Ha ha! Let the record show that I am still in possession of my Samsung Galaxy 7.
I was just thinking about writing such a comparison earlier today, so I'll just offer a quick review here.
My favorite tablets in order of best to worse (and none of them are "worse", just not all are best):
1) Apple iPad. Slam dunk, no question.
Admittedly, this is my tastes. I can easily see why someone else might argue that the Samsung (especially their 10" model, which is the same size as the iPad), is a better device. But since this is my review
2) Samsung Galaxy II. I really like this thing! I've only had it for a day (which means I have a good 3 more days of enjoyment coming my way
), but it's really nice. First of all, I love the 7" format as it's much easier to carry around. Second of all, the library of media for this thing is endless! Movies, book, music, and from several vendors, too -- if it's available on Android, it's available to this device.
It comes with the Kindle app, among countless other apps installed, and this tablet is a MUCH better reader than the Kindle Fire. The screen is higher resolution and more intelligent (auto adjusts brightness with conditions). This device comes with everything you'd expect, plus GPS, plus Bluetooth, plus IR emitter (for remote control of TV and other devices), plus 2 cameras (front facing/rear facing) and they support video and video chat -- the Kindle Fire has none of these things. Oh, and a major plus with this device is that it has a micro-SD slot, so you can add up to 32 GB of storage per micro-SD card! Not even the iPad has this feature. What I intend to do is to buy a few of these micro-SD cards, and then dedicate each for a specific type of content -- movies, music, pictures, etc.
For only $50 more than a Kindle Fire, you get a whole lot more tablet, that's for sure. As much as I love the iPad, I expect that I'll be perfectly content with this $250 device. For more details, check out this formal review
3) Kindle Fire. Not a bad tablet for $199, but it's heavier than the Samsung, far more limited (no Bluetooth, no GPS, no cameras, no nuthin'!), can only read Amazon content from it (no Netflix, no books from other providers, and can only run Amazon sanctioned Android apps that you buy from Amazon. Don't bother with it, pay the extra 50 bucks and get the Galaxy.
You won't be sorry you bought the Fire; it's a very nice tablet. But you'll be missing out on all that a device like this can offer.
4) Amazon Kindle e-Readers: basic readers that are fine for text only. Lightweight, power misers (you can go forever on a charge), but very simple and no frills devices. Of these, get the Kindle Touch WIFI for $99, that's the best bang for the buck right there.