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Galaxy Tab 10.1

Galaxy Tab 8.9
Samsung aims for the throat with a pair of new tablets

When it comes to consumer products, it seems as though Apple is always on a quest to make each generation thinner and lighter than the previous. When Apple announced the iPad 2, it slimmed down to a thin 0.34 inches with weight coming in at just 1.33 pounds (Wi-Fi version). 

Samsung isn't about to let Apple hog all the glory when it comes to thin tablets, and that is clearly the case with its new 8.9" and 10.1" Galaxy Tab. Both are 0.33 inches thin, just barely edging out the iPad 2. The tablets are light too, coming in at 1.04 pounds (8.9") and 1.31 pounds (10.1").

Both tablets are running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), but they are saddled with the TouchWiz UX interface, for better or worse.

Both machines feature a 1GHz dual-core processor, dual cameras (3MP rear, 2MP front), 802.11a/b/n, Bluetooth, and a screen resolution of 1280x800. Both tablets will be available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities. Battery capacity is 6000 mAh for the 8.9" model and 6800 mAh for the 10.1" model. 

"The GALAXY Tab 10.1 and 8.9 are remarkable examples of Samsung's constant innovation and show our dedication to designing premium tablets that fit the unique needs of consumers around the world", said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business. "By combining Samsung's innovations in design and display with our exciting new user experience, we've created a new class of products that will lead the tablet market."

Pricing for the 16GB and 32GB 10.1" Wi-Fi models rings in at $499 and $599 respectively -- these models will be available on June 8 according to Engadget. The 16GB and 32GB 8.9" Wi-Fi Galaxy Tabs will be priced at $469 and $569 respectively – no word on availability yet. 

Versions of the 8.9” and 10.1” Galaxy Tab with integrated 3G capabilities will also be available, but pricing hasn't been announced.

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By hexxthalion on 3/23/2011 6:24:37 AM , Rating: 2
"The GALAXY Tab 10.1 and 8.9 are remarkable examples of Samsung's constant innovation and show our dedication to designing premium tablets that fit the unique needs of consumers around the world"

innovation? what innovation are they talking about? that's a f***g copycat, that's what these products are

RE: LOL!!!!
By Denigrate on 3/23/2011 8:36:50 AM , Rating: 1
Yes, because the iPad wasn't a copy of already existing tablets, just Appleized. Same thing with all of Apple products for that matter. Apple is not an innovator, they are a great marketing machine.

RE: LOL!!!!
By hexxthalion on 3/23/2011 9:39:57 AM , Rating: 2
what? are you out of your mind?

RE: LOL!!!!
By icanhascpu on 3/23/2011 8:00:16 PM , Rating: 2
Im sorry, but what exactly did Apple copy here? The Samsung PR is fully of sh!t, just like Apples, but at least Apple IS on the forefront and making markets where there were none before for other companies to come in and start competition/improving upon products and in turn drives improvements from other companies, benefiting the consumer. Samsung didn't do sh!t.

Apple and Microsoft have been followed around by these companies for the last decade at least. Even Google waited for Apple to open up a large market from virtually nothing. Unless you count the craptastic 'apps' blackberry had. Love apple or hate them, they have been very useful for the technologically inclined consumer.

RE: LOL!!!!
By Alexstarfire on 3/24/2011 1:06:03 AM , Rating: 2
Yea, who the hell heard of a tablet or a smartphone before Apple "invented" them. ;)

They certainly popularized them, but that's it.

RE: LOL!!!!
By lawrance on 3/26/2011 10:32:35 PM , Rating: 2
Wow are you a hater. Please name the "existing tablets" that the iPad copied. I'll make it easy on you. NAME ONE.

There were very clunky, very expensive, windoze based touch screen computers trying to run a full OS which never ran well and never found a market for said failure.

Apple did NOT copy that business model. Apple created a thin, light, (relatively) inexpensive piece of hardware that runs iOS which WAS MADE for touch screen use. Their formula is so different from the former, that you can't simply call it a "copy" of somebody else's design.

The exact same argument can be said for the iPHone. No Apple didn't "invent" the concept of the smartphone, but they DID re-invent it. They defined the 100% touchscreen environment. You haters should be thankful for Apples R&D. There would not be an Android if it were not for Apple. Google had a spy on Apple's board of directors which allowed them to "innovate" i.e. COPY Apples idea as quickly as it was being developed.

Apple IS great at marketing... but they are also great innovators. To claim otherwise makes you look foolish, immature and/or in denial.

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