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Galaxy Note 10.1 Release Date, Price Announced

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Galaxy Note 10.1 Release Date, Price Announced
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While the competition in the mini-tablet market won’t truly heat up until the iPad Mini is released this fall, the competition in the full-size tablet market is already hot (and has already come to blows), and Samsung has just taken the wraps off its new tablet, the Galaxy Note 10.1.

At a press conference today in New York, Samsung pushed its marketing slogan “meet the new way” as it demonstrated the capabilities of the device. More importantly, the company finally announced a release date and price for the new Galaxy Note. It will be available starting August 16th in the U.S. There will be two models of the device sold: a 16 GB version for $499 and a 32 GB version for $549.

The design of the Galaxy Note 10.1 appears to be Samsung’s answer to allegations from Apple that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 was a copy of Apple’s iPad design. The new Galaxy Note is white, has a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a 10.1-inch screen. It also utilizes a stylus, or what Samsung calls the “S-Pen.” While Samsung’s new device still features “rounded edges” the tablet’s design looks far different than, and will not be mistaken for, an iPad.

A version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will run on the Galaxy Note 10.1 when it is shipped. Samsung did not mention during its presentation whether the device might get an update to the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google’s own mini-tablet, the Nexus 7, launched last month alongside it’s latest Android OS.

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  • Riley

    I’m debating which tablet to get; the iPad or the Galaxy Note. Judging from the reviews, it would seem better to go for the new iPad. At least I’d have a better screen and the option to get LTE. I’ve tried LTE on my Dish coworker’s iPad using the Dish Remote Access app, and streaming comes in smooth. I like watching live and recorded shows on my current iPad through the Sling Adapter that I have connected to my Hopper, and I would like to have the option to watch TV or open a document when and where I want. I’ll be sure to test the Note 10.1 out to see how it works compared to the iPad.

  • PTinTexas

    Before people get all excited about Samsung saying the Note will be upgraded to Jelly Bean they may want to do some Google searches on Samsung’s promise to upgrade their last round of tablets to Ice Cream Sandwich. Five months after Motorola updated their WiFi XOOM to ICS most Galaxy Tab owners are still waiting for the update Samsung promised “soon” last March. And don’t let them tell you it is a carrier issue – I’ve got a WiFi only and I’m stuck TWO Android versions back. The company is great on promises when they want you to buy something new – they are deplorable when it comes to meeting their commitments after they have your money.

  • Kim Seho

    I think the two app viewing at the same time is cool and useful for taking down notes for students like me. Awsome gadget for the price!

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