by Cornelius A. Fortune
Real Times News Service
Having owned a Kindle Fire for nearly half year, I've come to the realization that with all its advances, by and large, it's an e-reader +, not a tablet. Don't get fooled with that phrasing. And neither is Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet. One thing distinguishes the Kindle Fire and the Nook from Android tablets – they only share a small portion of that marketplace. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the real deal.
It's 0.7 inches larger than the Kindle Fire, but more importantly, users have full access to the Android Market. Productivity users will rejoice in the compact size and power of the device. As far as pricing, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 comes in at around $499 (The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 retails for $249). So, depending on how you choose to use it, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 could be a very good fit, if you're looking for an alternative to the 10-inch tablet. Some folks prefer simplicity, ease of use, and a smaller size for portability.
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 also has a new HD screen technology dubbed Super AMOLED that is quite stunning.
Granted, if price is your biggest consideration, a Kindle Fire is adequate for content consumption: books, magazines, streaming Netflix and other things, but if you really want to get some work done, the Galaxy Tab 7.7's a good bet.
The tablet is available on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.
For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.