I see quite a number of people wondering if there’s a microSD slot on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 which would provide useful for a tablet because you can pull out your SD card if you want to add files into it rather than connecting the tablet to your PC.
When we previewed the Galaxy Tab 10.1 back in May, we clearly saw a microSD slot on the side along with the SIM slot and volume. And this Tab 10.1 is not the first version of the tablet. Check it out, the left is the SIM slot beside the 3.5mm jack and on the right is the microSD slot beside the volume control.
Now on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that we reviewed recently, we can no longer see the microSD slot.
So what happened? I asked Samsung but they simply said that it’s no longer available in the Tab 10.1 that’s in the market. I guess if we look at it from sales standpoint, despite having an edge over iPad if it comes with the microSD slot, it might hamper sales on the 32GB version when it becomes available next month. So if you saw a Tab 10.1 with a microSD slot being demoed in stores, chances are, those are just demo units and not for sale.
For those who are asking what’s included in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 package, well not much. All you get is the charger, USB cable and also a pair of earphones.