KOREAN HARDWARE MAKER Samsung announced on Friday that the Galaxy Tab 8.0 is now available in the UK.
This is only really good news for those who live in East London, as the tablet is available only from the Samsung Store at Westfield Stratford City. We got in touch with the store which told us it only has the 16GB WiFi-only model in stock, which will set buyers back £339.
We wouldn't advise buying it yet, though. Samsung, bizarrely, is offering buyers a free content bundle worth £60 when the tablet is purchased on or after 15 April - bad news for super-keen buyers who want to get the tablet straightaway. This bundle includes a £20 Samsung Learning Hub voucher, a two-month subscription to The Times newsaper and 50GB of free Dropbox storage.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 was unveiled at this year's Mobile World Congress as the largest mobile device yet that has the ability to make phone calls. The device runs Google's Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system skinned with Samsung's Touchwiz user interface, giving it the usual array of preloaded apps such as Samsung S Note and Samsung Hubs.
The stylus capable tablet also features a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, a 5MP rear-facing camera with HD video, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage and a 4,600mAh battery.
Samsung told The INQUIRER that the Galaxy Note 8.0 will be available from various retailers soon, adding that it will also be offered on pay monthly deals by multiple UK mobile operators. µ
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