The long wait for Samsung's second generation Galaxy Tab 10.1 is finally over in the United Kingdom. Retailer Carphone Warehouse said in its Web site that the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 would be ready by August 22nd. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has Android Ice Cream Sandwich built-in, and a bright 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 LCD display. The 16GB Wi-Fi-only model costs £299 ($469) while the 32GB Wi-Fi + 3G costs £399 ($628).

What Else You Need To Know:

- A TechRadar review gave the tablet only 3.5 stars out 5 because the new tablet "lacked the design identity" of the original.

- The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has a redesigned chassis to avoid patent issues with Apple.

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With strong Android competition from the likes of ASUS and Huawei, not to mention Apple’s iPad, we’re not too hopeful about the Tab 2’s chances of making a bit splash next Wednesday. - Alex Dobie, Android Central  
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 up for pre-order at the Carphone Warehouse  

The Tab 2 10.1 is available in black and white, and the first shipments are due to be sent out next Wednesday, Aug. 22, less than a week after Samsung will release the Galaxy Note 10.1 at its flagship London store.

Tech Radar
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 UK release date set for August 22  

With more Android tablets than ever available at a more reasonable price, perhaps the delay will prove costly for Samsung.

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 10.1 in the UK, with the help of Kylie Minogue, Team GB and assorted other stars