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Cons: Integrates with Google Play store, which is still new and isn’t as robust as Apple or Amazon’s stores. Data storage cannot be expanded with memory cards. No option for cellular wireless broadband.

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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