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WSJ: Samsung tablet to be carried by Verizon, ATT, Sprint

Announcement scheduled for Sept 16

     
10:14 pm on Sep 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Posted late Friday, The Wall Street Journal had this scoop:
[online.wsj.com...]

The WSJ reports again that a $200 to $300 price is expected. September 16 meeting New York has been called.
The reporter notes:
The distribution deals with the three largest U.S. wireless operators marks a significant win for Samsung as it tries to take on Apple Inc.'s hot-selling iPad.
Yeah, I'd say so.
12:16 am on Sept 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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That should help bring the price of an iPad down for the Holiday season.
4:37 pm on Sept 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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More reports saying you're right about that. FierceWireless reports today, "The company is not planning on releasing a new flagship model for the holiday shopping season and will instead rely on the GalaxyTab to propel device sales."

But, why would you buy an iPad? What's not to love? It is a 7-inch tablet which is half the weight of the iPad, runs Android 2.2 and has a kick-tail processor, a 3-megapixel camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting, access to the Android apps, supports Flash 10.1 and WiFi.

Hmmm. Is it GalaxyTab (one word) or Galaxy Tab (two words)?
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This is going to be the sweet spot in the market. The device needs to be the same size as the Kindle and / or Nook but with more functionality. Something that's easy to carry, but powerful.

The iPad is too large and bulky. Apple missed the mark with the size of their device.
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The iPad is too large and bulky. Apple missed the mark with the size of their device.


I agree. I'm hoping they come out with something in size in-between the iPad and the iPhone,
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The rumor mill is that we're going to get that, cat.

It was interesting to me that Samsung mentioned the low weight in their first announcement. This was a major issue for me regarding the iPad. I was ready to buy, but it was too bulky.

Anyway, an announcement tomorrow.
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Well, the big announcement yesterday about the Galaxy Tab (still not clear about the official name of the device) didn't seem to make much of a splash and for good reason: Not a lot of new news. I've read several of the stories, this is best wrap-up I could find, giving myself only five minutes to look around:
[news.cnet.com...]

They are planning a wifi only device, I learned, which is what I am interested in myself. I want to replace my newspapers and read the web in front of the fireplace this winter.

"Weights as much as a soda can." That's helpful.