Digicel Launches the Samsung Galaxy Tab in Jamaica + Review
On December 17, 2010, Digicel launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab across Jamaica and has since made the device available in dealer stores across the island. It is the first tablet launched by Samsung along with Digicel in Jamaica and should spark some interest from social techies. The Galaxy Tab comes as a fresh and welcomed addition to the market as more Jamaicans are quickly becoming more tech hungry and crave new innovations and classy mobile devices.
At 380 grams the Galaxy Tab comes with a 7 inch screen, about 2 inches smaller than the iPad, and boasts a suite of multimedia features to keep you alive and connected. With its sleek design it is dubbed as the “seventh sense on the go” as it naturally complements daily activities and brings the world close to home.
- Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab at a glance
- Form factor: Tablet
- Size: 190.09 x 120.45 x 11.98mm, 380g
- Display: 16M colors 7” TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen of WVGA resolution
- OS: Android 2.2 Froyo
- CPU: 1 GHz Hummingbird CPU with PowerVR SGX540 graphics accelerator, 512 MB of RAM
- Camera: 3.2 MP autofocus camera with D1 video recording; LED flash
- Memory: 16 GB internal memory, expandable through a microSD card slot
- Connectivity: quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band (900/1900/2100 MHz) UMTS with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps support, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Assisted GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, 30-pin connector
- Battery: 4,000mAh (Up to 7 hours of video playback)
- Extra features: Gyro sensor, accelerometer sensor for automatic UI rotation, ambient light sensor, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support
Samsung Galaxy P1000 Tab over Apple iPad
- Lighter and smaller, easier on the pocket
- Telephony (including 3G video calls)
- 3.2 MP camera with D1 video recording @ 30 fps and LED flash
- Android OS v2.2 Froyo
- Proper multitasking (though the iPad is getting that too in couple of months)
- microSD card slot for memory expansion
- Uses regular size SIM card
- 16:9 widescreen display
- Adobe Flash player 10.1
- Bluetooth 3.0
Galaxy Tab Commercial
Galaxy Tab Review
Samsung’s reputation of building beautiful devices stands strong. The Galaxy Tab is well built, not as fragile as the Galaxy S and other touchscreen devices and is lightweight. The capacitive touch response is just as great as the iPad’s and the processor has no trouble keeping up with the brilliant user interface. The Tab seems just as thin as the iPad and is quite similar to the Amazon Kindle, is better suited for single hand use and is much better for reading e-books than the iPad.
Samsung has definitely set a standard for Android driven tablets and holds its own when compared alongside the powerful iPad.