Samsung Claims World’s Thinnest Tablet

  • Readers hub offers 2.2 million books
  • Includes 1GHz dual core application processor
  • Comes with TouchWiz user interface

Samsung has announced two new additions to its family of Galaxy Tabs, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9, claimed to be the world’s thinnest mobile tablets, measuring 8.6 millimetres.

Both units feature Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface implemented on the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) platform, offering multi-tasking and enhanced user interaction and navigation. Samsung’s TouchWiz user experience is designed with a Live Panel menu users can customise to display a variety of content on the home screen including digital pictures, favourite websites and social network feeds.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 weighs 595 grams and the 8.9 weighs 470 grams.  Both devices will support HSPA+ network speeds of up to 21Mbps as well as Bluetoothand Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to deliver rapid mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times.

Also, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 include a 1GHz dual core application processor for a good multimedia and web browsing experience.

In addition, the interface includes an application tray of commonly used features such as task manager, calendar and music player which can be launched while other major applications are also in use, including large file downloads and document editing. This Mini Apps Tray provides a mixture of convenience and flexibility, claims Samsung.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 are pre-loaded with Readers Hub and Music Hub giving consumers instant access to more than 2.2 million books, 2,000 newspaper (49 languages), 2,300 magazines (22 languages), and 13 million songs. The devices are also designed with Samsung’s Social Hub, which will aggregate email, instant messaging, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single interface.

There is a 3 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera, providing smooth transition and seamless 1080p HD video and Flash playback for a rich entertainment experience.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 will include an industry leading suite of solutions designed to give enterprise customers and IT managers more security. Developed in collaboration with partners such as Cisco, Sybase, SAP and Citrix, Samsung's enterprise mobility solutions will provide flexibility and connectivity for mobile workforces, ensuring that users are able to operate more efficiently on–the-move, claims the company.

Galaxy Tab 10.1, with its WXGA TFT LCD display (1280 x 800) powered by 1GHz dual core AP, is 8.6mm thin and weighs only 595g. It is designed for sharing and enjoying media content with family and friends. In addition, with its surround-sound stereo speakers and support for Flash 10.2, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will deliver premium entertainment experience whether watching videos, movies or playing games.

At 8.6mm thin and weighing only 470g, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is the perfect device for today’s mobile professional. Whether writing emails on a trip or reading an eBook on the couch, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 provides the ultimate tablet experience without compromising mobility, according to Samsung.