The $599 price for the ViewSonic ViewPad 7 is the same you’d pay for a Samsung Galaxy Tab. There is one major difference between the two: with the ViewPad 7 you can make voice calls. On the display side of things the 7-inch ViewPad has a limited number of pixels with 800×480. The Galaxy Tab beats it with 1024×600. If voice calls are important to you and you are set on the ViewPad 7, Amazon is taking pre-orders. Consider using that link to purchase as I’ll get a little kickback. Thanks!