SYDNEY, December 9, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Australia, a leader in Android™ mobile devices, today announced the launch of the next evolution of GALAXY Tab – the GALAXY Tab 10.1. A stunningly slim and light tablet featuring Samsung’s customised Android ™ 3.1 (Honeycomb) platform, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 offers an advanced entertainment, business and e-learning experience.
“Much anticipated by Australian consumers, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 is testament to Samsung’s dedication to innovation in designing a premium tablet which accommodates the unique needs of consumers today, from entertaining, e-learning or business through its powerful multi-tasking and web-browsing experience,” said Tyler McGee, VP of Telecommunications, Samsung Electronics Australia.
“With content exclusive to our device, we believe the GALAXY Tab 10.1 is a new class of product that will lead the tablet market.”
The GALAXY Tab 10.1 will be available in time for the Christmas shopping period from leading retailers including Harvey Norman, JB Hifi, Good Guys, Myer, Bing Lee and Office Works with an RRP of $579 (16GB WiFi variant) and a RRP of $729 (16GB 3G variant).
Unlocking the future of education
To celebrate the launch of the GALAXY Tab 10.1, Samsung and Blake eLearning have partnered to offer an exclusive pre-loaded content deal giving users access to its popular educational module, ABC Reading Eggs, a tactile learning experience app for young children1 which heightens the speed with which they can learn.
“Tablets are fast becoming an engaging platform tool for children,” said Tyler McGee, VP of Telecommunications, Samsung Electronics Australia. “Being a touch-screen device, it engages kids deeper in the fun, creative and interactive experience provided by the app.”
Learning to read is an important skill for all children and the Reading Eggs app makes it an enjoyable experience. Children love playing on mobile devices and the ABC Reading Eggs app is all about bringing out the best in each child by accelerating their learning experience.
The ultimate entertainment experience
The GALAXY Tab 10.1 is incredibly thin and light, weighing in at just 565 grams with a width of 8.66mm. Combined with its ultra-thin form factor and lightweight design, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 presents an outstanding mobile ‘lean-back entertainment’ device.
The GALAXY Tab 10.1 features a 3-Megapixel rear camera and a 2-Megapixel front camera, providing smooth transition and seamless 1080p HD video and Flash playback for a rich entertainment experience.
The GALAXY Tab 10.1 also includes the popular Samsung Social Hub™ – a single interface that aggregates email, instant messaging, contacts, calendar and social network connections.
Samsung Music Hub – music just got infinitely better
Samsung Music Hub is a subscription based service that ‘streams’ music, via Samsung Apps, directly to a multitude of Samsung devices1 across five different platforms at a monthly cost less than the price of an average album on CD2.
The service provides consumers with unlimited access to millions of songs from all four major music labels and various independents and, on Samsung 2011 Smart Audio Visual devices like the GALAXY Tab 10.1, to over ten thousand music videos from all four major record labels. The Music Hub is available on the GALAXY Tab 10.1 for a one month free trial.
Magshop Digital Newsstand app – content by ACP Magazines
Get Australia’s leading magazines through the Magshop Digital Newsstand app, featuring the largest array of Aussie magazines in the app marketplace. The app features digital versions of over 52 titles across the widest variety of interest areas. Users can download the app for free, and browse four free sample magazines of their choice from a selected range.
Users can also purchase a download of the latest issue, or subscribe to some of Australia’s biggest magazines, for up to 30% off the RRP of the print editions. Users can download as many different titles as they like – including Cleo, Good Food, Dolly, Wheels and OK! as well as other popular ACP titles. Users will also receive notification once a new magazine is available for their subscription.
Newspapers from around the world
Offering an unprecedented selection of over 2,000 full-content newspapers from 95 countries, including 150+ Australian titles alone, PressReader provides Samsung Galaxy Tab users with the most comprehensive newspaper application available on the market today. With PressReader, every article, advertisement, crossword puzzle and cartoon available from publications such as The Australian, Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph and The Courier Mail are presented in their original context and are often available before the printed editions hit newsstands. Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners will be able to download the PressReader app for free via Samsung Apps from December 16th.
Customised user experience with “Samsung TouchWiz UX”
The GALAXY Tab 10.1 features Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz user interface implemented on the Android™ 3.1 platform, offering superior multi-tasking and enhanced user interaction and navigation
Samsung’s TouchWiz user experience is designed with a Live Panel menu allowing users to customise to display a variety of content on the home screen including digital pictures, favourite websites and social network feeds.
In addition, the interface includes a convenient and flexible app dock called Mini Apps Tray, where commonly used features such as task manager, calendar and music player can be housed while other major applications are in use.
Ready for on-the-go business
The GALAXY 10.1 Tab supports HSPA+ network speeds of up to 21Mbps as well as Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to deliver rapid mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times. In addition, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 includes a 1GHz dual core application processor for a powerful multimedia and web-browsing experience.
The GALAXY Tab 10.1 includes a leading suite of solutions designed to give enterprise customers and IT manager’s tighter security. Developed in collaboration with industry-leading partners such as Cisco, Sybase, SAP and Citrix, Samsung’s enterprise mobility solutions will provide flexibility and connectivity for mobile workforces, ensuring that users are able to operate more efficiently while on-the-move.
For more information, visit: www.samsung.com.au