Samsung threw some stiff competition in the world of Apple as they announced their new Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9, both based on Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and designed thinner than the iPad 2.
Currently, Apple is the worldwide leader in the world of mobile devices and smart phones and recently held a live press conference to unveil the second generation iPad. Samsung shows that they are not going to sit still and give up without a fight. It appears Samsung is on a mission to surpass Apple if not at least catch up to the mobile giant.
President and head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business JK Shin released a statement regarding the new Galaxy Tab 10.1, “The GALAXY Tab 10.1 and 8.9 are remarkable examples of Samsung’s constant innovation and show our dedication to designing premium tablets that fit the unique needs of consumers around the world.
“By combining Samsung’s innovations in design and display with our exciting new user experience, we’ve created a new class of products that will lead the tablet market.”
According to Samsung, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the 8.9 are the thinnest mobile tablets available. Though they didn’t specifically state their tablets were thinner than the Apple iPad 2, it was clearly implied. The Apple iPad 2 weighs 1.33 pounds (601 g) and is 9.50 inches in height (241.2 mm) and 7.31 inches (185.7 mm) in width. The Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi +3G network weighs 1.34 pounds and has the same measurements.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 weighs 595 grams and the 8.9 weighs 470 grams, both weigh less than the Apple iPad 2. Both the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 and 8.9 measure 8.6 millimeters in thickness. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 are 0.2mm thinner than the Apple iPad 2.
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