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Archive | October 31, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab T-Mobile version now available for pre-order at Amazon

If you wanted for a way to buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab here, in US without a wireless subscription, here is your chance: It is now available for pre-order at Amazon, configured for T-Mobile’s 3G network (both Go plan and subscription), but you don’t HAVE to order a plan. The current price $699 with free shipping and no taxes and the release data is November 9, so you can pre-order it now and have it in time for the holidays.

In case you didn’t know already, Samsung Galaxy Tab is currently the hottest tablet to rival Apple’s iPad, with the following technical specs:

Operating System: Android Froyo 2.2

Screen: LCD, 1024 x 600 with capacitive multi-touch

Processor: 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor

Cameras: 3MP rear, 1.3MP front

Connectivity: Wireless-N, Bluetooth, microSD (up to 32GB)

Battery: 4000 mAh, 7 hours

Apps (preloaded): Kindle, Slacker Radio, Gameloft’s Asphalt 5 HD (racing)

Google TV media streamers is now officially PlayOn compatible – How to use it

If you remember in out in-depth Google TV review, PlayOn support was a hit and miss, with many users reporting that it doesn’t work properly. Well, now thanks to some PlayOn tweaks in their latest version, Google TV is able to play nice with PlayOn software, although there are some issues left. Here is how to do it:

Step 1: Go to PlayOn website and download their latest release (version 3.0.28 or higher)

Step 2: Navigate from your browser / search in your search box  for gtv.playon.tv (that is the page that should discover your PlayOn server), bookmark it

Step 3: Once PlayOn UI is available on your TV, choose whatever you want to play.

Per PlayOn comments, there are some issues controlling the playback: back button from the keyboard works but the play / pause don’t so you’ll need to use on screen navigation to perform the actual commands.