First announced at Mobile World Conference in February, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, an Android 3.1 tablet expected to compete with the Apple iPad, is now available in Canada.

The WiFi enabled tablet, which is under 9 millimeters think and weights under one and a half pounds, features a 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display with WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution; 1GHZ dual core processor; a 3 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera; and 16GB of flash memory.

In addition, the company announced a 4G version of the tablet will be available soon (no date given) and will support data speeds of up to 21 Mbps.

Additional features include: the Samsung TouchWiz user interface for customizing the home screen of tablet computer; the Social Hub service which aggregates email, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single interface; Adobe Flash support; and Polaris Office, software which Samsung says will allows users to read and edit various PC document formats on their device.

South of the border, the tablet has been available for several months and reviews have been very positive. Engadget said it oozes quality from corner to corner and calls it the best Honeycomb tablet to date. Meanwhile Anandtech called it the sleekest Honeycomb tablet and praised its incredible screen but still felt the Asus Eee Pad transformer was a better value at $400.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi version is now available in Canada for $500.

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