Samsung to release Galaxy Tab 10.1v in Australia on May 1

by Vail Gladu on April 20, 2011

Vodafone AU is in the news lately for sending emails to customers inviting them to preorder the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 before its official launch. It is also testing the Android 2.3 or Gingerbread platform on the original 7inch Samsung Galaxy Tab and other Android smartphones – namely Galaxy S, HTC Desire Z, and Desire HD.

Select customers have received emails from Vodafone AU regarding a limited release. The device was offered to be bought yesterday before it publicly goes on pre-sale. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will begin shipping on May 1, 2011. The tablet comes free with a 2 year data contract of AU$39/month or AU$259 with a 1 year data contract of AU$39/month. You can also get the tab free of contract but it’s going to cost you a pricey AU$729. The Galaxy Tab 10.1v will be shipped with a complimentary book cover.

If this is the tab of your dreams and you want to miss out on the queues at stores, you better hurry and place your order.
Vodafone AU has also received the Android 2.3 testing software for Galaxy Tab and other smartphones. More updates will unfold in the coming days. This is good though the upgrade date still isn’t out. At least, the Gingerbread update that’s been long sought-after is coming on the device.
The Gingerbread upgrade will probably head to the US soon after followed by other continents. It would be too much to hope for an official honeycomb upgrade for the 7inch Galaxy Tab. Never mind. If you want it bad enough, there’s always the unofficial route.
Lots of excitement in the Land Down Under this spring. Will you be taking up Vodafone AU’s offer?
[via engadget]

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