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I saw it on the BB and Futureshop websites. Due for release this week.


I read a review on it but for some reason the specs don't match up to what FS and BB list.

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/samsung-samsung-7-16gb-galaxy-tablet-with-wi-fi-white-gtp6210uwr/10195198.aspx?path=cfbb8f57da3f3ab420748e1c8dbac06aen02


The review I read

http://androidcommunity.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-7-0-plus-review-20111112/

Talks about the various features which align with the specs listed on the two sites.

However:

"Includes an HDMI output and USB 2.0 port"


If that's the case, this is quite a feature set on a 7" tablet. I have an Ipad 2 and an Asus Transformer that don't have both of these features (well the Transformer has a mini HDMI out).

The fact that it has a micro-SD slot is a huge plus (and the reason I bought my Transformer).

Also the infrared port with the included Peel app seems to be pretty neat:

"The Tab 7.0 Plus comes with an infrared port and a bundled app called Peel Smart Remote. I was pleasantly surprised with how simple and easy this worked. Within 5 minutes I could control my TV, Denon Receiver surround sound, and cable box all from the Tab 7 Plus using Peel. You can turn them on one at a time, or all at once, Crank up the volume or search showtimes"


Can anyone comment on the HDMI and USB 2.0 ports that are listed as being part of the device?

Oddly in the specs page it states, HDMI adapter sold separately and no for USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports.

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Edited by Robilar - 3/24/12 at 7:20am
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Pretty sure that model isn't new. Seen it on newegg weeks ago.(maybe new to the BB canada website?)
    
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New for Canada.
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Hi, I bought one Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus on an American Bestbuy.
it does not have an HDMI port, neither an USB Host port.
but it's capable to use two different adapters from Samsung to enable these ports.

I don't care about HDMI output, but I got myself one of the USB Host adapters.
it works really well. it recognizes every pendrive I tried.
but you can't use external harddrives, since the Tab can only provide 100mA of power.
it can only read FAT32 and FAT16 formatted media.
I tried my Seagate 750Gb drive, formatted with FAT32, without success.

one other thing worthing notice is that the infrared blaster works really well on US.
I tried it on my friend's house and in two minutes I was changing channels, selecting different inputs, even controlling the cable box.
I live in Brazil, so I was aware that it may not work as it does there.
I can turn TV on, change channels and volume, but that's all.
I couldn't use it to control my satellite box or my home theater receiver.
if you have any other doubt, shoot it.

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Thanks for the feedback. When you say it won't work with external drives, I assume you mean hard drives that draw their power from the USB port? I have several external drives that have their own power source.
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exactly.
I tried my Western Digital external drive that has a power source, but it's formatted with NTFS.
the Tab didn't recognized it, but I think that was because it's using NTFS.
I don't have one FAT32 formatted to check, but I really think it will work.
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Hasn't this thing been here for a while? And isn't the Galaxy Tab 7.7 a lot better?
    
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The 7.7 will not be out in Canada in the forseeable future. Also, I'm looking for as small as possible and the 7" fits my requirements.


Does anyone know offhand if the Samsung tablets will charge via USB? I know my Asus transformer does not.
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The 7.7 will not be out in Canada in the forseeable future. Also, I'm looking for as small as possible and the 7" fits my requirements.
Does anyone know offhand if the Samsung tablets will charge via USB? I know my Asus transformer does not.

Yes, The included charging system is pretty nifty. There is a cable, one end is the samsung only plug, the other is a USB male plug. The other part of the carger is a wall socket to USB "cube". This allows you to connect with a PC, charge from a PC/USB port, or any wall socket.
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So I picked up a Samsung Galaxy 7.0 Tablet Plus today. Hard as heck to find, only one BB in the GTA had stock.

DSC_9548.jpg


Very slim and light. It's about half the thickness and weight of the Kobo Vox. No ICS for it yet thought. It comes standard with 3.2. Hopefully Samsung will release an update soon.

It definitely does not have an HDMI or USB port (although Samsung sells adapters that do each function separately).

The Micro-SD slot is a huge benefit though.


The Wi-Fi is blazing fast on it as well.
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