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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1 Tablet
By James Kendrick, Contributor
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The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a viable competitor to the iPad. See the full review on ZDNet Mobile News by James Kendrick.

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The Honeycomb home screen is fully customizable with apps and widgets.

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Although of plastic construction, the Tab is quite solid. The white plastic is slightly grippy to prevent slipping.

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Samsung uses a 30-pin charging dock port, displayed here.

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Power button, volume rocker button and 3.5mm headphone jack.

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The speaker as shown is quite loud despite its small size.

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The camera takes 720p video.

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The Tab is so thin and light it is comfortable to hold in the hand for long periods.

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Landscape orientation is the normal mode for use with Honeycomb, but the Tab rotates to all four orientations as desired.

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Preinstalled on the Tab.

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Video playback is good and smooth thanks to the Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor.

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Simple app preinstalled on the Tab.

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Apps are accessed via an icon in the upper right corner of the home screen.

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Accessed via an icon on the lower left of all screens, shows all apps running on the tablet.

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The ribbon shows a thumbnail preview that is updated regularly.

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Fantastic use of the big Tab screen.

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Available in the Market, Plume is a great Twitter app for the Tab.

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A full-featured app for working with Office documents and Google Docs.

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Plays your music collection in the Amazon Cloud, as well as music locally stored on the tablet.

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1280x800 resolution is a good fit for the 10-inch screen.

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The five home screens can be customized as desired with apps and widgets, accessed by long-pressing on any home screen.

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The web browser on the Tab is a very good app. Here is ZDNet Mobile News displayed in the browser.

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Browsing the web in portrait orientation is quite good on the Tab's browser.

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Samsung's preinstalled hub for purchasing music from the company's store.

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Google Talk video chat has superb quality suitable for business uses. Return to the full review on ZDNet Mobile News by James Kendrick.

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