Thursday, November 18, 2010

Samsung’s tablet isn’t ready to take on iPad yet - The Boston Globe

Hiawatha Bray’s take on the Tab

I much prefer another Android mini-tablet, the Streak from Dell Inc. At 5 inches, it’s far more portable than either the Tab or the iPad, but large enough for typical tablet tasks like e-book reading. The Streak, sold through AT&T, is also a full-fledged cellphone. And with a two-year contract, it’s just $300. After all, if you want a cut-rate iPad, pick one that’s really cut-rate.

It’s not necessary to give up on the Tab; it will get cheaper and the apps will come. Price it right, throw in a phone, make it compatible with 4G wireless, and Samsung will have a serious iPad rival. That’s a lot better than having the next Zune.

Samsung’s tablet isn’t ready to take on iPad yet - The Boston Globe

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