Android-powered tablet redefines mobile boundaries
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - Samsung Mobile Canada, the leading
mobile phone brand in Canada1, today announces
the upcoming Canadian availability of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung's
first mobile tablet device. Representing a new category in mobile
products for Samsung, the Tab is scheduled for Canadian release in the
Powered by Android Operating System 2.2, and leveraging the fastest and
most reliable HSPA networks, the Galaxy Tab brings together all of
Samsung's leading innovations to provide users with more capabilities
while on the move. Consumers are able to experience PC-like web-browsing
and enjoy all forms of multimedia content on the perfectly sized 7-inch
display, wherever they go. Moreover, users can continuously communicate
via e-mail and SMS/MMS or social network with the optimized user
"The addition of Galaxy Tab to the Galaxy product portfolio is a
powerful proof point of Samsung's commitment to bring new and innovative
mobile experiences to Canadian consumers," said Paul Brannen, vice
president, Samsung Mobile Canada. "The 7-inch display and thin,
lightweight design, combined with premium content and productivity tools
makes the Galaxy Tab a true mobile tablet that is as comfortable to use
standing on a crowded train as it is relaxing on the couch at home."
Powerful Display, Portable Design
The Galaxy Tab
features a brilliant 7-inch enhanced TFT display screen and a 1GHz
Hummingbird Application processor, supporting 3D graphics and smooth Web
browsing. Powered by Android 2.2, the Galaxy Tab provides access to
Google Mobile Services including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™,
YouTube™, Google Talk™ and more. With full support for Adobe® Flash®
Player 10.1, users can engage with thousands of sites with rich Internet
applications (RIAs), including games, data presentations and
visualizations, ecommerce, video, music and more. Samsung's mobile
tablet also provides access to the more than 80,000 applications
currently available on the Android Market™.
The display delivers 1024x600 resolution and many of the built-in
productivity services and Android applications are scalable to fit the
Galaxy Tab's full 7-inch screen. For example, the user's email, calendar
and contacts will all rotate from portrait to landscape format through
the tablet's accelerometer and then open as a split-screen to create a
PC or laptop viewing experience on the Tab. Likewise, many Android
Market applications will open in full screen. Non-scalable Android
Market applications will be framed and centered on the Galaxy Tab screen
at 800 x 400 resolution.
The Galaxy Tab is designed for people who want a premium mobile
entertainment experience on the go, but don't want to be weighed down by
a bulky device. The Galaxy Tab weighs only 380g and is 12 millimeters
thin. The compact design makes it easy for the user to type on the
virtual keyboard with one hand using Swype technology.
Two Cameras, One-on-One Video Chat
Galaxy Tab is designed with a rear-facing 3.2 megapixel camera for
taking pictures on-the-go and sharing with family and friends. It is
also outfitted with a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder,
enabling video chat with other people who have video conferencing
The Portable Professional
The Galaxy Tab
provides the best mobile productivity as it's essentially a handset
device and laptop compacted into the size of a daily planner. Viewing
and editing Microsoft Office documents is easy and convenient with
The Galaxy Tab allows users to preview emails in a split screen format
for easier viewing and also supports auto pulling (POP3/IMAP) and push
email for Gmail and ActiveSync Exchange for anytime retrieval. Its
calendar synchronizes the most popular time management services offered
by Google, Facebook and Microsoft Exchange to help users best maximize
and organize their time.
The Ultimate Portable Multimedia Hub
Galaxy Tab has made rich communication truly mobile; it presents a level
of converged technology that moves beyond mobile or PC to an entirely
new category. Users have new powers to consume, create and communicate
from wherever they are.
Readers Hub - Samsung's unique e-reading
application provides easy access to a vast digital library - from
classical literature to the latest bestsellers and reference
materials. Samsung Readers Hub consolidates e-reading applications
such as eBooks, magazines, and newspapers.
Media Hub - The Galaxy Tab makes the perfect
vehicle to watch your favourite TV shows and movies.
Social Hub - An ultimate and integrated inbox that
links contacts from across various social networks and aggregated
messages into one seamless platform - ensuring users stay connected
with their favourite contacts.
Content Sharing - The Galaxy Tab allows users to
share multimedia content with other DLNA-ready (AllShare) devices
allowing users to combine devices for internet access, games and
Additional Features of the Galaxy Tab include:
Daily Briefing: Offers instant access to weather, news,
stocks, and schedules.
Impressive Onboard & Expandable Memory: Galaxy Tab
can add 32 GB of external memory to store and manage your favorite
video content and pictures.
AllShare DLNA Technology: Take video or pictures shot
with Galaxy Tab and send content wirelessly to other DLNA-enabled
devices (HDTVs, laptops, PC monitors, etc.)
Document Viewer & Editor: Open and make changes to
any Word, Excel, PowerPoint or PDF document
4,000 mAh Battery: Super-sized battery provides
ample power to watch movies, share content and surf the Web
The Galaxy Tab will be
available in the coming months from Bell and Rogers. For more
information contact your authorized retailer or go to www.samsung.com.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab (GT-P1000) Product Specifications
2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
5.76Mbps) : 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
7.0 inch TFT-LCD, WSVGA (1024 x 600)
Cortex A8 1.0GHz Application Processor with PowerVR SGX540
1.3 MP Front-facing camera; 3.2 MP rear-facing camera
Android Market™ , Daily Briefings and Samsung Apps for more
applications and contents
Readers Hub, Media Hub , Social Hub and AllShare DLNA technology
Adobe Flash 10.1 player support
Full HD video playback,
Thinkfree Office, Swype, Hybrid Widget
30 pin connector / micro SD
WiFi 802.11n / Bluetooth 3.0
16G / 32G internal memory with up to 32G external memory slot
190.09 x 120.45 x 11.98mm, 380g
4,000mAh (7 hour movie play)
About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. (SECA), a wholly owned subsidiary of
Samsung Electronics Co., markets a broad range of award-winning digital
consumer electronics, information systems, telecommunications and home
appliance products. SECA upholds Samsung's mission to provide consumers
with innovative digital convergence products that possess exceptional
technology, quality, features, performance and value.
Samsung has been a global TOP sponsor of the Olympic Games since 1998
and has been a presenting sponsor of the Olympic Torch Relay from 2004
to 2008. Also through Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope charity, Samsung
helps athletes and celebrities raise funds for their respective
charities, including the Wayne Gretzky Foundation in Canada. Samsung is
also a proud sponsor of Hockey Canada.
For customer service inquiries, please call 1 - 800 - Samsung (1 - 800 -
726 - 7864), and for more information, please visit href="http://www.samsung.com/ca">www.samsung.com.
1 According to IDC Canada's Quarterly Mobile
Phone Tracker 2010
SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
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Contact: Jennifer Stein
APEX Public Relations
Phone: (416) 924-4442 ext. 227