Samsung Unveils 10-Inch Galaxy Tab Tablet at Mobile World Congress

BARCELONA — Samsung kicked off what is likely to be a tablet-heavy

Mobile World Congress convention with the release of the Galaxy Tab

10.1 tablet computer, powered by Google’s Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)

operating system and offering a 10.1-inch touch screen. Samsung and

Vodafone partnered on the device, designed to compete with a slew of

devices in the burgeoning tablet market, most notable Apple’s wildly

successful iPad.

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 full HD record and play. With the Android browser and

Flash 10.1 capability, the tablet also offers dual surround-sound

speakers. A 1GHz Dual Core application processor, low power DDR2 memory

and 6860mAh battery power the Tab 10.1. The tablet offers an

alternative to the company’s 7-inch screen Galaxy Tab, launched late

last year.

In addition, the Honeycomb operating system is the first Android

platform designed with tablet computing specifically in mind. Samsung’s

original Tab used version 2.2, codenamed FroYo. Honeycomb is designed

to support larger screen devices and introduces a slew of new user

interface features, including home screen customization, widgets and a

redesigned soft keyboard, and supports multicore processors and

hardware acceleration for graphics.

“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, Samsung’s executive vice president and head of sales and

marketing. “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.”

For more, read the eWeek article: MWC: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tablet Sports 10-Inch Screen, Android Honeycomb.

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