Oct 01 AT 11:47 AM Nick Gray 9 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Tab to hit UK store shelves on November 1st

Itching to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy Tab? Samsung UK has just sent out a press release, indicating that the Galaxy Tab will be hitting store shelves in the UK on November 1st, only one month from today. The Android 2.2 tablet will be launching on all major UK networks and will also be prominently featured at electronic retailers across the country.

Pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Tab is still a bit of a mystery, but Samsung assures us that it will be widely available “on a range of attractive price packages, making it as widely accessible as possible to all consumers.”

We’re expecting a few more announcements like this from Samsung as they release launch details for the Galaxy Tab as it makes its way across Europe, Asia, and North America. The Samsung Galaxy Tab stands head and shoulders above the competition, but I can’t say that I’m completely sold yet.

Are any of you willing to wait a bit longer to see what Gingerbread and Honeycomb will bring to the table? I know I am.

Show Press Release
London, UK, October 1st, 2010 — Following last month’s global launch at IFA, Samsung Mobile today announces the Samsung Galaxy Tab (GT-P1000), will be available in UK stores from Monday 1st November.

Android tablet device to hit the shops on 1st November 2010

Representing a new category of mobile products for the company, the Galaxy Tab features a 1GHz processor, Google’s Android 2.2, Froyo operating system, a front facing camera for video calls and a 7-inch TFT-LCD display. It can be used for everything from watching films and TV, viewing pictures, reading e-books and sharing documents, to talking to friends and colleagues via voice and video call, e-mail, instant messaging, SMS/MMS or social networking.

The light (380g) weight of the Samsung Galaxy Tab means it is extremely portable, with its dimensions easy to grip and use, it is perfectly sized for life on the go. Supporting the latest Adobe Flash Player 10.1, the device allows people to quickly and easily surf and view pages on the internet.

The ‘Readers Hub,’ Samsung’s unique e-reading application, provides easy access to a digital library, featuring everything from classical literature to the latest bestsellers and reference materials. In turn, films, videos and music are available via ‘Media Hub’ and ‘Music Hub’ applications, whilst all personal contact details, e-mail, calendar, social networking and instant messenger accounts, can be combined in the ‘Social Hub’.

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “At Samsung we recognise consumers want to experience life without limits. The Samsung Galaxy Tab brings a very unique proposition to the tablet market and from 1st November, gives consumers the ultimate in connectivity and portability that they have been waiting for. It can be enjoyed by anyone – commuters, students, parents, businesses — who want to experience a complete range of entertainment, whether that be watching movies, listening to music, reading newspapers, or simply making a phone call plus much more besides.”

The Samsung Galaxy Tab will be available in the UK across all major networks, key high street and out of town electrical retailers and online such as Carphone Warehouse, Dixons Store Group and T-Mobile. The Galaxy Tab will be available on a range of attractive price packages, making it as widely accessible as possible to all consumers.

For more information please visit www.samsung.com/uk/Galaxytab.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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    Am not getting anything less than 10″. And it must have atleast gingerbread…don’t mind honeycomb either.

  • http://Website Thorpeland

    Yup, Im holding out for a 10″ screen and Gingerbread. Also, I have no interest in paying another data plan to my carrier. Im more than happy to use this as I do my laptop right now, WiFi. I wonder if Tethering via an app will be a possibility? That would be the perfect world. For light duties I currently use an ASUS netbook. Its nice but on its last leg. An Android tablet is the perfect replacement.

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    I’m waiting to get this. Right now i have a cliq.

    I’m going to use this tab as a phone also, i have laptops for everything else :D

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  • jivemaster

    Can’t really commit now that tegra tablets and phones are in the way.

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    Figuring in Scamsung’s update record and customer service.. I’ll prob be looking else where for a tablet. I think ten inches is perfect as well, plus I prob want to wait until a couple of generations of tablets come out that way I can see which companies will back up what they say, and who is in it to win it.

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    I recently baught an android tablet. I am an unhappy costomer.

    it is not playing any youtube videos, althogh i saw some post in android forums where people saying they have youtube working.
    the usb port in my tablet is not working. it is not recognising any usb stcks. I tried many.
    the real player is not working properly. the pictures are so distorted.

    above all, there is no support. the seller told me to browse internet and find out solution.

    so i would not recommend android tablets to anyone yet.

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    the only thing working without any problems is the book reader.
    also it often crashes, asking to force close applicaitons in the middle of something.
    very very frustrating.