Optus first with second Galaxy Tab

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is the successor to the original Galaxy Tab 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is available through Optus from today

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is available through Optus from today

Optus has revealed it is first telco in Australia to sell Samsung's second generation Galaxy Tab Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.

Available in Optus stores and online from today, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is the successor to the original Galaxy Tab 10.1. That model only released in Australia late last year following a long and well publicised legal battle with Apple.

"As the popularity of tablets in Australia continues to grow at a rapid rate, we are delighted to present the brand new Galaxy Tab 2 from Samsung," said Michael Smith, Optus' Managing Director of Marketing.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 differs little from its predecessor. It runs Google's latest Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android (4.0) out of the box, has the same sized screen (10.1in) with the same resolution (1280x800) and is powered by similar specifications — a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 also has a rear-facing 3-megapixel camera and a basic VGA front-camera.

New features of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 include a microSD card slot for external storage, absent on the original model, and an infrared port that works with a pre-loaded remote control app. Using this app will turn the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 into a universal remote that will control any device in the home that uses an infrared remote.

"To celebrate this exciting launch, we will be offering customers a variety of great value data plans including a special $10 saving when they choose to bundle the Galaxy Tab 2 with an Optus Mobile," continued Smith.

Optus will sell the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 on a range of its data plans starting from $39.95 per month for 2GB of data (comprising a $19.95 plan cost with $20.00 monthly device repayments). Both 12 month and 24 month plans are available and monthly device repayments vary depending on the plan selected. In addition to the 2GB plan, Optus offers 5GB, 10GB, 15GB and 20GB data plans.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is available today in selected Optus stores and will be available to purchase through the Optus online store from tomorrow.

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