Samsung Galaxy Tab available to preorder

Samsung's recently launched Android tablet device has tipped up with on-line mobile phone reseller Expansys, SIM free and unlocked for £679.99.

The Galaxy Tab was unveiled at Berlin's IFA consumer electronics show last week, where the 16GB version's retail cost has now been made public along with the arrival date of October 12th.

It's been reported the Tab will be a direct rival to the Apple iPad, whose cost comes in at £529 for the same capacity and also with WIFI and 3G abilities.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab is a 7-inch TFT LCD touch screen display based Android tablet, with Samsung TouchWIZ UI overlay to the Google OS.

Vodafone has also announced they will be selling the Tab from October onwards, only on a contract where no price details have been made available by the mobile phone network.

O2 is exclusively selling a similar Android product in the Dell Streak, where if their tariff details are anything to go by the Samsung tablet could be free on a £25 data or £35 data and voice contracts.

The SIM free 16GB Galaxy Tab model is much more costly than we first anticipated, where the 64GB iPad is just over £19 more.

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