Update: J&R has pulled down the pre-order pages for this tablet, indicating that it did not intend to actually start taking orders at this time.
The long wait for the Galaxy Note 10.1 is apparently almost over. This Samsung tablet is now available for pre-order, and is rumored to be launching by the end of this month.
Still, an unconfirmed report from last month indicated that this tablet is going to launch on July 30, just a few weeks from now. J&R did not confirm this, just saying the product is “coming soon”.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 was unveiled back in February, but Samsung pushed back the release after deciding to find room in the design for a slot to hold the “S Pen” stylus.
More about the Tablet
This model is going to debut running Google Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on a 1.4GHz quad-core processor made by Samsung itself. It will have 1GB of RAM.
It will have all the usual bundled Android apps, plus Samsung has added a number developed especially to take advantage of the S Pen, including software for taking handwritten notes, drawing, and more.
Not surprisingly, this tablet is going to have a 10.1-inch display. This will have a 1280 x 800 resolution.
There will be two versions depending on the amount of internal storage capacity. A 16GB one will cost $550, while the 32GB version is going to be $50 more. J&R is taking pre-orders for both, and is offering them at $50 below the suggested cost.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 will have Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, but the models being offered by J&R will not have cellular-wireless data.
Other features are going to include a microSD memory card slot, 5 MP rear-facing camera, 1.9 MP front camera, GPS, and a 7000mAh battery.
TabletPCReview had some hands-on time with this device when it was first announced. Check out our first thoughts.