Samsung launches Galaxy Tab powered by Android

Samsung Electronics has announced the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab (GT-P1000). Powered by the Android Operating System 2.2, the Galaxy Tab is the first of the company’s tablet devices, representing a new category of mobile products for Samsung.

The Samsung 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 seven inch display, wherever they go. Moreover, users can continuously communicate via email, voice and video call, SMS, MMS or social network with the optimised user interface.

“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.”

As a new category of device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab brings a wealth of mobile experiences. Its seven inch TFT-LCD display delivers exciting mobile experience for watching films, viewing pictures, e-reading or sharing documents. In design, its light (380g) build provides perfect portability, with its svelte dimensions making it easy to grip and use. Supporting the latest Adobe Flash Player 10.1, the Samsung Galaxy Tab fully supports swift, seamless viewing of every single page of the web.

The 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. 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.

The Samsung 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.

With 3G HSUPA connectivity, 802.11n WiFi, and Bluetooth 3.0, the Samsung Galaxy Tab enhances users’ mobile communication on a whole new level. Video conferencing and push email on the display make communication more smooth and efficient. For voice telephony, the Samsung Galaxy Tab turns out to be a good 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 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.

While a front facing camera allows for face to face video telephony over 3G, a rear facing camera captures still images and video that you can edit, upload and share, all without any hassle.

The Galaxy Tab will start selling in October in the majority of Vodafone’s European markets and through several partner networks, as well as in a number of other Vodafone markets worldwide.