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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 - http://pub.vitrue.com/LXy" 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: Pretty nice device
By Sazar on 5/25/2011 11:07:27 AM , Rating: 2
Thanks for the feedback.

I don't have a tablet as of yet but the 8" version seems like it could work nicely for me.

As far as Apple selling millions, it's the whole thing with product placement and manufacturing a lust for the product. Do people need it? Nope. Do they WANT it? Yep, the lust for the product is there simply because it is now a commodity more-so than a device, as with most Apple products recently.

Say what you will about Apple but having the exact same product, sans Apple logo, will simply not have the same social impact when people are showing off their toys. Take the iPad and cover up the logo and you have something which is valued a lot less.

I am definitely holding out for either the Dell tablet or the smaller Tab at this point because I do have a niche in my usage to have an instant-on device I can sling around. My phone simply does not cut it for most sites.


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