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Samsung Galaxy Tab - £299 @ Asda Direct
Available for £299 on Asda Direct - down from £437

The new Samsung Galaxy tab is perfect for life on the go. At only 12 Millimetres thick, this 7 inch touchscreen Media tablet is small enough to fit in your hand, yet big enough to be packed with incredible entertainment and communication features. Using the latest Android operating system, it offers voice and video calling, a Reader Hub full of up-to-date news, magazines and e-books, access to blockbusters and classics on Samsung movies, and on top of this, access to up to over 70,000 apps! It also comes free with Google Maps navigation, awesome games and an ingenious Integrated phonebook that combines all your social network contacts. On top of this, the Samsung Galaxy Tab offers phone & camera features as well with 2G and 3G connectivity and comes equipped with a 3MP front-facing camera with LED Flash. Equipped with a headphones socket in case you need some privacy, it's also compatible with your Bluetooth headsets too.

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Let the "but this is not an Ipad" "this is so much better than an Ipad" "but it's not an apple" battle commence :-)

Good price, voted hot

Just read about this on The Register - voted scorching HOT.

But it's not an iPad....

I have one of these and I really do like it. I can't fault it really. I just want Skype to hurry up and support video calling.

You wont get a iPad 3G for this price. Also OP, you can claim up to £200 of vouchers to use on WHS Smith's eBook store, Gameloft etc.

samsung.com/uk/…ab/

I have my fingers crossed for Samsung to release Honeycomb for original Tab owners. I shall not be holding my breath though.

This is the price it should have been from the start

great price, great product and a much more manageable portable tablet. Hot hot hot.

Very tempted as it's a great price for a great device but I can't help feel it will go even lower when the latest android tablets with honeycomb arrive in full force. I've not heard if this will be getting an upgrade to 3.0 so that's something to keep in mind.

just got my ipad2 last night - guys the above is just a pretender it doesnt come close the equiv memory size in the states is 300 £s - buy a mifi for it if u really need 3g - ermm let me think which one id rather have - i think at half this price the galaxy might be worth a look - sorry ipad all day long folks

Depending on your needs, the original ipad selling now at £329 probably is more worth it. Anyway, Hot!

The rumour is that there is a minimum hardware requirement for Android 3.0, but Google have denied this. It's funny that all the tablets on Honeycomb are running on Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor. Even HTC has a single core 1.5GHz processor for it's Flyer tab which is running Android 2.3.

The difference between this and the original iPad selling at £329 is that the Galaxy Tab also includes a 3G HSDPA modem. I don't know where I would be without it. You could always equip your phone to be a portable wifi hotspot if your phone/network supports it.

Really? Put off Android as their phones and tablets do not seem to have an upgrade path to the latest version.
This is a major failing even my old iPod Touch runs the latest version of iOS!
Another major issue with Androids implementation of WebKit is it's not fully compliant with Web standards - a major failure for a tablet!
Come on Google, sort it out!
I favour the iPad, however this is a great price if you really want this model.

Great price, though it's still too expensive IMO.
Hot anyway as it's still the best deal about

Will still go down, galaxy tab 2 coming soon!

Still double what I'd pay.

designaw

Really? Put off Android as their phones and tablets do not seem to have … Really? Put off Android as their phones and tablets do not seem to have an upgrade path to the latest version.This is a major failing even my old iPod Touch runs the latest version of iOS!Another major issue with Androids implementation of WebKit is it's not fully compliant with Web standards - a major failure for a tablet!Come on Google, sort it out!I favour the iPad, however this is a great price if you really want this model.



What are you talking about? Many many android phones release over the air updates to the latest version of the OS.

Incidentally - does this have a micro SD memory slot for upgrading storage space ?

(Addendum) ...it has, apparently so - up to 64gb - they don't exist yet, but thats promising)

4% Quidco as well?

I expect these to drop like lead balloons when the dual core galaxy tabs show up later this year.

PhilK

Incidentally - does this have a micro SD memory slot for upgrading … Incidentally - does this have a micro SD memory slot for upgrading storage space ?(Addendum) ...it has, apparently so - up to 64gb - they don't exist yet, but thats promising)



Micro SD won't be going to 64GB, only SDXC will

Hawt!

Small and very portable.

Now what would I need to do on the internet that required a device that only uses one hand? (_;)

these were priced way too high on release, no wonder Samsung won't release sales figures. They could have made a killing if they got their pricing in order. I wouldn't touch this with a barge pole at 299 with all the tabs coming out and honeycomb installed, obviously this will not get the upgrade. In around 8 weeks i'd imagine you'd get this for 199.

Ipad2 is nice, very nice nut it's still running like a big iphone, Google have worked wonders with Honeycomb and that's the true tablet software to invest your money in.

torybarsteward

The rumour is that there is a minimum hardware requirement for Android … The rumour is that there is a minimum hardware requirement for Android 3.0, but Google have denied this. It's funny that all the tablets on Honeycomb are running on Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor. Even HTC has a single core 1.5GHz processor for it's Flyer tab which is running Android 2.3.


I'm pretty sure that it's due to the Tegra 2 chipset being optimised during the development of Honeycomb, as Google tried to rush it out as soon as possible. No doubt in a few months time we'll be seeing other SOCs being used, and the Tegra 2 being used on the budget end by the time this year is up anyway.

MysticDee

I expect these to drop like lead balloons when the dual core galaxy tabs … I expect these to drop like lead balloons when the dual core galaxy tabs show up later this year.



...and those will drop when tri-core processors are announced, then those will drop when quad-core are announced.....and so on. That's technology for you.

Hot.

Cant see where it says 3g can anybody confirm it, if does this will be hot

Comment removed by me for talking twaddle!
Edited by: "DevilMan" 24th Mar 2011

novak84

these were priced way too high on release, no wonder Samsung won't … these were priced way too high on release, no wonder Samsung won't release sales figures. They could have made a killing if they got their pricing in order. I wouldn't touch this with a barge pole at 299 with all the tabs coming out and honeycomb installed, obviously this will not get the upgrade. In around 8 weeks i'd imagine you'd get this for 199.Ipad2 is nice, very nice nut it's still running like a big iphone, Google have worked wonders with Honeycomb and that's the true tablet software to invest your money in.



I actually think WepOS from HP is ahead of both Google and Apple but it remains to be seen what take up its gets..............

Wow android -_-

DevilMan

To my knowledge there's only one version (in the UK) of the Galaxy Tab.




You are wrong:
bestbuy.co.uk/pro…spx

stkrup

You are … You are wrong:[url=%0Ahttp://www.bestbuy.co.uk/product/1000153963/samsung-galaxy-7-tablet---32gb-total-storage-wi-fi.aspx]http://www.bestbuy.co.uk/product/1000153963/samsung-galaxy-7-tablet---32gb-total-storage-wi-fi.aspx[/url]



DOH!

I stand corrected.
Edited by: "DevilMan" 24th Mar 2011

i used this in a dixons store..was very disaponted by the horrible laggy and unresponsive UI. My HTC Desire felt like a supercomputer in comparison. Wouldn't pay more than £150 for it.

If only the ipad had flash support....!

Don't forget there's a £200.00 Entertainment package that you receive upon registration however this expires 27th Mar.

samsung.com/uk/…010
Edited by: "daviescr" 24th Mar 2011

DevilMan

DOH!I stand corrected.



I believe is better to call to confirm than later get wi-fi version and be dissapointed

Desctiption on asda direct: see bold

The new Samsung Galaxy tab is perfect for life on the go. At only 12 Millimetres thick, this 7 inch touchscreen Media tablet is small enough to fit in your hand, yet big enough to be packed with incredible entertainment and communication features. Using the latest Android operating system, it offers voice and video calling, a Reader Hub full of up-to-date news, magazines and e-books, access to blockbusters and classics on Samsung movies, and on top of this, access to up to over 70,000 apps! It also comes free with Google Maps navigation, awesome games and an ingenious Integrated phonebook that combines all your social network contacts. On top of this, the Samsung Galaxy Tab offers phone & camera features as well with 2G and 3G connectivity and comes equipped with a 3MP front-facing camera with LED Flash. Equipped with a headphones socket in case you need some privacy, it's also compatible with your Bluetooth headsets too.
So start living without limits!

wsm

just got my ipad2 last night - guys the above is just a pretender it … just got my ipad2 last night - guys the above is just a pretender it doesnt come close the equiv memory size in the states is 300 £s - buy a mifi for it if u really need 3g - ermm let me think which one id rather have - i think at half this price the galaxy might be worth a look - sorry ipad all day long folks


Person buys a device and then goes on forum to justify his purchase. Hold the front page

MysticDee

I expect these to drop like lead balloons when the dual core galaxy tabs … I expect these to drop like lead balloons when the dual core galaxy tabs show up later this year.



Indeed, this isn't a bad device but hold out for the proper Android tablets coming this year if you're looking to spend £400-500. They're running Android 3.0, specifically designed for tablets and are much more powerful.

cheapest deal so far with 3g so red hot deal for me

wsm

just got my ipad2 last night - guys the above is just a pretender it … just got my ipad2 last night - guys the above is just a pretender it doesnt come close the equiv memory size in the states is 300 £s - buy a mifi for it if u really need 3g - ermm let me think which one id rather have - i think at half this price the galaxy might be worth a look - sorry ipad all day long folks



Boooooooooring!!!!!

guv

What do flash sites look like on your iSheep tab?



At least it wont crash (_;)
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