For those who are still reeling in shock over HP's discontinuation of their webOS platform, here's some good news to cushion the blow. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is finally coming to Singapore, and will be sold for S$848 for its 3G version with 16GB internal storage. This price is an exact match to the base model of Apple's iPad 2 with 3G capabilities.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is touted as the thinnest tablet to date, measuring at 8.6mm and weighs 565g for the 3G version. Internally, the tablet is powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 2 dual-core processor, clocked at 1GHz with 1GB of RAM to handle multi-tasking. On the software front, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will also come with some user interface tweaks, namely Samsung's TouchWiz UI. Nonetheless, the experience won't deviate far from the Android 3.1 Honeycomb interface.
While we've had some hands-on time with the Samsung tablet recently, there was much speculation over its actual availability in the region, given the current state of the patent lawsuits between Apple and Samsung. As of now, Germany has effected a ban on the sale of the Samsung tablet, but there could be further developments in the near future. For Singapore consumers, take comfort in the fact your tablet choice has just gotten more varied.