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Cons: Small selection of third-party applications available from Amazon. No rear camera for taking video and photos.

Samsung Electronic Co.’s Galaxy Tab 2 10.1:

_ Price: $399 for 16 gigabytes of storage

_ Screen size: 10.1 inches diagonally

_ Screen resolution: 1280 by 800 pixels, 149 pixels per inch

_ Weight: 1.24 pounds

_ Cameras: low-resolution front camera, 3-megapixel back.

_ Battery life: 11 hours.

_ Operating system: Google’s Android

Pros: Storage is expandable with microSD memory cards. Can act as a universal remote control for an entertainment center. Option for wireless broadband starting in November.

Cons: Selection of third-party applications not as good as iPad’s, but wider than Kindle. Screen resolution lower than iPad’s.

Samsung Electronic Co.’s Galaxy Note 10.1:

_ Price: $499 for 16 gigabytes of storage, $549 for 32 GB

_ Screen size: 10.1 inches diagonally

_ Screen resolution: 1280 by 800 pixels, 149 pixels per inch

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