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.