Samsung release new Galaxy Note tablet

16 August 2012

They’re still locked in a legal tussle with Apple, but Samsung have gone and snuck out a new tablet, the Galaxy Note 10.1, which will initially go on sale in the USA today.

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It’s priced in the same bracket as the iPad ($499 for the 16GB wi-fi version, and $549 for the 32GB) but is expandable with an external memory card and comes with a faster processor than the iPad, as well as a digital pen. On the down side, the Note’s screen resolution is less impressive than that of the iPad. Ah well.

Multi-tasking is a big sell, with the Android-powered Note able to run two applications at the same time, with the screen divided in half. One thing that won’t be seen on it is Adobe Flash Player, which has been pulled from the Google Play store. Adobe have said that they’ll be focusing all their energies on HTML5 instead from now on, although Flash Player is still alive and kicking on PCs.

TOPICS:   Mobile   Technology

3 comments

  • EarthSurvivor
    No one cares about resolution because it makes no difference these days on current tablets/smart phones. Unless you've been sucked into the Apple hype, then you definitely need a tablet that can view the Guardian at 512pt Font. Love the fact Apple have killed the flash player on all smartphones and tablets though. Pros to get this instead of an Ipad = Better battery life + S-Pen+S-Pen Software + Expandable slot + Multi Apps/Window + Bigger screen + Faster Processor etc etc etc........ now I'm boring myself. If you're going to buy an Ipad over other products like this then you're a fool. Even if this was made out of Gold and cost the same you still wouldn't buy it. So I don't even know why I write this. Wasting my own time..
  • Stu
    What? Where you getting your info? Battery life of this is rated at 8 hours, iPad is 10 hours according to independent reviews. Bigger screen yes but lower resolution means in effect comics, books, photos, images etc WILL look worse. Reviews state it's made of cheap plastic which provides creaking and movement, it's overpriced compared to other android tablets with similar spec inside. All because of the pen and digitiser cost. BUT in fairness if you need a pen this is the tablet to get... If you don't... Then there are better android tablets and the iPad for the same money.
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