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[1]?


  1. With the potential for hacking and modding of course.

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