Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Are you among the many planning on hitting the Best Buy's Union Square location in New York to grab a WiFi Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1? If so, the schedule for the event is now available and if you have any hopes of getting in on all the goodies that will be available you'll want to listen up.

First 200 people to purchase the WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 at Best Buy in Union Square on June 8 get a free leather case; First 50 people to purchase get VIP access to Ne-Yo’s exclusive performance

High noon is when sales begin, so you'll certainly want to get there earlier then that. Needless to say, Samsung and Best Buy have gone all out for this event so if you happen to be in the area, let us know and send off some video or pics to let us know how things go. In the meantime though, check out all of our previous Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 coverage or jump on past the break for the full event details.


First 200 people to purchase the WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 at Best Buy in Union Square on June 8 get a free leather case; First 50 people to purchase get VIP access to Ne-Yo’s exclusive performance


To officially celebrate the launch of the WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 in the U.S., Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.  , Samsung Electronics America and Best Buy are hosting an exclusive performance by Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist Ne-Yo at the Best Buy in Union Square in New York City. The WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 is a premium Android™ 3.1 (Honeycomb) tablet with an ultra-slim, lightweight design and brilliant 10.1-inch touchscreen display.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi-only edition will be available exclusively starting June 8 at the Best Buy Union Square location in New York City. The first 200 people to purchase the WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will receive a free leather case, valued at $29.99. Starting June 17, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available nationwide at participating retail locations. The 32GB version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi edition will be available for $599, while the 16GB version of the device will be available for $499. Visit for additional details.

In addition, Mike Vitelli, president of Best Buy Americas and Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America will present a check for $25,000 to Ne-Yo’s philanthropic organization, The Compound Foundation.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 12:00 p.m. Sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Begin
 - 4:00 p.m. Samsung, Best Buy and Ne-Yo Remarks
 - 4:15 p.m. Live Performance by Hip-Hop Artist Ne-Yo
 - 4:30 p.m. Autographs
*The first 50 people to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will get VIP access to the live performance. The first 100 fans in line starting at noon will also get the opportunity to see the performance. *

Best Buy – Union Square
Corner of 14th Street and 4th Avenue
New York, New York 10003


Reader comments

WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on sale tomorrow at Best Buy - Union Square at noon


Oh yea,

Better call the pilot and head to the airport to hop on the Lear Jet and pickup that fondle slab in time to see Ye No's "exclusive performance". NOT. LOL... There must not be any comments as I write this because everyone is on their way to Union Square...

Free case!!!! Don't care for Ne-Yo though...

Would totally miss work for this if I didn't already buy my Asus Transformer!

I still don’t understand the exclusivity of the Galaxy Tab’s launch. Why did they decide that on the official release day to only release it to one Best Buy rather than all of them, and then offer it 9 days later nationwide. Is it because of limited quantities or something?

maybe limited quantities

more likely a marketing technique. To promote android tablets, specifically their tablets. Any news coverage of the event would show their tablets as being in high demand, with lines similar to those during apple releases.

You can pre-order today on BestBuy's site. I got an email this morning. They have the Wifi 10.1 in 16/32GB Metallic and 16/32GB White.

i live in NY, but I own the Acer iconia tab. I can still return it though. Besides street cred and thinness, what are the advantages of the 10.1 (Note, manufacturer is not an advantage for me)? My Acer has hdmi, an SD card slot, full size USB port, and near identical internals to the samsung tab. Is there anything im missing that makes the samsung stand out? I still have a little over a week on my return period, although im LOVING the Acer so far. Thanks!

Same here, I live in NY as well.. I can still return my Asus eee pad Transformer, but what benefits besides thinness does the Galaxy 10.1 offer for me...??

Its all about the thinness and being lighter. The USB port and SD card slot missing both put me off of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. That being said if I did want one I would try to get one with the free case because you're probably going to buy a case anyway.

I actually like the heft of my Acer, and the lack of ports and slots definitely throws me off. I guess that's the sacrifice for thinness. I'll definitely stick with the Iconia.

No SD card?! That's it for me, the whole reason why I'm interested in the Galaxy Tab is because of a SD card slot. So If it isn't there, I'll definitly go with the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. Bye Bye Samsung.