Verizon and Samsung announced yesterday that the Galaxy Tab will be available in Verizon stores beginning November 11th for $600 hard earned dollars. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab will come contract free, but if you want to use Verizon’s 3G network you’ll have to pony up $20 a month for a 1GB data package. Air time is not cheap these days! The Tab has close to a 7″ screen, which is quite smaller than the iPad, so November’s sales figures should let the market know if consumers are down for having a tablet device that isn’t much bigger than some of the current cell phones.
The main selling point of the Galaxy Tab is that it will be running on Google’s open-source 2.2 Froyo Android OS. If you’ve played with an Android OS based phone you know what the possibilities are, so Samsung is trying to ride that awesomeness to success. The other main difference from the iPad is that the Tab will indeed have 2 cameras for video chatting etc. Plus it will be able to display websites that use Flash, which the iPad won’t ever do while Jobs is around. Honestly, I won’t form an opinion until I get to play with one, but the iPad is a fierce machine, and the smaller size of the Tab does frighten me. I smell a Verizon trip in November! You’ve been wanting a bigger Droid…
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