It's Time To Tab with Samsung Canada's Latest Line-Up of Tablets

Samsung expands the GALAXY Tab™ range with GALAXY Tab 2 - The Latest Android™ 4.0 ICS Platform enhanced with Samsung TouchWiz

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 6, 2012 /CNW/ -  Samsung Canada, today announced the availability of GALAXY Tab 2 for the Canadian marketplace.  Uniting communication, multimedia and web functionality in a portable and endlessly entertaining personal tablet, The GALAXY Tab 2 comes in two distinct sizes - a 7" 8GB and 10.1" 16 GB which are now available from select retailers nationwide.

Geared towards both multimedia fans and avid content sharers and creators, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 is packed with multi media oriented hubs and exciting new applications, all at an affordable price point, with the 7" starting at $249 and the 10.1" at $349.

"We are excited to introduce the new GALAXY Tab 2 lineup to the Canadian marketplace," said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Enterprise Business Group, Samsung Canada.   "Running the highly anticipated Android 4.0 operating system, the GALAXY Tab 2 offers consumers a variety of new and improved Android OS features to enhance their productivity on-the-go."

Key Product Highlights Include:

Enhanced Software Capabilities - The GALAXY Tab 2 runs the highly anticipated Android 4.0 ICS platform, which offers a variety of new and improved features, such as the Google PlayTM Store, which gives access to over 600,000 applications, along with improved Google services such as Gmail, Google Maps and Calendar.

Easy Multimedia Access - With access to Samsung's full suite of hubs including Reader Hub, Music Hub, Game Hub and Video Hub, staying entertained has never been easier! And with AllShare Play, users can play or live-stream their multimedia content on their GALAXY Tab 2 from PCs, other Samsung Smart devices as well as third-party web storages. Users can also easily transfer content to other devices or directly to web services.

Control, Watch and Share Your TV Content -With the Samsung exclusive Peel Smart Remote, it's easier than ever to find, discover and tune in to your favorite TV shows, movies and sports entertainment with the personal television recommendation system. You can also use your Tab to control most TVs, Set-top Boxes, and Blu-Ray Players.

GALAXY Tab 2 Key Product Specs:

OS: Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0
Processor: 1.0 GHz, Dual-Core
Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, BT 3.0
Camera: 3MP AF with full HD (1080p) video recording capabilities
Display: 7.0"/ 10.1" WXGA Display with Gorilla Glass
Battery: 4000 mAh (7.0") and 7000 mAh (10.1")
Storage: 8GB (7.0") and 16GB (10.1")
MicroSD slot: up to 32 GB additional storage
Enterprise Ready with support for Exchange Active Sync (EAS), MDM, Cisco and F5 VPN, Cisco WebEX and CCX, and on-device hardware encryption.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Canada delivers unrivalled consumer experiences. Samsung enables Canadians to pursue their passions by offering abroad range of award-winning digital consumer electronics, IT, telecommunications and home appliance products. The Canadian arm upholds Samsung's global mission to provide consumers with innovative digital convergence products that possess exceptional technology, quality, features, performance and value. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, Samsung has become one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked #17 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand "100 Best Global Brands" and was named as one of Fast Company's "50 Most Innovative Companies of 2011."

For more information, please visit www.samsung.ca. 

You can also Like Samsung on facebook.com/SamsungCanada or follow Samsung on twitter @SamsungCanada. For customer service inquiries, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864).

For further information:

Caitilin Doherty
North Strategic for Samsung Canada
caitilin.doherty@northstrategic.com
416-371-3762