The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the first competitive 7″inch Android 2.2 Froyo powered tablet that entered the Philippines. It was initially exclusive to Smart Communications but you can also get one now from Globe Telecom.
At first the Samsung Galaxy Tab was met with a lot of criticism because it was very different from the Apple iPad. The form factor was heavily questioned since the iPad set the trend with the 10″inch display. The Android 2.2 Froyo OS was also hit badly because Google said that it wasn’t made for tablets and the Android 3.0 Honeycomb would come in 2011. True enough the Tab failed to be a good opponent for the iPad. However a lot of users actually swear to how good the device is.
Unlike the iPad, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is much more portable and easier to handle since it’s literally half the size of Apple’s tablet. It’s also much lighter making it convenient to use with one hand. It also has front and back facing cameras so that you can quickly take photos without bringing out an additional device. It also can be used as a phone (get a bluetooth headset).
Taking all that into consideration, the Samsung Galaxy Tab was actually an okay buy for last year. However with the new slate of Android 3.0 tabs around thr corner we strongly suggest you wait it out. If you already have one, now would be a good time to sell since the value will depreciate as the launch dates of the new tabs comes closer.