Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1-inch Available On Preorder For £600

We've just noticed that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1-inch tablet which was announced at the Mobile World Congress last month, has gone on preorder at Clove Technology for £600 excluding delivery.

The tablet has the same specification as the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone which was released at the same time except for a 10.1-inch screen, a much higher 1280x800 pixels resolution and Android 3.0 rather than Gingerbread.

We're awaiting confirmation from Clove over official pricing and availability and rival Expansys has yet to confirm when the tablet will go on preorder and at what cost. Another online retailer was taking preorders for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1-inch for as much as £900.

The price of the device is set to fall even further in order to match that of the Motorola XOOM and the iPad 2 3G version which will cost around £500.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1-inch is one of the first tablets to come with 4G connectivity, which makes it ideal for those who plan to use it regularly in countries with 4G coverage like the US.

It weighs only 599g which is lighter than the iPad 2, a real feat given that it carries a bigger 10.1-inch display. There's a dual core processor, possibly the Exynos 4210, that powers the Galaxy S II, 1GB RAM, 16GB hard disk drive, an 8-megapixel rear facing camera and a 2-megapixel front facing one.

It can only record in HD though (unlike the Galaxy S II) while allowing for full HD playback. It does come with Wi-Fi, 3G, dual surround speakers as well as the full array of Google Services.