You don't have to sift through the legal filings to get a feel for Samsung and Apple's mobile war — all you have to do is take a look at Samsung's latest entry in the tablet market. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the company's first Android Honeycomb tablet, and well, it was born in direct response to Apple's iPad 2. No, it actually was. Samsung tossed out the original Galaxy Tab 10.1, which was unveiled in February at Mobile World Congress, after Apple released its thinner iPad 2 a month later. Samsung VP Lee Don-Joo even publicly stated that the iPad was "very thin" and that the company had to improve its "inadequate" wares. By the time CTIA rolled around in late March, Samsung had an entirely new 0.33-inch thick Tab 10.1 that could compete with Apple's slab on both price and size.

Yes, the new Galaxy Tab is a minute 0.01-inches thinner than Apple's tablet, but more importantly it's the first tablet on the market to give the iPad 2 a run for its rail thin form factor. On top of that, the $499 slab packs a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, two cameras, and 16GB of storage space. Indeed, Samsung has been nimble enough to react, but the time has come to find out if the Tab 10.1 has what it takes to really challenge Apple's popular tablet and the slew of other Android 3.X tablets. Hit the break for our full review.