The device is fitted with a Super AMOLED Plus display, the first tablet to receive this screen technology popularized on the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone line.
Android 3.2 means the tablet will accept more apps written for Android smartphones. Tab 7.7 also runs the Samsung TouchWiz user interface, which has a Live Panel menu and a "Mini Apps" tray of features, such as task manager, calendar and music. The widgets on TouchWiz are crisp and malleable.
Samsung is portraying the Tab 7.7 as a multimedia monster, with full HD playback in 1,080p. The tablet also has Universal Remote Control so users can control all of their home entertainment devices, including TV, set-top box, DVD, Blu-ray player and AV audio system, from the slate.
The Tab 7.7 also sports a modest 3-megapixel camera and a 5,100mAh battery.
Galaxy Tab Specifications
Here are the full specs for the Tab 7.7, which fills out the low-end of Samsung's Honeycomb tablet line.
The Galaxy Note is bold, particularly after the failure of the 5-inch screen Dell Streak Android device.
The Note does have some good things going for it, including the gorgeous HD Super AMOLED screen.
Unlike the Streak, the Note is only 0.38 inches thick, slim enough by most mobile gadget lovers' standards.
The handset also comes with the S Pen, a digital pen that lets users take notes, and create sketches and artwork.
Pictures, voice recordings, typed text, handwritten notes or drawings can all be converted to a memo for editing and sharing. We loved this kind of functionality on the HTC Evo View 4G tablet from Sprint we tested in July.
Galaxy Note Specifications
The full specs for the Galaxy Note, a risky tweener device that sits between 4.5-inch and smaller smartphones and 7-inch tablets.