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Samsung To Launch 10-inch Galaxy Tab Tablet In 2011

Samsung's General Manager Gary Twohig has revealed rather candidly during an interview to an Irish news website that the Korean company is going to launch a 10-inch version of its yet to be launched Galaxy Tab tablet.

Twohig disclosed to Silicon Republic (opens in new tab) that the yet to be named device will be released in the first half of 2011 and will come with the V8 Javascript Engine.

Expect it to be powered by Gingerbread or Honeycomb though as a 10-inch model will certainly have a screen resolution high than 1024x600.

We'd expect it to be the first tablet to claim the HD Ready title. We're not sure whether the device will be present at next year's CES 2010 in Las Vegas or whether it will be timed to coincide with the presentation of the new iPad next year.

However, we do expect it to come with the same underlying architecture so that the Galaxy family benefits from economies of scale.

The only remaining thing that Samsung will need to sort out is the price. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab costs £487 at the last count and a £699 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab may well be on the board for next year.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.