Friday, March 25, 2011

Samsung Renames Galaxy Tab 10.1 to Galaxy Tab 10.1V

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1VThere was a lot of buzz going around that Samsung was dropping their first installment into the tablet market, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, for a larger, thicker and newer tablet. Well, after much speculation, a lot of rumors and even more closed-door conversations that seemed a little too fishy, it has finally been revealed that those reports are completely NOT TRUE.

Samsung has, however, announced that the Americas will, in fact, be getting a thinner, lighter and newly designed model of the Samsung Galaxy Tab on June 8th, 2011. However, according to UK's Vodafone as well as Samsung representatives, the carrier will definitely be sticking with the original Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 which launched last month in February at Mobile World Congress.

In order to prevent confusion between the two devices, Samsung is renaming the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1V. According to a spokesperson from Vodafone, "The Galaxy Tab 10.1V remains a Vodafone exclusive and will still be one of the first Android 3.0 devices to launch. We'll announce pricing and availability in due course."

You heard correctly. Following the hyped announcement at CTIA in Orlando, Florida about a brand new, super slim design, nothing appears to be changing with the initial British release. Samsung has also stated that the new model may not even appear in the United Kingdom at all. Not everything is negative though. While it is slightly thicker then the upcoming Samsung tablet, the Galaxy Tab 10.1V does feature an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera as opposed to the 3-megapixel camera on the device that is now known as the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Vodafone has also confirmed that the Galaxy Tab 10.1V does not feature the Touchwiz UI that Samsung demoed at CTIA.

Source: Pocket-lint - Full flat Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 still on for UK release... via Vodafone

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