Samsung remains committed to the June 8 deadline for the launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 inch tablet, the company announced at the Google I/O event now underway. However, its going to be the Wi-Fi only version with 16 GB of on-board storage that would initially be on offer. Price announced for the Android 3.0 tablet is $499 though some sources suggest the final price could be even lower than that. More so when the Asus Eee Pad Transformer also running Android Honeycomb and with similar spec is now selling for $399 in the US.
The Galaxy Tab 2 has been hitting headlines all this while mainly owing to its super thing and light form factor, just some of the areas where it betters even the iPad 2. The rest of the spec sheet manages to make the next Samsung tablet offering even more exciting, what with the 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor that promises to everything with the tablet a breeze. Then of course there is the 10.1 inch 1280 x 800 pixel TFT LCD display, Bluetooth, Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n, front and rear facing cameras along with much more. Samsung’s TouchWiz 4.0 software will also be integral to the tablet. Also, just to give an idea of how thing and light it is, well the bigger Galaxy Tab 2 is all of just 8.6 mm while tipping the scales at 595 only.
No wonder, Slashgear’s hands-on experience with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the Google I/O has been highly positive. Though for the real thing to emerge, one has to wait till June 8 when the tablet makes it to the streets.
Free Galaxy Tab 2s for Google I/O attendees
While the world waits with bated breath for the tablet to hit streets, those attending the Google developers conference are lucky in that they have been presented with special versions of the Galaxy Tab. In all, there has been a total of 5000 Galaxy Tabs that was distributed and apart from being given away free, the other aspect with the super thin Samsung tablet is that its a special version that’s not likely to be made available post its commercial launch.
The Galaxy Tab 2 is all done up in white though all images of the tablet revealed so far has a black surrounding. Not only that but the tablet’s back looks great with the Android images that adds a touch of exquisitiveness to the tablet.
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