If you like the original Galaxy Tab from Samsung but felt it needed a bit more to it – which is no surprise considering its small size – well, here’s some good news for you. Samsung Mobile has just confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is going to be arriving next week at select retail outlets. Packing a customized version of Android 3.1 Honeycomb, the Tab 10.1’s 16 GB version will be selling for $499 while the 32GB version will have a price tag of $599 at Best Buy. Here are some of the specs:
As you’ve noticed from the specs, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be Samsung’s ultra-slim Android tablet> The 10-inch screen is a big improvement from the 7-inch one, along with the 1280 x 800 resolution. It will be pretty thin at 8.6 mm thin and sports several features that are expected of tablets: a Wi-Fi connection, a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra II processor, a 7,000 mAh battery, and a light weight of 1.25 pounds.
Right now, Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy Tab with stock Android 3.1. However, progressive updates will be introduced that will add several nice features like the TouchWiz UX interface. This will add Live Panel home screen widgets, Mini apps Tray, and others. Further updates are planned that will provide the Samsung Media Hub that can play on a TV using the Tab media dock or HDMI adapter. Readers and Social Hubs will also be added.
As for the selected stores, the Best Buy in Union Square, NYC will currently be the only place you can purchase a Galaxy Tab 10.1. That’s a pretty long way to go for a tablet. So, if you can wait, the Tab goes on sale at Amazon, Fry’s, Newegg, and other online retailers on June 17.