Samsung unveiled the quad-core Galaxy Note 10.1 at Mobile World Congress back in February but it wasn’t until earlier this month that everything was finalized with plans to launch the device in the coming weeks. That time has arrived as we now know how much Samsung is asking for the tablet and we are also getting our first look at some of the optional accessories that will be available come tomorrow.
Samsung is initially offering a Wi-Fi only Note 10.1 that will be available in 16GB and 32GB capacities. Pricing starts at $499 for the 16GB unit which includes the S-Pen and Photoshop Touch while the larger capacity tablet will set you back $549; both versions will be available in white or dark grey. The device will ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but we are told that Jelly Bean will be available later this year. Still no word yet on when we can expect to see 3G/4G variants go on sale or how much they will cost.
Samsung is also offering a host of optional accessories to go with your new Galaxy Note 10.1, including a universal desktop dock, HDMI adapter, USB connection kit and a travel charger, just to name a few.
Residents of New York City can pick up a Galaxy Note 10.1 today at the Best Buy in Union Square. Everyone else will have to wait until tomorrow (August 16) to get their hands on the device. The tablet will be available for purchase at Best Buy, Amazon, hhgregg, TigerDirect, Fry’s, CDW, BrandSmart and Conn.
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