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Samsung announces the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

New tablet computer unveiled at MWC 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung has announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer, so called due to its 10.1-inch touchscreen.

The device was unveiled at the Samsung press conference in Barcelona ahead of the 2011 Mobile World Congress show, where a number of mobile phones and tablet computers are expected to be unveiled.

Android Honeycomb OS

Like its smaller predecessor, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 runs a version of Google’s Android operating system. The original Galaxy Tab runs versions 2.2 but the new model runs a more advanced operating system: version 3.0 version, otherwise known as Honeycomb.

The new Android OS has been designed with tablet-sized screens, rather than mobile phone-sized screens, in mind.

The device will go on sale in Spring 2011 and Vodafone has been confirmed as being the first carrier to sell the device in the UK, although others may follow.

Samsung Galaxy Tab key specifications

  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS
  • 10.1-inch 1,280×800 resolution screen
  • 1GHz dual core processor
  • 8Mp rear-facing still camera with flash
  • Full HD 1080p video recording and playback
  • 2Mp front-facing camera for video calls
  • Wi-fi, Bluetooth and GPS enabled
  • 16GB and 32GB memory capacities
  • Weight = 599g
  • 6,860mAh battery

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