Galaxy Tab Gets Mixed Reviews
The Galaxy Tab tablet device from Samsung arrives throughout the next week on various carriers, and the first reviews of the 7-inch tablet, the iPad's first major rival, have begun to trickle in. Critics have pointed out some virtues of the Galaxy Tab, but generally count the high price as a negative.
The New York Times' David Pogue wrote Thursday that the Galaxy Tab looks great and is fun to use, thanks to expansive features, but costs more than it should at $600 off-contract. "The screen is gorgeous. The touch response is immediate and reliable. The whole thing is superfast and a pleasure to use," Pogue wrote.
Over at the Wall Street Journal, Walter Mossberg called the Galaxy Tab "a serious alternative to the iPad and one that will be preferred by some folks," thanks to three features the iPad lacks: cameras, Flash capability and multitasking. He did say, though, that prefers the iPad, mostly because it has more tablet-specific apps available, its battery life is superior and its a better value for its relative cost.