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The Samsung Galaxy Tab (Cont’d)

As with most phones with Android, we can move an application to the screen by tapping on its icon and holding it down. The device immediately leads to the home screen, bringing together the chosen icon.The device is multitask, and we get to the task manager by touching and holding the home key, where we can see the applications that are running and can quickly switch from one active application to another.At the top of the unit we find the entry for 3.5 mm headphones.The power button (which also locks the device and wakes it up to be used again) is on the right side, just above the volume control. A little further down, still on the right side, we find two slots, one for the SIM card and the other for the microSD expansion.Alone on the left side is the microphone. The speakers of the device are located at the bottom, along with the power connector, which also serves as a slot for accessories (external speakers, physical keyboard, etc.).

Figure 7: Side views of the Galaxy TabFigure 7: Side views of the Galaxy Tab

The bottom provides the charger slot, which can be connected to the computer’s USB port (for charging or data communication) or directly to the electric outlet via adapter (included). There is a small microphone to the left.On the back, we have a 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash. The camera is reasonably within its limitations and its software does not take long to load. Besides taking pictures, the camera records video at 30 frames per second.

Figure 8: The back of the Galaxy TabFigure 8: The back of the Galaxy Tab

The 1.3-megapixel front camera on top of the screen allows you to take pictures of yourself and use the video chat application.The device uses a capacitive TFT screen, 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, PowerVR SGX540 graphics accelerator and 16 GB of internal memory, with a slot for microSD expansion up to 32GB. It supports all 3G HSDPA bands and has support to Wii-Fi b/g/n, GPS and Bluetooth 3.0.The Samsung Galaxy Tab, with its sharp screen and compact size, has everything to get those who are looking for a tablet to buy.