After we unboxed the Verizon Galaxy Tab a while back, I was always interested how this thing would work on AT&T’s “sucky network.” So I decided to finally pick up an AT&T version to replace my iPad. Yes, replace my Apple iPad. Since the arrival of the Apple iPad, everyone and their mother has been trying to compete with Apple. With that being said, Samsung has created an uncompromising product with the Galaxy Tab.
When comparing gadgets, I always compare feature vs feature and measure up the value vs cost. I owned the Apple iPad and it is truly “magical.” However, iOS is boring, especially for the power user. I’m just being honest. I think I changed my wallpaper twice a day just to keep myself from going crazy. Nothing compares to the customization and versatility that you get with Android, It’s just phenomenal.
After some detailed research on XDA, I discovered that the AT&T version could be used as a phone. Which is just like the Euro version of the Galaxy Tab. For some strange reason, all US Carriers disabled this feature. I think the Galaxy Tab would have sold more units, if they would have kept it. After reading the steps it involved, and confirming there was a way to back out. I went to my nearest AT&T store to pick up my new gadget. While the price online said it was $629. Apparently the price has dropped to $529. Expecially with the Galaxy Tab 2 around the corner. The original Tab should be seeing some huge price cuts.I knew exactly what I was getting with the Galaxy tab. Once I got it hacked and customized the way I wanted it. I decided to do a video review for you guys. It’s 3 parts. I cover just about everything you can think of.
The Galaxy Tab’s screen measures 7 inches diagonally and is perfect for media consumption. eBooks, Movies and YouTube are a “delight.” Since it is running Google’s Android 2.2 operating system you also have Flash enabled web browsing. AT&T’s version of the Tab sells for about $649 off-contract and your choice of monthly data plans. Data plans come in two flavors: a $14.99 plan with a 250MB cap, and a $25 plan with a 2GB cap. AT&T also throws in a $50 voucher for the media hub. You can download movies and tv shows just for your tab. If you want to be like me, get an AT&T Galaxy Tab, hack it for phone use, and unlimited data . Oh and by the way. In my particular area. AT&T’s data speeds are about 300% faster than Verizon’s. #imjustsaying Check out the Video and Picture Gallery below.