Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi hits stores

7 Sep 2011

Samsung said today its latest tablet device, the Wi-Fi version of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer, is in-store and on sale in Irish shops.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 features the latest version of Android – Honeycomb 3.1 – and has a 10.1-inch crystal clear WXGA TFT LCD screen. It weighs 565 grams and Samsung claims it is the world’s thinnest mobile tablet of its screen size at just 8.6mm thick.

Powered by a 1Ghz dual core application processor with the latest NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip, the tablet supports network speeds of up to 21Mbps and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi will cost €479 to €499, including VAT.

The Wi-Fi device will be followed into the market later this month by the Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G, which will be supported by operators including Vodafone.

A Galaxy Tab 8.9-inch model is expected to enter the marketplace later in the year.

A recent injunction as part of a case taken by Apple against the company saw a judge in the Netherlands issue a formally Europe-wide preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Ace smartphones – but not the Galaxy tablets – at Apple’s request.

Samsung will appeal the injunction on Friday. A spokesperson for Samsung said the company will defend its IP rights throughout the world.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years