Wi-Fi Samsung Galaxy Tab now available for £299

Good news for anyone wanting the Wi-Fi version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the UK, Amazon is selling it for £299. Sounds a good deal compared to the original price of the 3G model, but is it really?

Well, in some ways it is. It's certainly cheaper than the entry-level Wi-Fi version of the iPad 2 and was well-received when we reviewed it last year. Sadly, it is last year's model still, with T3 claiming that the 'new' model is still running Android FroYo, with little chance of an Android Honeycomb update anytime soon, if ever, due to hardware restrictions. So a decent tablet, but far from cutting edge in a fast-moving market.

There are other flaws too. As we reported a couple of weeks back, Asda has started clearing out existing stocks of the Wi-Fi / 3G model of the Tab, so you can actually get the upgraded model online for the same £299 price tag, while stocks last. Also, Samsung itself has moved on from the original Tab, introducing both the 8.9 and 10.1 tablets. If you want to futureproof yourself, they might be better options.

But if you simply want a decent Android tablet for not a lot of money and the 3G isn't important to you, the Amazon Tab might be worth a look. It might be from last year, but with a 1GHz processor, 16GB of storage, that Wi-Fi connectivity, a 3-megapixel camera, GPS and of course, access to the Android Market, it's no slouch for £299 and unlike the iPad 2, you can have one of these in your hands by the end of the week.

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