Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab getting Gingerbread update in mid-May

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2011

The update was supposed to have a mid-April delivery, but Samsung ran into some problems and is now ready to attempt to deliver Gingerbread again. The company has officially stated that it intends to update the entire Galaxy S line, starting with models in the UK and Nordic countries from the middle of this month.

The rest of the globe, including us yanks in North America, will follow “according to the regional plan.” So who else is getting a Gingerbread upgrade? Why, the 7-inch Galaxy Tab and the company’s budget Galaxy devices too, the Ace, Gio, Fit and mini.

Verizon now offering 7-inch Galaxy Tab for $300 with a two-year contract

Posted in Verizon by Conner Flynn on February 24th, 2011

Here’s a great deal on a tablet. Verizon is introducing a new two-year deal on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The 7-inch tablet was previously available only on an unsubsidized basis, but now that the Motorola Xoom has become available with a $200 subsidy with a 24-month commitment, Verizon is extending the same deal to Tab buyers too.

So you now have a choice between the $500 no strings attached Galaxy Tab or a $300 version that locks you into a Verizon contract.

Samsung Germany offers free Galaxy Tab customization

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on February 11th, 2011

Leaping Lizards on a tablet! Samsung Germany has teamed up with YOUNiik to provide custom body skins to new Galaxy Tab users. The company will give a free custom skin to anyone who bought the Galaxy Tab from January 2011 to March 31, 2011.

Users can choose from up to 1,500 different skins or they can create a custom skin from their personal images. Knowing the Germans I bet there will be a lot of David Hasselhoff skins. Do they still love david Hasselhoff?

T-Mobile to drop Samsung Galaxy Tab price to $249.99?

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on January 26th, 2011

T-mobile will be dropping the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet from $299.99 to $249.99, according to a leaked document found by the folks at TMO news. The price drop is for customers who are purchasing the Samsung Galaxy Tab with a two year mobile data contract. Apparently the price has been reduced in order to make the Galaxy Tab more competitive against many new tablets which have been introduced recently.

With a rumored 10 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab and also the Galaxy Tab 2 on the way, you might want to wake a wait and see approach.

Verizon cuts Galaxy Tab to $500

Posted in Verizon by Conner Flynn on January 2nd, 2011

Verizon has cut the price of the Galaxy Tab to $500 contract-free. The $100 price drop should take effect soon and will also include $60 of movie rentals from Blockbuster’s app or Samsung’s Media Hub. As a bonus, anyone who bought the Android tablet within the past two weeks can get a refund for the price difference. Can’t complain about that.

The price drop comes just two months after release and since we don’t have any information on how well the seven-inch slate has been selling, we have to assume that things are not good. Then again, maybe they are just trying harder to compete. Motorola’s Droid Xoom will be launched at CES next week after all.

Samsung Galaxy Tab sales averaging 1000 units per day

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on December 29th, 2010

The Samsung Galaxy Tab that went on sale with LG U+ last week is getting some pretty impressive sales figures. We’re talking around 1,000 units per day. LG is obviously happy with these numbers. LG U+ has a variety of plans to go along with the Galaxy Tab, plus they are selling it for free if you commit to a three-year contract.

As for its specifications, it is the same as the SKT version, including a 1GHz processor, a 7-inch WSVGA LCD display, Android 2.2 Froyo, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 3G and T-DMB support, 16GB of internal memory and a microSD memory card slot.

New Galaxy Tab will feature Nvidia Tegra 2?

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on December 14th, 2010

There has been some talk about the Galaxy Tab 2 having Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chipset and we’re hearing it again, but this time it’s coming from an analyst. Ambrish Srivastava, a semiconductors analyst, recently spent a week visiting more than 30 tech companies and thinks that Nvidia Tegra will be very busy in 2011, inside many devices.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab sequel is said to be one of those devices. If true, this is a bit of a surprise since Samsung has developed a dual-core successor to Hummingbird. One reason might be that they want to segregate the smartphones and tablets with different processors.

Samsung Luxury Galaxy Tab to cost $1,000

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on December 13th, 2010

Samsung is unleashing a special Luxury edition of its Galaxy Tab that will cost $1,000.00. For that price you get an exclusive leather case to carry the tablet in and a Bluetooth headset in addition to the stock Galaxy Tab. That’s it.

That’s right. There isn’t any gold or silver or even a single Swarovski crystal anywhere. We aren’t even sure if it will be the 3G-capable version. If this is a Wi-Fi-only model, you better pass on this one.

Samsung sells one million Galaxy Tabs

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on December 3rd, 2010

When your device is picked up and marketed by all four major carriers in America, you can move a lot of units. This arrangement has helped Samsung’s Galaxy Tab sales soar. It has just passed the one million mark in global sales of the 7-inch Android tablet.

However they point out that Samsung’s not clear on whether that’s units in the sales channel or units in the hands of consumers. Either way, one million units is something to celebrate. Only 600,000 had been sold as of November 22nd. Now they are hoping to move 1.5 million of them by the year’s end.

Samsung Galaxy Tab gets torn down

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on November 12th, 2010

iFixit loves to tear down each and every gadget. Now they have put the Samsung Galaxy Tab on the operating table. What did they learn? Well, the removal of that pane of Gorilla glass turned out to be the trickiest part, requiring a lot of heat and a bit of prying.

It eventually came off and the teardown proceeded. The operation was a complete success. Hit the link below for pictures of the entire teardown.

AT&T Galaxy Tab to arrive on Nov 21st for $649

Posted in AT&T by Conner Flynn on November 11th, 2010

AT&T will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab though they have not officially released a launch date or pricing details yet. However, a leaked screenshot has surfaced and if the leak is accurate, the Galaxy Tab will be arriving at AT&T stores on November 21st for $649.99 without a contract.

It will be $14.99 a month for 250MB of data or $25 a month for 2GB of data. AT&T will be pre-installing the Nook eReader and the AT&T Account Manager app for on-device activation and monthly credit refills.

Samsung Galaxy Tab now available at T-Mobile

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on November 10th, 2010

You’ve been waiting and drooling and now T-Mobile USA has opened up sales for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7-inch tablet. The tablet will cost you $399.99 with a two-year contract or $599.99 without a contract.

As far as data plans, T-Mobile is offering customers a $24.99 a month plan for 200MB of data, or $39.99 a month for 5GB. Both plans offer unlimited use of T-Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots. You also get unlimited text messaging and MMS on both data plans.

Samsung Galaxy Tab costs $215 to manufacture

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on November 2nd, 2010

You plan on paying $699 for your Samsung Galaxy Tab, right? So that headline doesn’t feel very good does it? Sadly it’s the same for everything we buy. There’s always a mark-up. iSuppli claims that the Galaxy Tab only costs $205 in materials, while costing $215 to manufacture.

Cheap labor is par for the course. The most expensive part in the Galaxy Tab would be its 7-inch display and NAND Flash memory, at $57 and $51. This news won’t stop most of us from buying one, but it’s nice to have all of the facts anyway.

CrystalRoc Galaxy Tab with 5,700 Swarovski crystals

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on October 30th, 2010

Do you have too much money, no sense and absolutely no shame? If so, then check out this new CrystalRoc Galaxy Tab. We can’t tell you the price, but we do know that the tablet packs 5,700 Swarosvski bright crystals.

Oh and a custom logo too. If you are interested in this eyesore, you can expect it to show up exclusively at Harrods in London on Monday, November 1st. Do rich folk actually buy these? Have any of them ever been blinded by their device?

Galaxy Tab for Sprint official for November 14th: $400 with two-year contract

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on October 25th, 2010

Well, it’s official. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab will be hitting Sprint on November 14th. The carrier has confirmed the date and passed along some pricing details. The Verizon deal is $600 with no commitment required.

Sprint however is offering the 7-inch tablet for $399.99 along with a two-year 3G Tablet Mobile Broadband plan. Phone Scoop contacted the company and also found out that there’ll also be a $599.99 offer with no contract.