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Cheapest Samsung Galaxy Tab Now Down To £420

Samsung's Android-based tablet, the Galaxy Tab, has dropped down in price again, this time at HMV where it can be had for only £419.99 including free UK delivery.

The suggested retail price of the tablet was originally set at £800 with most of the other popular online retailers selling it for £449 and above.

HMV's price (opens in new tab) also includes 41999 purehmv points which you can exchange for a number of gifts online including music tracks and collectables.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a stunning piece of hardware, one that is both a tablet and a smartphone. Like the Nexus S, it is an evolution of the Galaxy S with which it shares the hardware.

There's a Hummingbird processor, 16GB onboard storage, 512MB RAM, a 7-inch WSVGA capacitive touchscreen, a 3.2-megapixel rear camera and a front facing webcam.

Apart from being a 3G device, it also packas Wi-Fi, Android OS 2.2 and a host of other features including Flash player compatibility.

Samsung has already announced that more than one million Galaxy Tabs have been sold until now and there's even a Galaxy Tab "Luxury Edition" that is on sale.

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.