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Friday, October 26, 2012

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 4G Review: 3 of 3 Thumbs Up!

Christmas is just around the corner!  ACK!  Do you have some fun technology gadgets on your list?  Have you been wondering about these new tablets popping up everywhere?  Well, we have been feeling just a tad bit like rock stars this past month thanks to Verizon and this neat opportunity my friend Cris, over at GOODEness Gracious hooked me up with to try our some new technology products.

The first product arrived at my door, and I think the girls were more excited than I was.  A TABLET!  WOOO!  I admit I was hoping for a 10 inch tablet, but these last weeks with the 7 inch have been well-spent, and I have no regrets learning on it first.

The learning was easy enough to figure out with a tutorial on Youtube and some common sense.  I really loved it because:

1.  it allowed me to sit in my chair and play games to my heart's content check on e-mails, read blog posts, and keep up with Facebook.

2.  quickly responds to posts and questions from FB and e-mail.

3. Answer homework questions yelled out to me across the room asked politely from the dining room table from my two angelic children/learners.

Here we are searching for information on our dear friend, Clifford the Big Red Dog to finish an assignment on his background.

Bear just plain loved Verizon's tablet because I downloaded Camera360 on to it, and she could snap and video away to her little heart's content during Tink's volleyball games.  It takes good quality pictures....Bear must have found the "negative" effect option.....

I also downloaded some paint apps and learning apps, and she tried those out.  They were much easier to follow along and play on a 7 inch screen vs. my phone.  I noticed both girls became better at using the touch screen option the more they were on the tablet.

* Maybe the one negative is that the tablet made me feel like my phone's screen shrunk, but that's just a perception problem on my end ;-)

Tink liked it because she found some word games to play, and we were able to find her math textbook on line and use it for quick references right there where we were working rather than gathering everything up to move out to the sun room where my laptop setup is located.

I didn't load any books on to the tablet, but I think it is the same sized screen as my Kindle, so reading should be about the same experience sight-wise.

My biggest take-away and like from this tablet is the mobility it allowed us to have, and then the entertainment factor for the kids at events where one or the other needed an outlet for fun.

A tablet is sure to be in our future, and I was very impressed with the speed and capabilities of this Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.  See, even though I have a laptop, it isn't one that is easily portable, and because I didn't properly take care of it at the beginning, it is almost 100% dependent upon plugged in electricity. Danged ol' battery!  The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 charge usually lasted the whole day unless "someone" went crazy on it, fit in my purse, and went to volleyball games, drs appointments, and road trips, even without a carrying case, which would have been nice to have and easier on my nerves!

The only feature I would like it to have would be a USB port, but I am still not knowledgeable enough to know if that is an option on tablets yet.  Still doing research on that in between all my crazy jobs!

Now the sad part of the whole experience is that we have to box up our little friend and send him back from whence he came.  The cool part will be seeing what we get to try out next!  Thanks again to Verizon for allowing me this experience.  I am not getting paid any money for this review, but I do get to learn about new technology BEFORE I make a purchase, and that has much value right there!

On a farming-related note:  WE FINISHED UP CORN LAST NIGHT!!!!! WA-HOO!  Now just about 200 acres of beans to cut and some custom work, about another 200 acres, for another farmer to finsih.  The light is growing brighter at the end of the tunnel!


  1. I have the Kindle Fire 7-inch tablet, and am still trying to decide how much I love it. Some days, yes. Some days, no. Anyway... instead of a USB port, you can download a file-sharing app like Dropbox to your tablet and your computer. This makes moving files and photos back and forth a piece of cake!

  2. This rain is making it hard to finish the harvest We need the rain so bad to bring up the water table so I can't say much Glad you are getting along Best we can hope for

  3. hi..Im student from Informatics engineering, this article is very informative, thanks for sharing :)



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