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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hits UK today; Tab 8.9 on August 12?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hits UK today; Tab 8.9 on August 12?

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 has officially arrived in the UK, with the WiFi-only version of the slate on sale today, while the 3G-enabled variant is due to hit carrier shelves on August 23. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 has found itself a (tentative) release date, in the UK at least, with online retailers suggesting the 3G version of the slate is expected from August 12.

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Sharp 7-inch Galapagos and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablets clear FCC

Sharp 7-inch Galapagos and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablets clear FCC

Details of two compact Android tablets have turned up at the FCC, with both the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Sharp 7-inch "EB-W71LJ-H" Galapagos slate crossing through testing. According to the FCC, the 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab will have AT&T 3G support, unlike its 10.1-inch sibling which hit the market last month in WiFi-only form.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi and 3G flavors dated for UK launch

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi and 3G flavors dated for UK launch

Samsung UK has confirmed that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will arrive in the country from August 4 2011, with both WiFi-only and 3G versions promised. The 10.1-inch Android 3.1 Honeycomb slate went on sale in WiFi form in the US earlier this month, though is currently not available with integrated 3G connectivity.

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Samsung denied early iPad 3/iPhone 5 access but Apple sales injunction hopes fade

Samsung denied early iPad 3/iPhone 5 access but Apple sales injunction hopes fade

Disappointment in the courts for both Apple and Samsung this week, as neither company gets its own way in the ongoing legal spat over design copying and patent infringement. Samsung's demands to see Apple's unannounced iPad 3 and iPhone 5 - which prompted accusations of harassment from the Cupertino company -have been denied, FOSSpatents reports; however, it also looks unlikely that Apple will secure a preliminary injunction against Samsung products going on sale in the US.

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So You Want A Tablet?

So You Want A Tablet?

Scan the headlines, and you'd be forgiven for thinking that everybody had a tablet these days. The iPad broke the market open, and since that point we've seen a torrent of rivals each trying to take the touchscreen crown. It's a tricky segment to judge, and even harder if you're trying to take your first steps into tableteering. Get up to speed with your options - and advice on which slate to select - after the cut!

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G in 2011; Galaxy S III in 1H 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G in 2011; Galaxy S III in 1H 2012

Samsung may be popping bottles over its 1m Galaxy S II sales success in South Korea, but that hasn't stopped the company's engineers from planning ahead. Mobile comms president J.K. Shin told Dow Jones Newswires that not only was Samsung planning a 4G tablet for later in 2012, "an evolution of and an enhanced version of" the Galaxy Tab slates we've seen so far, but a replacement for the Galaxy S II in the first half of 2012.

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Apple wins early access to Samsung phones/tablets in copycat case

Apple wins early access to Samsung phones/tablets in copycat case

Samsung must hand over samples from its current and incoming smartphone and tablet range, along with marketing materials, to Apple's legal team as part of an "expedited discovery" process to see whether allegations of design similarity are accurate. That's the ruling of San Jose Federal Judge Lucy Koh, Courthouse News reports, who brought forward access to the Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Infuse 4G and DROID Charge after Apple "produced images of Samsung products and other evidence that provide a reasonable basis for Apple's belief that Samsung's new products are designed to mimic Apple's products."

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 8.9 gets painful Euro pricing

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 8.9 gets painful Euro pricing

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 isn't expected to hit the market until sometime this summer, but we're gradually piecing together the pricing for the 8.9-inch slate. Amazon Germany has thrown the tablet up for pre-order at €606.50 ($853), a considerable premium above the $469 we know Samsung will be charging in the US.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 surfaces in Russia with Keyboard Dock [Video]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 surfaces in Russia with Keyboard Dock [Video]

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 still isn't expected to hit retail until later in the year, but that hasn't stopped the 8.9-inch slate from popping up around the world for a sneaky series of appearances. After Germany earlier this month it's now the turn of Russia, with mforum.ru grabbing some hands-on time with the Tab 8.9 - and some accessories - at the tablet's debut there this week.

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Samsung May 24 event confirmed: Galaxy Tab or GSII?

Samsung May 24 event confirmed: Galaxy Tab or GSII?

Samsung Mobile has announced a second event for May, sending SlashGear a teaser invite for a launch that will take place on May 24 in New York. The invite will follow Samsung and AT&T's "special announcement" on May 5 which is expected to be the launch of the Infuse 4G.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 gets hands-on playtime [Video]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 gets hands-on playtime [Video]

Samsung managed a mighty fast turnaround in their labs, reworking the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 tablets to better take on the iPad 2, but it did mean the slates weren't quite ready for press consumption at CTIA 2011. Now the 8.9-inch model has shown up in a more stable form in Germany, with NewGadgets.de having a chance to play with the slimline slate on video.

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Samsung Smart TV live streaming to Galaxy Tab hands-on [Video]

Samsung Smart TV live streaming to Galaxy Tab hands-on [Video]

Samsung may have had 3D video-on-demand to announce at IFA 2011 this morning, but the company was also demonstrating its smart TV streaming system that can squirt a live video feed from a D7000 or D8000 series HDTV to one of the company's Android-based devices. We grabbed some hands-on time to see whether this is the setup to retire your SlingBox for; check out the video demo and more after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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