Just can’t get away from the Samsung news today. Pre-orders for Samsung’s 7-inch Galaxy Tab Plus went live in Europe just a bit over a week ago, and now Amazon has the US version available for pre-order. Still no mention of the exact release date, however.
I have my doubts that the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus is going to be unseating the Kindle Fire on Amazon’s sales charts, but it unquestionably has the Fire beat in the specs department. It also offers a true Honeycomb experience, including the Android Market and Google apps.
Quick Galaxy Tab 7 Plus specs refresher:
- 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
- 7-inch 1024×600 resolution capacitive display
- 1 GB RAM
- 3 megapixel rear camera capable of shooting 720p video
- 2 megapixel front-facing camera
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth 3.0
- 12 ounces
- Android 3.2
No question that it’s a pretty solid package. But with the 16 GB for $399 and the 32 GB for $499, it still may have a tough time competing with the comparatively bargain basement pricing of the $199 Kindle Fire.
I realize we might have a slightly biased audience here, but what do you think is the better deal? Do you take the real Android experience and the more capable hardware of the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus? Or does the Kindle Fire do enough at half the price?
- With the potential for hacking and modding of course. ↩