Samsung introduced a revamped version of its Android-powered Galaxy Tab 10.1 at CTIA this week. The Korean manufacturer originally unveiled the 10-inch Galaxy Tab in February at Mobile World Congress and quickly revised its plans for the tablet when Apple unveiled its iPad 2.
Apparently afraid that its bulky tablet (shown above) could not compete with the iPad 2, Samsung engineered a last-minute redesign that trimmed several millimeters from the thickness of the device, dropping it from a thick 10.9 mm to an incredibly thin 8.6 mm. This change makes the Galaxy 10.1 the thinnest tablet device headed to the market, beating out the 8.8 mm of the iPad 2.
This move to outdo the iPad 2 comes with a cost. The original Galaxy 10.1 tablet was expected to debut in Europe and Asia in March with a global launch shortly thereafter. This thick version is still slated to land as a Vodafone exclusive as planned, while the new and improved version will hit the market in June.