The Samsung Galaxy Tab is out, and the reviews are in. (We're still waiting on our own review unit.) Overall, the reactions are positive, although the good reviews are not without their caveats. Despite Steve Jobs's somewhat confusing declaration that 7-inch touchscreens are too small, most reviewers found that size wasn't an issue. Neither was the underlying Android OS, which Google insists isn't ready for tablet devices. But there is more to the Galaxy Tab than just screen size and OS preference. After the break, see what some trusted reviewers thought of the first potentially serious competitor to the iPad.
It's like a tablet drunkenly hooked up with a phone, and then took the fetus swimming in a Superfund cleanup site." A little over the top, perhaps, but he described the browser experience as "miserable," bemoaned the lack of apps that take advantage (or even scale up to) the tablet's screen size, and called the $599 off-contract price tag "embarrassing." On the plus side, the battery life was "phenomenal," allowing Buchanan to spend as much time as possible hating the device.