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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 arrival date announced

Consumer electronics giant Samsung has released details of the shipping date to their newest Galaxy Tab Android tablet device, as August 4th.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was launched at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, along with the Samsung Galaxy S II and Bada 578.

A month later the South Korean company announced news of another tablet device in the Galaxy Tab 8.9 with a thinner 8.6mm case, which brought with it details of a redesign to the 10.1 tablet that matches the new svelte 8.9 thinness.

Samsung’s latest Galaxy Tab arrives with an increased screen size to 10.1-inches, where the first Tab only reached the less than lofty heights of a 7-inch display. The Galaxy P710 Tab 10.1 boasts a 1Ghz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, whilst running from the Android ‘Honeycomb’ 3.1 OS and the Touchwiz UI.

The new Tab will arrive with a 1280x800 WXGA TFT LCD screen display, with a front facing 2 megapixel camera and a rear facing 3MP variant. This has been reduced from the 8 megapixel version that was initially announced in February, with the first model arriving with a 5MP camera.

Samsung’s Touchwiz UX has live panels, with customisable home screens that can be populated with social networking feeds, websites and digital pictures. There is also a mini app tray, which offers up quick access to frequently used applications that can be launched at any time no matter what is currently running.

No prices have been confirmed as yet to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but there will be both 3G versions and WIFI only models available at launch.

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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.