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iPad 2 Rival Alert : Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Down To £359

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, probably the toughest rival to the iPad 2 yet, has seen its price fall to £359 both at Currys and Amazon (The promotion at Currys ends on the 31st of December).

The tablet, which was released at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2011, features an eye-catching 10.1-inch touchscreen display with a 1280x800 pixel resolution, an Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset clocked at 1GHz (no Exynos 4210 chipset as expected), 1GB RAM, a two megapixel front-facing camera and a three megapixel rear one, Wi-Fi, 16GB onboard storage, a 7000mAh battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Android 3.1 Honeycomb with Samsung TouchWiz user interface.

The tablet weighs only 565g and is a mere 8.6mm thick, making it one of the thinnest tablets on the market.

Both the black and the white versions of the tablet are available at this price. Note that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes with a proprietary connector, no USB power charging and there's no microSD card slot.

Samsung has had a hard time trying to fend off Apple's legal assault over the last few months; last week, the US company was able to convince the Australian courts to ban the sale of the Galaxy Tab in the country for another week.