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Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Samsung unveils new Galaxy Tab in two sizes


Samsung's 7-inch device, the "Galaxy tab," is on display at the 50th edition of the "IFA" on Sept. 2 in Berlin. (Odd Andersen - AFP/Getty Images)
Samsung has revealed two models of its Galaxy Tab — an 8.9-inch version and a 10.1-inch model that’s different from the larger Galaxy Tab the company showed off in January.

The new tablets are priced competitively with the iPad 2, CrunchGear reported. The wi-fi-only tablets start at $469 for the 8.9-inch model and $499 for the 10.1-inch model. Claiming to be the world’s thinnest tablets at 8.6 millimeters (.33 inches), the Samsung pair do beat out the iPad 2, which is 8.8 millimeters (.34 inches) and one-third thinner than its predecessor.

Samsung’s mobile VP Lee Don-Joo told Yonhap News Agency on March 4 that the iPad 2 had caused the company to take a second look at its products and pricing.

CrunchGear said the 10.1 tablet will be available June 8 and the smaller tablet will be out early this summer.

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