Samsung is inviting members of the public to test its iPad challenger, the Galaxy Tab, from Monday, as part of rather smart marketing ruse.
In keeping with the device’s appeal to commuters, Galaxy Tabs will be handed out at four London Tube stations, namely Liverpool Street, Balham, Highbury & Islington or Ealing Broadway. Recipients get to keep Samsung’s Android powered slate for 48 hours, with the trial set to end November 1st.
To be in with a shout of getting hold of one, you’ll need to send an email to email@example.com, or you can take your chances and speak to a member of the Galaxy Tab team outside one of the Tube stations.
Simon Stanford, Managing Director of Mobile Samsung UK and Ireland, said: “At Samsung we thought what better way to showcase this than to give Londoners the opportunity to test the Galaxy Tab for themselves before they can buy them in the shops. We’re keen to hear what they have to say.”
Featuring dual cameras and a seven-inch touchscreen display, making it considerably more compact than Apple’s iPad, the Tab goes on sale across the UK on November 1st. Also onboard is support for 3G HSUPA, 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0.