Vodafone Opens Samsung Galaxy Tab Registration

Vodafone is preparing for the launch of Samsung's Galaxy Tab device in the UK by offering customers the chance to register their interest in the tablet.

The device, which was unveiled during the IFA expo last week, is being heralded as the first real competitor to Apple's iPad.

Vodafone, which was already listed the device under 'Coming Soon' on its product page, has so far released no details about the price and the launch date of the device, but current rumours indicate at an 11 October release.

Experts believe that the pricing of the device will play a major role in its success. According to Amazon Germany, the device is priced at €799 (£670), but Samsung's product executive Hankil Yoon recently said in an interview to the Wall Street Journal that the device will be priced between £130 and £195.

The Galaxy Tab will come with a 3 MP camera, Flash support, an augmented reality mapping service and 3G as standard.

The Galaxy Tab will not only have to compete with Apple's iPad, but also with tablet devices from Acer, Toshiba and the Dell Streak, which is already available in the UK on O2.