Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 release date set for end of August

Creatively inspired tablet will set down in the next few weeks, US pricing set

A hybrid of both the Tab and the Note the Note 10.1 is Samsung's next venture in creating tablets for the artistically inclined thanks to its stylus and large display, US pricing set

UPDATE: US pricing for the tablet has been set at $499 for the 16GB version and $549 for the 32GB version. It is available from Thursday August 16th.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 release date has been set for the end of August according to Samsung along with a YouTube video showcasing just some of the features available on the Ice Cream Sandwich tablet.

Despite the current legal battles between Samsung and Apple, Samsung has taken the note in a completely different direction from its previous iPad rivaling tablets this time focusing on creativity.

Samsung are attempting to sell the idea of its new tablet through what the gadget can potentially do for productivity – the first line the viewer of the five minute long YouTube clip is greeted with is ‘Discover exciting features that will enhance your life, productivity and creativity’.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 specs:

In addition to the Note trying to get one over the iPad through what it can do, so too do its specs: whilst the Note’s 1.4GHz quad-core processor and it’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS was expected, the huge 2GB of RAM was much less so (making it the first tablet being able to do so), making the ongoing war between the two manufacturers only more intriguing.

Upon release, you’ll be able to choose between models capable of Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi plus 21 Mbps HSPA+ 3G, or Wi-Fi plus LTE, with a 4G model expected a bit later this year.