"Supersized Vibrant"on by mortypm
Pros Everything I wanted in a tablet. Primarily used as a ereader.
Cons Marketplace needs more tablets for application optimization. Here's hoping that Samsung releases 3.0!
Summary Great for the technophile that's on the go.
Pros Does it all! Video conference, Micro USB, panoramic camera shots, beautiful display, awesome, sensitive screen and keyboard with swype and great voice recognition, GPS Nav, Flash, WIFI, 3g, works as a hotspot, good battery life, very fast and solid!
Cons No Netflix (yet).
Summary Put it this way. I run an internet advertising company and have to be able to access websites and my files. I bought an iPad to give me the portability I want and returned it in a day because of all the limitations for transferring files, no flash compatability, software limitations, no usb connectivity, etc... I searched for an alternative and tried the Zenithink Apad but it was a cheaper machine than I wanted and since I didn't have Android os pre-installed, more hastle than I cared to encounter.To correct a typo, that was a $20 a month data plan. Not 420 month.... :)
I had a tech programmer that works for me do some extensive research given all I wanted to do and he came back and recommended the Galaxy. At first I thouht 7" inches would be smaller than I wanted, but after checking it out at the store, I bought it a few days ago and I am super impressed. I love this thing and can tell you right now it will get used a LOT. Its large enough to browse comfortably and take advantage of the media, yet small and light-weight enough to go with me anywhere in a large pocket.
I literally spent hours and went through 3 purchases in search of the right machine and am convinced, for me, this is the best of them!
In fact, I was so impressed this is my first review I ever submitted. I thought I might save someone else the trouble I went through deciding what to buy. I did get it for $499 from bestbuy with a 420 month 3g package, but they never activated the number. I brought it to the verizon store and they activated it for me without a contract and sold me the breakage/damage warranty for $9 a month and I have no contract since I already owned the hardware. I feel I got the best of both worlds since bestbuy wanted about $250 for a warranty...Hope this helps someone...
Updated on Dec 26, 2010
Pros Quick. Beautiful screen. Picture quality better than expected. Froyo 2.2. Speaker quality good. Nice and relatively petite.
Cons Typing can be awkward. Contract and price can be a buzzkill. Expensive cases.
Summary The reality about the Samsung Galaxy Tablet is that it is an Android tablet meaning chances are that right out of the box your not going to like it. Make it your own and I promise that you will love it. It is a major competitor on the tablet market and holds much potential. It is great for internet browsing and multimedia. Bad for typing a paper. Overall, if you have the money and are looking for a tablet, it is worth it.
Pros Bluetooth file share.
Cons Android os.
Summary The galaxy tab has a lot of good features, such as bluetooth file sharing, but the OS is terrible. I wish the android OS for the galaxy tab was designed a little better. I do not think that the galaxy tab is a competitor to the apple iPad, I think that the galaxy tab is more of a competitor to smartphones and e-readers. Overall I think that the Samsung Galaxy tab is an OK product, but it could definitely be better.
Pros Beautiful display. Two cameras are pretty cool
Cons Totally herky jerky. Sloooow print reading. Pinch to zoom caused a fuzzy looking result. The Android OS is SO not ready for a 7 inch screen. Bottom Line; This is a Galaxy Phone "Big Brother" and it is not worth the ridiculous price.
Summary I will wait for the Android OS to improve, or will wait for a downsized iPad. The Tab is cute, but not very effecient.