Wooh boy, if you have been waiting for a reason to buy an Android tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Pad is as good as they will get. While competitors like Motorola and HTC stew on their slate plans and insist on keeping them a secret from everyone, Samsung is proudly launching the Galaxy Pad and setting the bar for all to come, and they’ve set it pretty high. We already gave you an extensive run-down of our initial impressions walking away from last night’s launch event at Samsung Experience in New York City, so we figured we’d treat you to a bit of up-close fondling of the device. And if there is one thing to be said, this device is just begging to be fondled.
The hardware feels solid and responsive, and any complaints you may have had about TouchWiz easily go out the window when it’s sitting on top of Android 2.2. The seven inch size really does create a nice middle ground between portability and usability. But I will just let the video do the rest of the talking.
And here is a bit of a closer look at web browsing on the Galaxy Tab. Not quite as smooth a scrolling experience as on the Galaxy S, but the TFT LCD display still looks pretty darn good and web pages display nice and readable across the size of the screen.
We can’t wait to get a chance to spend a bit more time with what is — plain and simple — the first legitimate Android tablet. Let’s just hope pricing and release info comes out soon.