Today, during the CTIA Wireless expo in Orlando, Florida, South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung has unveiled latest addition to its family of tablet PCs, the GALAXY Tab 8.9, the thinnest mobile tablet in the world, measuring just 8.6 millimeters.
At the same time, the company brought to the spotlight its GALAXY Tab 10.1 tablet PC, which sports the same slim design, and which weighs in at 595 grams. The 8.9 weighs 470 grams.
Both devices arrive on shelves with the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) platform, with Samsung's own TouchWiz user interface thrown over it, and with the said ultra-thin form factor with a lightweight design, which should make them highly appealing when put on shelves.
“The GALAXY Tab 10.1 and 8.9 are remarkable examples of Samsung's constant innovation and show our dedication to designing premium tablets that fit the unique needs of consumers around the world,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business.
“By combining Samsung
's innovations in design and display with our exciting new user experience, we've created a new class of products that will lead the tablet market.”
The new GALAXY Tab models would arrive on shelves with support for HSPA+ network speeds, along with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity, and with Bluetooth capabilities, not to mention that they would both sport 1GHz dual core application processors packed inside for a great experience.
The new GALAXY Tab 8.9 is expected to prove a great option for users interested in a great device for their professional lives.
The GALAXY Tab 10.1, which boasts a WXGA TFT LCD display (1280 x 800), will offer great multimedia capabilities, with great rendering features (1080p HD video playback), and surround-sound stereo speakers to complement the Flash 10.2 support it was packed with.
Each of the two devices
comes with a 3-megapixel photo snapper on the back, complemented by a 2 megapixel front camera for video calling.
Both GALAXY Tab 10.1 and 8.9 come preloaded with Readers Hub and Music Hub, so that users could benefit from access to more than 2.2 million books, 2,000 newspaper (49 languages), 2,300 magazines (22 languages), and 13 million songs.
The duo would also arrive with an industry leading suite of solutions that should offer increased security to enterprise customers and IT managers. Samsung's enterprise mobility solutions were developed in collaboration with Cisco, Sybase, SAP and Citrix.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is expected to become available for purchase on June 8th in two flavors, namely 16GB and 32GB, priced at $499 and $599, respectively. The GALAXY TAB 8.9 would arrive in early summer for $469 and $569, for the 16GB and 32GB models, respectively.