Samsung Introduces Galaxy Tabs: Sorry iPad 2 They’re Thinner

Tablet PCs are the devices of the moment along with high end mobile phones and the majority of them are getting smaller and slimmer. This is a trend set in tablets by Apple when the iPad rejuvenated the dead tablet market last year.

Now Apple has released the iPad 2 which was boastful about being so slim, it was touted as the slimmest tablet PC in the world but unfortunately that crown hasn’t lasted very long. The iPad to is a mere 8.9mm thick which is very slim for a device of its size but now the new contenders on the block from Samsung are taking that crown. Could these new Samsung Galaxy Tabs be a game changer?

Not only do they offer dual-core power within its skinny chassis but they also have the much talked about Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS, this is a major selling point of the Motorola Xoom device that won best in show back at CES 2011.

Engadget’s Joanna Stern has added an article that also talks about the addition of TouchWiz 4.0 for the Samsung 8.9 and 10.1 models. These tablets have loads of cool things and there are some pricing details. The WiFi 10.1 will be hitting the market on June 8th with the 16GB model priced at $499 and the 32GB version is $599. The 8.9 16GB model comes in at $469 and the 32GB one hits us at $569.

There’s an interesting article over at PCWorld by Melissa K.Perenson where she is talking about the new world’s thinnest tablet PCs from Samsung, she explains the technical specifications as well as informing us that Sammy has managed to make their tablets 0.2mm thinner than the iPad 2.

Would you buy a tablet PC purely because it’s the worlds thinnest? What are you first impressions of the Samsung 8.9 and 10.1? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • Federico

    What type of a journalist are you?

    You leave out that these products do not even function. They are mock-ups. Is payola endemic in your world?