MISSISSAUGA, AUGUST 25, 2011 – Samsung Mobile Canada, a wireless market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, has proclaimed today the official start of “Tab Time” with the arrival of the Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 in Canada. The WiFi-enabled tablet boasts a dual core processor and measures-in at just 8.6 millimeters, making it the world’s thinnest mobile tablet. The company also announced that a 4Gversion of the Samsung Tab 10.1 will also soon be available which support data speeds of up to 21 Mbps.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is powered by Android™ 3.1 (ie Honeycomb), offering faster and smoother transitions between different applications, more intuitive navigation to and from home screens and broader support of USB accessories, external keyboards, joysticks and gamepads.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is designed with a brilliant 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display with WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution delivering vibrant colours and crisp clarity. This expansive screen is centered inside a narrow bezel to enhance the wide viewing angle. Despite this crystal clear screen, the device also boasts an incredibly light weight of just 565 grams (WiFi version and 4 G version) for outstanding mobility and comfort in the user’s hands.
“We know Canadians love tablets, and Samsung has been at the forefront of the market with the Samsung Tab series,” said Paul Brannen, vice president of Samsung Mobile Canada. “We know that consumers want different device sizes, so we have added a larger 10.1 device to our line-up. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 offers a vivid screen, impressive surround sound, and fast dual core processor for the best multimedia experience, along with secure business applications to help Canadians work smarter wherever they are.”
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 is equipped with a number of features designed to ensure an outstanding user experience including:
|•||Customized User Experience “Samsung TouchWiz UX”|
|Samsung’s TouchWiz user experience is designed with a Live Panel menu for customizing the home screen of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with digital pictures, favorite web sites and social network feeds.|
|In addition, the TouchWiz UX includes a “Mini Apps” tray of commonly used features such as task manager, calendar and music player which can be launched while other major applications are already in use.|
|The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will also gain access to Samsung’s Samsung’s Social Hub service will aggregates email, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single interface.|
|•||Impressive Speed, Power & Battery Life|
|The Galaxy Tab 10.1 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to deliver rapid mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 also includes aNvidiaTegra 1GHz dual core application processor for powerful gaming and multimedia performance. The Tab’s ultra-thin design does not sacrifice battery life, thanks to a 7000 mAh battery providing up to 9 hours of continuous video play on a single charge.|
|•||Full Adobe Flash Player Compatibility|
|The device offers extensive Web browsing access through Adobe® Flash® Player compatibility. Flash Player delivers beautiful HD video, faster graphics rendering, and high performance on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and is designed to take advantage of native device capabilities - enabling richer, more immersive user experiences.|
|Polaris Office is a Mobile Office Solution which allows users to easily read and edit various PC document formats on their device.|
|•||Quality Cameras and Sound|
|The Galaxy Tab 10.1 features a 3 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera providing smooth video chat capabilities and seamless HD video playback. High quality speakers are positioned on the right and left sides of the device for a rich, deep audio experience.|
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi version is now available at retailers nationally for $499. For more information, please visit www.Samsung.com.
11080p video playback on an HD TV or other 1080p HD device
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. The company oversees the Canadian operations of Samsung's consumer electronics and home appliance division, as well as its wireless terminals and information technology division.
Samsung has been a global TOP sponsor of the Olympic Games since 1997 and has been a presenting sponsor of the Olympic Torch Relay from 2004 to 2008. Samsung is also a proud sponsor of Hockey Canada, Stars on Ice and is the official HDTV sponsor of the NFL.
For customer service inquiries, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864), and for more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
Android, Google, Android Market, Gmail, Google Search, Google Maps, and Google Talk are trademarks of Google, Inc.
Adobe and Flash are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and / or other countries.
|MEDIA CONTACT:||Julie Smithers|
|APEX Public Relations|
|Phone:||(416) 924-4442 ext. 240|