Electronics giant Samsung has unveiled a luxury version of its Galaxy Tab slate which comes with a leather case and Bluetooth headset.
The luxury Galaxy tab model, which was unveiled at Millionaire Fair trade show in Amsterdam, will be available with a price tag of around $1,000 (£626). Reports suggest that sales of the luxury model will last only through January. Other than the leather case and Bluetooth headset, the luxury model is the same as already available Galaxy Tab, which is available for $650 without a service plan and for $400 on two-year contract plans in the US.
Samsung claimed that Galaxy Tab global sales crossed 1-million-mark and predicted that sales would hit the 1.5-million mark by the beginning of 2011. However, the electronics giant did not reveal sales figures for specific regions.
The galaxy Tab features a 7-inch screen and runs Android 2.2 operating system. The smaller screen of the Galaxy Tab makes it less hefty at 14 ounces, compared with the 9.7-inch iPad’s 24 ounces.
Electronics giant Samsung claimed that it already had shipped more than 3 million Galaxy S smartphones. The figure includes sales of the Galaxy S smartphone's seven models, including the Vibrant, the Captivate and the Fascinate, which are being offered by all the major carriers.
Around three months back, the company had announced that the sales of its Android-powered Galaxy S handset crossed 1-million mark.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Apple iPad's first competent rival, is really a magical and revolutionary product.
The Galaxy Tab is nice to hand as the sides and front of the device are made of high-quality black plastic, plus there are no sharp edges. Its back is of high-quality white plastic, a little rounded so that it can fit satisfactorily into one hand.
There are cameras- a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front and a 3-megapixel camera on the rear. Videoconferencing and push e-mail on the seven-inch screen makes communication easier and smoother.
Korean electronics giant Samsung has claimed to already have shipped 7 million units of the Galaxy S smartphone and set targets of selling as many as 20 million units of the Galaxy S and one million units of its recently launched Galaxy Tab tablet.
Company's mobile division chief Shin Jong-kyun said in an interview that the company was targeting 20 million smartphone sales in 2010 and double the figure by the end of next year. Out of the total 7 million sales of the Galaxy S,
3 million were recorded in the United States, where Samsung has been associated with low-end handsets.
Users of Omnia 7 and Focus can rejoice in the recent finding by HDBlog. it (an Italian blog) which has enabled tethering in spite of Microsoft denying of the same during the launch event of Windows Phone 7.
This however will work just for Samsung WP7 users for the time being and the others will just have to wait and watch whether it will be available on other WP7 models.
The Samsung Omnia 7 smartphone features Microsoft's latest Windows 7 operating system, which in addition to high-quality Super AMOLED screen technology, enables it to appeal to both traditional phone users as well as business executives.
The homescreen of the handset is comprised of numerous tiles, rather than the icons that are generally found on several major operating systems. Apart from making the device working incredibly well, this feature makes the device look a little different from its rivals. However, the homescreen skin can't be changed.
Samsung’s Android Gingerbread is the newest version of the Google Android mobile OS. The operating system was first used in the Nexus One phone, and now has the industry abuzz with the possibility of its being run on a new device.
The device, which remains unnamed, is slated for release in 2011. The flagship phone will run Gingerbread Android 2.3, and is will include advanced screen technology—either a 4.3 or 4.5-inch ‘sAMOLED2’ display.
Phones4U has announced that it would provide the purchasers of the Samsung Galaxy Tab with free access to Wi-Fi.
The retailer has partnered with Freerunner to offer exclusively free Wi-Fi. Under the offer, called "Free Wi-Fi forever", users will be able to access more than 1,000 Freerunner hotspots in pubs, coffee shops, sports venues, retail outlets and local community buildings, across the United Kingdom.
In addition, Freerunner will provide a free "hotspot finder" application that lets users to discover the mobile hotspots more easily.
The latest version of Android OS, Android 2.2 (codenamed FroYo), has been made available for the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone.
Google’s Android 2.2 OS was released in May this year. But, handset manufacturers took months to customize the update for various handsets.
Samsung started a European release of the latest version of the OS on 18th of October. But, it was only on last Thursday that the UK contract customers started receiving it.
Electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co claimed that it’s newly launched Galaxy Tab tablet computer would see strong demand and record more than one million sales this year.
Samsung's mobile division chief JK Shin admitted that the launch of the Galaxy tab had been delayed in Korea, but he added that Consumers in Europe and Asia were showing great interest in the handheld device.
Analyst firm Isuppli has done a teardown of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 and found that the bill of materials for the device totaled up to $205.22.
On taking the manufacturing cost of the Galaxy Tab in account, the total cost inches up to $214.57. Given the fact that the Galaxy Tab has been priced at £529.99, it is apparent that Samsung is making a huge margin.
The Galaxy Tab boasts of some features that provide it a cutting edge over its biggest rival- the iPad. It has a gyroscopic Microelectromechanical Systems sensor for use in gaming. There are two camera-
Apple's iPad tablet computer finally encountered a strong rival as Samsung's Galaxy Tab entered the market.
Carphone Warehouse is offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab for upfront £99 and £40 a month on a two-year contract.
The Android-based Galaxy Tab is also available from Talk Mobile and Vodafone. Talk Mobile is reportedly offering the tablet for £530 upfront and £10 a month on two-year contract, while Vodafone is offering the Tab for £400 upfront and £20 a month two-year contract.
Online rumors about the potential Nexus Two have been gaining momentum since City AM quoted an industry source who claimed about the successor of the Nexus One smartphone.
Earlier, City AM reported that Google’s Nexus Two would be on sale in the UK in time for the holiday season, exclusively through Carphone Warehouse.
The report emerged despite the fact that Google’s chief executive officer Eric Schmidt told the Telegraph earlier this year that the company had no plans to produce Nexus Two.
Cool industrial design and striking features have enabled the Samsung Omnia 7 smartphone to achieve positive reviews.
The Omnia 7 features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, which is quite striking but not as big as that of the HTC HD7’s 4.3-inch screen.
The device also comes equipped with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 8GB of onboard memory, a 3.5mm head phone socket, wi-fi, GPS and a 5-megapixel camera which features autofocus, flash and high-definition recording capabilities.
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