Samsung Galaxy Tab Confusion: UK not getting Thin 10.1

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The recent CTIA event saw Samsung showcasing their rather impressive iPad 2 competitors, their thin Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9. The company stole the show, however left some onlookers rather confused.

This is because while they had their thin models at the event they also had their thicker versions Galaxy Tab 10.1 with its TouchWiz 4.0 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 on display also for showcasing. Now with these new thin tablets many are wondering what is going to happen to the heftier models.

As the article by Stuart Miles at Pocket-Lint explains the 10.1 version will still be shipping with Vodafone and has been renamed the Galaxy Tab 10.1V. This is apparently because the UK will not be getting the new thin 10.1.

What’s more is the thicker 8.9 will apparently not go any further than the demo booth, which Samsung was making clear at the event. It wasn’t made clear however why the tablet failed to make the market. It is thought that it was due to be released but then scrapped once the iPad 2 launched.

Perhaps we shall never know, but in the meantime you can check out more details about the event in the full article by clicking the link above. Why do you think the Galaxy Tab 8.9 did not make it to the market? Will the UK ever see the new thinner versions? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • C dog

    That's a joke. Why don't we the thin version over here. (Ireland) what could possibly be th reasons for that

  • man

    Why suddenly my batery weak and swicth off, after swicth on back it running ok.