Apple Wins This Round: Tech Edge

Samsung's Galaxy Tab goes on sale for $600 at Verizon -- it's smaller and more expensive than Apple's iPad.
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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The tablet race has barely started, but it looks like we have a winner:

Apple

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, by a mile.

Samsung

has been officially added to the field of Apple iPad competitors.

Verizon

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said Wednesday it will start selling the Samsung's Galaxy Tab on Nov. 11 for $600, plus an additional $20 a month for 3G data service.

For you bookkeepers out there keeping score, the

Google

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Android-powered 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab is $100 more than Apple's 10-inch iPad, which will also be available at Verizon,

AT&T

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and big retailers like

Wal-Mart

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.

Let's break that down: Apple's iPad is cheaper and bigger. Samsung's Galaxy tablet is smaller and more expensive.

Sure, when Samsung unveiled the Galaxy to the media last month, they hilariously called it pocketable in size and therefore more portable -- read: better. But that didn't really fly.

The problem here is that the price of the Samsung tablet was expected to be far less, like $300 or below. If Apple chief

Steve Jobs had harbored hatred

for the avalanche of 7-inch tablets, he may have slightly overstated the situation.

--Written by Scott Moritz in New York.>To contact this writer, click here: Scott Moritz, or email: scott.moritz@thestreet.com.To follow Scott on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/TheStreet_Tech.>To send a tip, email: tips@thestreet.com.

Editor's note: "Tech Edge" is a blog written and compiled by Scott Moritz, TheStreet's senior tech correspondent. The blog explores behind-the-scenes tech news, rumors and reports that Wall Street folks are talking about.