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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tablet

Plus, what's wrong with Mozilla's Firefox 4 and Cisco's Flip camera

March 23, 2011
Samsung intros ‘skinner than iPad 2′ tablets
Register Hardware
Tony Smith writes about Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tablet.

“Samsung’s newly introduced 8.9in Galaxy Tab tablet is a massive, unbelievable 0.5mm thinner than the iPad 2. Yes, the new Apple tablet is 8.9mm thick, while the as-yet-unreleased Samsung rival is 8.4mm front to back. Samsung’s edge really lies in the weight. The 10.1in Tab weighs 594g to the iPad 2’s 601g – not enough to trouble the scorer. But the 8.9in Tab, which is the same size, give or take, as the iPad to is just 467g.”

What’s your opinion?

Four Reasons Firefox 4 can make a go of it–And one reason why it can’t.
ZD Net
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols shares his thoughts on what he thinks is wrong with Firefox 4.

“Firefox is full of good stuff, but even taken all together is it good enough to bring back users who have moved on to Chrome, or back to IE? I don’t think so. It is faster than it once was. It is better than it once was. It has many new and useful features. But, it’s in a dead-heat with the other browsers when it comes to speed. And, yes, it is better, but then so are the others. As for the features, many of these, such as pinning, were already available in other browsers.”

Cisco Systems: Can the Consumer Business Line Succeed?
The VAR Guy
Dave Courbanou shares the problem with Cisco’s Flip camera.

“(The Flip Camera) … is a useful and powerful little tool. It shoots HD video, it’s easy to use and it’s got a solid base of users. Problem is: It’s not doing anything new. Despite minor upgrades, there hasn’t been anything ‘new’ or revolutionary about the Flip camera lately. One thing a company shouldn’t do is let a premier consumer product get stale. That’s a recipe for disaster. Perhaps Cisco should spin off Flip and its sister consumer products so that they sink or swim on their own. Flip could be the iPod of this new spin-off, so to speak. Innovate, streamline the device, upgrade the internals, introduce wireless connectivity for video transfer”