Since the release of the Apple iPad, the tablet market has once again emerged. While the previous generation tablets usually ran on watered down versions of computer operating systems, this new generation of popular tablets are running on either smartphone operating systems such as iOS, Android and WebOS (upcoming HP tablet) or Windows 7 (such as the HP Slate or soon to be releasing Asus Eee Pad). The portability of tablets make it a more viable option than laptop PCs for somebody who is constantly on the go as these operating systems have many tools great for both personal and corporate use. Also, the power and coverage of mobile internet on 3G and now 4G, this type of device is truly the best device for somebody who is constantly the go.
This particular 7″ tablet by Samsung is running the highly acclaimed Android 2.2 operating system with their popular TouchWiz user interface on top. It features high end hardware, similar to what is found on their Galaxy S series of smartphones (which in the United States includes the Captivate, Vibrant, Fascinate, Epic and Mesmerize) meaning it has the same powerful 1GHz Hummingbird processor (which based on various benchmark tests is one of the fastest, if not the fastest, single core processor on the market), 512MB of RAM and is available with the options of 16GB or 32GB internal storage plus it includes a Micro SD slot expandable up to 32GB more of storage. Unlike the iPad, this tablet also includes a good 3MP rear camera for pictures and videos and a 1.3MP front facing camera for video calls and self-portraits and is capable of making phone calls (either through speakerphone or Bluetooth). This tablet is available by Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.
A great on the go device like this one requires accessories to keep it in pristine condition and in turn preserve the resale value, a device like this one should retain its value well. There are two products which can provide the best protection to all aspects of your tablet, those being a case to protect the body from scratches, scuffs, bumps and drops as well as a screen protector to protect the most important part of a touchscreen device, the screen itself.
As somebody who has used cases by many different manufacturers, none has impressed me more than Otterbox. The styles coupled with ultimate protection make it the best purchase to protect an expensive tablet. This particular case for the Galaxy Tab is a part of the Defender series by Otterbox.
It includes three layers of protection including a durable polycarbonate shell and a high quality silicone skin as well as a clear screen protector. As a result, you gain maximum protection for your device. I have found that this design by Otterbox protects your expensive device better than anything else on the market. If you are have or are planning purchasing a Samsung Galaxy Tab, then it you should take a very strong look at the defender case by Otterbox as I have yet to come across a product which does a better job at protecting an expensive productive device like this.