Galaxy Tab 10.1 coming to South Africa in August

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 (image: Samsung)

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be made available for retail purchase from 1 August 2011 in South Africa.

The announcement was made last night at a lavish launch event in Johannesburg, which was attend by various celebrities including singer Danny K, the Top 15 contestants from South Africa’s Idols competition and members of the Blue Bulls rugby club.

“The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a remarkable example of Samsung’s constant innovation, demonstrating our dedication to designing products of the highest standard, ensuring they fit the unique needs of technology-savvy people wanting to lead a smarter life,” said George Ferreira, Chief Operating Officer for Samsung Electronics Africa RHQ.

The Tab is currently the world’s thinnest tablet, measuring only 8.6 millimetres. It also boasts an incredibly light weight of just 595g, and a brilliant 10.1-inch touch screen display with WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution delivering vibrant colours and crisp clarity.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor


  1. Apple please block Samsung from selling Galaxy tabs in South Africa. This is theft since Samsung is stealing and copying what is not theirs. Unfair and filthy

  2. Roy Apple is using its patent arsenal to stifle its competitors. I can’t really blame them for taking what leverage they can I guess, but bear in mind that patents were introduced to *encourage* competition. Software patents have become so ludicrous that instead of ‘first to innovate’ technology is becoming all about ‘first to patent’. So many of the things patented are completely obvious and have been developed in parallel by different companies, but the first one to take out a patent on it gets some unreasonable grip on the market. In short its a stupid system and I do hope that South Africa lets the competition come down to ‘who has the best product’ rather than ‘who has the most patents’ and lets the market decide the rest. Looking forward to seeing more tablet products come to our shores in the near future….


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