After several days of speculations, Samsung has today finally announced the launch of the Samsung GALAXY Tab GT-P1000 Tablet Device, that is powered by the Android Operating System v2.2, and is the first of the company’s tablet devices, representing a new category of mobile products for Samsung.
With the Samsung GALAXY Tab GT-P1000 Tablet Device, 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, voice and video call, SMS/MMS or social network with the optimised user interface.
As a new category of device, the Samsung GALAXY Tab GT-P1000 Tablet Device brings a wealth of mobile experiences with Samsung’s leading innovations, to provide users with more capabilities while on the move.
Samsung GALAXY Tab GT-P1000 Tablet Device’s striking 7-inch TFT LCD with 1024 x 600 resolution (WSVGA) display delivers exciting mobile experience for watching films, viewing pictures, e-reading or sharing documents.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab measures 190.09 x 120.45 x 11.98 mm and is light weight at 380 grams, that provides perfect portability, with its svelte dimensions making it easy to grip and use.
Supporting the latest Adobe Flash Player 10.1 player, the Samsung GALAXY Tab fully supports swift, seamless viewing of every single page of the web.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab GT-P1000 Tablet Device offers ‘Readers Hub,’ Samsung’s unique e-reading application, that provides easy access to a vast digital library – from classical literature to the latest bestsellers and reference materials.
Along with the announcement of Samsung GALAXY Tab GT-P1000 Tablet Device, Samsung also unveiled ‘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.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab GT-P1000 Tablet Device, is equipped with 3G HSUPA 5.76Mbps connectivity, 802.11b/g/N Wi-Fi LAN connectivity, and latest Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivity, enhancing users’ mobile communication on a whole new level.
Video conferencing and push email on the large 7-inch display of Samsung GALAXY Tab GT-P1000 Tablet Device make communication more smooth and efficient. For voice telephony, the Samsung GALAXY Tab turns out to be a perfect speakerphone on the desk, or a mobile phone on the move via Bluetooth headset.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab GT-P1000 Tablet Device is powered by a Cortex A8 1.0GHz application processor with PowerVR SGX540 graphics, delivering high performance. At the same time, HD video content is supported by a wide range of multimedia formats (DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and more) which maximises the joy of entertainment.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab GT-P1000 Tablet Device features a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera allows for face-to-face video telephony over 3G network, and also includes a rear-facing 3.0 megapixel AUTOFOCUS camera with built-in flash allowing users captures still images and video that you can edit, upload and share, all without any hassle.
“Samsung recognises the tremendous growth potential in this newly created market and we believe that the Samsung GALAXY Tab brings a unique and open proposition to market. There is a new and emerging consumer demand that Samsung can satisfy since mobile is in our DNA. This demand continues to grow and develop as users tap its limitless potential,” said Simon Stanford, Head of Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland. “The Samsung GALAXY Tab has been designed to enable consumers to maximise their online experience wherever that may be. The Samsung GALAXY Tab is pushing the market in new directions and Samsung believes this is only the beginning of its innovations as pioneers in smart media devices.”
Applications of the Samsung GALAXY Tab
The Samsung GALAXY Tab is packed with services and access to Android Marketplace lets users download apps and personalise their device infinitely. In addition, there are pre-loaded applications uniquely designed and optimised for Samsung smart phones and smart media devices.
Readers Hub – Samsung Readers Hub consolidates e-reading applications such as eBooks, magazines, and newspapers. Users can enjoy ‘reading’ with unified and intuitive user experience, powered by global eReading service leaders, Kobo, PressDisplay and Zinio. More than 2 million books including today’s best sellers, over 2,500 titles of magazines in 20 languages and more than 1,600 newspapers in 47 languages are available at launch and will grow the library gradually.
Google Mobile Services – Services like Google Maps Navigation (Beta) and Google Goggles are available on Google’s Android platform. With useful location-based services like Google Maps, consumers can search in Standard English instead of entering an exact address. A search-by-voice function is just as intuitive, meaning searches can also be completed easily on the go. Google Goggles is a powerful, visual search tool that uses the Samsung GALAXY Tab’s camera to uncover information – an image of a landmark or artwork is automatically used to perform a search, delivering relevant content like a description or history. In addition, with a camera, users can enjoy various augmented reality services which are downloadable in the application market.
Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 Tablet Key Specifications
- Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, Tri-band 3G 900/1900/2100 MHz Network Ready
- 3G HSUPA 5.76Mbps
- 3G HSDPA 7.2Mbps
- Android 2.2 (FROYO) running TouchWiz 3.0
- 7-inch TFT LCD with 1024 x 600 resolution (WSVGA)
- 1GHz Cortex A8 processor with PowerVR SGX540
- 16GB or 32GB internal storage, 512 MB RAM
- microSD expansion for up to 32GB additional storage
- Gyroscope Sensor
- Geo-magnetic Sensor
- Accelerometer, Light Sensor
- Front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera for Video Calling
- Rear 3 megapixel AUTOFOCUS Camera with built-in flash
- 5GHz dual-band 802.11b/g/N WiFi LAN
- Bluetooth 3.0
- microUSB port
- Adobe Flash 10.1 support
- 4,000 mAh Li-ion battery, 7 Hours of video playback
- Dimension – 190.09 x 120.45 x 11.98 mm
- Weighs 380 grams
Price and Availability
The Samsung GALAXY Tab will be launched in the UK in the coming months. No news about its availability in any other market as yet.