Yesterday, Rita El Khoury wrote a great piece explaining why she thinks 7″ is a wise choice for Google’s flagship tablet — and why a 7″ tablet is a totally different product from a 10″ tablet. Based on my own tablet experiences, I’m inclined to agree.
It feels like there are now four distinct, common sizes for Android devices: the 3″-4″ phone, the 10″ tablet (including tablets with keyboard docks, like the Transformer range), the 7″ tablet (like the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire), and the 5″ phone-tablet hybrid (like the Galaxy Note). Each size has its own benefits and weaknesses.
Which do you prefer? Personally, the Nexus 7 feels about right; it’s small enough to carry around with me, but large enough to be worth using instead of my phone in some cases.