Samsung Galaxy Tab commercial makes iPad owners drool. Battle of the tablet commercials

September 5, 2010 — 9 Comments
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab was officially announced last week and first impressions is that it’s a worthy optional tablet compared to the iPad. Note I didn’t’ say it was an iPad Killer as I don’t believe any future tablet will be an iPad killer as the iPad has way to much of a market share along with the thousands of apps via Apple’s App store. The iPad is here to stay. As we wait for the iPad to receive the iOS 4 upgrade, front and rear cameras, the iPad may be unstoppable to compete with. But until then the Galaxy Tab is making it’s case as the alternative must have tablet.

One of the main features outside of the Android OS are the rear and front face cameras. One for taking pictures and the other for video calling. Oh Ah, right? Samsung also released the first Galaxy commercial showing it’s unique features, especially the ones that the iPad are lacking such as Swype, Augmented Reality & Video Calling and more.

The official press release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab from:

A New Smart Media Device, surpasses mobile boundaries, allowing you to enjoy more possibilities on the go
01 September 2010

Berlin, Germany, September 2nd, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in mobile technology, today announced the launch of the Samsung GALAXY Tab (Model: GT-P1000). Powered by Android Operating System 2.2, the Samsung GALAXY Tab is the first of the company’s tablet devices, representing a new category of mobile products for Samsung.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab brings together all of Samsung’s leading innovations to provide users with more capabilities while on the move. Consumers are able to experience PC-like web-browsing and enjoy all forms of multimedia content on the perfectly sized 7-inch display, wherever they go. Moreover, users can continuously communicate via e-mail, voice and video call, SMS/MMS or social network with the optimized user interface.
“Samsung recognizes the tremendous growth potential in this newly created market and we believe that the Samsung GALAXY Tab brings a unique and open proposition to market. There is a new and emerging consumer demand that Samsung can satisfy since mobile is in our DNA. This demand continues to grow and develop as users tap its limitless potential,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung GALAXY Tab has been designed to enable consumers to maximize their online experience wherever that may be. The Samsung GALAXY Tab is pushing the market in new directions and Samsung believes this is only the beginning of its innovations as pioneers in smart media devices.”
A new concept of mobility for media
As a new category of device, the Samsung GALAXY Tab brings a wealth of mobile experiences. Its striking 7” TFT-LCD display delivers exciting mobile experience for watching films, viewing pictures, e-reading or sharing documents. In design, its light (380g) build provides perfect portability, with its svelte dimensions making it easy to grip and use. Supporting the latest Adobe Flash Player 10.1, the Samsung GALAXY Tab fully supports swift, seamless viewing of every single page of the web.
The ‘Readers Hub,’ Samsung’s unique e-reading application, provides easy access to a vast digital library – from classical literature to the latest bestsellers and reference materials. At the same time, Samsung unveils ‘Media Hub,’ a gateway to a world of films and videos, and ‘Music Hub,’ an application giving access to a wide range of music tunes.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab has made rich communication truly mobile; it presents a level of converged technology that moves beyond mobile or PC to an entirely new category. Users have new powers to consume, create and communicate from wherever they are.
Powerful, always-on communication
With 3G HSPA connectivity, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth® 3.0, the Samsung GALAXY Tab enhances users’ mobile communication on a whole new level. Video conferencing and push email on the large 7-inch display make communication more smooth and efficient. For voice telephony, the Samsung GALAXY Tab turns out to be a perfect speakerphone on the desk, or a mobile phone on the move via Bluetooth® headset.
Powered by a Cortex A8 1.0GHz application processor, the Samsung GALAXY Tab is designed to deliver high performance whenever and wherever you are. At the same time, HD video contents are supported by a wide range of multimedia formats (DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and more), which maximizes the joy of entertainment.
While the front-facing camera allows face-to-face video telephony over 3G, the rear-facing camera captures still images and video that you can edit, upload and share, all without any hassle. As online content explodes, the Samsung GALAXY Tab is the best portable solution for every lifestyle that needs a constant connection.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab will be launched in Europe in mid September, and in other markets including Korea, the US and Asia in coming months.

As an iPad owner/gadget lover I must admit I’m a little jealous of the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Want to see what I’m talking about? Watch the first commercial of the Samsung Galaxy Tab below. Also, watch the latest Apple iPad commercial.

After watching both videos which tablet would you buy?

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9 responses to Samsung Galaxy Tab commercial makes iPad owners drool. Battle of the tablet commercials

  1. Flash, for me, is a game changer. I have an iPad, but get aggravated daily over the lack of flash. I might be migrating to the Galaxy Tab because of this.

    • Interesting, I don’t miss flash on the iPad but I think that’s because I’m an long time iPhone user and not a big flash person in general

      • An example of this… I tried to use the new Google Call feature from my gmail account on my ipad, but couldn’t do it because it requires flash.

        Another example… not being able to view Amazon movies because it requires flash.

        I would also like to have the Swype keyboard installed on the iPad. The keyboard is not as user friendly as it is on an Android device (imo).
        :) Jen

  2. The iPad is a great device, and the Galaxy Tab is great, too. Both of their commercials are just awsome! It’s hard to choose between them, it’s all up to one’s preferences of the OS features, Flash support, screen size and the like. Anyway, that’s nice that today we’ve got choice.

  3. Definitely the Galaxy Tab for me-though I’ll probably wait until 2011 when the Honeycomb version of Android graces the device and hopefully there is a WiFi-only version. It has been reported by Samsung that the current Galaxy Tab will support up to the Gingerbread version of Android and require carrier subsidies to lower the cost of the device. But who knows, if the device is as sleek as it looks in the commercial, I may just jump on it as soon as it is released.As a consummate techie, I always heavily research and test the full utility of the devices that I plan to purchase. I am a fan of Apple products and I was poised to buy an iPad; eagerly waiting launch day to get some hands-on time with the device. Even knowing that it did not support one of the most commonplace web technologies-Flash-I was still willing to consider it. Unfortunately, the hands-on experience gave me pause and I declined to purchase one. Though I fully agree with the position that HTML5 will eventually be adopted by most developers/designers, I am more interested in what my device allows me to do NOW (though I would like to clarify that I am an early adopter, often testing many beta and first generation products-foregoing future functionality for immediate gratification). Sure, the iPad has hundreds of thousands of apps, but if I can’t enjoy simple features such browsing my favorite websites without constant frustration, then that’s not a device upon which I want put that amount of cash. I truly wish Apple would have reconsidered this position and let the consumer decide. I think most consumers have three core interests for tablet devices: web browsing, reading books and casual gaming! Why must one have to download an app for services such as Epicurious and of my favorites-rather than just being able enjoy it fully from the website? I’d much rather save memory on my device and download other unique apps that have no web alternative or simply provide more utility as a stand-alone app. Besides, Flash works just fine on my HTC EVO. I can only image the greater experience that the Galaxy Tab will provide.

    • Thans for the comment Gary. Good idea to wait for the Gigerbread version, if I was tablet-less I’m not sure I could. I think Apple is smart for not allowing Flash knowing it degrads the device performance. If the Galaxy Tab flash works great, good for them. Flash is not the game changer for me but the cameras are.

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