Samsung Galaxy Tab Review: Specs, Price, vs iPad

Samsung Galaxy Tab - in the hand

Samsung Galaxy Tab (GT-P1000) tablet is one of the best selling 7-inch Android tablet computer in 2010. Many people compare Galaxy Tab to Apple iPad, the best selling tablet.

Read on to find out how good (bad?) is Galaxy Tab.

Samsung Galaxy Tab specs

Samsung Galaxy Tab is a 7-inch touch screen tablet runs on Android version 2.2, which also supports phone calls and video calls.

Here are the highlights of Galaxy Tab specification:

  • CPU: 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU
  • OS: Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • Size: 190.09mm x 120.45mm x 11.98mm, weight: 380g
  • Display: 7-inch WSVGA (1024 x 600 pixel)
  • Battery capacity: 4000mAh
  • Camera: 3.0 megapixel with flash, auto focus. 1.3 megapixel front camera.
  • Storage: build-in 16GB, external memory: microSD (up to 32GB)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi, AGPS, TV-output (HDMI, Composite), 3.5mm audio jack, charging/USB connection port
  • Phone function: SMS, MMS, phone call, video call, speakerphone, caller ID, call logs.

The retail price of Samsung Galaxy Tab (GT-P1000) in Malaysia is: RM2699

Galaxy Tab review after the break.

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Apple iPad Malaysia Price is CHEAP! Wait for iPad 2 Price in Malaysia!

Update: Click here for the latest iPad 1 price list!

Update (Mar 3, 2011): iPad 2 has been released! Click here for iPad 2 Release Date, Specs, Features, Prices.

Update: iPad Malaysia has been released! Check out the official iPad Malaysia price list (cheap!) and the iPad 2 rumor features.

Apple iPad (WiFi+3G)

At last, iPad Malaysia is finally released before the end of 2010. iPad Malaysia is selling much cheaper than Singapore iPad. Good timing for X’mas gift.

Malaysia iPad price list

Check out the iPad Malaysia price list below. Yes, This is official! Not the grey market price as reported previously.

iPad WiFi
16GB RM1549
32GB RM1849
64GB RM2149

iPad WiFi+3G
16GB RM1999
32GB RM2299
64GB RM2599

iPad Malaysia is CHEAP!

As a comparison, I bought my 32GB iPad WiFi+3G from Singapore for about RM2500 in August 2010. That’s two hundred bucks different! Cheaper than in the U.S.!

Where to buy Malaysia iPad?

You can buy iPad from Apple authorized resellers in Malaysia, but not yet and on Apple Malaysia online store. Also, no educational pricing revealed (yet?).

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iPad vs. Kindle: 4 Things to Consider Before you Decide

This is a guest post by Kate Willson. If you would like to contribute too, please contact me.

Apple iPad vs. Amazon Kindle

The iPad, Apple’s latest in its lineup of mobile, connected gadgets that seem to be taking over the world, functions almost as well as a full-fledged laptop. And it’s also marketed as an e-reader.

This puts the technologically savvy, book-loving consumer in a bit of quandary — should you go for the iPad which is an e-reader among other things, or pick Amazon’s Kindle, a cheaper though reliable e-reader with not as many additional capabilities?

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HOW TO: Use Gmail for iPad on Your Computer

Gmail for iPad (tablet computer)

As soon as Apple iPad available, Google announced a new Gmail interface specially designed for tablet computers (read: iPad).

The Gmail for iPad is a 2-pane design. The left is the list of your emails with excerpt; the right is the email message body. It looks similar to Apple’s official Mail app for iPad.

Though Gmail for tablet is not designed for your desktop or notebook. You can edit your web browser’s “user agent” info to fool Gmail to think that you are using an iPad.

The Apple iPad safari’s user agent string is:
Mozilla/5.0(iPad; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B314 Safari/531.21.10

FireFox users: Install User Agent Switcher Firefox extension to modify the user agent string.

Google Chrome users: There’s a User-Agent Switcher for Chrome extension but I can’t get it to work on Mac. If you are using Chrome on Windows, you can edit the Google Chrome shortcut and add the following string to the end of Target field:

-user-agent=”Mozilla/5.0(iPad; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B314 Safari/531.21.10″

Done. You are good to go. Visit http://gmail.com/ for your Gmail for Tablet.

Let us know if you have gotten it work and how do you like the 2-pane Gmail user interface.