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Samsung Galaxy Tab: iPad Alternative Or New Class?

The Samsung Galaxy Tab has been available in the UK for a few weeks now, but has only just been released in the U.S. This latest device will for obvious reasons be known as the rival to the iPad — even though Steve Jobs said that 7-inch tablets would be D.O.A. So is the Tab an alternative to the iPad or is it the start of a new class?

AppleInsider has been looking over at some of the most recent reviews and it seems that Samsung’s tablet device has been well received; yes it has its good and bad pints — but what device doesn’t? WSJ encountered initial problems when trying to make a video call, but we still get this with the iPhone 4 and FaceTime.

The NY Times picks up on a major negative, and he is not the only one. It seems that most of us agree that Samsung missed a trick with pricing, and feels that the Tab is too expensive. However, the device does make up for it in other areas, such as Flash — something that annoys the hell out of iPad users.

It was the review from Wired that I found most interesting though, as Christopher Null said that the Samsung Galaxy Tab might not be a rival to the iPad, but could become a new class. This is certainly interesting, something that we will need to keep a close eye on to see if it actually comes true or not.

Do you think that the Galaxy Tab is a rival to the Apple Tablet, or could it become a new class?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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  • lwell

    hmm, with the a Super AMOLED version, a 10.1-inch flavor, and a tablet-tuned Android, just hit Verizon retail for $599.99, really stunned, but Im not really caring about a comparison to the ipad, there must be lots of folks think so? Well, ipad more likely a consumer electronic, a great portable movies, videoes and game device, at least now Im sucked in movies watching on it in the help of iFunia iPad Video Converter, and now Game center, be a great game playing platform, of course the E-mail and surfing internet or do some office work on it are also handy and convenient.~~~Well, but the Galaxy Tab got its features and superiority and must be on fire too, time will prove that… In a word, both are winsome, the ipad has time superiority, and is $499 for the wifi only version makes some more appealing.


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