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Samsung announces Galaxy Tab UK availability

by Scott Bicheno on 1 October 2010, 15:52

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab, arguably the strongest rival to the Apple iPad yet, will be in the shops from 1 November, according to a press release sent out by Samsung this morning.

Simon Stanford, MD of mobile for Samsung UK, said: "The Samsung Galaxy Tab brings a very unique proposition to the tablet market and from 1 November, gives consumers the ultimate in connectivity and portability that they have been waiting for."

Just to remind you, the Galaxy tab is a seven inch Android 2.2 tablet with a 1GHz Hummingbird SoC. It only weights 380g and is being positioned as a big mobile phone. This is important as it means Google will allow the Android Market to appear on it, judging the Galaxy Tab to be capable of doing its apps justice.

There are some apps unique to the device, which Samsung is calling ‘hubs'. The readers hub is and e-reader and digital library, while video and music have their own hubs, as does social networking. Despite being launched in conjunction with Vodafone, the Galaxy Tab will be available from all networks and retailers.

Incidentally Samsung also announced what everyone had already known since February: that it will be launching several Windows Phone 7 handsets this year. No date or details were given but Microsoft is expected to be officially launching the OS on 11 October.

"The addition of Windows Phone 7 devices to Samsung's smartphone portfolio is a significant milestone," said Stanford. "Samsung's new Windows Phone 7 based smartphones will play a key role in reinforcing Samsung's leadership in the smartphone market and commitment to providing a range of devices across a variety of platforms."



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Any word on pricing yet? Or is that going to be specified by each network individually? Glad we'll be able to get it on all networks though, bad experiences with Vodafone and T-Mobile, but great ones with 3, so I appreciate the choice.
My supplier is getting 500 in on the 22nd of October @£499.99 which is apparently 2 weeks before anyone else apparently, I must say I am impressed with Android as an OS but I really need to try WinMo7 before I decide what phone I get next, as for toys, I was looking at the NF310 to replace my N220, this however might do the job instead..
Pricing this at the same level as the iPad (so rumours go) means that Samsung has already shot itself in the foot and consigned what looks like a decent alternative, to the realms of the minority enthusiasts. :wallbash:

Phone and tablet companies need to realise that they can't compete with Apple on spec and design. The only way to hurt Apple is where they are vulnerable - Price and flexibilty….
Phone and tablet companies need to realise that they can't compete with Apple on spec and design.

Thank god they don't agree with you…