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    Hi all,

    Here is another Pad on the horizon!

    Take care,

    Jay

    Samsung Elec to Introduce Android - Based Tablet In Q3
    By REUTERS,July 30, 2010, Filed at 3:47 a.m. ET

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co plans to introduce tablet computers this quarter based on Google's Android operating system, joining a growing list of firms seeking to challenge Apple's popular iPad.

    Global handset vendors and PC makers including Nokia, LG Electronics and Hewlett-Packard Co are moving into the new category of devices, between traditional PCs and smartphones, taking a cue from Apple.

    Samsung, the world's No.2 handset maker after Nokia, said its tablet PC will have a 7-inch display, smaller than the 9.7-inch screen on the iPad, which has sold more than 3 million units since its April launch.

    It did not provide further details.

    Its local rival LG Electronics, the world's No.3 handset maker, also plans to introduce tablets or slate devices running on Android in the fourth quarter.

    Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it would introduce new tablets based on its Windows operating system soon to beat back advances by Apple and Google and is working with PC makers Acer Inc, Dell Inc, Toshiba Corp and others to develop the devices.

    (Reporting by Miyoung Kim; Editing by Ken Wills)
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    HI all,

    Here is an update!

    Take care,

    Jay

    Samsung poised to jump onto Android tablet bandwagon
    Mon Aug 16, 8:26 pm ET

    Print Story: Samsung poised to jump onto Android tablet bandwagon - Yahoo! News

    Rumors have been swirling for months that Samsung is prepping an Android tablet dubbed the "Tab," and word has it that the 7-inch slate could take the stage as early as next month.

    Leaked photos of the Tab began circulating around the Web back in June, and a Samsung exec went ahead and confirmed the existence of the Tab shortly thereafter, promising a launch date "no later" than the third quarter of this year — which just so happens to be right around the corner.

    Indeed, CrunchGear seems pretty confident that Samsung will unveil the Tab — complete with version 2.2 ("Froyo") of Android — at the IFA consumer-tech trade show in Berlin, which is set to kick off on September 3. (Earlier rumors had it that the Tab was to get its close-up this month, potentially at a Samsung press event last week, but the tablet was a no-show.)

    So, what exactly are we talking about here in terms of specs and features? Rock-solid details have been hard to come by, of course, but a rumor site called Samsung-Firmwares.com (via Engadget) ticked off a few key (but still unconfirmed) possibilities, including a 1GHz "Hummingbird" processor, a 3.2-mexapixel camera in back plus a front-facing lens for video calls, Wi-Fi (naturally), Bluetooth, GPS, and Flash support.

    Not bad, but one of the more controversial aspects of the Samsung-Firmwares leak is the claim that the Tab’s 7-inch display would have a resolution of just 800 by 480 — more than respectable for, say, a 4-inch smartphone display like those on Samsung’s Galaxy S handsets, but a bit stingy when it comes to a tablet-sized 7-inch screen. Then again, Gizmodo points out that coders on a mobile developer site are insisting that the Tab’s display resolution is closer to 1024 by 600, so there’s clearly room for debate on that point.

    The latest round of leaks comes a couple months after Engadget unleashed a series of (rumored) Tab specs from its own tipster, who claimed that the "very thin" slate would boasts a SIM slot for 3G data, voice calls though a Bluetooth headset, and an embedded, non-removable battery (sorry, folks).

    Of course, the Tab figures to be only one of dozens of new tablets poised to make landfall in the coming months. Technologizer’s Harry McCracken does a nice job of rounding up at least 32(!) slate devices that are either out now or potentially coming soon to store shelves, ranging from the 10-inch, Android-powered Asus EeePad EP101TC and the just-released Dell Streak to the rumored HP PalmPad (running on Palm’s WebOS platform) and even the purported "BlackPad" from RIM.

    In any case, all signs point toward the Samsung Tab finally being exposed to the world in just a few weeks. Stay tuned.

    So, what do you think: In the market for an Android tablet? Leaning toward a Windows 7-powered slate? Or are you sold on the iPad?

    Samsung-Firmwares.com: Exclusive Samsung Galaxy Tab [via Engadget]

    — Ben Patterson is a technology writer for Yahoo! News.
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