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Samsung Galaxy S 5-inch Tablet On Sale For £130

Amazon has quietly cut the price of the Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0 to just under £130, which is a third less compared to Tesco; this portable media player is in reality a cheaper version of the £500 Samsung Galaxy Note, without the phone functionality (in essence what the iPod Touch is to the iPhone).

Strictly speaking, the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0 is neither a tablet nor a hybrid, like the Galaxy Tab and the Dell Streak. It has a 5-inch 800x480 pixel capacitive display, a single core Hummingbird Cortex A8 system on chip clocked at 1GHz, 512MB RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a 2500mAh battery (for up to 60 hours worth of Audio or eight hours video), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, FM radio, a microSD card slot, two speakers, Android 2.2 Froyo with Samsung's Touchwiz interface, a mini HDMI port, a 3.2-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facing one.

You should be able to add a 32GB microSD card for as little as £17, which would bring the price to around £150, not bad compared to the £220 you'd pay for a 32GB Apple iPod Touch.

Given that the Galaxy S comes with Wi-Fi and Android Marketplace, users will be able to use applications such as Qik or Skype to make calls.