Samsung Galaxy Tab Now Available On Orange UK

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Orange recently announced the launch of Samsung’s first tablet device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the U.K. This powerful device is available immediately for purchase through selected Orange retail shops and Orange telesales. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is available on one month and 12 month price plans from Orange.

The Galaxy Tab is the perfect complement to our smartphone and mobile broadband device portfolio, and we’re giving our existing customers the best value packages on offer. We believe that with Christmas fast approaching, and these great offers, the Galaxy Tab will prove popular with UK consumers,said, Pippa Dunn, VP of Propositions for Orange.

Samsung Galaxy Tab comes with a 7 inch TFT-LCD touchscreen display, 1024×600 pixels resolution, Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS, TouchWIZ 3.0 UI, 1GHz processor, 3.2 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, 512MB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS and 4000mAH battery.

Galaxy Tab is priced at £529 for one month plans, and at £499 for 12 months options. On select Dolphin price plans, customers will receive an additional 1GB quiet timedata allowance (from midnight until 4pm), and have the option of unlimited data through BT OpenZone public WiFi. Samsung Galaxy Tab is also being sold by Vodafone, Orange, O2, Talkmobile, Carphone Warehouse and Amazon in U.K.

ViewSonic to Launch the ViewPad 7 in November

ViewSonic announced the ViewPad 7 Android tablet and the ViewPad 10 Windows-Android dual boot tablet today. It will be launching both the tablets soon, with the ViewPad 7 coming in November.  We also have some details about the specifications of both the tablets.

The ViewPad 7 will run Android 2.2 Froyo and will offer Android Market support. It will be powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and will have 512 MB RAM with 16 GB internal storage. It will have two cameras – a 3 MP camera and a VGA secondary camera. It will also offer 3G connectivity along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and sports a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display, just like the Samsung Galaxy Tab. It will be priced at $479.

ViewSonic ViewPad 7

The ViewPad 10 will be a dual booting tablet running Android 1.6 and Windows 7 Home Premium. It will have a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom processor, a 16 GB SSD and 1 GB RAM. It is expected to be priced at $629 and will be launched in Q1 2011.

via ViewSonic

T-Mobile Galaxy Tab Up For Pre-Order At Amazon

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Few days ago, T-Mobile announced its own version of the Samsung’s first tablet device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab for its customers, but the unsubsidized price of the device was a mystery. The T-Mobile version of Samsung Galaxy Tab is up for pre-order at Amazon and it comes with a price tag of $699.99 without any contract.

Samsung Galaxy Tab comes with a 7 inch TFT-LCD touchscreen display with 1024×600 pixels resolution, Android 2.2 (FroYo) Operating System, 1GHz processor, TouchWIZ 3.0 UI, 16GB of internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, 3.2 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, 512MB RAM, 4000mAH battery and so on.

The T-Mobile version of Samsung Galaxy Tab costs $100 more than the Sprint model. T-Mobile version of Galaxy Tab will be available from November 10, but Amazon states that the device will be released one day before the official launch on November 9. T-Mobile customers can also purchase Galaxy Tab for $399.99 with a two-years contract agreement.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Coming To SingTel And US Cellular

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Samsung recently launched Galaxy Tab, its first tablet device in India. The Android powered device will be soon available on the airwaves of SingTel in Singapore and US Cellular in the U.S. SingTel has pre-loaded some useful apps for its subscribers such as the De!ite app which allows users to buy and read magazines, Roam Track app which tracks overseas mobile roaming charges and more.

Samsung Galaxy Tab features a 7 inch TFT-LCD touchscreen display with 1024×600 pixels resolution, Android 2.2 operating system, TouchWIZ 3.0 UI, 1GHz Cortex A8 application processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G Connectivity, 3.2 megapixel camera, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, 512MB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, A-GPS, 4000mAH battery and more.

US Cellular hasn’t announced the price and availability of this device yet. SingTel will sell the powerful Galaxy Tab from November 13 for SG$998 without any contract and it will be available on SingTel’s 3G Flexi plans that start from SG$39.

Nikon Introduces Picturetown 3D Image Conversion Service

Nikon is a popular name in the field of camera/imaging. The company has released some great D-SLRs in the past. Today, Nikon has launched a different type of product. The company has launched a new 3D image conversion service dubbed as the Picturetown 3D. The Picturetown 3D technology enables users to view images in 3D without the need for specialized 3D glasses. Nikon_Logo

The service will also enable users to convert their images to 3D. As of now, the Picturetown 3D service is available only for registered members and it acts as an online image sharing and storing service which allows users to view their photos in 3D.

Hopefully, Nikon will be integrating this service into their upcoming digital cameras and digital photo frames.


Samsung Galaxy Tab Officially Announced By Sprint

Today, in a press release Sprint has officially confirmed that they will be launching the Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 14th in the U.S. Interested users can already pre-order their Galaxy Tab from here. Sprint has priced the Galaxy Tab at $399.99 with a two-year 3G mobile broadband plan. Samsung_Galaxy_Tab

The Samsung Galaxy Tab sports a 7-inch S-LCD with a resolution of 1024×600. The tablet is powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and packs 512MB of RAM and a PowerVR SGX540 to handle the graphics department.The tablet also sports the usual GPS, WiFi n, Bluetooth 3.0, 2gb of on board memory and a 400mAh in built battery.

The Galaxy Tab runs on Android 2.2 with the TouchWIZ 3.0 on top of it. Sprint customers will be offered two 3G plans to suffice all their Internet needs on the tablet a $29.99 one and $59.99 one. The cheaper plan will have a 2GB data limit with unlimited messaging, while the latter will have 5GB of data limit with unlimited messaging.

Other network operators in the U.S. are also expected to announce the Samsung Galaxy Tab soon.

Wi-Fi Only Samsung Galaxy Tab Priced At $499

The Samsung Galaxy Tab will be launched in the US in November, with all major carriers – Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. Most of them are pricing the Galaxy Tab at $599 without a contract and $399 with one.

However, that is not your only option. Earlier, Samsung announced that it will be launching a Wi-Fi only version of the Galaxy Tab, and details of that have now started leaking out.

Pocketables has come across some fliers which say that the Wi-Fi only version of the Galaxy Tab will be launched in November itself, and will be priced at $499. It will be launched at Best Buy and will be available at the same time when the carriers start shipping out the preorders.

Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi only version is exactly the same as the 3G version except that it doesn’t pack in a CDMA/3G radio. $499 seems to be the right price point for the Galaxy Tab considering that the base version of the Wi-Fi iPad is priced at $499 too, and has much less to offer than the Galaxy Tab.

AMD HD 6800 Series Graphics Cards Unveiled

Today, in a press release AMD has announced their next generation mid-range graphics card series the HD 6800. According to AMD, the new HD 6800 series of graphics card provide up to 30% more performance than other competing products. As of now, the HD 6800 series of graphics card consists of the HD 6850 and the HD 6870. Both the cards sport a dual-slot design and they also feature 2 mini-DisplayPort (v1.2), 2 DVI connectors and 1 HDMI 1.4a port. Like their predecessor, both the cards are Dx11 based. ATI_HD_6800

AMD is the market share leader by a landslide in DirectX ® 11 graphics,said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, GPU Division, AMD. Through our sweet spot strategy and our open, industry standards approach, we’ve worked to deliver the best possible experience for gamers. Today, our laser focus on gamers continues with the introduction of what we think is far and away the best graphics card series today, the AMD Radeonâ„¢ HD 6800 series.

The cards also sport MPEG-4 decoding for DivX, Xvid and BluRay 3D along with UVD3 (Unified Video Decoder). The Barts GPU core used in these graphics card is up to 25% smaller than its predecessor Cypress core.

The AMD HD 6850 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory is expected to retail for $179 while its elder sibling the HD6870 will retail for $239 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory on board.

AMD is also expected to release the HD 6950 and the HD6970 by next month.

Barnes and Noble To Launch a Color Nook Powered by Android

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Apparently, Barnes and Noble is set to launch a new ebook reader – the Nook Color, on Tuesday. It is holding an event then, when according to multiple rumors, it will unveil the new Android based eReader.

It will likely have a 7 inch color touchscreen display and will be priced at $249. No other details are out yet. We don’t even know what kind of display they will be using, as both Mirasol and color E-ink displays aren’t due to hit the market anytime soon.

What lends credence to this rumor is that Barnes and Noble had registered the domain – – quite some time back.

We’ll know for sure on Tuesday, till then, stay tuned and keep checking Techie-Buzz for more updates.

via Gizmodo and Engadget

HP Slate 500 Unveiled; Priced at $799

After a long wait, it seems that the HP Slate 500 is finally official. HP announced that the HP Slate 500 powered by Windows 7 will be available for purchase starting today. HP is aiming this tablet at the business segment and will target the webOS based tablets at the consumer segment.

It is priced at $799 which is a bit steep. The hardware specifications seem nice and it runs Windows 7 Professional.

HP Slate 500

HP Slate 500 Specifications

Dimensions: 9.21 x 0.58 x 5.91 in
Weight: 1.5 lbs
Display: 8.9 inch WSVGA capacitive touchscreen display
Processor: Intel Atom Z540, 1.86 GHz
RAM: 2 GB DDR2 RAM, 800 MHz
Memory: 64 GB internal SSD
Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 500, Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator
Camera: 3 MP, secondary VGA camera
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
Ports: USB 2.0, Mic, SD card slot
Battery: 2 cell battery, 30 WHr

You can check out the complete specs and order the HP Slate 500 here – HP Slate 500