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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: Is the Pen Mightier Than the iPad?

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Korea: SEC) is trying again for success in the tablet market by cribbing from its popular Galaxy Note tablet-cum-smartphone.

Samsung launched the larger Galaxy Note 10.1 in New York City on Wednesday. The 10-inch display device has a touch screen that can also be written on with Samsung's "S-Pen" radio frequency stylus.

Click below to see pics of Samsung's touching new tab:

The device has the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system on board now, but Samsung says that the Jellybean 4.1 update will follow later this year.

The tablet has a quad-core 1.4GHz processor and 2GB of RAM on board. It is a Wi-Fi-only device, for now, available in 16GB and 32GB versions.

The tablet goes on sale across the U.S. on Thursday. It is priced at $499 for the 16GB model or $549 for the 32GB model.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

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