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Vodafone drops Samsung

Mobile phone network Vodafone has unveiled it no longer intends to stock the large screen Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v tablet, but instead will carry the slimmer version of the same device that was announced back in March.

Samsung launched the 10.1v tablet at Mobile World Congress, with a display to match its name sake, a dual core 1Ghz processor, an 8 megapixel camera and running from Android ‘Honeycomb’ 3.0 – which Vodafone immediately announced it will be carrying.

A month later the South Korean electronics giant released news of a third Galaxy Tab, in the 8.9-inch screen version with a much slimmer form factor and a redesign of the 10.1 model with the same 8.6 mm thin case.

Vodafone has now dropped the original Galaxy Tab 10.1v from its website and replaced its ‘coming soon’ page with details of the new model, which lacks the 8 megapixel rear camera and instead sports a 3MP variant.

Samsung’s revamped 10.1 now runs from a dual-core 1.2Ghz CPU too, which has been increased from Barcelona and even from the March update.

Vodafone made public in February they will exclusively be carrying the Galaxy 10.1v, although it’s not known if this will still stand with this updated model as it does appear to be much more of a consumer designed device and would appeal to a larger market.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.