Back in late February, during the chaos of the Mobile World Congress, Samsung announced its first tablets that would arrive powered by Ice Cream Sandwich: the Galaxy Tab 2 in 7-inch and 10.1-inch versions. At the time, the company noted that the series would first have commercial availability in the UK, followed by a global release, commencing sometime in March. The fact that we’re talking about this now should clue you in: March passed on by without seeing the tablets released. What’s going on?
Samsung has reportedly confirmed that both Tab 2s are still on-track for a release, but we’ve just have a little bit longer of a wait on our hands. The company is now planning on starting the UK sales of both models sometime closer to the end of April.
There’s been no explanation for what may be responsible for this delay, nor any comment on what impact the postponed launch may have on plans for that global roll-out Samsung discussed. Granted, neither tablet has anything resembling cutting-edge specs they sound more like smartphones from last summer but if Samsung can keep prices low, we imagine they could still see some decent sales. Hopefully, we’ll be learning more details of the company’s new launch plans closer to the end of the month.