Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi launching in July, 3G version in August

Ian Hardy

June 8, 2011 4:36pm

The last Samsung Canada event I attended was for the official launch of the Nexus S, a device that basically made it to every major wireless carrier. During the Nexus S event it was declared off-the-cuff that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be coming to Canada, with a rough “late Q3” time period. Today, we have an update for you.

First, the Tab 10.1 will come to Canada loaded with Android OS 3.1 Honeycomb and with the TouchWiz UI on top. In addition, it features a 10.1-inch display with resolution of 800 x 1280, a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU, 3 megapixel camera with flash (captures full 720p HD videos) with a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. It’s wickedly thin at 8.6mm and incredibly light at just shy of 600 grams.

We have no word on price points but do know that the Wi-Fi version will be landing in various stores in July, and the 3G version will make it to Rogers, Bell and TELUS this August. You can also expect to see accessories such as a hardcover case, Bluetooth keyboard and keyboard dock which will be available at launch.

Earlier today I had some hands-on time with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and will upload a video shortly.

  • Jerry

    Hopefully the same time the Galaxy S2 comes out to go with my new phone.

  • Gary

    Sign me up for a 3G one!

  • EmperumanV

    Can’t wait.

  • Aziz

    I want it!!

  • kpucci

    I agree Daveloft…i think 8.9 is the sweetspot…any word on its release date?

  • George Azmy

    i thought it was 8.3 mm thick?

  • rebel gardener

    Should I pull the trigger on the asus transformer (or acer iconia) now, or wait for this? I don’t think the prices will drop significantly by august for these two for ther arrival of this sammy 10.1.
    My kids have the iPad 32, I want a tablet for myself and can’t decide now btwn transformer, iconia, sammy 10. Don’t want an iPad for fear the kids will take this too!
    Suggestions kindly?

    • Maria Scutari

      Honestly in my opinion, this tablet is going to be just as good as an iPad. It’s just a different experience. You can’t go wrong.

  • Bri

    When is the 8.9 one being launched??

  • Jester

    Not sure if I should get this or wait for the Tegra 3 version coming out in the new year.

  • Dread

    Hmmm.. I really wanted the 8.9. BTW, has anyone used an app on a tablet that is very good at creating,editing Microsoft Powerpoint files?

    • Simon


      Try using

  • Sean

    @rebel gardener

    I myself have a transformer and its an amazing tablet and highly recommend it

  • Kevin

    I will prefer the 8.9 because its 470g.

  • MARS

    Get the Samsung! The display on their devices is out of this world!!!!

  • Thomas Larouche

    Acer a500 own this s**t.

  • rebel gardener

    Special thank you to those who opined! In my experience, these are all first gen tablets (per se). If I wait too long, I am losing out on productivity (okay, really its for the cottage in a few weeks). I plan on NOT bringing a plane load of electronic toys. Just for the boat and sitting on the dock loading with movies (avi’s), kindle books, and music. $600 is a decent spend for the summer.
    Thank you again, should be a fun decision LOL.

  • Android Guy

    Do you think the Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G version will be available without a plan?? I am outside US and want one.. that is why I am concerned about it.

  • 8.9′

    Yes 8’9 is the way to go! portability and please oh god make it 3g as its first release!! been waiting on this.. finally I can get out of ipad’s wall..

  • Glenn

    A 3mp camera and 2mp front camera – really?! My first digital camera was a 3mp and that was a good 10 years ago. Even my phone has a better camera than that… Apart from that point I like it. Now if only new tablet makers could just bring the cost down they would all seriously hurt Apple’s stranglehold on the market.

  • Gulraj Khalsa

    Any idea when the 3G version of the samsung galaxy tab 10.1 will be released in canada,and what would be its price?