Samsung’s latest product, the Galaxy Tab, is currently touted as the latest iPad rival to be released out into the tablet-PC market and starting next week visitors to London will have the opportunity to give them a 48-hour trial. A press release has been distributed to several tech blogs explaining the trial and how to apply and I’ve included the details from Samsung’s press release below.
From Monday 18th October 2010, a limited number of Galaxy Tabs will be available for loan over a two-week period from one of four London tube stations: Liverpool Street, Balham, Highbury & Islington or Ealing Broadway. Each device will be lent for 48 hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. People wanting to get involved, should apply by sending an email to email@example.com or speak to a member of the Galaxy Tab team outside one of the four tube stations.
The Galaxy Tab features a 7″ touchscreen running on the latest version of Google’s Android platform and is hoping to try and steal some of the iPad’s thunder by providing a richer web experience, thanks to it’s ability to run Flash, as well as coming in at a cheaper retail price. Although not quite as huge as Apple’s tablet, it does make the Galaxy Tab a more portable option for those not quite prepared to carry a specific case around just for their tablet PC.