Samsung Galaxy Tab Tablet Down To £199

The original Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet is now available for under £200, less than half its original selling price, as part of Carphone Warehouse's January sale.

The device also comes with an additional 16GB microSD card which brings the onboard storage capacity to 32GB.

Launched back in 2010, the Galaxy Tab, otherwise known as the P1010, packs a single core Samsung Hummingbird ARM Cortex A8 clocked at 1GHz, 512MB RAM, a 7-inch 1024x600 pixel capacitive touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla glass, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, a 3.2-megapixel rear camera with flash and AF, HD video recording, a front facing 1.3-megapixel camera, HDMI out, a 4000mAh battery and a USB port.

As expected, the Samsung Galaxy Tab runs on Android 2.2 Froyo with an upgrade path to Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the TouchWiz user interface.

There are a number of lesser-known Android tablets which were launched towards the end of last year like the popular Ainol Novo7.

Another noteworthy rival, the RIM Blackberry PlayBook tablet, costs £279, has twice the onboard system memory, a dual core chipset and comes with 64GB onboard storage.