The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ihas officially launched! Samsung unveiled the new Honeycomb tablet yesterday evening at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new Android tablet is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor from NVIDIA and features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 (WXGA) TFT capacitive display, 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash which is capable of full 1080p video recording, 2 megapixel shooter on the front for video calling, and either 16 or 32GB of internal storage. The Tab 10.1 features HSPA+ 21Mbps connectivity over 850/900/1900/2100 and EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900, in addition to Bluetooth® technology v 2.1+ EDR, USB 2.0, and WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n). The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 measures in at 246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9mm and weighs 599 grams which is pretty surprising since it comes equipped with a 6860mAh battery.
And to think I was following Josh Topolsky down the hall at The Wynn around this time. Had I known he was on his way to viewing a prototype for the new Vizio tablet I would have kept a closer watch.
Following their announcement of launching a tablet and phone on January 3rd, Engadget got their hands on the model which according to the site is targeted for summer and to be priced competitively with the iPad. It has an 8″ LCD screen at 1024 x 78 and is about the same thickness as the iPad. I’m planning on stopping by the booth today for a full inquiry but in the meantime check out Engadget’s full coverage at the below link.
China’s largest PC vendor, Lenovo is planning to launch a tablet in the US and China in 2011 called LePad. No information about pricing, operating system or screen size has been released but Lenovo has the potential to be a serious player alongside other new market entrants like Dell, Samsung and RIM and the 96% shareholder Apple’s iPad which according to Jupiter sold 4.4MM devices in Q3’10. It will undoubtedly be an interesting device launch to follow.