A New Blackberry Playbook Rival? 32GB Samsung Galaxy Tab Now Costs £250

Those looking for a decent Android-based tablet might be tempted by today's deal of the day from Ebay, courtesy of Ebuyer, which offers the Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi version (that's the P1010) for as little as £249.99 including delivery.

In comparison, the device is on sale at Amazon for £286. What's more, Ebuyer is giving a free 16GB microSD card reader that brings the total capacity of the device to 32GB.

As a reminder, the Galaxy Tab is essentially a tablet version of the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone; the two share the same system on chip, the Samsung Hummingbird clocked at 1GHz which is based on the ARM Cortex A8 architecture.

It has 512MB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, packs a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen with a 1024x600 pixel resolution display, a three-megapixel rear facing camera and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel one and a seven hour battery life while playing video.

Since it runs on Android 2.2 Froyo, it does offer Flash 10.1 compatibility as well as wireless hotspot. Note that it does not have 3G or HDMI but includes Wi-Fi, USB, a microSD card reader and A-GPS.

O2 is still selling the 3G version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab for £299, albeit without the additional 16GB microSD card which is worth around £15 on its own. The P1010 though would be perfect if you intend to use a Mi-Fi hotspot device or stick to Wi-Fi only.