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  1. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Bought it at Best Buy today, $399. Looked like the only one they had. Its awesome. Just like a smaller 8.9, or even smaller 10.

  2. tcat007

    tcat007 Well-Known Member

    Please review, I'm think of it or the Flyer. How "good" is the IR remote stuff? Worth the extra $100?
  3. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Well-Known Member Contributor

    So far (its early though) I prefer it to the Flyer. As much as I love the metal frame of the HTC, I've been waiting for Honeycomb in this size and quality device for a while.

    I haven't had a chance to play with the IR features though.
  4. andoird213

    andoird213 Well-Known Member

    Quick question. Does it have a notification LED?
  5. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Well-Known Member Contributor

  6. Mada

    Mada Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking about getting one. But I don't wanna spend the 400 :( lol. I've thought about holding it off to Black Friday and setting my alarm at 1:00 AM or whenever is the best time for me to get to best buy first and grabbing one, at a hopefully cheaper price. But of course, we still don't know if this tab will be cheaper in the first place.

    Should I just buy it now? lol
  7. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Have there been any reports of it being discounted that day? I have my doubts since its so new (is it even technically "out"?).

    I really like it although the browser seems to be a tiny bit laggy at times.
  8. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Oh and Samsungs email app sucks if your company's security policies block HTML email. Makes ever email look like one huge ridiculous paragraph.
  9. Mada

    Mada Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen anything about this tab getting discounted. I may just go ahead and buy it for the hell of it, Christmas is just around the corner so I'll get more cash back for that.

    Have you tried a different browser from the market? I use Boat Browser Mini, and it's simple and fast. Not sure if there's a tablet version of it.
  10. tcat007

    tcat007 Well-Known Member

    With the Asus Transformer at $250 on black Friday... I would hope this tab would get discounted as well... I "had" my mind made up for a 7 incher, but now I'm not sure. If the Flyer gets doscounted, I'll probably go for that. Going to be a lot of competition this season!
  11. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Too new to be discounted, in my opinion. Its not even out yet haha. The only thing the Flyer has on it is the pen, so if that and being cheaper works for you then go for it. The Tab has me sold with it being the first 7" quality honeycomb tablet. That Asus one is shit.
  12. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Well-Known Member Contributor

    For those wanting a review, I apologize for not doing one. In the meantime, its just like the 10.1 or 8.9, just smaller. The construction and software is just like those devices. The one exception is the inclusion of what's like a phone ear speaker at the "top" of the glass. Makes it look like a huge phone haha. Maybe the 4g one can function as such.
  13. Mada

    Mada Well-Known Member

    I got it now lol.

    Typing this with it.
  14. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Well-Known Member Contributor

    How do you like it?
  15. Mada

    Mada Well-Known Member

    I'm liking it so far, mine didn't cone with an SD card though. Also I don't like how the power button and volume buttons are on the same side.

    Also do you have, in your application drawer, an app called "screensaver" in which it plays that thing you see in the store on display devices where it plays a bunch of crap telling you about the device? Because mine does and it's weird.

    The thing is fast!
  16. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Mine has that as well, and yeah its annoying.
  17. skeeterpro

    skeeterpro Member

    Have had mine for two days. Coming a variety of tabs (VS Gtab, Asus Transformer, Acer A100, NColor) and must say very nice! Snappy, great build and chock full of potential. Viewing angles could be better but enjoyable. Can't wait for root to rid myself of that dang Screen Capture widget on the launch bar. I'll bet I have 16 screen captures of....my desktop? LauncherPro helps modify acreage on screen which is sweet. Snagged a backup charger on Amazon for $14 and 6' charger cable for $10. Hope to get a nice case "sometime". Looks like the Galaxy Tab 7 screen protectors will fit (only .1 inch difference). All in all, most pleased. Love the 7" form factor. Hope root and CWM isn't far away!
  18. RhinoDoc

    RhinoDoc Well-Known Member

    Oh, the agony. I bought mine today for my wife to give me for my birthday in 13 days. How awful is that? I know it is here but I can't have it. I still enjoy my rooted Xoom but really want to play with my Tab 7 Plus!
  19. Mada

    Mada Well-Known Member

    I don't have mine anymore, lol. I returned it because after about a week of owning it, I realized it spent most of the time sitting on my desk off. I was barely using it.
  20. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Well-Known Member Contributor

    I still have mine haha.
  21. vosg

    vosg Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking of getting one. My Asus Eee pad transformer is too bulky. How is the battery life?
  22. vobguy

    vobguy Well-Known Member

    I have been playing with the Kindle Fire I got for my wife and kids and find I like the 7 inch size, so easy to use and hold. I am right now going back and forth between this and the acer a100.. this one is so much nicer but the 150 bucks more is what gives me pause..
  23. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Well-Known Member Contributor

    The screen on the Acer is garbage. Horrible at some viewing angles, which is something I read about in reviews of products all the time and dismiss but with that one I understand why it's a big deal. To me it's worth the extra cash but that's just my opinion.
  24. vobguy

    vobguy Well-Known Member

    Yeah I have heard that, also heard something about if you hold it upside down it is better though that may have been another tab.

    But, I am also a little hesitant on the Samsung because Samsung has been so terrible at timely Android upgrades on their phones. Seem to remember swearing I would never buy another Samsung.. hmm but then again I beleive I said I would not buy another Samsung phone.. ;)
  25. ravenas

    ravenas Well-Known Member

    I got one too. Ordered from Amazon last week and I'm finding it is going everywhere with me beside my Galaxy SII phone. I pull out my phone a little bit more only because it has 4G and a wrist strap (making it the easiest to carry. My iPad has sat on its charger for a week. I use my Asus Transformer as a netbook these days. I find I just don't like that screen as much.

    Battery life seems decent. It holds a charge well overnight. Video usage tends to burn through my battery the most. I get around 6-7 hours of video playback. The unit does get very warm at the bottom when I've used it heavily for over an hour.

    I also dropped it by accident today on a hard wood floor. Landed face down smack on the floor (while bouncing off a corner first). Not even a ding on the thing. So much better than my iPad.

    Only thing I don't care for is something to do with the OS. The always-on taskbar at the bottom of the screen for Android. I wish it was at the top instead. I always seem to hit a button by mistake.

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