Samsung has lined up a treat for tablet enthusiasts in Canada. The company has just made its Galaxy Tab 2 available to Canadians in both its 7 inch and 10 inch genre, with prices starting at a modest $249 CAD for the 7 inch, which is the same as the US. The price for the 10.1 inch version of the tablet is $349 CAD, though here the price is $50 less than the corresponding price in the US.
The Galaxy Tab 2 is essentially the same tablet that Samsung had launched in 2010, but with a few tweaks here and there along with Android 4.0 ICS pre-installed. The tablet is a very capable device and the price is very fitting. It’s comparable to the the Amazon Kindle or Nook Tablet, though with the added advantage of it featuring a SD Card slot, front and rear cameras, and of course more processing power.
However, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 might still find itself in choppy waters now that the Google Nexus 7 is in the fray. The Google tablet offers a better display, a more advanced OS, and a superior processor at $50 less. Needless to say, the Nexus 7 device will be more in demand, unless features like a SD Card slot or a dual camera set up is an absolute necessity.
Still, the 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab 2, at $349, is fairly affordable and makes for a good value-for-money proposition.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email