We first met Samsung’s 10in Galaxy Tab at Mobile World Congress in February. The chunky fella seemed like a fairly decent proposition; at least until Apple came along and unveiled the iPad 2 a few weeks later.
Subsequently, rumours were rife that Samsung was unhappy with the successor to its 7in tablet, and that a return to the drawing board was on the cards. Sure enough, a slimmer Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was revealed in March.
The skinnier Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 added an HDMI port, 64GB option, and shed 2.33mm in thickness. On the downside, the rear camera dropped from 8MP to a significantly more modest 3MP.
A few days later, Vodafone - which had already allied with Samsung for some exclusive 10in action - confirmed that it’d stick with original version we saw in Barcelona, renamed the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v to keep things simple. Still with us? Just one final twist.
Vodafone UK has now announced that it doesn’t like the chunky model after all, and will now stock the slimmer Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. To confuse matters slightly, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v has already gone on sale through Vodafone in Australia and Germany.
We're not sure if this is good or bad news. Skinny with 3MP? Chunky with 8MP? Hmm...