We've been accustomed to seeing flocks of people queuing round the block for the latest Apple gizmo in recent years, but now it seems that Samsung have muscled their way into the hearts of the die-hard queuers (is that a word?). What is it they're all desperate to get their mits on? The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 of course.
Samsung's first Galaxy Tab was a storming success. The new, larger-screen model, went onsale in the US in June and won plaudits for its design, performance and iPad-rivalling slim profile.
The first Samsung Galaxy Tab was a 7in screen tablet that could fit in a jacket pocket, ran Android 2.1 and had 3G built in.
The first model – which ran a version of the Google Android operating system originally designed to run on smartphones – was essentially an oversized phone. Nonetheless, it proved one of the most popular devices of the year and at one point rivalled the Apple iPad for the rate at which it was flying off the shelves.
Here's a gallery from yesterday's UK launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the Tottenham Court Road branch of PC World.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 launch in pictures:
Eager tablet fans waiting patiently in London for the first devices to go on sale
Galaxy-heads slowly fill the Tottenham Court Road branch of PC World
More pics on next page.