Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus available in US on November 13th

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Oct 232011
 

Galaxy Tab 7.0 PlusSamsung announced its Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus tablet late last month. This week it confirmed that it is coming to the US and will be available as of November 13th for US$399.99. Only the 16GB version will be offered initially with the 32GB one expected to follow later this year or in early 2012.

The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will ship with the Peel Smart Remote TV application which allows users to find and watch their favorite TV shows and discover new shows based on their preferences, all with the tap of a screen. The tablet’s built-in infrared capabilities allows users to control their home theater/TV setup.

“Select partners” (unspecified in the press release) will take Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus pre-orders starting today.

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Samsung announces GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus tablet

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Sep 302011
 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 PlusSamsung today announced the launch of the GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus, a successor to the original GALAXY Tab.

“Samsung pioneered the seven-inch tablet market with the launch of the GALAXY Tab, marking an innovation milestone in the mobile industry. Building on the success of the GALAXY Tab, we’re now delighted to introduce the GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus reloaded with enhanced portability, productivity and a richer multimedia experience” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business. He added “GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus is for those who want to stay productive and in touch with work, friends and content anytime, anywhere.”

Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus specifications:

  • Processor: 1.2GHz dual-core
  • Operating system: Google Android 3.2 with Samsung TouchWiz
  • Cellular connectivity: Quad-band GPRS/EDGE and tri-band HSPA+ (HSDPA 21Mbps/HSUPA5.76Mbps)
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (including Wi-Fi Direct), Bluetooth 3.0
  • Display: 7-inch WSVGA PLS LCD
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 16 or 32GB internal and microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 3MP AF with LED flash and 720p video recording
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 193.65 x 122.37 x 9.96 millimeters / 345 grams

The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will be available starting in late October in Indonesia and Austria. It will gradually be rolled out globally and the US (and presumably Canada) is included in the deployment. No pricing information was disclosed.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 to be available in US on October 2nd

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Sep 272011
 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9Samsung yesterday announced that its Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet will be available starting on October 2nd (along with two new media players, the Galaxy Player 4.0 and Galaxy Player 5.0 which will be available in mid-October).

“These three additions to the Galaxy family of products are impressive examples of our commitment to offering consumers an unrivaled array of choices for entertainment and information on-the-go,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile

The specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 have changed slightly since its announcement at CTIA 2011:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core T250S
  • Operating system: Google Android 3.1 with TouchWiz UX
  • Cellular connectivity: None
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 / DLNA
  • Display: 8.9-inch WXGA
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Storage: 16G / 32G internal
  • Rear-facing camera: 3MP AF with LED flash and HD 720p video recording
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP
  • Battery: 6,100mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 millimeters / 447 grams

Two versions, both Wi-Fi-only, will be available: A 16GB one selling for US$469 and a 32GB selling for US$569.

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Canadian carrier pricing for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G

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Sep 082011
 

With the announcement that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G is available as of today from Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless, TELUS Mobility, Virgin Mobile and Sasktel, all we were missing was pricing. Carriers are now announcing these details and here is what we know so far:

Bell Mobility:

  • Three-year contract: CA$449.95
  • Two-year contract: N/A
  • One-year contract: N/A
  • No contract: N/A

Rogers Wireless:

  • Three-year contract: CA$349.99
  • Two-year contract: CA$399.99
  • One-year contract: CA$449.99
  • No contract: CA$679.99

TELUS Mobility:

  • Three-year contract: NA
  • Two-year contract: N/A
  • One-year contract: N/A
  • No contract: CA$649.99

SaskTel:

  • Listed as ‘Coming soon’

I’ll update this post through the day as other information is released.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G now available in Canada

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Sep 082011
 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4GSamsung Mobile Canada today announced that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G is now available in Canada from Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless, TELUS Mobility, Virgin Mobile and Sasktel.

“As a leader in the Android-powered tablet market, Samsung is committed to providing a variety of feature-rich, always-on devices,” said Paul Brannen, vice president of Samsung Mobile Canada. “The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is a valuable addition to our expanding portfolio of smart portable 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.”

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G specifications:

  • Processor: 1GHz dual-core
  • Operating system: Google Android 3.1 (Honeycomb)
  • Cellular connectivity: HSPA+
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Display: 10.1-inch WXGA LCD
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Storage: 16GB onboard
  • Rear-facing camera: 3MP autofocus with 720p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP
  • Battery: 6860mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 175.3 x 256.7 x 8.6 millimeters / 565 grams

Pricing information will be released by the respective carriers. We’ll have these details as soon as they are released.

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Sep 072011
 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4GWith the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G set to launch with both TELUS and Bell as early as tomorrow, it should come as little surprise that Rogers will also offer the tablet (especially after it showed up at a Rogers event earlier this summer). A leaked Rogers internal document shows that employees can now start their training to learn more about it.

Carriers have not announced pricing but it looks set to fall in the CA$599.99 to CA$649.99 range with no contract.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G headed to Bell on September 8th?

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Sep 032011
 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4GIt appears that TELUS will not be the only Canadian carrier to offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G tablet. A leaked internal document obtained by MobileSyrup.com shows that Bell Mobility will also launch the tablet on September 8th.

There is no word on pricing yet but MobileSyrup’s sources suggest that price will either be CA$599.95 or CA$649.95.

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TELUS to launch Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G on September 8th?

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Sep 022011
 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4GTELUS confirmed back in early August that it would carry the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G but gave no dates for the launch. MobileSyrup.com has now obtained an internal TELUS document that indicates that the carrier will launch it on September 8th.

The Wi-Fi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is already on sale in Canada and retails for CA$499.99. Pricing for the 4G version has not been revealed yet.

It remains to be seen if any other Canadian carriers will also offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G.

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Aug 262011
 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Samsung Mobile Canada today announced that the WiFi-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet is now available at retailers nationally.

“We know Canadians love tablets, and Samsung has been at the forefront of the market with the Samsung Tab series,” said Paul Brannen, vice president of Samsung Mobile Canada. “We know that consumers want different device sizes, so we have added a larger 10.1 device to our line-up. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 offers a vivid screen, impressive surround sound, and fast dual core processor for the best multimedia experience, along with secure business applications to help Canadians work smarter wherever they are.”

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Wi-Fi-only) specifications:

  • Processor: Dual-core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2
  • Operating system: Google Android 3.1 with TouchWiz UX
  • Cellular connectivity: None on Wi-Fi-only model
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0
  • Display: 10.1-inch WXGA capacitive touchscreen (Gorilla glass)
  • Storage: 16GB onboard and microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 3.0MP with auto-focus, LED flash and HD 720p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 2.0MP
  • Battery: 7000mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 256.7 x 175.3 x 8.6 millimeters / 565 grams
  • Other: Gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass, ambient light sensor

A 4G version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is coming to TELUS in September.

Canadian retailers such as Best Buy and Future Shop will offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for CA$499.99 (although both need to update their websites to show availability). Staples already shows it as in stock.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G coming to TELUS

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Aug 092011
 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1We already know that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G is coming to Canada, possibly as early as September. TELUS has now announced that it will carry the tablet but stopped short of giving specific availability details, promising only that it is coming soon.

TELUS will also provide complimentary one-on-one session at its TELUS Learning Centres to help “all customers get started with the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 with tips and tricks to get the most out of their tablet experience.”

Pricing information has not been revealed yet but the Wi-Fi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is expected to sell for CA$499.99, giving us a rough idea of what no-contract pricing could be.

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Samsung Mobile to rock Montreal on August 11th

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Aug 042011
 

SamsungSamsung Mobile Canada is taking its free concert tour to Montreal on August 11th. The event will take place at the Place des Vestiges, Quais du Vieux Port at 5:30pm.

Keep an eye on Twitter (#samsungsecret) where Samsung has been dropping hints about the band although it has now revealed that The Midway State and the Arkells will play tonight’s Toronto concert.

It should also not come as a surprise that Samsung’s line-up of smartphones and tablets will also be on display at the concert.

Samsung has also announced that it will give away five Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets as part of the concert series.

Other cities on the tour include Toronto (August 4th), Calgary (August 8th), and Vancouver (August 9th).

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G coming to Canada in September

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Jul 202011
 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1MobileSyrup.com has learned that Samsung Canada will launch a 4G version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the September timeframe. While the launch window is set, carrier information remains unannounced. Given that the tablet showed up at the launch event for the Samsung Infuse 4G which is headed to Rogers Wireless, it seems like a good bet that it will land there as well.

Samsung is expected to launch the Wi-Fi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on August 19th.

There is no information yet on specific availability and pricing for the 4G version.

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Canadian Wi-Fi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 launch slips to August 19th?

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Jul 112011
 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Canadian retailers have quietly updated the expected launch date of the Wi-Fi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The original July 22nd date has been pushed back to August 19th on their websites.

Updated Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 availability
Latest Future Shop availability

No reason has been provided for the delay. One possibility is that Samsung will launch the Wi-Fi-only version at the same time at the 3G version.

More at Best Buy and Future Shop

Source: MobileSyrup.com

Samsung outlines contents of upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1 software update

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Jul 052011
 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1When Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, it promised that it would quickly follow up with a software update with a number of enhancements. Most details are already known but Samsung has now posted a support page on its web site that covers all that you will find in the update. Among the new features are:

  • Samsung TouchWiz User Interface: Promising superior multi-tasking and enhanced user interaction and navigation, it features a Live Panel to display real-time information, a Mini Apps tray, and more
  • Enterprise Features: Including more exhaustive EAS IT policies, on-device encryption, Sybase Afaria, Cisco / F5 VPN capability
  • Pre-loaded apps: Including Amazon Music Cloud Player and Amazon Kindle
  • Swype virtual keyboard
  • Wireless printing capabilities
  • FindMyMobile: Allowing users to find a lost device on map, remotely locking it, and wiping out personal information stored on it
  • Samsung Hubs: Including Media Hub (movies and TV shows), Social Hub (social media aggregation), Readers Hub (books, newspapers, and magazines), and Music Hub (access to 13 million songs)

Samsung has yet to provide a precise ETA for the software update, promising only that it is “coming soon.”

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New 1.2Ghz Exynos 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab coming this fall?

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Jun 182011
 

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Italian blog Samsung.hdblog.it is reporting that Samsung is hard at work on a successor for its original 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab. While some specifications will feel quite familiar, it will also benefit from a number of upgrades as you would expect.

The new device, possibly to be called the Galaxy Tab 7, will apparently retain its 7-inch WSVGA display but add IPS technology. It will also be powered by Google Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) with Samsung’s TouchWiz 4.0 user interface as well as a 1.2Ghz Samsung Exynos processor. It will also come with 1GB RAM, 2GB ROM, 16GB of onboard storage, a microSD card slot. Users will also be able to make calls (including video calls) and send SMS.

Samsung appears set to release the Galaxy Tab 7 in the fall.

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