Yesterday we mentioned that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 would be hitting the US in limited quantities on June 8 at one Best Buy location in NYC. We also mentioned that pre orders would start everywhere on June 8 for the 10.1 with full availability of the tablet on June 16 for the US. If you are, a fan of the tablet in Europe that has been hoping that meant you would be able to get the device about the same time, bad news.
Eldar Murtazin is says that Europeans won’t be able to get the Galaxy Tab 10.1 or 8.9 until about August. Note we don’t say “delay” because Samsung has never promised the Galaxy Tab 10.1 on a specific date for Europe so it can’t be delayed. Murtazin also says that the Samsung tablets are being offset from the US launch in Europe due to Android 3.1 issues. It’s interesting that if there are issues, the US tablet uses Android 3.1 as well.
Are we to presume this means Samsung is launching the tablet in the US with some sort of problem? Murtazin has a decent track record with these sorts of rumors so for now we will take his word and hold out for official confirmation from Samsung on a European launch.[via Eldar Murtazin]