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Galaxy Tab Clearance: Samsung's Tablet Now On Sale For £200

If you've got a Makro near you and you're a member of that store, then you will be able to get hold of a Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi only tablet, otherwise known as the GT-P1010, for just under £200, a whopping fifty per cent less compared to the selling price at Amazon.

The tablet is a 3G-less version of the Samsung Galaxy S and comes with a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen with a 1024x600 pixel resolution, Android OS 2.2 Froyo, 512MB RAM, a capacious 16GB RAM, a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera and a rear 3.2-megapixel one, Wi-Fi, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth and much more.

As with the Galaxy S, the Tab is powered by Samsung's own Cortex A8 SoC clocked at 1GHz. The tablet is upgradable to Gingerbread already but will almost certainly not get Google's upcoming Android operating system Ice Cream Sandwich.

Despite the fact that there's no 3G access, you should be able to make calls over Wi-Fi - by using apps such as Skype or Fring and utilising a Bluetooth headset.

While the Galaxy Tab has already been superseded by the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the Galaxy Note, it is still a pretty powerful alternative to existing more expensive tablets on the market.

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.