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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Launches Tomorrow for $499

Some have called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 the best Honeycomb tablet to date. And finally, all consumers will get to see it in action for themselves when Samsung’s big-screen successor to the Tab 7-inch lands tomorrow.

It’s about time — it seemed like a long wait, since the first Google I/O versions were bestowed on the digiratti, no? Then NYC residents lucked out, with an early release at Best Buy on June 8th. Now everyone else gets to share in all the Honeycomb love, as select stores (such as Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics, Amazon, Micro Center, Tiger Direct and Newegg) release the Wi-Fi only version on June 17. (Sprint will also sell the tablet starting mid-summer.)

The $499 base price delivers a 16GB tablet, while the 32GB model will cost $599. Again, these are Wi-Fi-only devices, with 3G and 4G versions following later on. For the money, customers get a super sleek gadget with the thinnest, lightest form factor available thus far. That 8.6 mm depth is packed with an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, Honeycomb 3.1, luscious 1280×800 res 10.1″ display, and dual cams (3 MP rear, 2 MP front).

What it won’t have is the latest optimized TouchWiz interface — so this will be stock Honeycomb — but Samsung promises that will follow via download later.

Anyone snagging one of these mañana?

[via Intomobile]


Adriana Lee

Adriana is the resident writer-slash-culture vulture who has written about everything from smartphones, tablets, apps, accessories, and small biz...

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