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Wild West of Tablets: Which Will Succeed?

There might be a lot of tablets, but they're not all created equal

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Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung manufactures Google’s latest tablet, the Nexus 10. Its own line, on the other hand, is better known for being the subject of Apple sales injunctions and inflated sales numbers than for being a standout device.

In the end, Android tablet fans are more likely to look to Google. However, Samsung has carved out a nice little niche with its Galaxy Note “phablet,” a 5.5-inch smartphone/tablet hybrid that many analysts laughed at. Well … until they saw the sales numbers, that is.

Sold primarily through wireless carriers, this gadget includes a stylus, runs Android and can be used as a phone — by those who aren’t self-conscious. The latest version, the Galaxy Note 2, sold 3 million units in its first month on the market and after two months, has now topped 5 million. Clearly, Samsung has a winner here. Plus, it has this niche pretty much to itself.

As of this writing, Brad Moon did not own a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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