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Samsung Galaxy Tab price confirmed

Mobile phone and mobile device retailer Carphone Warehouse has opened up pre-ordering for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet computer, whilst also firmly establishing the cost of the device at £529.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab will be arriving on November 1st, where Carphone Warehouse is also offering the iPad rival on a contract for £10 a month with a 1GB data allowance - with the tablet device being marked down to £499.99.

The Galaxy Tab has a 7-inch TFT LCD touch screen display and runs Android 'Froyo' 2.2, with the Samsung TouchWIZ UI. The tablet is powered by the Cortex A8 1GHz application processor, with on board storage coming in the form of 16GB and a microSD slot. Other specs of the device range from front and rear facing cameras, 3G HSPA connectivity, along with 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0.

Video playback is one of the device's strongest selling points, as not only is it the world's first DivX certified tablet but it also supports HD video in popular containers such as XviD, MPEG4, H.263 and H.264.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab lower costing deal is running from Carphone Warehouse's own Talk Mobile 30-day rolling tariff, with the higher cost of the device relating to the SIM free and unlocked tablet computer - which is much cheaper than the Expansys £619.99 cost or the Amazon £599.99 price.

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Originally published at OneMobileRing.com

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.