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Samsung's Galaxy Tab Is the Future of Tablets, not the iPad

The Samsung Galaxy Tab hit one million sold -- excellent for a six week run, especially given the 7 million Apple (APPL) iPads sold since April. Despite its flaws, the Galaxy Tab, not the iPad, will become the blueprint for future tablets, something all but guaranteed now that it can be viewed as a commercial success.

It has three major benefits over the iPad.

In agreement with my BNet colleague Erik Sherman, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is overpriced for what is has to offer: $600 for the small device versus $499/$629 for the Wi-Fi/3G iPad. However, it is also a hit, which means Samsung's design and marketing strategy will become exemplary to the tablets coming after it.

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