MOBILE PHONE VENDOR Samsung has announced that its Galaxy Tab will be released in Blighty this November.
Korean giant Samsung's upcoming consumer tablet, which has everything that Apple Ipad users wanted but didn't get, is set to hit UK shelves. The company obviously didn't want to waste any more time without a consumer tablet to take a bite out of Apple's Ipad. The Samsung Galaxy Tab, model GT-P1000, will be in UK stores from Monday, 1 November.
Rumours in early September pointed to an October release for the tablet when it was first shown off at IFA 2010. There, Samsung announced what it called a "smart media device".
While the Galaxy Tab has already secured a batch of decent reviews, it does have reported issues with upscaling apps from the Android Store. The INQUIRER reported last week that most apps scale up to 1024x600 resolution on the 7-inch Galaxy Tab screen. However, some apps designed for Google's Android Market aren't scalable and display at only 800x400 resolution.
Not one to let Samsung get away single-handedly with Apple-bashing, Research in Motion (RIM) has also launched the Blackberry Torch 9800 in the UK today.
Phones 4u is the first out of the gates with RIM's Blackberry Torch 9800 smartphone. This is priced at either £35 or £40 per month on contract tariffs from Orange or Vodafone.
We have had a hands on review of the Blackberry Torch 9800, so you can have a look to see what The INQUIRER thought of it. As much as we liked the improved touchscreen, it probably won't be enough to draw the crowds away from their Iphone and Android devices. µ