Notebookcheck Logo

Vodafone ditches older Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 model

Company will no longer be selling thicker Tab 10.1v model

We never did quite understand why Vodafone was originally interested in the Tab 10.1v, but it looks like we won’t have to worry anymore. According to an email sent out to the telecommunication company’s mailing list, Vodafone has decided to ditch the bulkier model of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 and go with the sleeker and thinner version instead.

The original 10.1" Galaxy Tab was first announced back at the MWC in Barcelona, but was later sent back to the labs after Apple’s introduction of the iPad 2. The end result was a tablet thinner than Apple’s offering, but lacking the 8MP camera power found in the original model.

However, much to Samsung’s good fortune, they were able to find a home for the already produced stocks of the older tablet by partnering with Vodafone, and the model was subsequently called the Tab 10.1v. Now it seems that the company has decided that the thinner Tab 10.1 is more suitable to their purposes, and has sent out the aforementioned email along with removing all traces of the Tab 10.1v from their site.

Although it looks as if the Tab 10.1v has been relegated to a collector’s item from now on, this move currently only includes the UK and might not extend to Australia and Germany. Sadly, the company failed to mention any pricing and release information in their email, and we'll have to wait for a future announcement.


Please share our article, every link counts!
Omar Qudsi, 2011-06- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)