When the Samsung Galaxy Tab was announced, it was the only real alternative to the iPad, even if it varied in many ways to its counterpart. From inflated prices, to running on a version of Android OS intended for smartphones, the Samsung tablet offering sat in a gray area, and not many people knew what to really think of it. Well, more powerful tablets are now available, with the iPad 2 launching tomorrow, and Samsung is looking to nab some more sales with this new ad below.
Some users out there may prefer a bigger screen size for a tablet device, but the one advantage of getting the Galaxy Tab the portability of the device. That, and having all US carriers offer the tablet certainly didn’t hurt the penetration of the device. But with the 10 inch version of the Tab on its way, and the iPad 2 looming, Samsung looks like they are trying to get some final sales out of their 7 inch, first-generation tablet, while they still can.
I was initially sold on the idea of a 7 inch tablet, but soon bought the ViewSonic G-Tablet since the specs were much better. Still, I do like the portability of the Galaxy Tab, but I’m starting to really like the G-Slate, and its middle-of-the-road 8.9 inch screen size. Depending on where you expect to use a tablet, portability should be a factor, and that’s where the original Galaxy Tab got it right.
The ad below is interesting enough, and even though they don’t make mention of it, the tablet is now only $249 at T-Mobile with a two-year contract. Magenta also carries the Dell Streak 7, which has better specs, but it seems that it has yet to really take off. 7 inch tablets aren’t going anywhere, especially with big players like the Playbook sporting the same screen size, as well as some budget tablets, like the Identity Tab.
Whether or not it’s the year of the iPad 2 or Android tablets, it’s safe to say that it’s the year of tablets, point-blank.
With the original Galaxy Tab getting its price shaved down, would you consider it, or are you waiting for something else?