Samsung Galaxy Tab: first impressions

Posted in Samsung, Tablet by Tony C on October 5, 2010

Not a picture of the one I played with.

The tablet market is beginning to heat up as the tech vendors offer alternatives to the iPad and I was lucky enough today to spend sometime with a pre production Samsung Galaxy Tab.  At first it seems that someone has simply shrunk an iPad and this isn’t necessarily a bad thing as I’ve always been impressed with how the iPad looks and feels.   The Android 2.2 (Froyo) UI also highlights that imitation is the the sincerest form of flattery but the hardware adds things the iPad misses including front and rear facing cameras and a MicroSD storage. 

All things being equal the key question is whether the seven inch screen is big enough.  For some it will, for others it won’t and this for me underlines what we always knew.  Choosing personal devices is just that…personal.  The only slightly worrying thing might be the price, I understand that it’ll weight in at a little over the £500 mark and that might be bit rich for some. 

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