Microsoft is one of the world's greatest companies; it hires some of the most talented people; and it has created huge wealth for its stockholders over four decades. So why haven't they been a fast-follower in mobile?
The Samsung success is a welcome change of landscape in the technology gadget field. It remains to be seen whether or not Samsung has the stamina to keep up with Apple and its minions of faithful followers.
This tablet is a great entry into the Android world at an aggressive price. Simply put, it rocks, especially for social apps, productivity apps, ebooks (use the free Kindle app, for instance) and music.
For the budget-minded shopper or anyone who appreciates a tablet that's even more portable than the iPad, Samsung's Tab 2 is a good choice. Still, there's something about the feel of an iPad that just makes it, well, better.