Samsung's 7-inch "iPad" - Is the Galaxy tab a hit or miss?

Samsung teased us yesterday with its plans to release ... drumroll please ... a tablet, no sorry, slate. Introducing the Galaxy Tab.

Samsung teased us yesterday with its plans to release ... drumroll please ... a tablet, no sorry, slate. Introducing the Galaxy Tab.

The teaser video didn't give much away ... there's mention of "augmented reality," "full web browsing," "video call," "HD movie play," "PC link web," "e-reading," "navigation," "video calling," "Android 2.2" and it mentions the "portable" 7-inch screen.

What can we get from this, well, we can assume that there's going to be a video camera (maybe two), a GPS, and a high-density screen. We have no idea as to processors and storage capacity (or more accurately, tech pundits are full of nothing but ideas here ...).

Two things bug me about the Galaxy Tab though. First, the screen. 7-inch puts it in-between the Dell Streak with its 5-inch screen and the iPad with it's 9.7-inch. But then the Streak is a smartphone too, so it has to be even more portable in that sense.

Then there's potential pricing. A contract-free Streak will set you back $550, while one tied to a 2-year AT&T shackle costs $300. iPad starts at $499. This really doesn't give Samsung much wriggle-room at all on pricing.

So here are three questions worth pondering:

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Thoughts?

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