Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, T-Mobile Springboard Coming in November

Posted by · October 25, 2011 7:40 pm

After a Facebook poll revealed that the Samsung Galaxy Tab is the second most popular tablet among the Experts Exchange community—second only to the Apple iPad 2—it seemed appropriate to announce that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is set to hit T-Mobile in November. According to a Mashable report, the Samsung tablet will make its T-Mobile debutabout a week before T-Mobile’s own Springboard tablet becomes available.

Currently, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is only available via Verizon and Best Buy, respectively priced at $529 and $499. No word on what kind of pricing T-Mobile will offer when it hits markets November 2nd. However, consider its later debut, T-Mobile will likely offer the tablet for at least a slightly reduced price.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Galaxy Tab, a few notable specs include a 10.1-inch screen, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of memory, and a pair of 2- and 3-megapixel cameras. An added benefit T-Mobile will be able to offer is 4G data transfer support.

What poses to make the late release that much more lackluster is the relatively brief period of time between the Galaxy Tab’s release and the debut of the T-Mobile Springboard, which is set to be available November 9th. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems the Galaxy Tab might need a little more time in the spotlight if T-Mobile wants to capitalize on its later, hopefully less expensive debut.

The T-Mobile Springboard is a smaller, 7-inch tablet; however, it does have a more powerful, 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Further compensating for its smaller screen, the Springboard has 32GB of expandable memory, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Ergo the “big wow factor” that T-Mobile has been pushing as users await its release.

I’ll be the first to admit that both the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Springboard sound like impressive tablets. What remains to be seen, however, is whether their near-simultaneous release will blow up in T-Mobile’s face.

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