Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 lands tomorrow starting at $499

At long last, readers, the first Android Honeycomb tablet that’s worth your money is finally upon us, and starting tomorrow you can grab your very own Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Unlike other Android tablets, including the 7 inch Galaxy Tab, you can grab this 10 incher without a contract from a carrier the first day it’s available, and at $499, this reasonably price tablet is sure to leave you satisfied.

We’ve reviewed both the Google I/O version and the retail version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and while the differences are minimal, both left us very impressed. Samsung has made a great Android tablet that’s thinner and lighter than anything on the market today and it virtually dethroned the Motorola Xoom even before we got our hands on the thing. Samsung is offering up this powerful tablet in two versions, a 16GB ($499) and a 32GB ($599). These will be followed up by 3G and 4G versions later on, but we’re certainly glad to see that you won’t have to sign a contract to get our hands on this tablet.

The 10.1 inch tablet will ship with Android Honeycomb 3.1 out of the gate, and offers up virtually everything you’d expect from a premium Android tablet. Since the 10.1 is so thin, Samsung decided to skip most of the hardware ports we’re used to see on tablets of this kind, but the tradeoff is worth it. The ultra thin and light body of the device is a dream to hold and you wouldn’t even notice it if you put it in your backpack when you’re on the go.

The device sports the powerful NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, the gorgeous 10.1 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800, 3 megapixel camera on the back, and a 2 megapixel camera on the front, DLNA support, along with the expected WiFi (b/g/n) and Bluetooth. The Tab will ship with stock Android Honeycomb and will later receive an update that will add Samsung’s TouchWiz UX to the device. While we’re not crazy about custom Android skins, the TouchWiz UX for the Tab is implemented beautifully without getting in the way.

Who will be picking up one of these bad boys tomorrow?

Press release after the break.

  • Anonymous

    Only if Samsung have good reputation in supporting their products… especially their software support…  They are one of the worst in the world in terms of software support… Look at how long it took to get froyo and gingerbread out to Samsung Galaxy S lines and Galaxy tab 7…  When Android Ice Cream Sandwich comes out in Fall, I’ll bet Galaxy 10.1 will be the last to get the updates…  My Samsung Captivate was my first Samsung product that I ever bought and will be my last…

    • Cybertronian94

      jw…so what tablet would you recommend?..if u were buying one? non biased pls!

      • Anonymous

        heavily recommend the ASUS Transformer – you won’t regret it!  Cheap, works great.  Looks good.

        • No

          Same price as xoom online and now in Costco stores. Cheap feel and video playback issues make xoom a better choice for me.

    • Anonymous

      waaaahhhh….STFU, Sip your baby bottle and go back to your POS crapple iphone fanboi…on your way back make sure you stop and get a manicure/pedicure cause we all know how sensitive crapple products and users are. Leave the Android world to Real Users! You have no rights to talk down a prestigious company like Samsung just because you’re technically stupid and incapable of using your device. I love my Captivate and can’t wait for SG2 and Tab 10.1. Glad the Captivate will your last Samsung product, cause having you as a customer is like having none. Cya and piss off…peace.

      • Anonymous

        riceryder – wow, are you having a bad day today or what?  Are you expecting Mr. Wong to create is own updates or root his phone?  Rooting a phone or pad is not always that straightforward and a great majority rely on the vendor for updates.  I recommend you reconsider the bullying tone you are presenting here as its probably causing you some stress issues, not to mention the issues you are causing people around you.  As far as a “Prestigious company” – the customer is the person the company should treat with prestige or they will be out of business soon enough.  I recommend the ASUS Transformer – wonderful piece of tech.  Great keyboard if you want that addition.  Peace out.

  • Wen

    I sure am. I need this bad boy for my summer traveling.

  • Cberkey

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    I just got off the phone with eleven different Best Buys in my state and without exception they all said that they will not be selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tomorrow (Friday 6/17). Does anyone know what’s going on with this??

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