Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn’t going to reach customers before June 8 but some lucky Google developers are already playing with it. Samsung has given away 5,000 of the Honeycomb tabs to attendees of Google I/O at San Francisco. Last year, HTC and Google had distributed EVO handsets at the event.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was shrouded in mystery for some time and even now doubts were expressed over the market readiness of the tab. We’ll know how things stand soon enough as reports from various developers start pouring in.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is out to beat the iPad 2 and it certainly has specs that could make it possible. Remember that the original Samsung Galaxy Tab though sporting a 7 inch screen, Froyo, and a high price point did sell in the 2 million number. With an improved Honeycomb version, 10.1inch TFT display, 1GB RAM, Tegra 2 dual core processor, 8mp camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording capabilities, this tab is definitely going to give Apple some competition. Especially since the Wi-Fi variant is priced the same as the iPad 2 equivalent.
Meanwhile, back in Romania, Vodafone has released the Samsung Galaxy 10.1v for $600 with a contract that includes unlimited internet access for 2 years. This is the same Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, just thicker and apparently made specifically for Vodafone.
While the rest of us gnaw our nails in envy, 5,000 of the Samsung beauties are out there. Reviews and comparisons should start pouring in soon enough to give you in-depth insights of what you’re going to be getting, which should definitely factor in your buying decision. So keep a close eye out.