Samsung’s Galaxy Tab – the first major Android tablet to compete with the Apple iPad – has emerged. Unlike Apple’s devices, Samsung is offering the Galaxy Tab through a range of carriers, including the Big Four: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Although reviews of the device itself have been overwhelmingly positive, it’s already becoming apparent that the major wireless carrier partners are going to do everything they can to hold the device back.

Free Press’ Chris Riley has had enough of carriers’ meddling in the burgeoning tablet market. Read more here.