Samsung's iPad 2 Rival Officially Goes On sale Today In UK

Samsung has finally released the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which is actually the second version and quite different from the one we saw at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona; it is thinner but also comes with a camera with a much lower pixel count.

Like most other 10-inch tablets on the market, the product comes with a WXGA capacitive touchscreen and is powered by a 1Ghz dual core SoC, the Nvidia Tegra 2 rather than Samsung's own Exynos 4210.

The tablet has already gone on sale at DSGi (PC World, Currys, Dixons) but only the 16GB non-3G model, in white and black, on offer from £399. The 32GB versions will go on sale on the 11th of August, while the 64GB Tab 10.1 will arrive on the 18th of August followed five days later by the 3G models of the tablet.

Other than that Samsung's rival to the iPad 2 comes with 1GB RAM, Wi-Fi, a two-megapixel front facing camera and a three-megapixel rear one, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and is only 8.6mm thick.

While the Samsung Galaxy Tab is pitched at the same price point as the iPad 2, expect it to drop quiet quickly. The 32GB version Motorola XOOM for example costs only £399 while its 3G version costs £479; that compares to £479 and £579 respectively for the equivalent Galaxy Tab Both offers are available at John Lewis and come with a free wireless keyboard and mouse combo plus one year additional warranty.