The wait is almost over, as the UK’s imminent release of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is finally upon us. We can now report that the tablet, which has been available in the U.S. since June 17, 2011 will finally make it across the pond on August 4th. However, what we cannot give you is what price each model will cost.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is said to be thinner than the iPad 2, and we do have one or two concerns with this. Samsung also went for the thin design with their Galaxy S II handset, and there have been a few complaints that owners fear that they could snap it if left in their pockets when they go to sit down.
When reports of this tablet first broke a few months back it was feared that the UK would be getting the chunkier model, but Samsung has since denied this; although there are consumers who wish that they were getting the more weighty one, as their lifestyle demands something with more sturdiness.
We have been trying to study, which UK network will be offering the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but there does not seem to be too much information. However, looking back we expect that the device will be a Vodafone exclusive. A quick visit to the UK Vodafone website shows that they are still offering the 7-inch version, along with a few incentives.
Now we cannot see why anyone would want to purchase this smaller tablet with older technology — especially when they only have six weeks until its successor gets released? There are currently three price plans, so one would assume that this would also be the case with the 10.1 model.
Each of these plans is on a 30-day contract, which are as follows: Very occasional user, Occasional user and Regular user. These are not the official names of the plans, just a guide to help decide what your needs are.
In a build up to the upcoming launch Samsung has now lifted the lid on their “Premium Accessory Suite,” which consists of a full-size keyboard dock, multimedia dock and also a range of cases.
Mark August 4th in your calendar, as this will be the day that Samsung will mount its fight against the iPad 2, which as we know has about a 97 percent tablet market share. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a tough job ahead, as not only have they got to compete with Apple, but also Motorola as well with their Xoom. There is a ray of light for Sammy though, as the S II has been outselling the iPhone 4 in the UK — although the latter is now a year-old.
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