Samsung Galaxy Tab takes on iPad

July 27, 2011 1:55:15 PM PDT
A new computer tablet is taking on Apple's iPad.

Verizon will begin selling Samsung's 4G Galaxy Tab on Thursday. It runs Google's Android operating system.

The tablet sells for between $530 and $630.

A report Wednesday by a research firm predicts that sales of tablet computers running the Android system will outpace iPad sales within five years.