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Samsung Clears Out Original 3G Galaxy Tab: Priced From £280

High Street retailer Argos has started to clear out its remaining stock of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3G, the original Samsung tablet that was launched in May last year.

The deal is only available (opens in new tab) through Argos' online outlet for £280, and the product is brand new (not refurbished) plus comes with a full 12-month warranty.

Samsung released two products last week at IFA 2011, the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Tab 7.7, which both target the audience addressed by the Galaxy Tab, although they come with a much higher price tag.

The Galaxy Tab is just like the Samsung Galaxy S except for the camera resolution and the screen size. The diminutive tablet has a 1024x600 pixel 7-inch display, a Samsung Hummingbird Cortex A8 SoC clocked at 1Ghz, 512MB RAM, 16GB flash memory, a front-facing camera and a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing one.

Other features include Android OS 2.2 Froyo (upgradable to 2.3), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, USB port, up to seven hours life and with a weight of only 380g.

Probably its main selling point is its 3G capability, although it is worth considering either the more powerful but phone-less Acer Iconia Tab A100 or the Arnova 7C G2 which can apparently make calls as well.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

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.