Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab is Samsungís move onto the tablet warfield and luckily we are right here in the battle fray to give you first-hand scoop from the announcement event. Some might argue that itís rather a step down from laptops but the Samsung Galaxy Tab smartphone DNA is obvious from the moment you touch it.
The 7-inch Android tablet has full phone functionality and the only thing that separates it from being called an insanely oversized cell phone is the fact that you cannot make phone calls by holding it next to your ear. The rest of the specs sheet looks like it belongs to a cell phone if you donít mind the oversized screen.
However the Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab specs donít have the privilege to be considered in isolation. With the biggest player in the tablet world also belonging to the phone OS tablet category, the Tab will always be compared to it. The Apple iPad has quite a head start and it will be hard for a newcomer to steal the spotlight, but so was the iPhone back in the day and that didnít stop Samsung from trying.
So hereís a brief look at what the two big guns hold as advantages over each other.
Thereís something we would like to highlight in the lists above. The first items in each of them turn this into a choice between handling and functionality (because a tabletís main feature is its screen), which boils down to picking your priorities, rather than picking the better of two.
And that leads us to suspect that it may not be a battle for survival between those two. There might just be a spot in the sun for both of those cool gadgets after all. But itís still too early to tell as we have a whole lot of touching to do before we make any conclusions. And even if those two do eventually settle in their own corners of the ring, punches will fly quite heavily at one stage or another.
So letís not waste any more time and see what the Galaxy Tab does in real life. After all specs are a good place to start but they donít even begin to tell the whole story.