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iPad 2 Rival Alert : 32GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Down to £399

The price of the 32GB version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is now cheaper than the 16GB one, at least at Amazon where it can be found for £399 (visit this page and check on the right hand side in the box that says more buying choices).

The tablet weighs a mere 565g and is only 8.6mm thick, it comes with a dual core Samsung Exynos SoC clocked at 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixel capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a three-megapixel rear camera and a two-megapixel front facing one and is powered by Android 3.2 Honeycomb with a layer of Samsung's own Touch Wiz user interface.

There is no SD card slot though and the USB connection will need a non-standard cable and plugging the tablet into a computer won't recharge it.

This particular model is the second iteration of the tablet that we saw back in February at Mobile World congress. Samsung did a reworking of the original one in order for it to compete more effectively with the Apple iPad 2.

Samsung did a stunning job which may have convinced Apple to go down the legal route and convince courts worldwide to ban sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in a number of territories (like Australia).

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