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

“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