HMV Slashes Price Of Tab To £250 Ahead Of Galaxy Tab 2 Launch

There have been numerous reports of high street store chain HMV selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the second best selling tablet on the market, for as little as £249.

A user of UK deal site Hotukdeals even posted the picture of a receipt from the HMV store in Harrods as a proof of purchase and added that the deal is nationwide but stocks are, understandably, extremely limited.

HMV's website still shows the price of the Galaxy Tab as being £450 which means that the offer is only valid instore.

The price cut comes ahead of the UK release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab II which was announced at the Mobile World Congress a few days ago.

Although it was released back in September 2010, the Galaxy Tab, which is the bigger version of the Galaxy S, is still a formidable tablet.

It comes with a Samsung Hummingbird SoC clocked at 1GHz, a 3-megapixel camera with a front facing one, a 4000 mAh battery, 512MB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 7-inch SWVGA capacitive touchscreen, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth plus Android 2.2 Froyo.

The Galaxy Tab 2 however will have a 10.1-inch screen rather than a 7-inch model and we suspect that Samsung will still continue to sell the Galaxy Tab alongside its big brother.