Samsung reveals thinnest tablets with Android 3.0

22 Mar 2011

Samsung has taken the wraps off two new Android 3.0 Galaxy Tab computers which are believed to be the thinnest on the market at just 8.6mm in thickness – 0.2mm thinner than the rival iPad 2.

The devices will compete primarily with the Motorola Xoom, which also runs Android 3.0, and could actually beat it on price.

The Wi-Fi only 16GB Galaxy Tab 8.9-inch tablet will be US$469, while the 32GB version will cost US$569. The Wi-Fi only 10.1-inch tablet will cost US$499 for a 16GB version, while the 32GB model will cost US$599. Both models will ship early in the summer.

A 4G version of the new tablet computers are believed to be coming later in the year.

Both tablets will come with a dual-core 1GHz processor, a 1,280 x 800 HD display and will come with a microSD card slot for up to32GB cards.

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