In his latest column for the Guardian, nerd blogger/novelist extraordinaire Cory Doctorow reviews the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and finds it to be lacking in features for a putative iPad replacement. In particular, he dislikes the way that it uses a proprietary docking cable just like Apple, lacks the micro-SD card reader in the wi-fi version, and requires a proprietary application for file transfer rather than acting like a USB hard drive when connected the way most other tablets do.
Doctorow mentions that he had high hopes for the Galaxy Tab because it was based on Android, and Google allowed users to download and install non-store-sold apps without having to resort to jailbreaking. He finds Apple’s closed-ecosystem behavior troubling. But he does not find the Galaxy Tab to be a sufficient replacement. However, he is hopeful that Lenovo’s ThinkPad Tablet will more meet his needs.
(Found via BoingBoing.)