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Samsung Galaxy Tab Goes On Sale On November 1st

Samsung has confirmed that its first tablet, the Android-based Galaxy tab, will be released on Monday the 1st of November in the UK but failed to say how much it would cost.

Simon Stanford, managing director for the mobile division of Samsung UK and Ireland, said in a statement that "The Samsung Galaxy Tab brings a very unique proposition to the tablet market and [...] gives consumers the ultimate in connectivity and portability that they have been waiting for."

He added that the tablet "can be enjoyed by anyone - commuters, students, parents, businesses - who want to experience a complete range of entertainment, whether that be watching movies, listening to music, reading newspapers, or simply making a phone call plus much more besides"

The device comes with a 1GHz (or 1.2GHz depending on whom you're asking to), has 512MB RAM, a 7-inch WSVGA capacitive touchscreen, a front facing camera and 3G connectivity.

It will run on Android OS 2.2 and is therefore compatible with Flash 10.1. 3 UK has already announced that it will have a Samsung Galaxy Tab tariff starting from £10 and the cheapest Galaxy Tab we've seen on the market is from Insight Direct where it sells for £587.49.

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.