Over the weekend, a user by the name of shep211 has been working hard to root the newly released Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Last night, he succeeded and posted his results on the XDA Developers forum. Not only has he rooted the device, but he has a full back up of every partition on the tablet, which can be used to create a stock retail ROM for bricked users. Detailed instructions are available; as always remember that you are doing this at your own risk.

Samsung released the WiFi-only version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the US at the end of last week. You can get it in 16GB ($500) and 32GB ($600) flavors.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 will soon be available in 16GB ($470) and 32GB ($570) versions. The two new Android 3.1 tablets join the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab, which has already been quite a success for the company and has received an upgrade: to Android 2.3.

The hardware giant is touting the two new devices as the world's thinnest mobile tablets, at just 8.6 millimeters thick. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 weighs 595 grams while the Galaxy Tab 8.9 weighs 470 grams. Both support HSPA+ network speeds of up to 21Mbps, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity. They also feature a 3 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera, providing seamless 1080p HD video. The two devices are powered by a 1GHz dual core application processor and both feature a 1280 x 800 resolution WXGA display. For more information, you can read our review.