it's great and comfortable for media consumption, but not for creation (i.e. word processing, image editing) which still performs best on computers and laptops. For long, serious reading, Kindle is still the best as it doesn't cause any glare or strain your eyes, and is way lighter than the iPad.

adrianng87 12-17-2010 10:55 AM

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Yeap, Adobe Flash is indeed a very important software. Apple just won't work closely with them.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dog is my buddy (Post 91855)
Adrian,
Welcome. Adobe Flash very important for internet. Too bad this ipad cannot use as mobile phone. Miss one this function.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab look like can use as mobile phone.


Devices from Apple somehow have this good smooth scrolling better than any other touch screen devices, playing games with an iPad sure gives a superb impression. Can't wait to try the Samsung Galaxy Tab!

Quote:

Originally Posted by AndyKoh (Post 91856)
If you like gaming or quick reading, then iPad definitely gives you a smooth and fun experience, with some 50,000+ iPad apps to choose from, or 380,000+ if you count the iPhone ones as well. I use it mostly to read news, magazines and play some games (I like the adventure & rpg style ones hehe).. I find that it's great and comfortable for media consumption, but not for creation (i.e. word processing, image editing) which still performs best on computers and laptops. For long, serious reading, Kindle is still the best as it doesn't cause any glare or strain your eyes, and is way lighter than the iPad.


adrianng87 12-22-2010 12:03 PM

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Hi all,

Look at this video about Galaxy's interactive project together with Vondafone.

Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO2Sn...layer_embedded

Coony 12-22-2010 07:56 PM

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If I know about the Galaxy Tablet earlier I wud have bought 1 ipad instead of 2. Then I cud have fun with 2 different pad of different feature in them. Now look like I have to live with the ipad only. I still can't figure out how to download movies anyone have any idea how it is done??

AndyKoh 12-23-2010 12:21 PM

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Hi Jimmy,

There are 3 common ways to get movies onto your iPad.

1) Purchase and download them via iTunes on your PC / iPad.

2) Download your own movies via computer (usually in formats like Divx, Xvid, RM etc), then install iPad apps like VLC Player, CineXPlayer or OPlayer and transfer over these files to the app's documents folder to play them. You won't be able to store many movies in the iPad though as the file size would be relatively huge as these are formats for computer and not mobile device playback.

3) Install an iPad app like Air Display, and the corresponding Air Video Server on your PC. Then configure Air Video Server to read your movie files on the computer, and it would convert and broadcast the movie over to your iPad's Air Display app via wifi. You won't need to waste storage space on iPad, but it might be a bit laggy if your PC is slow, in which case you would need to have Air Video Server pre-convert the movie first instead of dynamically converting and playing on the fly.


Btw, since you have 2 iPads, you can use it to play various multi-player games that support it, like car racing, board games (i.e. Uno, Scrabble, Monopoly), etc {wink}

Marcelleve 12-23-2010 03:16 PM

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Hi Y'all,

Thanks for the info. {happy}
I can't keep my mind of with either those 2. When iPad arrived, my husband was all over it and I'm a girl, I prefer smaller so when I saw Samsung Galaxy tab, I got so excited. iPad is just an additional weight,too.
You know girls got make-up, h/p and some even got sunblock or lotion (LOL) the perks in our bag..{shy}

Thank you again.
Best Regards,
Eve

Coony 12-23-2010 03:22 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by AndyKoh (Post 92106)
Hi Jimmy,

There are 3 common ways to get movies onto your iPad.

1) Purchase and download them via iTunes on your PC / iPad.

Thanks Andy,

From where do you locate movies for download?


2) Download your own movies via computer (usually in formats like Divx, Xvid, RM etc), then install iPad apps like VLC Player, CineXPlayer or OPlayer and transfer over these files to the app's documents folder to play them. You won't be able to store many movies in the iPad though as the file size would be relatively huge as these are formats for computer and not mobile device playback.

How do you download movies from your DVD to the computer, do you need any particular software to do so? My idea of having some saved movies in my ipad is to pass time while on the travel. If I want to have more movies I can save them in my eternal drive which I actually can, isn't it?

3) Install an iPad app like Air Display, and the corresponding Air Video Server on your PC. Then configure Air Video Server to read your movie files on the computer, and it would convert and broadcast the movie over to your iPad's Air Display app via wifi. You won't need to waste storage space on iPad, but it might be a bit laggy if your PC is slow, in which case you would need to have Air Video Server pre-convert the movie first instead of dynamically converting and playing on the fly.

I will try the 2nd application first before I attempt with this.

Btw, since you have 2 iPads, you can use it to play various multi-player games that support it, like car racing, board games (i.e. Uno, Scrabble, Monopoly), etc {wink}

Multi player through 3G/wifi or Bluetooth.

{happy}{happy}

AndyKoh 12-23-2010 03:52 PM

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Hi Jimmy,


1) From where do you locate movies for download?

In your computer's iTunes program, go to the iTunes Store, and there are sections for Movies, Music, etc. You can purchase the movies from there, which would then be downloaded to your PC and sync to your iPad. Or, you can run the iTunes app on your iPad and do the purchase & download directly.


2) How do you download movies from your DVD to the computer, do you need any particular software to do so? My idea of having some saved movies in my ipad is to pass time while on the travel. If I want to have more movies I can save them in my eternal drive which I actually can, isn't it?

If you already have existing DVDs, you will need to find a video converter software like WinAVI Converter (or any other DVD to AVI converter) that rips and converts it to common PC formats like AVI, which would then be playable by the iPad softwares I mentioned.


3) Multi player through 3G/wifi or Bluetooth.

It'd be via Wifi and/or Bluetooth, depending on the application, so it allows multiple iPads to play together or challenge each other.

Marcelleve 12-23-2010 06:04 PM

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Hi,

My friend just told me and it is all over the news , don't get any tech gadgets yet until 2011 esp. Tablets and smart phones.
The price will drop for iPad I and Galaxy Tab as iPad II will be coming out next year and there are models might be coming up soon from CISCO, Blackberry, Dell and HP ..jeez even Norton. It is to compete against iPad II that will be available in US on March or April but features will be announced on January 2011, so hold on tightly to your budget maybe you can save more RM's.{shy}

Best Regards,
Eve

Coony 12-24-2010 01:08 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by AndyKoh (Post 92114)
Hi Jimmy,


1) From where do you locate movies for download?

In your computer's iTunes program, go to the iTunes Store, and there are sections for Movies, Music, etc. You can purchase the movies from there, which would then be downloaded to your PC and sync to your iPad. Or, you can run the iTunes app on your iPad and do the purchase & download directly.


2) How do you download movies from your DVD to the computer, do you need any particular software to do so? My idea of having some saved movies in my ipad is to pass time while on the travel. If I want to have more movies I can save them in my eternal drive which I actually can, isn't it?

If you already have existing DVDs, you will need to find a video converter software like WinAVI Converter (or any other DVD to AVI converter) that rips and converts it to common PC formats like AVI, which would then be playable by the iPad softwares I mentioned.


3) Multi player through 3G/wifi or Bluetooth.

It'd be via Wifi and/or Bluetooth, depending on the application, so it allows multiple iPads to play together or challenge each other.

Thanks Andy, will try it.

AndyKoh 12-24-2010 01:19 PM

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No problem, Jimmy, let me know how it goes!

Btw, there's also an Apple TV-out cable where you can output the video from iPad to the TV.. might be useful when you're traveling too. But the cable can only be used for certain functions only like playing video from apps that support it, i.e. youtube, video player apps, some games, as well as some browser softwares like iCabMobile and Perfect Web Browser.

AndyKoh 12-24-2010 01:23 PM

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Yup, there are going to be many competitors rushing out with tablets to exploit the market built by Apple, just like iPhone.

Then again, unless you have access to a foreign country's store, Malaysia almost always receives Apple products a few months later than others, so iPad 2 might only arrive second half of 2011.

That actually gives the competitors a headstart in Malaysia with their newer models that'd most likely arrive first next year.

I usually recommend people buying it from Singapore's Apple Store, which receives the item much faster than Malaysia, unless you have friends in US who can ship it over to you.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Marcelleve (Post 92117)
Hi,

My friend just told me and it is all over the news , don't get any tech gadgets yet until 2011 esp. Tablets and smart phones.
The price will drop for iPad I and Galaxy Tab as iPad II will be coming out next year and there are models might be coming up soon from CISCO, Blackberry, Dell and HP ..jeez even Norton. It is to compete against iPad II that will be available in US on March or April but features will be announced on January 2011, so hold on tightly to your budget maybe you can save more RM's.{shy}

Best Regards,
Eve


Coony 12-24-2010 07:05 PM

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Ok! I found this software call DVD to iPad Video Converter Suite (http://ipad-software-store.com/DVDtoiPad.htm) it is quite good but I think it's a bit pricey compare to most ipad app

Quote:

Originally Posted by AndyKoh (Post 92131)
No problem, Jimmy, let me know how it goes!

Btw, there's also an Apple TV-out cable where you can output the video from iPad to the TV.. might be useful when you're traveling too. But the cable can only be used for certain functions only like playing video from apps that support it, i.e. youtube, video player apps, some games, as well as some browser softwares like iCabMobile and Perfect Web Browser.


dog is my buddy 12-24-2010 08:17 PM

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Samsung GALAXY Tab Official Global TV Commercial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxp8K...eature=related

dog is my buddy 12-24-2010 08:22 PM

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Eve,
Is fun to own one of Samsung Galaxy Tab or iPad. Myself is Nokia supporter, now i going changed my mind. Samsung Galaxy Tab or iPad is new choose to me.

Marcelleve 12-25-2010 10:10 PM

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Hi Andy and friends,

MERRY XMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!{muacks}

Why only Singapore can receive it earlier?

I will try there 'coz supposedly living in Langkawi is tax free zone but the gadgets are more expensive than KL...don't understand really.
Anyway in KL got ZONE duty free, price doesn't have any difference.
Food/housing/Techs prices are almost same in KL but in very inconvenient time and day. At least in KL you can choose shops and a lot of offers/promos.
There is only mini-shops (some mini-shops are closed) & club opens after 10 pm and ATM mostly Offline or no cash.You have to go town to deposit or get some cash where you can go shopping as well. This is general info for someone who live almost 1 year here.

One day, I pray I hope I can open a mini pet shop for food/accessories for dogs & cats.

Heck..I can be a victim of recon or pirated when buying hasty tech gadgets here. I will wait until KL or try in Apple Store that you have mentioned.

Merry Xmas and Happy 2011!!!! Have fun & enjoy.{mfeelgood}

Best Regards to all,
Eve
Quote:

Originally Posted by AndyKoh (Post 92132)
Yup, there are going to be many competitors rushing out with tablets to exploit the market built by Apple, just like iPhone.

Then again, unless you have access to a foreign country's store, Malaysia almost always receives Apple products a few months later than others, so iPad 2 might only arrive second half of 2011.

That actually gives the competitors a headstart in Malaysia with their newer models that'd most likely arrive first next year.

I usually recommend people buying it from Singapore's Apple Store, which receives the item much faster than Malaysia, unless you have friends in US who can ship it over to you.


AndyKoh 12-26-2010 02:19 PM

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Hmm, I haven't tried this before. This probably converts the video to a much smaller-sized file that your iPad's Movies app can play and can by synced via iTunes, as opposed to apps like VLC Player which plays desktop video formats with large size.

You might want to try out its trial first and see if it meets your needs, or search for some alternative freeware video converters.

Let me know how it goes! {wink}


Quote:

Originally Posted by Coony (Post 92140)
Ok! I found this software call DVD to iPad Video Converter Suite (http://ipad-software-store.com/DVDtoiPad.htm) it is quite good but I think it's a bit pricey compare to most ipad app


AndyKoh 12-26-2010 02:23 PM

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Merry Christmas to you too, Eve!

Well, you see, Apple devices are in hot demand, and they only become available in stages at other countries, starting from those that have a high customer base. Malaysia definitely does not fall into their Tier 1 category... so we always have to wait a few months at least.

And like you see, iPad was launched in April in United States, but only become available more than half a year later here. Singapore is prioritized over Malaysia, so they always receive the devices earlier than us.

Well, you get fresher air and nicer views at Langkawi as opposed to the concrete jungle, exhaust fumes and noise pollution over here in KL {wink}

Maneki Neko 12-26-2010 02:35 PM

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Oh, and Eve -- your new avatar photo of you with Ashanta on your shoulder is adorable!

Yes, yes, I know. I'm off topic. So report me to one of the moderators. {nah}

Marcelleve 12-26-2010 02:53 PM

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Yes, Andy , so true. There are pros & cons in our daily life even to the place we called 'home'. We just make the best out of it. I'm still missing KL but if I'm there in KL, all I miss only Langkawi's sandy beach and breezy fresh air... {shy}
Nokia & Acer will be launching their tabs ,so too, can compete with iPad II. Now I can't wait for that version as it is sizzling topic currently, I can't wait my hands are all over it....
What is the hot thing about it anyway? It makes me curious more.
Any ideas, what's the juicy buzz about iPad II?

Quote:

Originally Posted by AndyKoh (Post 92174)
Merry Christmas to you too, Eve!

Well, you see, Apple devices are in hot demand, and they only become available in stages at other countries, starting from those that have a high customer base. Malaysia definitely does not fall into their Tier 1 category... so we always have to wait a few months at least.

And like you see, iPad was launched in April in United States, but only become available more than half a year later here. Singapore is prioritized over Malaysia, so they always receive the devices earlier than us.

Well, you get fresher air and nicer views at Langkawi as opposed to the concrete jungle, exhaust fumes and noise pollution over here in KL {wink}


Marcelleve 12-26-2010 03:03 PM

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{shy} LOL!!! Sometimes, I'm off too.

Thank you very much and Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you, Amanda.
What are you getting next year? Tabs? New gizmos? I'm thinking either Galaxy Tab .. not so sure yet. I love reading books near the beach or just outside the balcony while Ashanta is in frantic seeing wild birds getting closer to her.
But iPad is quite bulky and heavy for my lady fingers {shy}. I think it is best suited for men.
I don't know iPad II looks like yet...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maneki Neko (Post 92176)
Oh, and Eve -- your new avatar photo of you with Ashanta on your shoulder is adorable!

Yes, yes, I know. I'm off topic. So report me to one of the moderators. {nah}


Maneki Neko 12-26-2010 03:16 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Marcelleve (Post 92178)
What are you getting next year? Tabs? New gizmos? I'm thinking either Galaxy Tab .. not so sure yet. I love reading books near the beach or just outside the balcony while Ashanta is in frantic seeing wild birds getting closer to her.
But iPad is quite bulky and heavy for my lady fingers {shy}. I think it is best suited for men.

I looked at a friend's iPad. As she showed me its features, I found myself saying, "Hmmm, that's cool. That's cool. That's cool."

I got home later and thought to myself, yes, it's very cool, but I have no idea what on earth I'd use it for. You mention that it's bulky -- I would add that the wallet is much less bulky after buying it. {ohmygod}

I read A LOT. As I mentioned, I can see some selling points to e-book readers. At RM1000-1200, though, I'm not willing to buy one just to see if I like using it. What about you? Do you like reading on the electronic devices? :-)

AndyKoh 12-26-2010 03:46 PM

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Hi Amanda,

I've posted a review of the Kindle & ebook reader at this new thread:
http://forums.petfinder.my/showthread.php?t=5180

Hope it helps and let me know if you need more info! {wink}

AndyKoh 12-26-2010 04:34 PM

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Hi Marcel,

I think what makes it "hot" is largely Apple (or more specifically, Steve Jobs') ability to hype things out of proportion and the more secretive he makes things appear, the more enthusiastic people are in speculating and spreading rumours.

Other brands would adopt the sit-and-wait approach, to see what and how apple does it, then follow closely behind to reap the benefits of a new market.

I think most importantly you test out the device and make sure it meets your needs and like the feel of it. Sometimes a touch is worth a thousand words {wink}

Marcelleve 12-27-2010 02:34 AM

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Hi Andy,

I agree. {good}


Quote:

Originally Posted by AndyKoh (Post 92182)
Hi Marcel,

I think what makes it "hot" is largely Apple (or more specifically, Steve Jobs') ability to hype things out of proportion and the more secretive he makes things appear, the more enthusiastic people are in speculating and spreading rumours.

Other brands would adopt the sit-and-wait approach, to see what and how apple does it, then follow closely behind to reap the benefits of a new market.

I think most importantly you test out the device and make sure it meets your needs and like the feel of it. Sometimes a touch is worth a thousand words {wink}


Marcelleve 12-27-2010 02:49 AM

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Hi Amanda,
Getting Kindle won't hurt a penny. I got loads of book that I had to send away except my mom's Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew...those are priceless collections. Well,as Andy mentioned, glaring in iPad is really tiring.
I might be getting e-book reader instead, Kindle is worth to try.
I have a book right now that is very heavy but can't keep my eyes off of it.
At least I won't throw my RM's to those pricey non-fiction books then end up having all my books stack up in boxes ready to give away again.{shy}
I have to get e-book reader.{wink}Save some space and trees.{good}



Quote:

Originally Posted by Maneki Neko (Post 92179)
I looked at a friend's iPad. As she showed me its features, I found myself saying, "Hmmm, that's cool. That's cool. That's cool."

I got home later and thought to myself, yes, it's very cool, but I have no idea what on earth I'd use it for. You mention that it's bulky -- I would add that the wallet is much less bulky after buying it. {ohmygod}

I read A LOT. As I mentioned, I can see some selling points to e-book readers. At RM1000-1200, though, I'm not willing to buy one just to see if I like using it. What about you? Do you like reading on the electronic devices? :-)


dog is my buddy 12-28-2010 08:03 PM

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Raja Petra said on Twitter, Samsung Galaxy in UK is RM2000 versus RN2,300 in Thailand and RM2,700 in Malaysia according to Amarjit Sidhu my lawyer.
added some
Maxis Packages http://www.maxis.com.my/personal/tab...s_Packages.asp

Digi Packages
http://www.digi.com.my/internet/smar...galaxytab.html

Celcom Packages Unknow

AndyKoh 12-29-2010 03:16 PM

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I just tested out a Samsung Galaxy Tab yesterday.. and here's my opinion of it:

1) It's a really, really close imitation of iPad.. The icons, look and feel, slide to unlock and various user interface components are like a straight copy from iPad without much innovation. Even the address book, ebook reader, etc apps are so similar. I'm surprised they followed so closely.

2) It's easier and lighter to carry around, with a 7" screen. In fact, carrying it around is not unlike carrying a Kindle.

3) It wins iPad by having a phone and camera. But in my opinion, the phone feature is not important - I for one definitely would not be carrying around a 7" phone haha.. and if that becomes your main phone, it'll definitely be a hassle to carry it wherever you go, and easy to lose it as you have to always put it on the table.

4) It is definitely more extendable than iPad by having USB connection and supports SD card. iPad is like a blackbox, and you cannot extend its storage space or easily transfer data into it.

5) In terms of gaming and apps, iPad wins hands down, with over 350,000 apps and games to choose from. Android market is fast improving, but the variety of quality apps is still quite lacking behind.

6) Samsung Galaxy's Android Froyo 2.2 operating system and UI is more configurable than iPad's. That's really something Apple should learn - openness and configurability.

7) Watching videos and playing games don't give me as good a feel as the iPad, which has a much larger and nicer screen.

8) It was sold at a price of RM2600+, which I think is quite overpriced. You can get an iPad 16Gb for RM1600+ or 32Gb for RM1800+.



Here's my summary in short:

1) A hybrid phone-tablet device like Samsung Galaxy doesn't seem effective and convenient to me. It's too bulky for a phone, and too small for a tablet.

2) If you want a gaming or media consumption device, get an iPad. If you want to make calls, get a good phone - iPhone, HTC or any others, that can fit into your pocket!

Marcelleve 12-29-2010 09:33 PM

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Hi Andy,
Thank you for sharing the info.
Now, I have to focus on Kindle or any e-book reader out there.

It is true about 7" for a phone (LOL)... Nah too bulky for a phone and for a tab is not suitable if you can't enjoy the application on the screen, why having it in the 1st place? You are right. It is not convenient for a 'tab'.

Thanks again for 'free' marketing. {shy}

Best Regards,{victory}
Eve

Quote:

Originally Posted by AndyKoh (Post 92258)
I just tested out a Samsung Galaxy Tab yesterday.. and here's my opinion of it:

1) It's a really, really close imitation of iPad.. The icons, look and feel, slide to unlock and various user interface components are like a straight copy from iPad without much innovation. Even the address book, ebook reader, etc apps are so similar. I'm surprised they followed so closely.

2) It's easier and lighter to carry around, with a 7" screen. In fact, carrying it around is not unlike carrying a Kindle.

3) It wins iPad by having a phone and camera. But in my opinion, the phone feature is not important - I for one definitely would not be carrying around a 7" phone haha.. and if that becomes your main phone, it'll definitely be a hassle to carry it wherever you go, and easy to lose it as you have to always put it on the table.

4) It is definitely more extendable than iPad by having USB connection and supports SD card. iPad is like a blackbox, and you cannot extend its storage space or easily transfer data into it.

5) In terms of gaming and apps, iPad wins hands down, with over 350,000 apps and games to choose from. Android market is fast improving, but the variety of quality apps is still quite lacking behind.

6) Samsung Galaxy's Android Froyo 2.2 operating system and UI is more configurable than iPad's. That's really something Apple should learn - openness and configurability.

7) Watching videos and playing games don't give me as good a feel as the iPad, which has a much larger and nicer screen.

8) It was sold at a price of RM2600+, which I think is quite overpriced. You can get an iPad 16Gb for RM1600+ or 32Gb for RM1800+.



Here's my summary in short:

1) A hybrid phone-tablet device like Samsung Galaxy doesn't seem effective and convenient to me. It's too bulky for a phone, and too small for a tablet.

2) If you want a gaming or media consumption device, get an iPad. If you want to make calls, get a good phone - iPhone, HTC or any others, that can fit into your pocket!


dog is my buddy 12-29-2010 09:52 PM

Re: Samsung Galaxy Tab vs. the iPad: Compare For Yourself
 
Good review ANdy. I still cannot find the demo sample at Penang

dog is my buddy 12-29-2010 10:06 PM

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it'll definitely be a hassle to carry it wherever you go, and easy to lose it as you have to always put it on the table. Isnt look like photo!

AndyKoh 12-29-2010 11:11 PM

Re: Samsung Galaxy Tab vs. the iPad: Compare For Yourself
 
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Originally Posted by Marcelleve (Post 92266)
Hi Andy,
Thank you for sharing the info.
Now, I have to focus on Kindle or any e-book reader out there.

No problem, Eve! Do share with us your feedback once you've tested out the e-readers!


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Originally Posted by dog is my buddy (Post 92269)
it'll definitely be a hassle to carry it wherever you go, and easy to lose it as you have to always put it on the table. Isnt look like photo!

Hahaha... Clement, this photo very accurately illustrates the expression people would have if they lost their Galaxy.. I like the funny face! {happy}

Marcelleve 12-30-2010 04:12 AM

Re: Samsung Galaxy Tab vs. the iPad: Compare For Yourself
 
Oh absolutely and an additional sales promoter in PF besides you, Andy, with no extra income or even extra kaching-kaching from iPad & Kindle etc..{shy}LOL{shy}

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Originally Posted by AndyKoh (Post 92270)
No problem, Eve! Do share with us your feedback once you've tested out the e-readers!




Hahaha... Clement, this photo very accurately illustrates the expression people would have if they lost their Galaxy.. I like the funny face! {happy}



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