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When Worlds Collide: Galaxy Tab to Share Verizon Shelf Space With iPad

Nov 01, 2010, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Pearson)

"Verizon, the very same company that recently announced it will sell the iPad beginning next week, announced Wednesday that it will become the first U.S. carrier to stock Samsung's Galaxy Tab.

"The widely anticipated Tab is a 7-inch Android-based tablet -- the epitome of a class of devices that Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs famously declared "dead on arrival" this week in answering questions about his company's latest earnings report.

"Side-by-Side Competition

"Beginning Nov. 11, when the Tab goes on sale at Verizon Wireless retail stores for US$599,99, consumers will get a chance to handle it and the iPad side-by-side and decide which they prefer -- and a significant number may well choose the Tab, predicts Chris Hazelton, director of mobile and wireless research for The 451 Group."

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