CTIA 2011: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets makeover, is now slimmer than the Apple iPad 2
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was previously announced last month at the Mobile World Conference event, and has now resurfaced looking a fair bit slimmer at the CTIA wireless event in Florida today.
It seems Samsung took stark notice of how slim Apple’s iPad 2 was when it was announced earlier this month, and set about reworking their own Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Honeycomb (Android 3.0) device has slimmed down from 10.9mm thick to a mere 8.6mm – the same as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and interestingly 0.2mm thinner than the iPad 2.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out just what prompted Samsung to go back to the drawing board and rework the device, though we’re certainly not complaining.
At just 8.6mm thick, both the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 take the crown as the slimmest tablet device in the world. Hats off to Samsung for some great design work, and for beating Apple at their own game.
We’ll be bringing you more information on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 as we get it from the CTIA wireless event. In the meanwhile, drop us your thoughts on our Twitter page.