Samsung Galaxy Tab
An employee of Samsung Electronics demonstrates Samsung's Galaxy Tab tablet during a photo opportunity at a showroom of the company in Seoul January 18, 2011. Asian technology shares gained, helped by hopes of a recovery in battered chip prices and expectations that nimble Asian firms may slow the runaway success of Apple Inc after news CEO Steve Jobs was taking medical leave. Samsung, at the forefront of the long queue of rivals determined to halt Apple's stunning run of success, appears to remain a key threat. Samsung has sold 10 million units of the Android-powered Galaxy S smartphone since its June launch and 1 million units of the Galaxy Tab tablet since October. REUTERS

Samsung has announced an exact date of Galaxy Tab 10.1 release. It's going to land on June 8, first in New York City.

On June 8, the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available for pre-order through Best Buy, and only a limited quantity of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi version will be available for purchase in the Union Square Best Buy store in New York City. Starting June 17, it will be available at Best Buy online and in-store along with Fry's Electronics, Amazon, Micro Center, Tiger Direct and Newegg. The Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available through Sprint starting mid-summer 2011.

At 8.6 millimeters thick, the new device will be the world's thinnest mobile tablet currently available. It will sport the latest version of Android for tablets, Android 3.1 Honeycomb, offering faster and smoother transitions between applications, more intuitive navigation to and from home screens and broader support of USB accessories, external keyboards, joysticks and gamepads, TechCrunch stated.

It has a dual-core, 1 GHz CPU, a 10.1 inch, 1280×800 pixel screen, a 3-megapixel back camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats.

Samsung promises future software updates to bring TouchWiz into the mix.

The 32GB WiFi model of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will cost $599 from Best Buy, Fry's Electronics,, Micro Center, Tiger Direct, and Newegg. The 16GB version runs for $100 less, at $499.