Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1-inch, World’s Thinnest Mobile Tablet, makes its official landing in U.S.
Yesterday Samsung announced the retail availability of its 10-inch Android Honeycomb tablet with ultra-slim, lightweight design and brilliant touch screen available exclusively at Best Buy Union Square Store in New York City starting June 8. Available nationwide is starting on June 17.
The Galaxy Tab is the thinnest mobile tablet currently available in the world, measuring in at an ultra-slim 8.6 millimeters. Its weight is just 1.25 pounds (565 grams). It has a 10.1-inch HD touch screen display with WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution delivering vibrant colors and crisp clarity. This expansive screen is centered inside a narrow bezel to increase the wide viewing angle.
“Ensuring the Galaxy Tab 10.1 launched with Android 3.1 Honeycomb was part of our constant commitment to meeting the needs of our customers,” said Dale Sohn, President and CEO of Samsung Mobile.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 software upgrade will introduce the evolution of Samsung’s popular movie and TV content service, known as Media Hub. Media Hub has been redesigned with a new user interface for even easier downloads of rented or bought content. The new version of Media Hub also includes an HD Extender which allows the user to playback Media Hub content on TV through an HDMI cable from the Galaxy Tab 10.1 dock or adaptor.
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. It is powered by a Nvidia Tegra 1GHz dual core processor for great 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 use on a single charge.
The device offers extensive Web browsing access through Adobe Flash Player, which delivers beautiful HD video, faster graphics rendering, and high performance for more immersive user experiences.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 features a 3 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera providing smooth video chat capabilities. High quality speakers are positioned on the right and left sides of the device for a rich, deep audio experience. It comes preloaded with the full suite of Google Mobile Services including access to more than 60,000 Android Market .
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi edition will be available only starting June 8 at the Best Buy Union Square location in New York City. Starting June 17, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available at Best Buy online and in-store along with Fry’s Electronics, Amazon.com, Micro Center, Tiger Direct and Newegg. These retail outlets will have the 32GB version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi edition available for $599, and the 16GB version of the device will be available for $499. In addition, the WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available through Sprint starting mid-summer 2011.