Samsung and Maxis launch ground-breaking Samsung GALAXY Tab
Samsung’s First Tablet Device Guarantees More Possibilities on the Go
Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn. Bhd., a global leader in mobile technology, and Malaysia’s leading integrated communications provider, Maxis Berhad today launched the Samsung GALAXY Tab (Model: GT-P1000) to scores of adoring fans. Powered by Android Operating System 2.2 (Froyo), the Samsung GALAXY Tab is Samsung’s first foray into tablet devices, representing a new category of mobile products for the company.
Widely regarded by tech enthusiasts as the tablet device to own, the Samsung GALAXY Tab is also the first customised tablet to be launched by Maxis as part of its Smartphone and tablet portfolio.
Pioneering Tablet Devices
“Samsung recognises the tremendous growth potential in this newly created market and we believe that the Samsung GALAXY Tab brings a unique and open proposition to the market. There is a new and emerging consumer demand that Samsung can satisfy since mobile is in our DNA. This demand continues to grow and develop as users tap its limitless potential,” said Yu Jai Sul, Managing Director, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.
“The Samsung GALAXY Tab has been designed to enable consumers to maximise their online experience wherever that may be. The Samsung GALAXY Tab is pushing the market in new directions and Samsung believes this is only the beginning of its innovations as pioneers in smart media devices. We are certain that this device is going to be very well received here,” he added.
Maxis Chief Operating Officer, Jean-Pascal van Overbeke said, “Maxis is pleased to partner with Samsung Malaysia Electronics to exclusively offer the Samsung GALAXY Tab to Malaysians. As Malaysia’s leading integrated communications provider, Maxis is committed to helping our customers realise their dreams for the best experience in integrated communications – whether it is through providing them with the most sophisticated devices, the best content or the fastest speeds on our modernised networks.
“We have a history of firsts in offering innovative mobile devices to our customers. Today we continue to push the boundaries with our first tablet offering, the new Samsung GALAXY Tab. In addition, Maxis is uniquely positioned to provide our customers with an extraordinary experience on the device leveraging global partnerships with leading content corporations. Finally, our 3G network is today 100% HSDPA-enabled allowing customers to enjoy very high speeds over their smart devices, and by end of March 2011, Maxis would have 80% high speed broadband population coverage in Malaysia.”
The Samsung GALAXY Tab offers excellent mobility on the go. The tablet brings together all of Samsung’s leading innovations to provide users with more capabilities while being on the move. Consumers are able to experience PC-like web-browsing and enjoy all forms of multimedia content on the perfectly sized 7-inch display, wherever they go. Users can continuously communicate via e-mail, voice and video call, SMS/MMS or social network with the optimised user interface.
A new concept of mobility for media
As a new category of devices, the Samsung GALAXY Tab brings a wealth of mobile experiences. Its striking 7-inch TFT-LCD display delivers exciting mobile experience for watching films, viewing pictures, e-reading or sharing documents. In design, its light (380g) build provides perfect portability, with its svelte dimensions making it easy to grip and use. Supporting the latest Adobe Flash Player 10.1, the Samsung GALAXY Tab fully supports swift, seamless viewing of every single page of the web.
The ‘Readers Hub,’ Samsung’s unique e-reading application, provides easy access to a vast digital library – from classical literature to the latest bestsellers and reference materials.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab has made rich communication truly mobile; it presents a level of converged technology that moves beyond mobile or PC to an entirely new category. Users have new powers to consume, create and communicate from wherever they are.
Powerful, always-on communication
With 3G HSUPA connectivity, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 3.0, the Samsung GALAXY Tab enhances users’ mobile communication on a whole new level. Video conferencing and push email on the large 7-inch display make communication more smooth and efficient. For voice telephony, the Samsung GALAXY Tab turns out to be a perfect speakerphone on the desk, or a mobile phone on the move via Bluetooth® headset.
Powered by a Cortex A8 1.0GHz application processor, the Samsung GALAXY Tab is designed to deliver high performance whenever and wherever you are. At the same time, HD video contents are supported by a wide range of multimedia formats (DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and more), which maximizes the joy of entertainment.
While the front-facing camera allows face-to-face video telephony over 3G, the rear-facing camera captures still images and video that you can edit, upload and share, all without any hassle. As online content explodes, the Samsung GALAXY Tab is the best portable solution for every lifestyle that needs constant connection.
Rewarding Maxis customers with Savings on the Device
Maxis is pleased to offer its customers savings of up to RM950 on the Samsung GALAXY Tab’s retail price. Customers may purchase the device from as low RM1,749 with Maxis Value Plans (Value first, Value Plus 50, 80,150,250 or 500) and a data bundle (500MB, 1.5GB or 3GB).
Retail price (RM) 12-month contract 24-month contract
Samsung GALAXY Tab RM2,699 RM1,849 RM1,749
Table 1: Maxis price plans for the Samsung GALAXY Tab
The Samsung GALAXY Tab will be available at Maxis Centres in KLCC, Pavilion KL, Sunway Pyramid and Taman Tun Dr. Ismail from 25 October, and from 29 October at Maxis centres nationwide and selected Maxis Exclusive Partners.
Customers may call 1800 821 123 or visit www.samsungmobile.com.my/galaxytab and www.maxis.com.my for further details.
Applications of the Samsung GALAXY Tab
The Samsung GALAXY Tab is packed with services to complement and enhance your life in different ways. Access to Android Marketplace lets users download apps and personalize their device infinitely. In addition, there are pre-loaded applications uniquely designed and optimized for Samsung smart phones and smart media devices.
• Readers Hub – Samsung Readers Hub consolidates e-reading applications such as eBooks, magazines, and newspapers. Users can enjoy ‘reading’ with unified and intuitive user experience powered by global eReading service leaders, Kobo, PressDisplay and Zinio. More than 2 million books including 1.8 million free books, over 2,500 titles of magazines in 20 languages and more than 1,600 newspapers in 47 languages are available at launch and will grow the library gradually.
• Google Mobile Services – Services like Google Maps™ and Google Google Search, Google Latitude, Youtube are available on Google’s Android platform. With useful location-based services like Google Maps, consumers can search in Standard English instead of entering an exact address. A search-by-voice function is just as intuitive, meaning searches can also be completed easily on the go. In addition, with a camera, users can enjoy various augmented reality services which are downloadable in the application market.