English buyers of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 can now breathe easy after all. For they too will be getting the shiny new slim and light version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet and not the slightly more bulkier version.
Samsung’s original 10.1 inch tablet didn’t look as slim as the current version. Originally launched in February at the Mobile World Congress, the tablet also christened Galaxy Tab 10.1 was more stout looking as well as being a bit on the heavier side. It could have continued with the same form factor if Apple hadn’t surprised us by launching the new thoroughly revamped iPad 2 with its improved performance and super slim and light weight credentials. The new iPad has been so impressive, Samsung was left with no option but to return to the drawing boards with the Galaxy Tab 10.1. This resulted in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 also coming out even more thin and light than the iPad 2.
However, by then Samsung had been faced with another dilemma, that of having two Galaxy Tab 10.1; one that is light and thin with the original being heavy and stubby. To get around this, Samsung re-branded the original as Galaxy Tab 10.1v, which was what Vodafone had originally put up for sale in England. But then things changed for the better as Vodafone UK announced they too will be offering the thinner Galaxy Tab 10.1. Perhaps the lukewarm response that the original Galaxy Tab 10.1v received in Australia prompted Samsung to go for the change.
However, though all of the above sounds good, the Vodafone page for Galaxy Tab 10.1 reports that it will have a ‘fast’ 1.2 Ghz processor. Everyone knows the tablet running Android Honeycomb is based on a Tegra 2 dual core processor. We can hope this is a typo, or maybe there is something exclusive that Samsung wants to mete out to its English buyers.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email