Jun 17

Samsung published a press release a couple of days ago, citing that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be released in August in the Nordic countries (including Finland). I’ve been waiting for the device to be available since it was announced at CES 2011 in January. It is released in the US this week (nationwide), and I hoped that European release would be just around the corner. But no, I still have to wait 2-3 months more in addition to the 5 months I’ve already waited. Enough is enough.

My plan was to get into Honeycomb development by the time I leave off to summer holidays (4 weeks in July), so obviously the Galaxy Tab is a bust for me in that respect. Yesterday I ordered a WiFi-only Motorola Xoom from Amazon.co.uk for 527 euros. I may switch to Galaxy Tab 10.1 once they are finally released and available in Finland (or the UK) as well, but that also depends on how satisfied I am with the Xoom, and how much money I would receive back when I would sell it.

Apparently the Honeycomb 3.1 update is not out for WiFi-only Xoom yet, but hopefully it will be released by the time I receive my device.

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