Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1″ Gets Released, Available for Pre-Order

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Today marks the release of Samsung’s much-anticipated 10.1″ Galaxy Tab, Samsung’s first Android Honeycomb tablet. It comes in two color varieties—black and white—and there are four different models, with 16GB and 32GB variations, each are available with WiFi-only or with the option of 4G LTE from Verizon.

The price-points for the 10″ Galaxy Tabs come in at $499 for the 16GB WiFi model, $599 for the 32GB WiFi version, and $529 and $629 for the 4G models, which require a 2 year contract with Verizon, of course.

A limited quantity of the 10″ Galaxy Tabs were sold from the Union Square Best Buy store in New York. For everyone else, the Galaxy Tab is up for pre-order from Best Buy’s website with a June 17th release date. Amazon and other websites have the 10″ Galaxy Tab up for pre-order too.

The Galaxy Tab is very similar to all the other 10″ Honeycomb tablets. It has a 1280 x 800 resolution display, runs Android 3.1, has a Tegra 2 dual-core processor, WiFi, Bluetooth, two digital cameras—a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 3MP front-facing camera, GPS, and so on.

What separates the 10″ Galaxy Tab from the pack is the fact that it is the thinnest tablet in the world, thinner than the iPad 2 even. It is a slim 8.6 millimeters. It ain’t too heavy either, at 1 and a quarter pounds (565 grams). About the only knock against the Galaxy Tab is the fact that it doesn’t have a memory card slot.

4 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1″ Gets Released, Available for Pre-Order”

  1. i really want a 10″ device for reading pdfs, but now that I am sold on eInk, I am going to wait for a 10″ eink device, unless there some deal I can’t pass up. If ASUS releases the DR-900 I will probably buy it.

    • There’s a new ereader called the Onyx M90 that has a 9.7″ Pearl screen. Here’s the longest review I’ve ever seen on a Chinese forum. There’s also a thread about it at MR. I should be getting one in for review later this month. It certainly looks interesting.

  2. Oooh, I like the look of that device. I also think the Hanvon 9.7 will be hitting the market this summer.

  3. I read that thread at the Mobile read forum. I think the one I want is the M91s. I will probably take the faster processor over the touchscreen and Wifi capabilities.

    Apparently the Onyx store starts shipping the M91s on June 10th. However, I will probably wait until there is a U.S. seller. I hope it is less than 329 euros at the current exchange rate.