News@8pm:Galaxy Tab 10.1 white hands on and 3 for Google Chromebooks

Plus: Samsung and LG to unveil retina displays and Amazon tablet rumours

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We finally got our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in white today, and are pleased to confirm that with its new slimmer form factor and glossy white back it's certainly a better looker than the industriously designed predecessor. With a depth that rivals the iPad 2, the Galaxy Tab White Edition is incredibly thin, almost astonishingly at 8.6mm. The tablet comes preloaded with Android Honeycomb 3.0.1 OS and is powered with a NVIDIA Tegra 2 Processor. However, in a surprising move, Samsung has decided to lower the device's camera quality and put a 3MP rear-facing camera on the tablet. The loss of the 8MP camera follows the unveiling of the product this week at Google's I/O conference.


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Evidence continues to point to the new iPod Nano featuring a camera, with a newly unearthed patent suggests a snapper of some kind is almost certainly heading back to the bite sized music player. This news follows a leaked pic of the Californian company's new iPod with a camera on the back earlier this week. In other Apple news, iPad users can now sing to their heart's content with the launch of the Lucky Voice Karaoke app. Users of the device can now make fools of themselves wherever they may roam, with the free app featuring a library of around 8,000 songs that users access via paid for credits.

Samsung and LG are to debut 'retina displays' for tablets. Both companies have revealed that they will be showcasing 'ultra high resolution' displays at the SID 2011 conference next week, with Samsung revealing that their 300ppi display will be 10.1 inches across, accomplishing a quite ridiculous resolution of 2,560 x 1,600. Meanwhile, rumours continue to circulate on Amazon's first tablet PC offering. The much-mooted device has moved a step closer to reality today after the online retail giant's CEO dropped the biggest hint yet about a full-on iPad rival. When asked about such a device, Jeff Bezos told Consumer Reports that punters should 'stay tuned' for more news.

Three was all smiles today after the phone network realised two bits of big news. First up, the firm announced that it had bagged rights to sell the Nokia X7 from June. The latest top-end Symbian smartphone wears the latest OS update, dubbed Symbian “Anna”. The second of Three's announcements focused around the new Google Chromebook made by Samsung, with the phone network becoming the Korean company's official '3G connectivity partner'. The tie-up means punters will get free SIMs and free 3G data if they snag the newly announced Samsung Series 5 Chromebook.