Feb 13 AT 6:28 PM Nick Gray 50 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 unveiled at Mobile World Congress

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is officially official! Samsung unveiled the new Honeycomb tablet at this evening’s press event in Barcelona. The new Android tablet is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor from NVIDIA and features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 (WXGA) TFT capacitive display, 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash which is capable of full 1080p video recording, 2 megapixel shooter on the front for video calling, and either 16 or 32GB of internal storage. The Tab 10.1 features HSPA+ 21Mbps connectivity over 850/900/1900/2100 and EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900, in addition to Bluetooth® technology v 2.1 + EDR, USB 2.0, and WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n). The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 measures in at 246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9mm and weighs 599 grams which is pretty surprising since it comes equipped with a 6860mAh battery.

There’s no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is Samsung’s response the the Motorola XOOM. Samsung has not revealed their pricing strategy for the Tab 10.1 but there are a few reports circling which indicate that it may go on sale as early as March. Since the Galaxy Tab 10.1, XOOM, and G-Slate all run on nearly identical hardware and software, we’re hoping to see some pretty fierce competition once all three Honeycomb tablets are available in the marketplace.

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Samsung expands the Samsung GALAXY Tab range with a 10.1” Entertainment Powerhouse

Global launch of Samsung’s first Honeycomb-based, Dual Core smart media device

BARCELONA, February 13, 2011 — Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a provider of smart media devices and the global leader in Androidâ„¢ tablets, in partnership with Vodafone Group, today announced the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 (Model: P7100), a powerful Dual-Core Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Smart Media Device, designed to deliver the ultimate mobile entertainment experience.

“As a leader in the Android-powered tablet market, Samsung is committed to providing a variety of feature-rich, always-on devices” said DJ Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing. He continued, “The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is a valuable addition to our expanding portfolio of smart media devices. Sporting a large 10.1 screen and dual surround-sound speakers, it enables users to enjoy multimedia to the maximum extent without having to compromise mobility.

Patrick Chomet, Vodafone’s Group Director of Terminals, said: “Vodafone customers in over 20 markets around the world will be the first to get the GALAXY Tab 10.1 when it goes on sale this spring. Samsung have produced a stylish, market-leading implementation of the new Android 3.0 platform which will be the first Honeycomb device to arrive in many of those markets. Vodafone’s competitive data tariffs and reliable, high-speed networks make using the GALAXY Tab 10.1 a great experience.”

“Samsung continues to develop innovative products that contribute to the continued growth of the Android ecosystem,” said Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google.

As the tablet market experiences unprecedented interest, Samsung and Vodafone have partnered to cater to customer demand and offer them the perfect way to enjoy the huge variety of opportunities the Android platform provides. Whether playing games, reading eBooks or updating your Facebook status, the lightweight, ultra-slim Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is the ultimate entertainer and builds on the industry-wide success of the two million-selling Samsung GALAXY Tab.

“As more employees are empowered with mobile access to enterprise systems, applications and data through their device of choice, the requirement for IT to support the widening array of device types can be extremely complex and unwieldy,” said Willie Jow, vice president enterprise mobility, Sybase. “The combination of Samsung’s leading devices and Sybase’s best-in-class management and security solution now bring Android to the level enterprises require for full-scale deployments.”

The Ultimate Entertainment ExperienceA 10.1” (WXGA TFT LCD) display with crystal clear resolution (1280 x 800) makes the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 an unrivalled device for experiencing the hundreds of thousands of games and applications available from Android Marketâ„¢. To compliment the amazing visual quality of the device, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 includes dual surround-sound speakers to immerse you even more fully.

The device also includes an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera which lets users capture experiences with the best-in-market full HD record and play as well as easily share them. With the Android browser and Flash 10.1, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is the perfect tool for consuming the world of the internet content wherever you are.

Performance and SpeedCombined with the latest version of Android’s tablet-optimized operating system, Honeycomb, Samsung has created a device that is powerful and lightning fast.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 includes a 1GHz Dual Core application processor, giving you the kind of fast and powerful multimedia and web browsing experience. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1’s Dual Core processor, low power DDR2 memory and 6860mAh battery, make it perfect for task management in an energy efficient way.

Maximized PortabilityAt just 599g in weight and mere 10.9mm- slimness, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is lighter, slimmer and more portable, meaning users are free to enjoy its many features while on the move. With the need to remain constantly connected, Samsung has also included super-fast HSPA+ 21Mbps, Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to support rapid mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 will be exhibited at Mobile World Congress 2011 at Hall #8.

For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungunpacked.com/press.

Note to Editors:Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1” Product Specifications

Network HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100

EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900

OS Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
Display 10.1” 1280 x 800 (WXGA) TFT
Processor 1GHz Dual Core application processor
Camera Main(Rear): 8.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash

Front: 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera

Video Format :MPEG4/H263/H264

Playback : 1080p FullHD Video @ 30fps

Recording : 1080p FullHD Video @ 24fps

Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB

3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker

Value-added

Features

Android Marketâ„¢ for more applications and contents
Android UI / Android Browser
Google Mobile Service : Googleâ„¢ Talk Video Chat, Googleâ„¢ Maps, etc
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 2.1 + EDR

USB 2.0 WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)

Sensor Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Memory 16GB/32GB
Size 246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9mm (599g)
Battery 6860mAh

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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