I haven’t changed sides. I’m not thinking of starting a Galaxy Tab blog. But I still want to highly recommend Kevin Tofel’s post at jkOnTheRun on why he has sold his iPad and why he’s found the Samsung Galaxy Tab to be the perfect tablet for him.
Tofel has always been one of my favorite tech writers to follow. He strikes me as offering the perfect combination of being a flat-out geek, a very smart and objective writer expert on a wide range of tech subjects, and just a tremendously good writer as well. His post on leaving the iPad and moving to the Tab is a great example of all of these qualities. Here’s just a small slice of it:
THE BEST TABLET IS THE ONE YOU HAVE WITH YOU
The Tab is roughly the same size as, but thicker than Amazon’s Kindle, which ironically I sold when I got my iPad. Prior to iPad ownership, my Kindle would go everywhere with me because of its small size, light weight, stellar battery life and integrated connectivity. And I do mean everywhere: the device would fit in my jacket pocket or could be thrown — figuratively, not literally — in the car or in a gear bag. The Galaxy Tab offers me that same level of portability, while the iPad doesn’t.
The whole article is well worth a read when you have a chance:
I’ve always felt mostly on the fence about the whole 7-inch vs. 10-inch tablet subject, and Apple’s stated stance against the smaller tablet. Seeing Tofel’s appreciation of the Galaxy Tab, and that of some of my friends at Gear Diary, makes me hope that Apple may consider the smaller form factor at some point.
What do you all think about smaller tablets? Would you like to see Apple introduce a smaller model at some point?