Samsung had originally planned to launch the larger incarnation of their Galaxy Note earlier in the summer, but the device took a detour on its way to store shelves and re-emerged with a quad-core processor and built-in S Pen. Now US retailers are beginning to offer the device up for pre-order. J&R has the 16GB Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 for $499 and the 32GB model for $549, the only problem being a lack of clarity on an actual release date.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 has experience its share of false starts. It was initially unveiled back at Mobile World Congress in February and featured a slightly different spec sheet at the time. As an expected launch neared, rumors picked up that Samsung was redesigning the slate with quad-core processing in mind. The tablet’s chassis also got a slight makeover. Let’s just hope the Note 10.1 can make it to release this time without the folks behind the scenes deciding a few more upgrades are in order.