This is kinda morfing in to a phone thread, I am way into electronic gadgets, since I got the samsung note 2 I gave away my 10 inch thrive tablet and just use the note 2 it has 5.5 inch screen and is very fast with its quad core brain, it can multi task like a home computer. Samsung just debuted a new chip at ces for phones that is supposed to be twice as fast as whats out now, can't wait for the note 3. For me a tablet or phone has to have memory slots to add more memory and a removable battery because plugging your phone in is for chumps. As for the s3 mine never gave me problem, it is now my wifes phone and she has no idea of all the cool stuff it can do. I hate apple products and apple users even more. They are so smug , so I try to be twice as smug (thats a lot of smugness!). If I had the money I would get the same tablet as the original poster it is nice.