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Samsung Galaxy Tablet could be heading to UK on Vodafone

More snippets of information leak out on the Samsung Galaxy Android tablet device, which suggests it will be available on contract with Vodafone when it finally comes out

The Samsung Galaxy Tablet could be heading to Vodafone punters in the UK, if a tidbit of leaked information proves accurate.

An anonymous source leaked information from Vodafone's UK's internal systems to Engadget, which showed a mention of a 'Samsung Galaxy Tablet Contract'.

Firmware has also crept out for the iPad rival, which shows some more specs, although this isn't confirmed for the final tablet. The tablet's name hasn't officially emerged either, and has previously been referred to as the Tab or the Tape.

The tablet would potentially run on Android 2.2 Froyo with a screen resolution of 480x800 pixels, though the firmware doesn't say whether it will have a much-rumoured AMOLED screen.

It also says it will have Flash, which of course isn't officially available for the iPad, GPS for Google Maps, Wi-Fi and an ARM11 CPU running at 1GHz.

Elsewhere on the Net, other rumoured specs for the tablet include 16GB of memory, a microSD slot, and a 3.2-megapixel camera.

Unlike the iPad, it would be able to make phone calls, though how practical it would be holding a rumoured 7-inch tablet to the side of your head remains to be seen.

These snippets of information give more solidity to rumours that the new slice of Android tablet goodness could make its debut at the IFA tech show in Berlin, which is held at the beginning of September.

Samsung has already confirmed that Android will appear on a tablet this year, and it has had more than enough time to get working on a proper large-screen tablet to rival the iPad.

The iPad has so far had it all its own way in the freshly invigorated tablet market, but many people are excited about the potential of Android running on bigger devices.

Android smart phones have already overtaken sales of iPhones globally, and if the technology is up to scratch it would be easy to see the same happening with tablets.

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