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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 available today in NYC from Best Buy

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (see our review of the special IO edition) launches today, but you'll only be able to get one if you're in New York City. The Best Buy at Union Square has a 10-day exclusive of the new tablet, which is shipping with Android 3.1.

If you're in NYC and want to get the new Tab 10.1, it goes on sale at noon. Best Buy is also giving away goodies to the first purchasers. If you are one of the first 200 people to buy one, you will get a free leather case and if you're in the first 50 customers you'll get VIP access to an exclusive performance by Ne-Yo.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 can be purchased for:

  • 16GB - $499
  • 32GB - $599

This is the WiFi-only version of the tablet (meaning no carrier contracts). If you plan to pick one up or are just curious about how people are liking it, check out our:

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Forum

  • I was going to go to this today.. and then I saw that it would be almost 100 degrees out. Going to local best buy to try and pre-order though.
  • I pre-ordered mines online this morning. They don't have store pickup as an option yet but it's coming soon.
  • Several sources mentioned Verizon was also going to be accepting pre-orders as of today with a two-year contract but no mention of it anywhere on the Verizon website. Does anyone know if this has changed?
  • I was there and luckily they kept the line indoors. I was a little upset at how sloppy this was handled as there was no word as to what would be available for purchase until about 11:50. Only the 16 GB white model was available.
  • It should be noted that they're only selling the white 16GB version (I would know, I was in line earlier today). They're also selling cases and the desk dock, but nothing else. [EDIT]: Rusty posted just as I did, but that's two sources for you ^_^
  • i thought i read this article that this was gonna be 450 for the 16gb
  • Of course there is some scumbag already selling it on eBay for almost $200 over retail (free case...yippee) ...oh yeah, and some sucker will probably purchase it.
  • WTF SUCKSUNG??? Where is the Stupid 3G version?? Seriously? they can't make 3G versions yet!!!
    Companies are SO FUCKED up these days.. ALL of them (thankfully except Google :D)
  • Where's the thumbs down button when I need it....
  • You can use the STARS... (kinda old way, but works nonetheless :) )
  • I preordered on Amazon today. There was no option to specify the color so I called. They could not tell me what color it was, but said it is typically the color they list on the website, which was black.
  • Freakin' waste of time. Waited 45 minutes for them to tell me they only had the 16 GB version and walked out. I'd rather wait a week. I think Samsung didn't want to miss its original release date and decided to sell the leftovers of the ones they made for Google IO. This is not the real product launch, its on the 17th. I expect Touchwiz will be on those devices as well. I think the grey ones will look nicer too.
  • dannya, we got the 32 Gb at IO, no 16s,. But i see why you're pissed waiting all this time. cheers
  • Sounds like launch was a complete shitcan.