The tablets were expected to arrive in the UK in March, but those who know their way around the Roman calendar will tell you it's April now, and there's been no sign of either slate.
The delay is down to software, ComputerWorld reports, with more time needed to perfect the version of Android 4.0 that's powering both tablets. That's according to a Samsung spokesman -- I've contacted the Korean giant asking for more information, and I'll update this story if I hear anything.
Samsung seems to be having a spot of bother wrapping its mind around the latest version of Android. While these two new tablets are delayed, the ICS update for the Samsung Galaxy Note has been , and owners have been of the Ice Cream Sandwich update that .
The Tab 2 devices could be worth a peek. While the 7-inch model has a slightly uninspiring design, it's highly portable and will of course be powered by the latest version of Android.
The 10.1-inch version, meanwhile, is extremely slim and light, and when I saw it in February, I was impressed by the hi-res screen -- though the 1,200x800-pixel display feels a little less exciting now that the new iPad is in the wild.
Tempting nevertheless, even if there's not a great deal to differentiate these tablets from the Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9, and, oh, the . Yup, Samsung likes making tablets, although an exec it hadn't been doing too well at it.
Former Apple boss John Sculley reckons Samsung's tablets are the "" to the iPad, but in order to really appeal, these two new tablets will need to actually go on sale at some point, so fingers crossed there are no further delays.
I've stuck my hands-on videos with the Tab 2 7- and 10.1-inch versions below -- let me know if you're tempted by way of the comments, or our Facebook wall.