With the holidays now over and your New Year’s Resolutions in place, it’s time to buckle down and get back to work. One thing I know for sure though is that you need some time to have a little fun amidst all your work. What better way to get everything done than by getting a new Samsung Galaxy Tab from Z Wireless.
I took a field trip down to Z Wireless on South Louise in Sioux Falls and the fine folks down there gave a hands-on demo of the Galaxy Tab. If there is one thing I learned from the trial, it’s that the Galaxy Tab is an all in one device that can be used for work and play. And that I really want one.
The first thing you notice when you see a Tab is it’s size. Weighing in at 13.58 ounces, the Tab is definitely smaller than some other tablets on the market. Once you really delve into and start using the 7 inch screen, which has a 1024×600 resolution, you quickly notice how amazing it looks and feels. When I was using the Tab, I never felt the need for more screen real estate, it was just the right size.
When dealing with tablets, the screen is a very important part of the device, in fact, it’s pretty much the only part of the device. One thing I really enjoyed about the Galaxy Tab is that with it’s smaller screen, I had no problem using my thumbs to reach in and type, just like I was texting on a phone. There is no finger pecking this screen.
Because the Tab is running the latest Android 2.2 software, Froyo, you are sure to have the fastest and most enjoyable experience on the tablet. This also means that you have access to all of the latest apps in the Marketplace. The one I would use the most would definitely be the video chat app. The Tab has a 3.0 megapixel camera and LED flash on the back and a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front, making it a great device for video chat.
With an estimated 13 hours of usage battery life and up to 500 hours on standby, you will have plenty of time to do all of your work and play all of your games. Make all of your phone calls, send SMS text messages, receive your email, browse the web, read the newspaper, use the navigation to get where you’re going, play all of your games and still have some battery left over. And don’t worry, you will be able to fit all of those apps on the device, it comes with 2GB of internal memory and a 16 GB microSD card which is expandable to 32GB.
While you’re picking up your Tab, make sure you grab a Repsol screen protector for it. You don’t want to get any smudges, fingerprints or scratches on your new toy. One of the other hot accessories you can pick up from Z Wireless is a shell for your Tab. They come in both hard plastic and the soft silicone, so get the one you want to protect your tablet.
There are three ways to own a Galaxy Tab. $599 will get you the tablet without a data plan. You can still use your wireless internet to stay connected but you will have to be in a WiFi hotspot. If you want the data plan but don’t like contracts you can pay $599 for the Tab and still go month to month with a data plan. If you sign up for the two-year contract the Tab is only $299 with the monthly data plan.
When looking at purchasing a tablet, there are many things to consider. Do you need expandable memory? Do you need it on a certain 3G carrier? Do you want a built in camera? Do you need Adobe Flash support? All of these things play a part and you need to decide if they are important or not. My suggestion is to consider the Galaxy Tab and compare that along side the other tablets you may be considering. You might just be surprised. I know I was.