Enterprise Mobility: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Aims to Knock iPad 2 Off Its Throne
Samsung released the original, 7-inch Galaxy Tab late last year to generally solid reviews. However, it failed to make much of a dent in the market- or mind-share occupied by Apple's iPad franchise, which continues to sell a considerable amount of units per month and dominate much of the public conversation centering on tablets. In light of that, Samsung's back on the market with a device seemingly tailor-made to take the iPad 2 head-on: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Measuring 10.1 inches, and weighing a slight 1.3 pounds, the Tab 10.1 will rely on a combination of powerful hardware (including a 1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and screen with 1280 x 800 resolution) and new-and-improved Google Android 3.1 operating system to take the fight to the iPad. To that end, the Tab 10.1 offers access to the Android Market and its tablet-optimized appsthere's not an extensive collection here, but fans of Angry Birds and some lightweight productivity apps will probably be pleased with the selection. Samsung made the WiFi-only Tab available June 8 exclusively at one Best Buy in New York City, with plans to expand that to other retailers and online starting June 17. The 16GB version of the device retails for $499, and the 32GB version for $599. While the Tab 10.1 with Android 3.1 is new, eWEEK looked at an earlier version of this tablet back in May.