updated 10:05 am EDT, Fri October 1, 2010
Galaxy Tab to ship in the UK on November 1
Samsung Mobile on Friday announced that it will officially begin shipping its Galaxy Tab in UK stores on November 1. This includes Carphone Warehouse, Dixons Store Group and T-Mobile. Although Samsung hasn't announced pricing information, it did say the device will be available on a number of plans and therefore prices. The seven-inch slate will ship with Android 2.2, sport a 1GHz CPU and have both back- and front-facing camera.
It weighs 0.84lbs and supports Adobe Flash Player 10.1. Samsung is treating the device as a full iPad opponent and gives it an Readers Hub e-book app along with Media Hub and Music Hub portals for music and videos, while Social Hub is home to e-mail, calendar, personal details, and social networking and instant messenger accounts.
US releases should precede those in the UK and could be ready as soon as mid-October for an AT&T-subsidized version, with other carriers following later. A Wi-Fi-only version should eventually be available.