Samsung this week unveiled a pair of new Galaxy Tab tablets sized 10.1 inches and 8.9 inches. Part of what makes these additions so special is that they measure a scant 8.6 millimeters, slightly thinner than Apple's trend-setting iPad 2, which measures 8.8 millimeters. That's right, Samsung just stole the ultra-thin tablet crown from Apple.
"The Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 are remarkable examples of Samsung's constant innovation and show our dedication to designing premium tablets that fit the unique needs of consumers around the world," said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business. "By combining Samsung's innovations in design and display with our exciting new user experience, we've created a new class of products that will lead the tablet market."
Also noteworthy is the inclusion of Google's Android 3.0 platform, otherwise known as Honeycomb. Both tablets sport the latest version of Android wrapped in Samsung's own TouchWiz user interface.
The biggest development to keep an eye on here is what effect the redesigned Galaxy Tab 10.1 will have on sales of Motorola's Xoom tablet, the first tablet to come with Honeycomb.