Samsung Tab Hits UK November 1st

Posted by Zealot on Oct 01, 2010

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10x10019u2b3rew77Well it is now official. The Samsung Tab will be released on all major carriers in the UK on November 1st. In addition it will be available at Carphone Warehouse, though no word yet on if those models will be unlocked or no. When the Dell Streak was first sold at Carphone Warehouse, it was still locked to O2 even iuf you bought it without contract, so read the fine print.

Price? Well Sammie doesn’t mention it in the press release, but according to Amazon UK the suggested retail for an unlocked version will indeed be 799 pounds (@ $1270), reduced to 599 pounds (@ $953) at least temporarily. Either way, still crazy. No word on the price through the carriers, but if those  contract-free prices don’t miraculously drop somehow real damn quick, it seems to me that the Tab will be roadkill under the iPad’s wheels come Christmas-time.

Check out the full press release, courtesy of Engadget, after the jump.

SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES UK AVAILABILITY OF GALAXY TAB

Android tablet device to hit the shops on 1st November 2010

London, UK, October 1st, 2010 – Following last month’s global launch at IFA, Samsung Mobile today announces the Samsung Galaxy Tab (GT-P1000), will be available in UK stores from Monday 1st November.

Representing a new category of mobile products for the company, the Galaxy Tab features a 1GHz processor, Google’s Android 2.2, Froyo operating system, a front facing camera for video calls and a 7-inch TFT-LCD display. It can be used for everything from watching films and TV, viewing pictures, reading e-books and sharing documents, to talking to friends and colleagues via voice and video call, e-mail, instant messaging, SMS/MMS or social networking.

The light (380g) weight of the Samsung Galaxy Tab means it is extremely portable, with its dimensions easy to grip and use, it is perfectly sized for life on the go. Supporting the latest Adobe Flash Player 10.1, the device allows people to quickly and easily surf and view pages on the internet.

The ‘Readers Hub,’ Samsung’s unique e-reading application, provides easy access to a digital library, featuring everything from classical literature to the latest bestsellers and reference materials. In turn, films, videos and music are available via ‘Media Hub’ and ‘Music Hub’ applications, whilst all personal contact details, e-mail, calendar, social networking and instant messenger accounts, can be combined in the ‘Social Hub’.

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “At Samsung we recognise consumers want to experience life without limits. The Samsung Galaxy Tab brings a very unique proposition to the tablet market and from 1st November, gives consumers the ultimate in connectivity and portability that they have been waiting for. It can be enjoyed by anyone – commuters, students, parents, businesses – who want to experience a complete range of entertainment, whether that be watching movies, listening to music, reading newspapers, or simply making a phone call plus much more besides.”

The Samsung Galaxy Tab will be available in the UK across all major networks, key high street and out of town electrical retailers and online such as Carphone Warehouse, Dixons Store Group and T-Mobile. The Galaxy Tab will be available on a range of attractive price packages, making it as widely accessible as possible to all consumers.

For more information please visit www.samsung.com/uk/Galaxytab.

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By day a department manager and writer for a major network device vendor...by night Zealot stalks the mean magnetic streets, striking fear into the hearts of bandwidth abusers and theme park mascots. Zealot has been involved with mobile devices for more than a decade now, starting off with dumb phones, moving to PDAs and then to smartphones, notebooks and netbooks with the odd PMP thrown in. Most of his mobile time currently is spent on a Treo Pro, Zune HD, Thinkpad T61, HP Mini 311, iPod Touch 3G, iPad 16G or a Hackintoshed Compaq Mini 704. He proudly groks the Geek community and considers himself a Neo Maxi Zune Dweebie (thanks Wil Wheaton!).

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