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At last, the Honeycomb-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 now hits the UK. The iPad 2 has been dominating the tablet market for so long. Now, it gets a worthy adversary.
The 16 GB Wi-Fi-only version of the 10.1 starts at £399.00, its 32 GB version is priced at £480.00, and the 64 GB version is priced at £560.00. The 3G version of the slimmest tablet in the market is expected to arrive on the 23rd of August. You can choose from white or black colors regardless of the versions. If you’re looking for a smaller version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 will be coming within the year.
It’s not all good news for Samsung, though. Apple has taken its lawsuit against the Korean tech giant both in the US and in Korea, claiming Samsung has infringed of a number of its patents. Apple is pushing for a ban of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the US.
Despite the lack of apps for Honeycomb operating system due to its infancy, there have been countless positive reviews on the 10.1. It received praise for the display and overall design. When it comes to the lack of apps, this will soon change once Ice Cream Sandwich unites both Gingerbread and Honeycomb, which will be soon.
Does the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 appeal to you, or would you rather stick to the iPad 2? Give us your thoughts.
If you were waiting to get your hands on the smart case for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 found on its official accessories page, it is possible that you never will. It can no longer be found on the Anymode site. Samsung has pulled it out of this website.
Why would the Korean manufacturer do such a thing? The case can also be used as a stand for the tablet. Unfortunately, it looks strikingly similar to the Smart Cover for the iPad 2.
After pulling out the cases from the website, Samsung said, “As a general practice, Samsung Electronics reviews and approves all accessories produced by partners before they are given the “Designed for Samsung Mobile” mark.”
“In this case, approval was not given to Anymode for the accessory to feature this official designation. We are working with Anymode to address this oversight and the product has already been removed from the Anymode sales website. The product has not been sold.”
Despite Samsung’s remark, is the Korean manufacturer afraid that Apple will gain a legal advantage due to the resemblance of the Smart Case with Apple’s Smart Cover? Will this give Apple more grounds to ban the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 form being sold in the US?
Aside from no longer getting this case for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, it is possible that we will never know Samsung’s true reasons.
Samsung confirms that its answer to the current leader Apple’s iPad 2 will be landing on the late this summer. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is coming on the 4th of August. We’ll know by then if it really has what it takes to dethrone the world’s most popular tablet.
The Korean-made Tab 10.1 is slimmer than the Cupertino firm’s iPad 2. Despite its slimmer frame, it comes packed with a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor Tegra 2 chipset with an integrated ULP GeForce GPU. It sports a 3 MP primary camera and a 2 MP front-facing secondary camera for video calls.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.1 will run on Android’s Honeycomb 3.1 right out of the box. This is Google’s tablet-optimized OS. Samsung has added its tweak to this popular OS. It comes with the Social Hub, which allows users email, contacts, calendar, IM, and social network capabilities all within one app.
The tablet received mostly positive reviews. The problem that most reviews point out is the lack of Honeycomb apps. However, this is understandable since the Ice Cream Sandwich is in the horizon. Developers would like to hit two birds with one stone by developing both tablet and smartphone-optimized apps for the latest Android iteration that brings both versions together.
Aside from the 10.1 behemoth launching on the 4th of August, the Korean technology giant also plans to release a smaller version the 8.9 (8.9 inch touch screen). However, no specific release date was mentioned.
Although we know that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be landing on the 4th of August, there was one crucial detail that Samsung failed to mention, the price. The price greatly determines whether the consumer will warm up to the tablet or greatly determines whether the consumer will warm up to the tablet or not. A competitive price coupled with powerful features will surely give the iPad 2 a run for its money.