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Samsung Galaxy Ace unboxing video

Samsung-Galaxy-Ace-noback Samsung are certainly making the Galaxy brand name work hard for them and here we have another Android powered handset from them baring the Galaxy name, this time it’s the Galaxy Ace aka GT- S5830.

Despite it’s mid-range price the Ace offers quite a lot for the money. A 3.5″ HVGA display dominates the front while on the inside you’ll find an 800MHz CPU, 512MB RAM and WiFi supporting wireless n. What sets it apart from the likes of the HTC Wildfire is that the Ace ships with Android 2.2 Froyo. All-in-all a decent little handset when you consider the £199 price tag.

In the video below you’ll see me unbox and take you on a tour of the hardware before taking a brief look at the OS and UI. We’ll have the full review for you soon.

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Samsung announce the Tab 8.9″ and a revised 10.1″

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Over in the United States today Samsung announced two new tablets. The first is a re-work of the 10.1 that was announced at MWC but his time thinner and lighter.

The 8.9 Tab sits in the middle between the the 10.1 and the original Galaxy Tab which was the 7 inch version.

Both the new Tabs run Honeycomb with TouchWiz 4.0 and are thinner that the iPad 2. I can only presume that after the iPad 2 was released Samsung decided to shave some millimeters off the dimensions rather swiftly.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available on 8 June for $499 (16GB version) or $599 (32GB version). The old, thicker version of the Tab 10.1 is still on course to hitting Vodafone stores outside the US so it hasn’t been canceled. We are yet to learn more about the availability of the two devices, but we can confirm that the thicker version won’t be coming to the US.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 should launch early this summer for $469 (16GB version) or $569 (32GB). Not sure if or when we will see the 8.9 this side of the pond.

The Tab 8.9 may not fit into a pocket, but its screen has the same resolution as that of the larger Galaxy Tab 10.1 @ 1,280×800 pixels. That should make the 8.9 screen pretty sharp.


Posted by: James

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