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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Pricematches iPad 2; Goes On Sale On August 4th

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet will go on sale courtesy of DSGi (the owner of PC World, Dixons and Currys) from the 4th of August with the cheapest model available from as little as £399 including free delivery.

Both the Wi-Fi (known as the P7500) and the 3G versions (the P7000) of the tablet will be available at launch in white and black colours. Not surprisingly, Samsung has aligned the prices of its tablet range to those of the iPad 2; the cheapest of the six SKUs is the £399 Wi-Fi tablet with 16GB, the 32GB comes at £479 and the 64GB at £559. The 3G versions cost£499, £579 and £659 respectively.

Note that only the cheapest Galaxy Tab tablets are expected to be launched on the 4th; the rest of the range will come either on the 11th of August (32GB Wi-Fi), the 18th (64GB Wi-Fi), or 23rd for the rest of the range.

As expected, this is the new version of the tablet; it is slimmer (8.6mm) and lighter (565g) than the version presented at the MWC in Barcelona and sports an Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC clocked at 1GHz, a 10.1-inch display with a 1280x800 pixel resolution, Android Honeycomb 3.1, a front facing two-megapixel webcam, a rear three-megapixel model, 1GB RAM, either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB onboard storage, optional 3G.

Samsung has also bundled a 6100mAh battery which should power the tablet for up to nine hours with a staggering three days estimated audio playing time.

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 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.