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The Ultimate Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Buyers Guide

If you are looking for information on where and when to buy the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1″ Android Honeycomb tablet, you are not alone. Have a look at our Ultimate Buyers guide, and end your search today.

If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering how and when you can get your hands on the new and redesigned Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1″ Honeycomb tablet.

With the anticipated New York USA release date of June 8, 2011 quickly approaching, and the nationwide Galaxy Tab 10.1 release date being pushed back to June 17th, we find ourselves salivating in anticipation.

This guide is designed to help you on your hunt to secure your new Galaxy Tab 10.1, no matter where you live. Let’s have a look, and check back for consistent updates through launch!

New Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Release Date, Availability & Pricing:

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi edition will be available starting June 8 exclusively at the Best Buy Union Square location in New York City.

Starting June 17, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available at Best Buy online and in-store along with Fry’s Electronics, Amazon.com, Micro Center, Tiger Direct and Newegg.

These retail outlets will have the 32GB version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi edition available for $599, and the 16GB version of the device will be available for $499.

In addition, the WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available through Sprint starting mid-summer 2011.

See the latest Galaxy Tab 10.1 release announcement for further details.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Hunting Tips

Sign up for Samsung Updates

The first thing you can do for yourself is head over to the Samsung Galaxy Tab website and sign up for updates. This will ensure you receive “first word” from Samsung with regards to how and where to pre-order or purchase your tablet. This will be the best option for those on the hunt. For reviewers you can also sign up for our reviewer program where we offer the best service to get real viewers for your channel.

Look Outside The Box

Sometimes you find gems in the places you aren’t looking for them. If you are having a hard time finding your Galaxy Tab 10.1 in your country, then look internationally. For example, the older and bulkier Galaxy Tab 10.1 is already on sale in Australia, and some accessories are already popping up in Germany.

Just be cautious of the selling price and any potential carrier limitations in searching outside of your country. Also be aware of import taxes and things of that nature. It could cost you a little more to secure a tablet overseas, but if you’re in a pinch it’s always a viable option.

Update 5-24-11: The 16GB 3G Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 just popped in Germany, at amazon with the 10.1 also listed. While the 10.1 remains unavailable, this is a clear indication that Amazon will be carrying the new Galaxy Tabs.

Google Shopping Results

Try a Google Search under Google Shopping for “Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1“. Sure there aren’t that many great or reliable options yet, but come launch day, the flood gates will open and you’ll have a ton of off the beaten path options to secure your tablet. Just be sure you review and trust your source. There are tons of shady people out there so only buy if it looks legit.

Stay tuned to TabletMonsters.com for updates! Duh.

Lastly, of course, bookmark this page and keep checking back for updates. We’re all over this!

Where to Pre-Order Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

With the release of this tablet being so close, you would think you could at least pre-order it. As of today, there was a brief pre-order teaser on J&R’s website – though it has since been removed. None of the big box retailers are yet offering the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for pre-order or order. We will be sure to supply the pre-order details as soon as they become available.

Update 6-3-2011: BestBuy will offer Galaxy Tab 10.1 pre-orders both online and in store starting June 8th 2011, with the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 nationwide release date being pushed back to June 17th 2011.

Update 6-4-2011: Add Verizon Wireless to the list of folks offering the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for pre-order come June 8th. The plus with the Verizon Wireless Galaxy Tab 10.1 is that it will be the 4G version available in Black or White! The down side is that the Verizon 4G Galaxy Tab 10.1 will not be available until later this Summer, likely between late July and end of August.

Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Amazon.com

With the 16GB 3G Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 just popping up at amazon, I’m very confident that Amazon.com will be offering the 10.1 model soon. There would be no conceivable reason to list in one country and not another.

We’ll be on the look out for Amazon.com listings of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (or otherwise) and will post it right here.

Do yourself a favor and try searching Amazon right now:

Wireless Carriers

Samsung has ties with all of the major wireless carriers here in the US – your big players include Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T. You can look to these wireless carriers and expect them to offer Samsung Galaxy 10.1 as an option in-network with a data contract.

AT&T was expected to hold an event in New York with Samsung Mobile on May 24th. This has since been delayed. No one has any true idea of what Samsung Mobile was planning for this joint event with AT&T, but we can only hope it has something to do with the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Sprint will be offering the WiFi only version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 starting mid-summer 2011. That should be sometime between July and August.

Verizon Wireless will be offering the 4G Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Black and White, available for pre-order starting June 8th. The Verizon Wireless 4G Galaxy Tab 10.1 will not ship until late Summer 2011.

Big Box Retailers

Samsung is well known for tapping into big box retailer distribution channels. Galaxy Tab is currently available in most big box retailers in the US. The largest player would be BestBuy, of course. You could expect the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 to be available at BestBuy soon. We’ll be on the lookout for you.

Update 5-31-2011: The official Galaxy Tab 10.1 page just went live at BestBuy. Pre-order is not yet available, but we know it’s coming soon. Stay tuned.

Update 6-3-2011: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi edition will be available exclusively starting June 8 at the Best Buy Union Square location in New York City.

Starting June 17, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available at Best Buy online and in-store along with Fry’s Electronics, Amazon.com, Micro Center, Tiger Direct and Newegg.

Online Auctions & Vendors

There’s no doubt about it. With every tablet release, especially the “big ones” like Galaxy Tab 10.1 that attract the most attention, you’re sure to find in vast supply, over-priced tablets in the online auction arena.

Limited Edition Google I/O Galaxy Tab 10.1‘s are already available on eBay for a hefty price tag. If you’re short on finding the right retailer or distributor, you can always cautiously approach eBay or even the Amazon market place for your shot at Galaxy Tab 10.1 – either the limited edition or the commercial available version come June 8th.

Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Accessories

Getting some sweet accessories for your new Galaxy Tab 10.1 would really seal the deal right? We’re actively seeking accessories for the upcoming tablet here in the US. Surprisingly, they’re popping up overseas first.

We’ve already spotted a good 10 or so at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Germany website. Expect these accessories to be available everywhere soon. Overview pictures below, and a complete break down at Engadget.

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