Joining the original 7-inch Tab, Samsung's today added an 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab and a slimmed-down 10.1-inch model that's been radically altered since we first saw it last month at MWC. And you know what? Both are thinner than the iPad 2.
The 10.1-inch tablet was sent off to fat camp between its initial announcement over a month ago and today, debuting a slimmer profile. It and the new 8.9-inch Tab are just a hair thinner than the iPad 2 at 8.6mm thick, which Samsung says makes them the thinnest tablets in the world. The 10.1-inch Tab manages to be lighter than the iPad 2 as well, by exactly 5 grams. Unfortunately, the price of immaterialism is that the rear camera has also been winnowed down, from 8MP to 3MP. It's still really impressive that Samsung managed to redesign and rebuild a thinner, lighter product in basically a month. (So much for being "inadequate"!)