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VIDEO: Samsung's Android Spotted On a Train

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 16 comments

Video evidence of Samsung's Galaxy tablet in the wild and undergoing live testing.

Here's a sneaky video of what's purportedly Samsung's Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab. Rumored to be making an appearance at IFA Berlin in September, the tablet was spotted on a train in Australia earlier this week. One passenger, who also happened to be a part of the Electronista crowd, expressed interest in the device and began questioning the owner while slyly filming the device.

The Samsung employee couldn't give much away about the Android device he was live-testing, but we were afforded a good peek at the tablet, which appears to be about 7-inches in size and have 3G connectivity. These two specifications are in line with previous rumors, however, because the employee couldn't really talk about it, we have no way of knowing what kind of processor it's based on or how much RAM it will have.

Check out the video below to catch a glimpse of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which the Samsung staffer describes as "awesome" and "very different" to the iPad.

Samsung Galaxy Tab in the Wild

Source: Electronista

[Update] Samsung has released a teaser trailer that confirms Android 2.2, a 7-inch screen and a September 2 event in Berlin.

Samsung Galaxy Tab -- Official Teaser

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    plznote , August 24, 2010 6:15 PM
    Don't know what to say.. :lol: 
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    dgingeri , August 24, 2010 6:39 PM
    I love my Captivate, and I'm looking for an android tablet for some custom software testing. I really like the look of this one. I might get an additional one for personal use. I can hardly wait for this to come out.
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    winterblade , August 24, 2010 6:41 PM
    Don't you people see this tablet invasion cannibalizing smart-phone market?? Honestly I either carry a smart-phone or a tablet, there is just no way one of these phone-OS devices substitute my Laptop, but they can quite easily substitute my phone (if they have 3G radio that is).
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    kronos_cornelius , August 24, 2010 6:49 PM
    I also love my Captivate, in my case Vibrant (same thing), however, I see this tables as doing the same thing. I even read in another article that it will have the same resolution as the phone. So, it is nice to see the industry trying to capture some niche market, but I still don't see these devices as destined to grab much market share. The phones are just as useful and more portable, give the screen size, they must also have longer battery life.
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    blackjellognomes , August 24, 2010 6:51 PM
    Haha the guy in the background is like "Are you filming me? Really? I don't care if that's a pre-release iPad competitor. If you don't stop filming me, I WILL HURT YOU."
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    Xlick , August 24, 2010 6:57 PM
    winterbladeDon't you people see this tablet invasion cannibalizing smart-phone market?? Honestly I either carry a smart-phone or a tablet, there is just no way one of these phone-OS devices substitute my Laptop, but they can quite easily substitute my phone (if they have 3G radio that is).


    i completely agree

    what i want to see is more smaller, simpler phones out there that don't have any browser etc, as the number of people carrying small tablets increases, there's going to be a market for people who don't need the smart phone, just something tiny that can call/text, without a camera or mp3 player, or any of that other junk, think about how small phones can be nowadays without the extra stuff
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    dgingeri , August 24, 2010 7:08 PM
    kronos_corneliusI also love my Captivate, in my case Vibrant (same thing), however, I see this tables as doing the same thing. I even read in another article that it will have the same resolution as the phone. So, it is nice to see the industry trying to capture some niche market, but I still don't see these devices as destined to grab much market share. The phones are just as useful and more portable, give the screen size, they must also have longer battery life.


    I'm planning on a special packaged software for small retail businesses with these tablets. the server just runs a virtual machine with a web based accounting and payroll system, and then have an android app that interacts with the camera to do inventory and point of sales instead of using a bar code reader. Get a full package together for $35k: server, 2 pc terminals, 4 tablets, and all the software. It should be a very good full solution for small businesses. It's also easy to set up, support, and expand. At least in theory. I'm still working on it.

    tablets have a lot of potential uses that aren't readily visible right now. We'll find more uses for them as time goes by.
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    rsg22 , August 24, 2010 7:58 PM
    Very sexy tablet! Good size, and good features so far.
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    joytech22 , August 24, 2010 8:46 PM
    Argumented reality?! FINALLY!! (watch the second video before you rate me down)
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    eklipz330 , August 24, 2010 9:10 PM
    don't see myself buying a tablet still
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    tokenz , August 24, 2010 9:29 PM
    dgingeriI'm planning on a special packaged software for small retail businesses with these tablets. the server just runs a virtual machine with a web based accounting and payroll system, and then have an android app that interacts with the camera to do inventory and point of sales instead of using a bar code reader. Get a full package together for $35k: server, 2 pc terminals, 4 tablets, and all the software. It should be a very good full solution for small businesses. It's also easy to set up, support, and expand. At least in theory. I'm still working on it. tablets have a lot of potential uses that aren't readily visible right now. We'll find more uses for them as time goes by.


    Why couldnt you do the same thing with an android phone? Then you just have to deploy the phones. Still no need for tablets.
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    azcoyote , August 24, 2010 10:57 PM
    Xlicki completely agreewhat i want to see is more smaller, simpler phones out there that don't have any browser etc, as the number of people carrying small tablets increases, there's going to be a market for people who don't need the smart phone, just something tiny that can call/text, without a camera or mp3 player, or any of that other junk, think about how small phones can be nowadays without the extra stuff


    I have said this for a while... I would love a simplified no frills phone... Very useful....
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    Anonymous , August 24, 2010 11:05 PM
    @winterblade

    Hmmm...seems eerily familiar to the "phone with a pda" versus a "pda with a phone" discussions of the previous decade. We know how that turned out....I don't think it will be any different going forward. As many people say, you can't do w/o a phone but you can do w/o a tablet.
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    dEAne , August 25, 2010 2:48 AM
    wow thanks toms.
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    eddieroolz , August 25, 2010 5:37 AM
    I am really hoping that the rumored Samsung Galaxy-sans the phone PMP will be confirmed in some way or another soon. I'm aiming for that.
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    janachen , August 31, 2010 10:17 AM
    samsung galaxy rocks....this is much better than iPhone...wow