here comes the competition...part 2

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    Samsung announced today the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 inch models. Both are the thinnest tablets in the world and operate on the android 3.0 OS styled with samsungs own TouchWiz UX interface.

    there are 3 models, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. Prices start at $499.

    Sprint also announced the HTC EVO VIEW. A touch screen tablet to add to their list of EVO devices. Specs are coming soon.

    And finally, the blackberry playbook is available for pre order. Priced at $599, the 7 inch touch screen tablet running RIMS tablet OS will be available in april.

    Its going to be an interesting summer....
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    I wouldn't care for Samsung's touchwiz UI. I wish the manufactures would quit putting their own UI on top of the OS.
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    Sounds like apple has another wanna-be competitor! 10 inches? $499? 16, 32, 64gb? POSERS!!!!
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    Agreed here. Touch wiz on phones sucks. So unless they've dramatically Improved it in this tablet version......
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    Aye. at least they can brag its just barely thinner than ipad.
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    True, but this may give apple more of a run because they can come in at the same entry price. It is silly, IMO, to offer two sizes that are basically the same. 8.9 in. And 10.1 inch...WOW! Big difference. They coulda saved a lot more money and put it into a single device than trying to come out with 2 different levels of it. I bet the $499 entry level one is probaly the 8.9 inch, in which apple still wins.
    This will be an interesting summer though seeing all these companies Gun 4 Apple. Are those tablets really even thinner thn ipad2? I honestly wouldn't want them to be so thin and skinny it feels flimsy..lmao
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    Exactly, I don't want to carry a piece of paper around.
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    It would give notebook apps added realism LOL
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    -:)
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    I'm impressed by the hardware and when their Tablet apps catch up it will be an interesting race.

    We should all be wishing them the best. The more competition Apple has the more likely we will get faster hardware and software updates.

    I am jealous of Gingerbreads homepage with working widgets. I hope Android tablets make a big enough impact on the market that I at least get those features on my iPad.
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    Jailbreak and you can get widget apps :)
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    The $499 entry level device is the 16GB 10.1 inch device. Pricing on the smaller 8.9 inch tablet has yet to be announced from what I have seen. I'm sure they are nice devices, but it will be a cold day in hell before I ever buy another device with the name Samsung on it.

    The Blackberry device has also been priced at $499 for the 16GB device. It seems Apple has at least set the price when it comes to entry level devices.
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    I heard on the news that the Galaxy had a 13% return rate. I forget why. Is that high?
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    People might as well pay the extra $30 n get the larger screen, I would. The smaller screen is not that much smaller to make it more portable. It's still a big screen. It seems like a waste of $$ IMO to get smallermscreen size version. It wouldnbe different if it were like $100 cheaper, then ok, u saving some serious $$$.
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    I'm honestly not sure what an average return number is for a device like this, but 13% sounds high to me. I haven't tried the Galaxy Tab, but every other Samsung device I have had over the past few years has left me looking for something else.
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    The LG Gslate should be coming out soon as well that is going to be a great tab as well. The original galaxy tab was decent but felt like a large phone gingerbread def improves the user experience.

    I work for Tmobile so have a bit of experience with the tabs and I can honestly say there are a ton of people who prefer the 7inch tab because it is more portable. I also think competition is the best thing for us as consumers forces companies to improve their products faster to keep up or ahead of the game.
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    The RIM playbook specs is on par with iPad 2 and supports flash content, thought of getting it initially but it's gonna be a long wait before it comes to Singapore

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    Well, "competition improves the breed," but, in this case, I think that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" is more appropriate.
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    I would tend to think that over 1% return is pretty high depending on the reason for returns. For instance, if people don't like living with the size, the OS, that could be deemed acceptable but if it's for hardware failure, even 1% is too high. The price involved in all aspects of the returning process is quite high. Better to have satisfied customers.

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