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    Samsung Galaxy 8.9 Tab and Galaxy Players coming in October





    Samsung’s officially announced the Galaxy Tab 8.9 today. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is being released October 2nd and comes in two versions. The 16GB version for $470 and the 32GB will be $570. Both come with NVIDIA’s dual-core Tegra 2 processor and run Honeycomb with Samsung’s TouchWiz UX over top of it.


    Also announced was the Samsung Galaxy Players. A 4" version is coming in at $230 and the 5" at $270. Both offer 8GB of internal storage, 802.11n WiFi, dual cameras, Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB and Android market support.


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    Samsung Mobile Announces New Expansion of Galaxy Family with Addition of Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 8.9 and Samsung Galaxy Player™ 5.0 and 4.0

    Ultra-thin & powerful Galaxy Tab 8.9 available for pre-order right now; available in stores nationwide on October 2
    Galaxy Player™ 5.0 and Galaxy Player™ 4.0 available for pre-order starting September 27; available nationwide starting October 16

    DALLAS - September 26, 2011 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, and Samsung Electronics America today announced the immediate availability of the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 8.9, along with the upcoming availability of the Galaxy Player™ 5.0 and 4.0.

    The Galaxy Tab™ 8.9 joins the Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 as the thinnest mobile tablets currently available in the U.S. market, measuring at 8.6 millimeters. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 shares many other features and services with the Tab 10.1 including Samsung’s TouchWiz® UX. This unique user interface was created to integrate with Android™ 3.1, Honeycomb, to deliver a truly customized and interactive tablet experience. The TouchWiz UX includes:

    Live Panel: Magazine-like widget view for immediate access to weather, social updates, email, news, photo gallery, all on the home screen
    Mini Mode Tray: One-touch overlay access to commonly used applications--Task Manager, Calendar, World Clock, Pen Memo, Calculator and Music Player
    Clipboard: Advanced copy & paste functionality allows Galaxy Tab 10.1 users to store photos, Web pages, YouTube links, etc., for easy sharing via email and social network sites
    Indicator Quick Panel: Quickly toggle on/off connectivity, notifications, sound, brightness and settings in lower right-hand corner of the display.
    Photo Editor: Rotate, crop and adjust colors on high quality digital images

    The Galaxy Player™ 5.0 and 4.0 offer a premium entertainment experience without the need for cell service, in a choice of form factors that are extremely pocketable. The large 5-inch and 4-inch touchscreens are an excellent option for enjoying games, music, videos, e-books and social media while on the move. The Galaxy Player 5.0 and 4.0 weigh just 6.4 and 4.2 ounces respectively, delivering powerful entertainment, communication and information without the bulk of portable DVD players or laptops. The Galaxy Players are powered by Android™ 2.3.5, Gingerbread, complete with a new, streamlined user interface and are enabled with Wi-Fi™ (802.11 b/g/n) connectivity for quick and easy access to online services and Web search. In addition, the two devices are designed with front and rear cameras for video chat and photography. Both Galaxy Players will support Samsung’s Media Hub content service in the future through a software update.

    "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. "People want their mobile device to fit their lifestyle and the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Players offer unparalled power and portability to meet the widest consumer needs."

    The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is built with a dual-core T250S processor, WXGA TFT display (1280×800 resolution) fortified by Gorilla® Glass. The portable tablet includes a 6,100 mAh battery for hours of entertainment without needing a recharge. This premium hardware is packaged in a sleek, portable design weighing less than one pound (447 grams).
    The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is packed with entertainment, productivity and content sharing services to make the device a true focal core of the user’s consumer electronics ecosystem. The list of powerful services includes:

    · Samsung Media Hub: Choose from more than 5,000 popular and acclaimed movie and TV titles to download for rent or purchase. Upcoming new release additions to the Media Hub library include "Fast Five," "Horrible Bosses" and "Green Lantern." The added service, Media Hub Show, uses an HD Extender to playback content on TV through an HDMI cable from the Galaxy Tab 8.9 dock or adaptor.
    · Samsung Music Hub: Choose from more than 13 million songs to download into an intuitive playback system. Music Hub also provides extensive background information, with access to all artist bios, discographies and reviews.
    · Samsung Readers Hub: The lightweight design and large display make the Galaxy Tab 8.9 an ideal device to access the Readers Hub robust library of more than 2.2 million books, 2,000 newspapers and 2,300 magazines.
    · Social Hub: Users can aggregate email, instant messaging, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single interface through the service’s "Feeds" and "Messages" files.
    · Google™ Mobile Services: A suite of Google Mobile Services is preloaded on the Galaxy Tab 8.9 including access to more than 250,000 applications on Android Market™, Gmail™, Google Search™, Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D maps and Google Talk™ with video and voice chat.
    · AllShare™ service: Provides seamless content transfer between the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and other DLNA-enabled devices such as HDTV’s, monitors and digital cameras.
    · Rear and Front-facing cameras: The rear-facing 3-megapixel camera and front-facing 2-megapixel camera including flash and autofocus, 1080p video playback and full support of video chat and digital imaging
    · Polaris™ Office: Instant access to documents, spreadsheets and presentations to view and edit while on the move
    · Swype: Re-size the keyboard, move the virtual keyboard anywhere on the screen and type faster by swyping
    · Mobile Printing: Print documents and pictures wirelessly from the Galaxy Tab 8.9 to any compatible printer.

    Additional features of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 include:
    Enterprise Solutions and Services:
    Full support for Exchange ActiveSync version 14
    On device encryption
    Cisco VPN (Virtual Private Network)
    Sybase® MDM (Mobile Device Management)
    Cisco WebEx™ mobile conference solution for meetings on the go

    FindMyMobile:
    · If the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is lost or stolen, the user can locate the device on a map, and track it live as it moves, remotely lock the device to prevent unauthorized access and delete personal information stored on the device.

    Additional features of the Galaxy Player 5.0 and 4.0 include:
    Samsung GALAXY Player 5.0
    Network
    WiFi™ 802.11b/g/n
    OS
    Android™ 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
    Display
    5" WVGA TFT LCD (800×480)
    Camera
    Rear : 3.2MP Camera AF with LED Flash
    Front : VGA Camera
    Video
    Format : MPEG4/H263/H264,Divx/Xvid
    Playback & Recording: 720p HD Video
    Audio
    MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, WMA, FLAC, WAV
    3.5mm Ear Jack, FM Radio and Stereo Speaker
    Value-added Features
    Android Market™
    Google™ Mobile Services : Google™ Talk, Google™ Maps, Books, etc.
    Allshare
    Task Manager

    Voice Recorder
    Connectivity
    Bluetooth® 3.0
    Mini USB
    Memory
    8GB , microSD slot (up to 32GB)
    Size
    3.07 x 5.56 x 0.46 inches
    Weight
    6.42 ounces
    Battery
    2,500mAh
    Samsung GALAXY Player 4.0
    Network
    WiFi™ 802.11b/g/n
    OS
    Android™ 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
    Display
    4" WVGA Super Clear LCD (800×480)
    Camera
    Rear : 3.2MP Camera AF
    Front : VGA Camera
    Video
    Format : MPEG4/H263/H264,Divx/Xvid
    Playback & Recording: 720p HD Video
    Audio
    MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, WMA, FLAC, WAV
    3.5mm Ear Jack, FM Radio and Stereo Speaker
    Value-added Features
    Android Market™
    Google™ Mobile Services : Google Talk™, Google Maps™, Books, etc.
    Allshare
    Task Manager

    Voice Recorder
    Connectivity
    Bluetooth® 3.0
    Mini USB
    Memory
    8GB , microSD slot (up to 32GB)
    Size
    2.53 x 4.87 x 0.39 inches
    Weight
    4.27 ounces
    Battery
    1,200mAh

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is available for sale nationwide starting October 2 for $569 for the 32GB version and $469 for the 16GB version. The Galaxy Player 5.0 and 4.0 will be available for sale nationwide starting October 16. The Galaxy Player 5.0 will be available for $269, while the Galaxy Player 4.0 will be available for $229. Visit SAMSUNG for additional details on pre-order information.

    1 Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, Q2 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.
    About Samsung Telecommunications America
    Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit SAMSUNG.

    About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
    Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American operations including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung organization is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked #19 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand "100 Best Global Brands," and named as one of Fast Company’s "50 Most Innovative Companies of 2010." For more information, please visit SAMSUNG.

    About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit SAMSUNG.

    Android, Google, Android Market, Gmail, Google Search, Google Maps, and Google Talk are trademarks of Google, Inc.


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    The Galaxy Player only $230 or $270? That is a dealbreaker!
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    Given the 16GB 10.1" is currently $499, I think we'll see the 8.9" settle in at about $450, and probably down to $400 by BF.

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