The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab has been exposed further thanks to iFanr. They have gotten leaked photos of the device with usability shots as well. They also shared some specification details although we’re not sure how accurate they are.
The chassis is said to be plasticky which could feel cheap in the hands compared to the iPad but that also translate to lighter weight as well. Also mentioned is the availability of a 3.2 Megapixel camera together with 3G and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity. It also comes with GPS and a low resolution front screen webcam for conference calls.
From the screenshots shown, the Galaxy Tab is shown running on Android 2.2 Froyo, which is a big plus. Another interesting discovery is that the on-screen keyboard looks similar to the one found on iPhones. Samsung trying hard to be as close as an iPad? Even the connectivity cable looks like an iPod/iPhone cable instead of the usual micro USB used by Android devices.
We believe that the Galaxy Tab should be launching soon considering it is being spotted on a field test in Australia. If it is available in Malaysia, which one do you prefer? The 5″ Dell Streak or a 7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab? Leave us a comment.
More photos after the jump.
Gadget site Electronista struck gold when its witters stumbled upon a telco worker live testing the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab, of all places, in a public transport.
The device, caught on video, looks to confirm the prelim specs put out by Samsung. The Galaxy Tab will have a seven-inch screen (here’s hoping its reinforced with Gorilla Glass), it will be running Android 2.2 and have 3G, and it could be running the same processor as the Galaxy S.
In the video, the telco tester using the Gaaxy Tab says that it is “very different” from the iPad (which he claims he has used before) and is “awesome”.
The appearance of the Galaxy in Australia suggests that Samsung is looking at an international launch for the device and considering that Australia is close to us than the US, this could mean that the Galaxy Tab could be en route to Malaysia as well. Possibly to do battle with the Dell Streak.
Video after the jump.
This is interesting, looks like the Reuters report might be a bit off is saying that the Dell Streak’s APAC debut will be in 2011.
So we’re hoping that they keep their word on this. In the meantime we’re wondering if a telco will offer the Streak with a contract bundle. Our crystal ball says, very high possibility.
Dell Malaysia says stay tuned. So we will be, and you should too. Keep it locked on to SoyaCincau.com for the latest Dell Streak updates.
On and, thanks for replying @dellmsia. Now about that review unit, what say you?
Swype our favourite keyboard for Android now has a new record. A brit by the name of Melissa Thompson has written the text: “the razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human” in just 25.94 seconds on a Samsung Galaxy S.
This beats the previous record of 35.54 seconds held by American Franklin Page.
According to Ms Thompson, she used to send a lot of SMS about 40-50 text a day. She’s shocked to realise how fast she can really type and using Swype does help a lot.
At the moment, Swype has closed its Swype BETA program but you can register your details to be informed of the next release.
Guess many Galaxy S onwers out there will have a smug smile on their faces after they read this post knowing that their device is as tough as nails — well the display is at least..
Corning, the makers of tough pots as we have always recalled, has announced that its ultra tough Gorilla Glass is being used to protect the display of the Samsung Galaxy S.
A little rummaging through the interweb also revealed that Dell Streak display is also protected by Gorilla Glass.
What is Gorilla Glass you ask? Corning says, Gorilla Glass is an environmentally friendly alkali-aluminosilicate thin sheet glass that is both scratch resistant and durable.
We wonder how the Gorilla Glass compares with the trick helicopter glass on the iPhone 4, or could Corning’s Gorilla Glass and the one on the iPhone 4 is the same? We are inclined to think otherwise.
Other device with Gorilla Glass? Here’s a list of devices we know that are available in Malaysia with Gorilla Glass.
GD900 Crystal, GD910 Watch Phone, BL40 New Chocolate
How tough is the Gorilla Glass? Check out a video we have after the jump where the people at Engadget went all berserk on the Dell Streak’s display. If the people from TechCentral are reading this, that’s how you show a display is as tough as nails.
If Dell Malaysia is reading this, loan us a unit already. You know we’re good for it.
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Blackberry users in Malaysia can buy purchase apps on BlackBerry App World via their Malaysian issued Credit Cards.Until now, Malaysian Blackberry users we’re limited only to free apps.
Similar to iTunes for Apple, BlackBerry App World uses a BlackBerry ID that enables credit card payments and transfer their free app and paid app downloads
when they switch between BlackBerry devices.
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Tune Talk Prepaid is doing some good deeds during Ramadhan. A portion of all top ups will be contributed to possibly a charity of your choice. You’ll still be getting your full top up value while Tune Talk pledge extra for every top up made.
The charity organisation that they will be contributed is nominated by Tune Talk customers. Just SMS the name of your charity of choice to 7292 which is chargable at 10 sen each. This drive will run from 24th August until 5th September 2010. The top 5 nominated charities by 11th September will get the funds.
There’s no exact percentage that Tune Talk is going to give to charity as its written at their sole discretion on the T&Cs.
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