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Samsung launch hopes to challenge iPad

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The tablet battle has entered a new round.

Samsung has just launched its latest Galaxy tablet computer offering in three major markets looking to catch up with Apple’s dominant iPad.

The device – which is now on sale in the US, Britain and South Korea – tries to be different with a stylus-type pen and the ability to view two apps at once on a split-screen.

Samsung still lags far behind Apple which sold nearly 28.8 million iPads in the first half of this year giving it almost two thirds of the market.

Samsung’s tablet sales were 4.4 million tablets with close to ten percent market share.

The two firms are currently toe-to-toe in a multi-billion dollar patents dispute.