The Kindle Fire was designed to be a simple, no-frills tablet, with limited complexity, so it's not likely that the Tab 2 7.0, running a full version of Android will best it in doing what it does best. The real question is, how close can it come to matching what the Fire offers.
The greatest thing about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is its price. The Tab 2 7.0 strikes a balance between features and performance that allows the tablet to be sold for as low as $250.
If the tablet's price had been higher -- say, $350 -- it wouldn't be worth the money. Don't get me wrong, it's a very good tablet, but at the end of the day, it's a de-powered version of Samsung's own $350-$400 Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.
Getting its price down to $250 puts it right smack-dab in front of the Kindle Fire, its gauntlet tossed between the two. The Tab 2 7.0 is a full Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) tablet with dual cameras and expandable memory. The Fire was designed to deliver to users Amazon's books, video, and music services in the simplest and most straight-forward way possible.
Given that, can the Tab 2 7.0 hope to match the Fire as an Amazon consumption device? Let's be honest, the chances a... [Read more]