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Samsung Officially Unveils GALAXY Tab in Berlin

Sure, we had posted articles in the past describing Samsung’s then-unreleased tablet device, the GALAXY Tab, but nothing beats having the official confirmation from the company itself. More importantly, the official release of the GALAXY Tab reveals details which were not present in earlier articles, which relied mostly on leaked information.

Read on for the full press release by Samsung.

Samsung GALAXY Tab Opens a New Chapter in Mobile Industry

A New Smart Media Device, surpasses mobile boundaries,
allowing you to enjoy more possibilities on the go

Berlin, Germany, September 2 , 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in mobile
technology, today announced the launch of the Samsung GALAXY Tab (Model: GT-P1000). Powered by
Android Operating System 2.2, the Samsung GALAXY Tab is the first of the company?s tablet devices,
representing a new category of mobile products for Samsung.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab brings together all of Samsung?s leading innovations to provide users with more
capabilities while 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. Moreover, users can
continuously communicate via e-mail, voice and video call, SMS/MMS or social network with the optimized
user interface.

A new concept of mobility for media

As a new category of device, the Samsung GALAXY Tab brings a wealth of mobile experiences. Its striking 7”
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. At the same time, Samsung unveils
„Media Hub,? a gateway to a world of films and videos, and „Music Hub,? an application giving access to a
wide range of music tunes.

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 HSPA 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

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 a constant connection.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab will be launched in Europe in mid September, and in other markets including
Korea, the US and Asia in coming months.

Product Specifications for the GALAXY Tab (GT-P1000)

 Network 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSUPA 5.76Mbps, HSDPA 7.2Mbps) : 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
 OS  Android 2.2 (Froyo)
 Display  7.0 inch TFT-LCD, WSVGA (1024 x 600)
 Processor  Cortex A8 1.0GHz Application Processor with PowerVR SGX540
 Camera  3 MP Camera with Auto-Focus and LED Flash
1.3MP front camera for Video Telephony
 Value-added   Android Market™ and Samsung Apps for more applications and contents
 Features  Readers Hub, Media Hub* , Music Hub*, Social Hub
*Availability will be decided by market preference.
 Adobe Flash 10.1 player support
Full HD video playback, Thinkfree Office, Swype, Hybrid Widget
 Connectivity  30 pin connector
WiFi 802.11n / Bluetooth® 3.0
 Sensor  Gyroscope sensor, Geo-magnetic sensor, Accelerometer, Light sensor
 Memory  16G / 32G internal memory with up to 32G external memory slot
RAM: 512 MB
 Size  190.09 x 120.45 x 11.98mm, 380g
 Battery  4,000mAh (7 hour movie play

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including,
but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the
product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
*Android, Android Market, Google, Google Search, Gmail, and Google Maps are trademarks of Google,Inc

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