"EVERYTHING I want and need"5.0 starson by Call_Me
Pros: Reduces the "stuff" I need to carry around: camera, netbook, e-reader. FUN to use! Perfect size. Easy to learn.
Cons: None. None. NONE...for how I use it. Couldn't care less that the phone has been disabled.
Summary: First, I am NOT Anti-Apple. I am, however, Anti-Monolopy. I only chose to NOT buy an iPad because I was waiting for some serious competition to Apple, so that as a consumer, I could have and make a choice. I had been doing research on new tablet releases for 4 months prior to my buying my Samsung Galaxy Tablet on it's release date in November. EVERYTHING I read and watched suggested that for my applications, it would be a better choice than an iPad. WHY???? 1) Much smaller size! I know that Steve Jobs is a "7 inch hater" but for me, it's size is flawless. Larger than a smart phone, smaller than an iPad, it could easily be held onto, not as awkward to hold, and could readily be concealed in the glove box or jacket pocket, for security purposes. Also, I've discoverd that it fits into 99% of my purses, a real plus! 2) ALL of my previous experience is with Sony and Microsoft products and I know that Apple will NOT allow those files to go onto their products! So, my 189 Sony Ebooks that I paid for wouldn't transfer, nor the 100's of paid for songs on my Zune. With the Gal-Tab, I now have saved a literal couple of thousand dollars, transfering my files from my Sony Reader and Zune to my Gal-Tab. Try THAT with an iPad! 3) The Android OS is amazingly intuitive and easy to learn! It took me 3 weeks of having my Gal-Tab before I needed to open up the Manual; I could puzzle and figure out how to use almost every single feature because the OS is so "User Friendly". 4) Sheer Coolness Factor! As I walk around the grocery store with my shopping app or am at a bus stop, reading with my Kindle app, the Gal-Tab draws admiring coments! It's just fun, every once in a while, to have the "neatest/coolest/newest gadget out there." LOL 5) Being able to take phhotos for clients, attach them to an email, and send it off...immediately! I own my own landscape firm (21 years in business). Being able to directly take videos or photos of a job site, send them to the client to update them or get approval on another facet of the job is MONEY IN THE BANK!!! Impossible to do with the iPad!!! 6) Expandable storage and SD cards! I have over 10,000 photos in my laptop, of various jobs I've done. I now have multiple files downloaded into an SD card, so I can show new clients and returning clients my work, all the while playing some smooth jazz on Pandora while they are holding the Gal-Tab and flicking through the jobs! Being able to hold and pass around the shots, just like a real photo album is brilliant...and the clients get a kick out of playing with the expandable screen! I also ask them "What's your favourite MOOD music?", so I can queue up Pandora. Let me tell you, they LOVE that trick! Since owning the Gal-Tab almost 3 months now, I've landed 5 accounts with it! Paid for itself with the 1st new client presentation!!!
I'm fully aware that the current 2.2 OS was deveolped for Smartphones. Also aware that with Honeycomb and the dual-core processor, my current model will soon be a dinosaur. No biggie. I'll gift this model to my 23 year old daughter and instantly buy a new Galaxy Tablet when that one comes out! LOVE my Gal-Tab!!!