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      Consumer Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 from Verizon Wireless

      Opinion Piece Author: Kris Russo, NBC25 Account Executive

      DesignThe Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is 4gLTE is a ~5 Inches Wide and 7.7 inches tall and only 0.3 inches thick that makes it the thinnest, smallest, and fastest tablet yet. This is smaller then the counterparts the Apple IPad, the Motorola Xoom, or other various tablets. The Galaxy Tab can be used whether it is in portrait mode or landscape mode. It also runs the five various home screens just like its smaller counterpart in that of the Android phone. This is tablet is perfect for the on the go person and is built to fit into a coat pocket, purse, or briefcase.

      DisplayThe Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 by Verizon Wireless has a beautiful bright screen. It is the first tablet of it??s kind to have a Super AMOLED Plus screen. This is great for the crystal clear detail that comes through with this brilliant 720p HD display. It does however need some sort of screen protector as well as a case of some sort to take it out on the go with so that the screen doesn??t get scratched. The screen protector would also serve two purposes?|1. To reduce availability to scratching and 2. To help reduce the glare

      When the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 goes out on the road for work, without the right screen protector the glare makes it a useless tool for the on-the-go person as it turns into a rather large expensive paperweight. (Recommend the Zagg the Offical InvsiableSHIELD)

      CameraSamsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 by Verizon Wireless has a 3.2 megapixal rear facing camera and a 2.0 megapixal front facing camera/web cam which is a nice feature when wanting to Skype or using Google face time with friends.

      The tablet seems to be the perfect size to take pictures with, it was much easier to do with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 then other larger tablets with cameras.

      The video camera shoots in 720p and the device offers a 1080p HDMI output to connect it to your other HD devices for easier viewing. It also includes a 720p HD playback on the tablet.

      MusicThere are several ways to get music onto the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 if a service such as Pandora or Slacker Radio isn??t something that is used. It can also, either connect via USB and drag and drop or use an app like doubleTwist to sync with iTunes playlists and pod casts. You can also buy music for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 through Amazon??s MP3 Store. Mac fans should try Tune Sync for syncing iTunes it??s $3.99 through the market.

      Battery LifeThe battery on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 by Verizon Wireless is fabulous; it can go days without recharging with moderate use-age. It has a dual core processor and it makes it so that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 isn??t pulling as much power thus making the battery last longer.

      InterfaceThe Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 by Verizon Wireless is running Android 3.2 Honeycomb with Samsung Touchwiz. It is powered by the 1.4 GHz dual-core processor with 16 GB of on-board storage and the capabilities for up to a 32 GB of additional storage. It is set for the Ice Cream Sandwich update however the date of when that will be available is unknown.

      Business people can get a sense of extra security with the Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE) certification built into the tablet. This helps safeguard various data and information that is on the devise. There are also accessories, such as a dock and keyboard, which make the switch from desk work to the on-the-go-professionals easy and quick and are recommended.

      ConclusionThis is a great tool to use if constantly on the move, its thin-compact size makes it perfect to stick it in your bag it and run out the door and still have everything a touch away. It is a great way to do business on the move.

      For more information please visit: http://www.verizonwireless.com/tablets.shtml

      SpecsProcessor: 1.4 GHz dual-core processorStorage: Internal Storage 16 GB ?? up to 32 GB ExternalScreen: 7.74x5.24 ?? Resolution: 1280 x 800Camera: 3.2 MP rear camera with auto focus and flash: 2.0 MP Front camera; 720p 1280-by-800-pixel videoAudio: 3.5mm headset jack/MicroHDMI Port /USB PortConnectivity: Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-FiDimensions: 7.7??x5.24?? 1280 x 800 / 0.31?? Thick / ~12 Ounces