Apple should keep an eye on the Galaxy TabDale Davies ▼ |
Samsung Electronics announced the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab powered by Android Operating System 2.2. It is the first Samsung tablet, representing a whole new category of mobile products that we'll see from Samsung.
As a new category of device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab brings a wealth of mobile experiences. Its striking 7-inch TFT-LCD display delivers great mobile experience for watching films, viewing pictures, e-reading or sharing documents. In design, it is very light (380g), and its dimensions make it easy to grip and use. Supporting the latest Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Galaxy Tab fully supports seamless viewing of every single page of the web.
The Readers Hub' Samsung's e-reading application, provides easy access to a huge digital library, from classical literature to the latest bestsellers and reference materials. At the same time, Samsung unveils Media Hub, a gateway to a world of films and videos, and Music Hub, an application giving access to a wide range of music tunes.
With 3G HSPA connectivity, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 3.0, the Samsung Galaxy Tab enhances users' mobile communication on a whole new level. Video conferencing and push email on the large 7-inch display make communication more smooth and efficient. For voice telephony, the Samsung Galaxy Tab turns out to be a great speakerphone on the desk, or a mobile phone on the move via Bluetooth headset.
Powered by a Cortex A8 1.0GHz application processor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is designed to deliver high performance whenever and wherever you are. At the same time, HD video contents are supported by a wide range of multimedia formats (DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and more). While the front-facing camera allows face-to-face video telephony over 3G, the rear-facing camera captures still images and video that you can edit, upload and share, all without any hassle.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab will be launched in Europe in mid September, and we have no doubts that people will gather in crowds at the stores. ■