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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets a sequel, now with voice

By Leigh D. Stark | 5:23 pm 19/06/2012

Remember the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the tablet Apple tried to ban from Australia and was eventually sold here? Well it’s getting a follow-up, with the Galaxy Tab 2 making its way out from Optus.

The next generation of Samsung’s competition to Apple’s iPad features a thickness of 9.7mm, a weight of just over half a kilogram (588grams), and a 10.2 inch screen with 1280×800 and Corning’s scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass protecting it.

The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will be available in both black and white.

Inside the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, you’ll find a dual-core 1GHz processor, dedicated graphics, 3G connectivity with 21Mbps downlink, 3 megapixel rear camera, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, either 16 or 32GB of storage, and a microSD slot for adding the extra spot of memory.

It’s also one of Samsung’s first tablets to support Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. The typical range of apps released by Samsung are here too, with Readers Hub, Music Hub, and an application called S Suggest aimed at helping you find new and different apps.

One surprising feature may help you to bring only one gadget with you – phone or tablet – as you can make phone calls from the 10 inch tablet, something we haven’t seen on other large tablets.

We don’t recommend holding this up to your ear, though, as you’d probably look like an idiot; just wear a headset.

Optus seems the be the first who are grabbing it, although the telco did tell us that the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is not an exclusive, so we should be seeing it make its way out from other companies soon enough. Until then, you can find it at Optus for $39.95 per month on the Optus 2GB data plan.

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