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New arrivals: Samsung GALAXY Tab Active ruggedised tablet

Friday, December 5th, 2014

The new 8-inch, Android 4.4 (KitKat) ruggedised tablet is now available in Singapore at S$698 (LTE) and S$598 (Wi-Fi).

The Samsung GALAXY Tab Active is available in Titanium Green and it comes with the Ruggedized Cover and the “C Pen”.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab Active is available in Titanium Green and it comes with the Ruggedized Cover and the “C Pen”.

Samsung has launched its first ruggedised tablet, with anti-shock protection to withstand a 1.2-metre drop (with ruggedised cover on); and water/dust resistant to IP67 certification.

The GALAXY Tab Active is developed specifically for the business environment with professional functionalities and reinforced security.

Weighing 393g and measuring 213.1 x 126.2 x 9.75mm, the tablet has 1.5GB RAM and 16GB memory, with MicroSD slot for a further 128GB.

The GALAXY Tab Active is driven by a 1.2GHz Quad Core processor and powered by a 4,450mAh user replaceable battery.

The following accessories are also available for purchase with the GALAXY Tab Active:

  • Gear Circle (SM-R130) available in Black, Blue and White at S$168.
  • 9500mAh Battery Pack (EB-PN910) available in Black and White at S$128.
  • USB/LAN Hub (ET-UP900) at S$98.

The 8-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) TFT LCD touch screen has 16 million colours.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 arrives in Singapore

Friday, August 19th, 2011

The 3G (16 GB) tablet is priced in Singapore at S$848 (incl GST) without contract.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung, the global leader in Android mobile devices, launched the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Singapore today. The 10-inch tablet is the world’s thinnest tablet at only 8.6 mm thick and weighs  only 560 g for the WiFi version and 565 g for the 3G version.
Samsung, the global leader in Android mobile devices.

Powered by the Android 3.1 Honeycomb platform, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 features a 1GHz dual core application processor and HSPA+ network speeds of up to 21Mbps. Equipped with surround-sound stereo speakers, 1080p HD video, and support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3, the tablet computer has a three-megapixel rear camera and a two-megapixel front camera.

Galaxy Tab 10.1, only 8.6 mm thick.

Galaxy Tab 10.1, only 8.6 mm thick.

It also offers multi-tasking and enhanced user interaction and navigation on Samsung’s own TouchWiz user interface. Designed with a Live Panel menu for users to customise and display a variety of content on the home screen including digital pictures, favourite Web sites and social network feeds, the interface also includes an application tray of commonly used features such as task manager, calendar and music player for easy access.

The main specifications are included below:

Network HSPA+ 21Mbps: 900/1900/2100
EDGE/GPRS: 850/900/1800/1900
OS Android™ 3.1 Honeycomb
Display 10.1” WXGA 1280×800 TFT
Processor 1GHz Dual Core application processor
Camera Main(Rear) : 3.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
Front : 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera
Video Format : MPEG4/H263/H264
Playback : 1080p Full HD Video @ 30fps
Recording : 720p HD Video @ 30fps
Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, WMA
3.5mm Ear Jack, Surround Sound Stereo Speakers
Enterprise Solutions Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
Polaris™ Office
Value-added Features Android Market™
Google™ Mobile Services: Google™ Talk, Google™ Maps
Samsung TouchWiz UX
Samsung Mini Apps Tray
Social Hub
Game Hub (upcoming)
Readers Hub (upcoming)
*Availability differs by region
Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3
Connectivity Bluetooth® 3.0 + EDR
USB 2.0
WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)
Sensor Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Ambient Light sensor
Memory RAM: 1GB; Storage: 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Size 256.7 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm
Weight 560g (WiFi) 

565g (3G)

Battery 7000mAh

Apple suit delays Samsung launch of tablet in Australia

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Samsung has agreed not to sell its latest Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer in Australia until Apple’s patent lawsuit against it in Australia  is resolved.

Apple told the Federal Court in Sydney yesterday that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes ten Apple patents, including the “look and feel,” and touchscreen technology of the iPad.

Galaxy Tab 10.1 from SamsungThe Cupertino, California-based company sought an Australian injunction to stop Samsung from selling the tablet in Australia because Samsung has had “announcements of an imminent launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 device ongoing since July 20,” Bloomberg quoted Apple’s lawyer, Steven Burley, as saying. It also wants to prevent Samsung from selling the tablet in other countries, although Burley did not name the countries.

Samsung Electronics Co LtdSamsung has agreed to stop advertising the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia and will not sell the device until it wins court approval or the lawsuit is resolved. The accord between lawyers from both companies were reached during a break in the hearing.

If Apple eventually loses its patent infringement lawsuit, it has agreed to pay Samsung unspecified damages.

Apple first sued Samsung in the U.S. claiming that the Galaxy tablets “slavishly” imitated the designs and technologies used for its iPad and iPhone. Samsung retaliated with lawsuits in South Korea, Japan, Germany and the U.S.  The Suwon, South Korea based company  supplies memory chips to Apple.

As part of the agreement submitted in court, Samsung will provide Apple three samples of the Australian version of the tablet computer at least seven days before any plans to launch it in Australia so Apple could review it, according to the agreement submitted in court. This was because Apple’s claim in Australia was based on a U.S. version of the Galaxy tablet, which is different, Neil Murray, the lawyer representing Samsung disclosed.

The Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett has scheduled a hearing for August 29 to review the status of the case and set a trial date if necessary.

BlackBerry PlayBook’s first day sales beats Motorola’s Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Friday, April 22nd, 2011
First day sales of the newly launched BlackBerry PlayBook from RIM was said to reach 50,000 on April 19. RIM is expected to sell 500,000 of the 7 inch tablets in its first quarter ending in May.

BlackBerry PlayBook from RIMThe first day sales number of 50,000 includes pre-sales and was estimated by an analyst at RBC Capital Markets. This appears to surpass the equivalent first day sales for Motorola’s Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Analyst Mike Abramsky’s staff checked 70 retails stores and found 11% of the locations that stocked the device had sold out, according to Matt Hamblen from Computerworld.

This may come as a surprise to many observers in view of the negative reviews that have bombarded Research In Motion (RIM) over the launch of the tablet computer.

Punters feel the software for the PlayBook was not ready yet because native support for email, contact and calendar apps were not available. Such support may only be provided as an over the air update in summer.

In the meantime, only those who own a BlackBerry smartphone can enable the PlayBook to access these basic apps via a Bluetooth connection. The tablet is only available in WiFi configuration with 3G available only in summer.

It is still too early to tell whether the PlayBook will be able to grab any market share from a tablet market seeing an influx of competitors to Apple’s iPad.