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Samsung Galaxy Tab on O2 Arriving 1 November

October 21st, 2010 by Caroline

Samsung’s Android tablet is heading to O2 and will launch on 1 November.

The Galaxy Tab on O2 will come with free access to BT Openzone and The Cloud Wi-Fi hotspots in addition to standard features such as two onboard cameras and integrated Google. The Tab will be available to buy on O2 online and in “selected stores”.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a 7 inch tablet device that runs on the Android 2.2 platform for enhanced multitasking and browsing. And although the screen is smaller than the iPad’s 9.7 inch display, this naturally brings with it some advantages – the tablet is smaller and lighter, for example, and easy to carry with you wherever you go.

There is support on this Samsung device for Adobe Flash, as well as ample connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. For social networking, you can enjoy instant access to Facebook, and for staying in touch with colleagues and friends, Outlook is integrated on the Galaxy Tab.

Steve Alder, O2 General Manager Devices said: “The Samsung Galaxy Tab, striking the ideal balance of portable size and power, is leading the way in a new category of devices. At O2 we love offering customers a range of experiences and the Tab, bringing together Samsung and Android technology, will let customers access their content in a whole new way.”

The network provider joins Vodafone and 3 in offering the Samsung tablet. And just like these two, O2 has not released pricing details yet – but with a launch date a little over a week away, at least you haven’t long to wait to find out. O2 has stated it will offer both mobile data and voice plans for the Galaxy Tab.

Can this tablet compete with Apple’s iPad? According to our current poll, the Galaxy Tab and iPad both have 37% of votes for the device people would most likely buy, although the iPad is just ahead with 85 votes to the Tab’s 84.

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