Samsung lines up 10.1-inch Android tablet for NZ
So far Samsung's tablet incursion into New Zealand tablet market has been modest, restricted to a a second 7-inch model, running Google's Android 2.1.
Now the company says it's set to launch two new models in its Tab series in May, both through Vodafone*: a 10.1-inch screen model, and a 8.9-inch model. Both are billed as thinner than Apple's iPad (see full tech specs below).
As well as their larger screens, the two new Tabs both run on Android 3.0 - aka Honeycomb - the latest version of Google's mobile software and the first to custom built for tablets - plus support for HSPA+ (the fastest species of 3G).
Both have front and rear cameras and, like all Androids, can display the Flash graphics that cause so much grief for iPad users.
And, again like all Androids, they face the challenge that the Android Marketplace is still relatively barren compared to the iTunes AppStore.
* Although their 850MHz and 2100MHz frequency support means both Tabs will run quite happily on Telecom's XT network, too.
TECH SPECS (click to zoom):