Galaxy Tab

Apple granted preliminary injunction against the sale of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

By Paul Biba
June 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

The number of ereaders may go down by one.  As a legal matter, this granting of a preliminary injunction is quite unusual.  Such an injunction is only granted if the court thinks that it is likely that a permanent injunction will be granted after a full hearing.  From the Reuters report: … [...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab Guide | 10.1, 8.9 and 7-inch Tablets Explained

By Paul Biba
April 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

For those interested in reading ebooks on an Android tablet (other than the Kindle Fire) Samsung is the obvious choice.  Their tablet lineup, however, is very confusing.  GottaBeMobile has an excellent round-up of the current Samsung offerings, along with comparison tables and recomendations. [...]

Netherlands court dismisses Apple injunction request against Galaxy Tab

By libertyc
January 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Another ruling from a European court on the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuits over the Galaxy Tab’s design has come in, and it doesn’t bode well for Apple. An appeals court in The Hague, Netherlands dismissed Apple’s patent-infringement attempt to get the Galaxy Tab banned from sale in the country, [...]

Gadgetell looks at Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Player 4.0, 5.0

By libertyc
September 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

A while ago I wrote about the paucity of Android equivalents to the iPod Touch, and suggested that Samsung’s Galaxy Player might be such an equivalent. Shawn Ingram at our sister blog Gadgetell has just gotten its hands on the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0, and also the Galaxy Tab 8.9, and has posted [...]

Apple wants to defend developers from Lodsys, halt sale of Galaxy Tab and Xoom tablets

By libertyc
August 11, 2011 // 2 Comments

Ars Technica reports that Apple is again stepping up to the plate to defend its developers from patent troll Lodsys, stating in its most recent filing that it has every right to intervene in Lodsys’s lawsuits against its developers. Apple contends that its licenses to Lodsys’s technology extend [...]

Cory Doctorow finds Galaxy Tab Android tablet disappointing

By libertyc
July 26, 2011 // 4 Comments

In his latest column for the Guardian, nerd blogger/novelist extraordinaire Cory Doctorow reviews the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and finds it to be lacking in features for a putative iPad replacement. In particular, he dislikes the way that it uses a proprietary docking cable just like Apple, lacks the [...]

“Why I’m not buying a tablet” by Rich Adin

By Chris Walters
July 25, 2011 // 2 Comments

Rich Adin at An American Editor says he won’t buy a tablet in the near future, partly because of the walled garden approach enforced by Apple, and partly for utilitarian reasons: My “no” came about for various reasons, not least of which is that I really dislike Steve Jobs telling me what [...]

IPad competitors reduced planned device build numbers after poor sales

By libertyc
June 5, 2011 // 2 Comments

Wednesday, Apple Insider reported on an investor report from J.P. Morgan, which indicated that tablet manufacturers competing with Apple’s iPad have reduced their future build plans for their devices after experiencing lackluster sales. J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moscowitz called the poor sales [...]

Woot offers $265 no-contract Galaxy Tab refurb

By libertyc
May 25, 2011 // 1 Comment

And speaking of tablet deals, Woot has a refurbished Samsung 7” Galaxy Tab Android tablet for $259.99 + $5 for shipping. Of course, you can buy the same tablet for $199.99 with a two-year contract from Sprint, but the refurb is entirely contract-free meaning you can stick with wi-fi or pay for 3G [...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab price falls to under $300 with contract

By libertyc
January 28, 2011 // 2 Comments

EBookNewser has reported that Samsung has lowered the price of the 7” Galaxy Tab Android tablet from $600 to $299 with contract from Sprint. Our sister blog Gadgetell reports that T-Mobile is going even further and throwing in a $50 mail-in rebate, making the price $249.99 with contract. The [...]

Over 80 tablets shown at CES this year

By libertyc
January 6, 2011 // 5 Comments

The Consumer Electronics Show is on, and the RSS feeds are being flooded by scads of posts about this or that new tablet or e-reader. If I tried to cover all of them, I could be here all night. In fact, PC Magazine reports that over 80 tablets are going to be shown at the CES this year, many of [...]

Video of Samsung Galaxy Tab by Jason Davis

By libertyc
September 20, 2010 // 1 Comment

Jason Davis has a video of the Samsung Galaxy Tab. You can read his hands-on article here. His verdict: This is the best tablet other than the iPad. Having said that, it’s definitely in second place, but Android’s more open nature can only help. Needs to be priced at under $A500 to compete in [...]

Report on Samsung Galaxy Tab press event – unit will NOT have phone functionality in US – will be a hit!

By libertyc
September 17, 2010 // 4 Comments

Bottom line? The Tab will be a real contender in the “small” end of the tablet market. It looks nice, feels nice, is fast, has a great display, does Flash and, even without the phone functionality, will have access to the Android Market, and will come with Android 2.2. A WiFi-only [...]

Galaxy Tab press conference tonight

By libertyc
September 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

Samsung’s press conference is at 6:30pm EDT this evening and I’ll be there covering it for you. Report should be up late tonight or tomorrow morning – depending on how late I get back from New York. Stay [...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab prices are insane – at least in the UK

By libertyc
September 15, 2010 // 11 Comments

Tech Radar is reporting that Amazon UK is putting the Galaxy Tab up for sale at £799 and Clove are listing it as £615. By contrast, the 64GB iPad is selling for £699. Evidently this isn’t a rumor, because Tech Radar says: “… Samsung confirmed to TechRadar recently that the post [...]

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