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An Issue of Bad Timing- Samsung Galaxy Tab

No matter how much we would want to credit ourselves with what we achieve or perceive to have achieved in life, truth of the matter is..it is about right timing. You almost save yourself from falling on to the lovely girl coming out of the classroom, catch the hidden sideway glimpse with which the heart almost collapses, attend and miss an interview and land where you are right now, with a laptop, writing a blog, for two reasons, One to take a hit on the contest, first blogging contest you participate and then to take out the frustration out of series of bad timings which off late has plagued your life.

Of the first of the two reasons, this is the first blog I am writing with a contest (Samsung Galaxy Tab contest on Indiblogger) on the mind, if not for anything else, just to explore if the contest is not sponsored by some Mugabe with Nigerian cousins with some ill-gotten wealth.

The second most pronounced reason stems from the minor financial set-backs I have encounter, which I would like to credit my ill-luck with but which majorly is on account of my bad planning, a travel which I am mandatorily to take (I did not book in time in spite of being well aware of the necessity, well in time), a ticket I wrongly booked for someone and the loosing few thousands for the corrections, and finally, not couriering my faulty kindle back after replacement arrived, in time.

It is the last one which hurts the most, one I bought kindle, all the time dreaming about the lethal device called Samsung Galaxy tab, because I thought it would be cheaper. It did not turn to be so, on account of twice the amount I had paid.
Why I-Pad did not make the case for me, was I am not sure of Kindle edition on I-Pad, while Android Kindle I have used on my smart phone and was wonderful. Looking at the cost of books in terms of purchase of maintenance, well, the business case was perfect. Well, Kindle would make up for what any reader would need, but for one small hitch, one, it has no touch. To read a book and turn the pages with flip of the finger is wonderful.
Though now kindle touch addresses, but it was a bit late in the timeline, launched on the day I put to use, my old, kindle.

Another reason for my big desire for Galaxy tab is that carrying a kindle adds to the bulk of my laptop and does nothing to reduce what I carry into my customer's place. I can not keep my laptop in the car and then carry my kindle to customer place, for a simple reason that I can not take note on Kindle. Galaxy Tab would have addressed both the tasks, so that I could have travelled light into my customer's place with a small device in my hand with option for taking notes on it.
And to top it all, I could blog from there, while the writings of the masters which I had read instantly from Android Kindle is fresh in the mind and I could really climb on to the shoulders of the great to see farther, make those blogs look even more beautiful with pictures of my daughter taken through the device..and who knows some say even take a call with it. Now, that money has already been spent on Kindle..I do not thing I will have enough courage to buy it from US on my next trip in November, just wish if only I could get it for free, through the kindness of the blog judges or my wife on a weak moment on New Year, as I try to grow a cute face.
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