Galaxy Tab takes thinnest tablet crown

After Apple has just launched its new ipad2, Samsung has tried to show they are up to speed by revealing a thinner pad. The game is afoot – Deskarati –

Samsung has unveiled not one, but two new tablet additions to its Android mobile product line at Florida’s CTIA Wireless 2011. The company has managed to slim down the width profile on both devices to an iPad 2-beating 8.6mm (0.33-inch), claiming the crown for the world’s thinnest tablets in the process. The 8.9-inch and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab devices both get a couple of cameras, benefit from dual-core processing and come in three storage choices.

Samsung already outed the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab at Mobile World Congress last month, but surprised everyone by shaving off some width for this announcement at CTIA Wireless. After releasing the 7-inch device last year, Samsung certainly looks to be covering all the mobile computing bases with an 8.9-inch version also unveiled.

Samsung has confirmed that the 8.9-inch model will be priced at US$469 for the 16GB and US$569 for the 32GB, and is set for a Q3 release. The 10.1-inch version has been given a definite June release date, and will follow Apple’s iPad 2 pattern with a US$499 price tag for the 16GB and US$599 for the 32GB.

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