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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: Release Date not affected by iPad 2

We recently informed you that Samsung were planning on making hardware changes to their upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1 device after feeling ‘inadequate’ compared to the iPad 2, but we’re now pleased to say the changes shouldn’t affect the release date of the device.

Samsung has confirmed the news in a report which you can read over at Korean site Yonhap News Agency. The Galaxy 10.1 is scheduled for a release in the US this month, with a European release coming in April, but there does seem to be doubts if Samsung can maintain that release period if they are going to alter the design of the device.

Samsung has already talked about how thin the iPad 2 is, so that’s one possibility, but will such a major change delay the product or not? Samsung are keen to reassure that this won’t happen, but we’re not convinced. If a March release is still slated for the 10.1 Tab, then it seems highly unlikely that they have time to make the device thinner.

If this is the case, then what exactly are they planning to change? Hopefully they reveal the details at somepoint this week – it could be make or break for future customers. Let us know your thoughts on this one.


  • Jerz29

    The Samsung Tab will be missing the HDMI port which Microsoft Xoom has. I don't think this feature is worth the extra $ but its something Samsung should have added.

  • Anon

    I hope there is one version of this less than $500. If the android tablet folks could hit a $400 price tag for a wi-fi only model, they'll have something that could change the tablet game.


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