Samsung has announced that its Android-powered Galaxy Tab will be launched on 1 November, well in time for the holiday season.
The tablet will be available across a range of major networks, high-street retailers and online sites, the firm said.
Samsung has yet to reveal how much the Tab will actually cost, stating rather cryptically that it will be "available on a range of attractive price packages, making it as widely accessible as possible to all consumers".
V3.co.uk contacted Samsung to verify pricing, but the manufacturer had not responded at the time of writing.
"The Galaxy Tab brings a unique proposition to the tablet market and [will give] consumers the ultimate in connectivity and portability that they have been waiting for," said Simon Stanford, managing director for mobile at Samsung UK and Ireland.
"It can be enjoyed by anyone - commuters, students, parents, businesses - who wants to experience a complete range of entertainment, whether that be watching movies, listening to music, reading newspapers or simply making a phone call," he said.
The Galaxy Tab comes with a 1GHz processor and Google's latest Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. Other features include a 7in TFT LCD, with a 1,024 x 600 resolution touch screen and front-facing camera for video calling capabilities.
Buyers will also be able to use the device as a smartphone, as it has 3G connectivity alongside Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Samsung will be looking to target consumers and business people alike, and will be hoping that the Tab emulates the success of the iPad.
However, with pricing yet to be announced and online retailers quoting around £599, it appears that the device is going to be far from cheap.
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