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Pressure Mounts For The New iPad

While the Apple iPad accounts for about 60 per cent of the tablet market, the main rival Samsung wants to challenge the lead. The South Korean device maker is expected to release, in the following weeks, the new generation of its Galaxy Tabs with extra features.

One of the selling points of the new Galaxy Tab range will be the feature that allows the tablets to function as remote controls, to home entertainment centres. Samsung also plans to expand the storage space of its tablets, by adding small memory cards.

This could be useful, considering the 10in model comes with 16GB of built-in storage and the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) has 8GB.

Galaxy Tab 2 range has a slightly tweaked designed and features a plastic grey back, which is thicker than on other Samsung devices. The Galaxy Tab 2 series has 1GB of RAM and runs from a dual-core 1GHz processor, which has been downgrade compared to other Samsung ‘Plus' tablets.

The best part, is that both Galaxy Tab models come with the Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich' 4.0 OS.

The 7in Galaxy Tab is expected to hit the market in America, on the 22nd of April and to entice users with a price tag of $250 (£160). Galaxy Tab 10 will be available for $400 (£250) starting on the 13th of May.

Source: ComputerWorld (opens in new tab)

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