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Samsung: Samsung to out 10-inch Galaxy Tab in early half of 2011

Samsung official also hints at a 7-inch iteration of the Galaxy Tab apart from the possible 10-inch version

Samsung Electronics will be releasing a 10-inch Galaxy Tab in the early half of 2011 - according to excerpts from an interview by Mr Gary Twohig, Manager at Samsung Mobile UK. He also assured that a 7-inch version is also on the cards which will be made available by the end of October 2011, if things run on schedule. Both devices will sport a HD enabled display, however they would be incapable in sporting a Super AMOLED display.

The Company looks to be optimistic in the sales they expect, with the figure being pegged at 10 million Galaxy Tabs globally expected to be sold by the end of summer next year. The first 7-inch Galaxy tablets are said to be made available at O2, Vodafone, 3, Meteor and Carphone Warehouse in the UK. The tablet will come bundled with games like Nova as well as a Sky News app that will give a hint of its impeccable audio-visual expertise.

As far as the 10-inch version goes, it will contain Android as its OS for sure but which version it will be is still nebulous. Whether it will be an Android 2.2 or 3, or even a future version like the Honeycomb, the verdict is not out as yet. Froyo should arrive later this year, and Gingerbread (Android 3) mid next year. There is no ETA for Honeycomb yet.

On the pricing front the 7-inch Galaxy Tab will cost you anywhere between a price band of $200 to $300 on release, as quoted by Samsung product executive Mr Hankil Yoon, but this is taking into consideration the subsidy imposed by carriers.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2010-09-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)