Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 lands in UK stores

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 lands in UK stores

Summary: The Wi-Fi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is available to buy in the UK from Thursday but is currently not being offered any UK mobile operators.

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The Wi-Fi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is available to buy in the UK from Thursday but is currently not being offered any UK mobile operators.

The 10.1-inch device, announced in February, is available in the UK with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage. Prices for the base model start from £399. Increasing storage adds around £80 incrementally to the total price, meaning the 64GB costs around £559.

Samsung is also planning on releasing a 3G-equipped version of the tablet but could not confirm exactly when it would be available. Additionally, a Samsung spokeswoman told ZDNet UK on Thursday that it was not yet certain whether a 3G-equipped 64GB variant will be offered here.

At the time of writing, none of the UK's major mobile operators could confirm that they planned to offer the device. However, a Vodafone spokesman did say the operator planned to offer the 3G-equipped version when available and that it would be opening up pre-orders "in the near future".

On Monday, Samsung agreed not to advertise or sell one version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, as a result of ongoing litigation with Apple over alleged patent infringements. Apple originally filed the suit in April, alleging "blatant copying".

However, Samsung issued a statement on Tuesday to say it would forge ahead with the Australian launch as the agreement only covered the US version of the device, which Samsung said it never had any intention of selling in Australia.

Topic: Mobility

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