Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 release on T-Mobile with "4G"

By Richi Jennings (@richi ) - October 10, 2011.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is to get its release on T-Mobile (ETR:DTE) soon. Samsung (SEO:005930) (LON:SMSN) is braving Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) injunction request to bring the "4G" Honeycomb tablet to the U.S., with Android 3.2 In IT Blogwatch, bloggers hope for some iPad competition, finally.

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    John Ribeiro reports:

T-Mobile didn't say how much the tablet will cost...but did say the Galaxy Tab 10.1...will be available "in time for the holidays."


Apple petitioned the U.S. District July for a preliminary injunction prohibiting Samsung...from selling, offering to sell, or importing...products including the Galaxy S 4G and the Galaxy Tab 10.1...claiming these products infringed its patents.


T-Mobile earlier submitted to the court that the timing of an injunction...would unnecessarily harm T-Mobile and thousands of U.S. consumers.   

Stephen Shankland adds:

[It has] 4G networking abilities...[and] will come with the newest version of Google's..."Honeycomb" incarnation of the Android operating system, version 3.2. ... Samsung's 10.1-inch tablet first debuted months ago, but without 4G.   

Waddya mean by "4G"? Quentyn Kennemer adds specs:

Look forward to HSPA+ connectivity alongside a 10.1 inch display, a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM.   

And Chuong Nguyen compares:

[It's] similar to Verizon’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G LTE, but T-Mobile’s version eschews...LTE...for the carrier’s 4G HSPA+. ... [P]re-loaded on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 [are]: T-Mobile TV, Qello, Samsung Media Hub, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD demo, SIM City Deluxe demo, Blio eReader and Zinio.   

But Matthew Miller's not hugely impressed:

[A]fter using a WiFi Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for the past week I am still not sold on [Honeycomb] that I still believe has several areas for improvement.


[It's] very thin and light...much more of a home tablet than something you want to be out and about with. ... [It's] targeted as a super web browsing and media consumption device.   

Meanwhile, T-Mobile also announced a 7" tablet, but it's not Samsung's, as Dakota Torres 'splains:

[T]he T-Mobile completely new. The Springboard...sports a 7-inch HD display, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of internal storage, Adobe Flash...5 megapixel camera in the rear...1.3 megapixel camera in the front, support for T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network, and Honeycomb 3.2.


The Springboard is rumored to have a $199.99 price tag, making it the cheapest Honeycomb tablet on contract. [It] will likely compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire, which...does not include cellular network connectivity.   

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