Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Video: It Works!

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Samsung pulled a cheap trick when it revealed the Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the CTIA trade show in March: Although the company provided a handful of specs, a price and a release date, the actual tablet was powered off and trapped behind glass.

So as far as I can tell, this Galaxy Tab 10.1 video posted by is the first time the U.S. version of Samsung’s tablet has been spotted up close and fully functional.

As you can see at the 2:30 mark of the video, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 holds its own against the iPad 2 in thickness. The U.S. version of the tablet, which Samsung claims is 0.34 inches thick, is roughly 0.1 inches skinnier than the iPad 2, but it’s hard to see exactly how they measure up in this video because the iPad 2 is wrapped in a case.

If you’ve seen a Motorola Xoom, the Android 3.0 Honeycomb software in this video won’t surprise you. Samsung plans to add its own software tweaks to the Galaxy Tab 10.1, including resizeable widgets and a mini app tray, but they’re not evident here. You can, however, catch some Angry Birds Rio in action at the 3:30 mark.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is scheduled to launch on June 8, priced at $499 for a 16 GB Wi-Fi model and $599 for a 32 GB Wi-Fi model. LTE and WiMax configurations will follow later this year.