Tim Bray on the Samsung Galaxy Tab:
This is an excellent product. Itâ€™s fast, beautiful, useful, responsive, and convenient. If Samsung picks the right price point and channels, theyâ€™ll sell a ton.
Bray does mention a design flaw: the four touch buttons. They are hard to find in dim lighting, especially since they are not backlit most of the time. I personally don’t like touch buttons and prefer real ones, made for human fingers, like the one on the iPhone and the iPad.
This is what most interested me:
Now that Iâ€™ve gotten used to looking at my pix on the Tab, itâ€™s not just that the Nexus One looks overexcited, itâ€™s that my everyday MacBook looks kind of dingy and inaccurate.
First, the Tab uses a fairly high-quality LCD. Second, the Nexus One uses a PenTile Matrix OLED. Third, if Bray is using a non-Pro MacBook the LCD is pretty crappy. I haven’t heard of the term ‘overexcited’ to describe the tendency of OLED displays to show over-saturated colors. I think I’ll be using that word from now on.
And then the funniest:
Try to take a picture of someone and theyâ€™re going to get this alarmed look wondering why a crazy person is waving a big black/white slab at them.
via Daring Fireball