The much awaited, much delayed Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has taken quite a bit of a backseat in the publicity stakes lately. It’s no doubt suffered from the legal soap opera going on between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics over the iPad vs. Galaxy Tab 10.1 patent infringement case(s).
All that has changed, and it has been yanked back into public consciousness by two major announcements over the last couple of days. The first was Negri Electronics listing the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet on its website, with a comprehensive list of specs, screenshots and price to boot.
The Note 10.1 has been pegged at $749.50 in the Negri listing. While the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet has powerful hardware under its hood, it’s probably still priced a few hundred dollars more than it ought to be if Samsung wants the new Galaxy tablet to be a legitimate challenger for the iPad.
The second is an invite received by the folks at The Verge for a Samsung event in NYC on the 15th of August. Samsung has been quite the tease, electing to reveal that the event will be for the launch of a major Galaxy product. While the upcoming Note 2 would seem to be the first name that strikes everyone’s heads at such a hint, the phablet’s launch has been confirmed to be in the IFA.
With a quad core Exynos processor picked up from the S III making an appearance in the Note 10.1, along with the Digitizer (S-Pen?) capabilities, the Galaxy Note 10.1 could be a rather unique device. Then again, with its astronomical price, its market prospects may prove to be rather limited.
[via The Verge]