Mar 25 AT 9:17 AM Nick Gray 13 Comments

Watch the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event from CTIA 2011

We’re sure most of you have heard that Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Tab 8.9 and the redesigned Galaxy Tab 10.1 at CTIA earlier this week.  You’ve seen pictures and video already, but we thought you’d also be interested in taking a peek at the official video from Samsung’s Unpacked event. 

It’s certainly exciting to see that Samsung is fully committed to bringing multiple Android tablets to market.  But the most exciting thing for us is that Samsung was able to give the Galaxy Tab 10.1 a refresh in less than a month, shaving off a full millimeter in thickness to make it the world’s thinnest tablet.

With multiple sizes and connectivity options, do you think Samsung has gotten their tablet strategy right?  From what we’ve seen, Samsung it truly looking to offer the right tablet option for every consumer. 

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website gad

    Too late, seen it already….

  • http://Website C’mon Now…

    No SD slot? No HDMI out? No mention of RAM? Is it Vanilla 3.0 or did they jack with it? How am I supposed to choose a tablet? We need a definitive spec comparison. I’m tired of spec-speculation.

    • http://Website DROID Sam

      I know what you mean. Samsung’s spec sheet it a bit vague, but I do believe both the 8.9 and 10.1 will stack up well againt the XOOM and G-Slate. Bot htablets will have HDMI output via accessories and SD functionality is not yet supported in honeycomb.

      It’s running Honeycomb with TouchWiz UX which only add widgets to the home screen and some additional apps that can be pulled up on top other other one (pretty interesting if you ask me).

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      • http://Website Andrew

        It looks like they are modifying more then just adding widgets and apps.

        Home screen has a few modifications
        Setting page it totally redone
        Notification panel is very modified
        Even the home back and multitasking buttons are modified to look different.

        Some of the videos you can tell it is slowing the system down a bit.

        After having a captivate thats working on a sluggish and inconsistent touchwiz UI I will not be buying another samsung android device. Dont get me wrong its great hardware and I love the phone now that I have CM7 on it but it sucked before.

  • http://Website Ryan

    Couldn’t I just pick up the WiFi version and tether with my phone to get 3/4G?

  • http://Website Vishal

    Heres what I know that honeycomb won’t be open source so we won’t get any roms so theres no good even if xoom or any other tablet have open bootloader and that means I won’t be getting honeycomb until its open source
    I’ve already done a mistake purchasing motorola milestone and I won’t do same mistake again

  • http://Website Micah

    It was pretty funny for him to say “And samsung will ALWAYS go the extra mile to give what consumers want!” Really? Could’ve fooled me.

  • Nick Gray

    If HTC doesn’t hurry up and get a Honeycomb tablet to market, I’ll be giving Samsung my money once the Galaxy Tab 8.9 rolls out. I really want an HTC tablet, but I’m getting pretty tired of just waiting around.

    • http://Website Andre

      Having to choose between a tablet with Sense and one with TouchWiz is like choosing between airplane food and hospital food. It’s unfortunate that Google’s holding back the Honeycomb codebase, since it means that we won’t see an AOSP rom from XDA or Cyanogen anytime soon. This might actually push me to get a Xoom or GSlate, even though I’d much rather have the GTab 8.9.

      In the meantime, I’ll stick to my OG iPad and wait for the Android Market to populate with more tablet optimized apps.

  • http://Website SoDark

    8.9 is my size

    btw…samsung gotta be the biggest apple fanboy. Touchwiz look too much like iOS, now even their announcement feel like an Apple event.

  • http://Website Raptor

    After playing with the XOOM i was shocked: the days of QVGA returned again like in nightmare dream! Same shocking pixelation unacceptable for browsing. Now i’ve got the undeniable proof that iPad (which has even worse pixel count) fans are actually fansheeple: they’ve got almost the same pixel count like on iPhone4 but on the 8 times larger surface area. It’s like a Half QuarterVGA !!!
    WOW. D_mn, the 12″ DELL laptop circa 2000 with 128MB RAM and 8 (or 16?)MB videoram had 1920×1600 natively.

    Agree with Anandtech review of iPad — all tablets are still not very useful for the most tasks, dual core processor is lower then single core Atom in netbooks, no “retina displays” for a year or more (will add: with no reason).