Apple iPad 3 (iPad HD?) vs Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7: Best New Tablet Comparison

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Apple and Samsung are engaged in a tech titan battle of smartphones and tablets, and two of their best are compared here as the iPad 3 or iPad HD release is close at hand. Samsung's Verizon only Galaxy Tab 7.7 is a solid, if expensive, device that could be perfect for someone not looking for a full size tablet. If the iPad 3 debuts with at 9.7-inch screen like the iPad 2, that would make it slightly larger than the Galaxy Tab 7.7.

There are a couple of features that make the Galaxy Tab 7.7 unique. It runs on the Verizon 4G LTE network, but that is an expensive deal with the contract and extra data rates. It's $500 on contract.  It can even make voice calls, but you'd have to buy the unlocked international version because Verizon has disabled that feature. Apple will likely debut the 16 gigabyte Wi-Fi version of the iPad 3 at $500, so unless you don't mind signing another contract with Verizon, you'll be paying more for your Galaxy Tab 7.7.

For those who want a slick tablet that is super portable and can even make phone calls (with or without bluetooth!), we recommend the international version of the Galaxy Tab 7.7. Of course, if you need the 4G connection, you can do that too. For anyone else, the iPad should be tremendous whether it's the iPad 3 or just the iPad HD. Start the slideshow to see how these two mighty devices measure up. Tell us in the comments if you think Samsung has finally found the best tablet size at 7.7-inches.

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