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Will come with Android 3.1 out of the box

We first caught a glimpse of Samsung's larger follow-up to its fairly successful 7-inch Galaxy Tab, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, back in February. With its 10.1-inch display (1280 x 800), dual-core 1GHz processor, HSPA+ connectivity, and 3MP/2MP cameras, the larger iteration of the Galaxy Tab appeared to be a fairly decent addition to the Android Honeycomb-based tablet lineup, if nothing too exciting or different.

Then, at CTIA, Samsung dropped the news that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (along with the smaller 8.9-inch version) would be even thinner and lighter than the iPad 2 — at 0.33 inches thick and weighing 1.31 pounds. 

While the rumored launch date for the new tablet from Samsung is June 8, the company posted this tweet on its official Twitter page Monday:

What is 10.1 inches of Android 3.0 Honeycomb delight? Only a few days away! Sign up NOW -" rel="nofollow

And while the tweet references Android 3.0, the official webpage of the Samsung Tab 10.1 now lists Android 3.1 as the tablet's out-of-the-box operating system. (It also updates the device's thickness to 0.34 inches, which would match the iPad 2.)

The device will reportedly come in 16GB and 32GB iterations, with Wi-Fi-only models priced at $499 and $599 respectively. No official announcement regarding 3G-integrated versions has been made, although those are expected at some point in the future, as well.

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RE: good for samsung
By omnicronx on 5/25/2011 10:57:16 AM , Rating: 2
The iPad was released all of 2 months ago.. I love how people think that you can completely redesign a product and have it stocked on the shelves in a little over 2-3 months..

And while Samsung may have been prevue to many of their components (considering they make most of them), I have my doubts they had any idea what the iPad 2 would truly look like. (They don't make the battery or exterior shell that would give an idea as to how big it would be)

RE: good for samsung
By theapparition on 5/25/2011 12:50:20 PM , Rating: 5

How much more can you "redesign" a tablet. It's base specifications will always be screen size, size, and weight. Given a screen size, the goal will always be to reduce the other metrics.

No wonder they all look similar. What apple uses as components are the exact same things that other manufacturers are using. No secrets there. It cracks me up when people consider similar products as "stealing". Given the same input criterea, it's only logical that the outcomes will be similar.

In other news, why do all cars have 4 wheels with the passenger cabin in-between?

RE: good for samsung
By B3an on 5/25/2011 9:00:58 PM , Rating: 2
The thing i like about Samsung is that they actually design and manufacture a lot of the components in there own devices. It's allowing them to make some very nice products lately, like the Galaxy S2, which is in my opinion the best, and fastest smartphone around. It's also definitely the thinnest and possibly the lightest smartphone i've ever used.

I'm slightly disappointed this new and considerably larger tablet does not have specs that match the S2, which has a slightly faster 1.2GHz dualcore, and the same 1GB RAM.

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