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View Full Version : Say Hello To The Samsung Galaxy S WiFi: You Remember PDAs Don't You?

Jason Lee
02-17-2011, 06:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://androinica.com/2011/02/16/samsung-galaxy-s-wi-fi-gives-android-an-ipod-touch-rival-video-hands-on/' target='_blank'>http://androinica.com/2011/02/16/sa...video-hands-on/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Samsung has the Galaxy S line of phones and its Galaxy Tab 10.1 for people who want a Honeycomb tablet. But some people may want to meet in the middle and have a smaller device capable of playing games, reading ebooks, browsing the web, and consuming multimedia."</em></p><p><img height="235" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/adt/auto/1297896980.usr206.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" width="174" /></p><p>Many a moon ago, in a time before smartphones, people used handheld devices that could run programs, sync with your calendar and email, and even browse the web over WiFi. Silly&nbsp;stone-age&nbsp;technology, I know... All&nbsp;silliness&nbsp;aside, it is nice to see something more&nbsp;pocket-able&nbsp;than a tablet running Android and more importantly without a 3G radio. I know many people who would love to&nbsp;experience&nbsp;all the cool things that we Android users are so accustomed to yet they do not want a smartphone or the&nbsp;hefty&nbsp;data plan fees that come with it. The iPod touch is still a very good seller just for this reason. It's nice to see Samsung throwing down the Android gauntlet in this small but important market.</p>

Kevin Jackson
02-24-2011, 07:36 PM
I lost my job back in September and had to cut back on expenses, so one of the first things to go was the data plan on my Nexus One -- heresy, I know. For several months I used it as a PDA over Wi-Fi and remembered what I loved about the days with my PocketPC. Truth be told, in the past I have basically used my iPod Touch as a PDA, too, although these days it's relegated to duty as an MP3 player more than anything else.