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Topic # 88502 17-Aug-2011 10:25
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Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 hits New Zealand

Kiwis to get their hands on the world’s thinnest mobile tablet


AUCKLAND, New Zealand – August 17, 2011 – Samsung New Zealand is excited to announce that the GALAXY Tab 10.1 will make its NZ retail debut this week.

Powered by Android 3.1, Honeycomb, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 offers faster and smoother transitions between different applications, more intuitive navigation to and from home screens, and broader support of USB accessories.

The GALAXY Tab 10.1 is the thinnest mobile tablet currently available in the world, measuring an ultra-slim 8.6 millimetres. It also boasts an incredibly light weight of just 570 grams (WiFi) and 575 grams (3G), ensuring outstanding mobility and comfort.

The device features a brilliant 10.1-inch touch screen display with WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution delivering amazingly vibrant colours and crisp clarity. This expansive screen is centred inside a narrow bezel to enhance the wide viewing angle.

“We’re so excited to launch the GALAXY Tab 10.1 to the New Zealand market,” says Samsung New Zealand Head of Handheld Products, Stefan Lecchi.

“It’s a truly outstanding device with a huge range of features to appeal to business users and tech enthusiasts alike – we know it’s going to be a huge hit with Kiwis.

“We’ve combined Samsung’s latest innovations in design and display with an intuitive user experience to create a new class of products that we believe will lead the New Zealand tablet market.”

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 will be available through Vodafone stores from this week.

Features

• Customised User Experience “Samsung TouchWiz UX”
Samsung’s TouchWiz user experience is designed with a Live Panel menu for customizing the home screen of the GALAXY Tab 10.1 with digital pictures, favourite web sites and social network feeds.

In addition, the TouchWiz UX includes a “Mini Apps” tray of commonly used features such as task manager, calendar and music player which can be launched while other major applications are already in use.

• Readers Hub & Social Hub
The GALAXY Tab 10.1 also gains access to Samsung’s Readers Hub service, a robust library filled with more than 101 newspapers, 24 magazines and 4.3 million books in English. Samsung’s Social Hub service also aggregates email, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single user-friendly interface.

• Impressive Speed, Power & Battery Life
The GALAXY Tab 10.1 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to deliver rapid mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times. The GALAXY Tab 10.1 also includes a Nvidia Tegra 1GHz dual core application processor for powerful gaming and multimedia performance. The Tab’s ultra-thin design does not sacrifice battery life, thanks to a 7000 mAh battery providing up to 9 hours of continuous video play on a single charge.

• Full Adobe Flash Player Compatibility
The device offers extensive Web browsing access through Adobe® Flash® Player compatibility. Flash Player delivers beautiful HD video, faster graphics rendering, and high performance on the GALAXY Tab 10.1 and is designed to take advantage of native device capabilities - enabling richer, more immersive user experiences.

• Polaris Office
Polaris Office is a Mobile Office Solution which allows users to easily read and edit various PC document formats on their device.

• Quality Cameras and Sound
The GALAXY Tab 10.1 features a 3 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera providing smooth video chat capabilities and seamless HD video playback. High quality speakers are positioned on the right and left sides of the device for a rich, deep audio experience.

• Optimal Enterprise Solutions
In addition, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 integrates several enterprise solutions to provide support for exchange device management policies, improve the security of data and services maintained on the tablet and meet IT guidelines for remote device access. The enterprise solutions include:
• On-device encryption of user data
• Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync Support
• Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN
• F5 SSL VPN
 
 




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  Reply # 507758 17-Aug-2011 10:32
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Can't wait to see this be actually easily available here (in Wellington), and what the price will be.
Sorely tempted to buy one.




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  Reply # 507784 17-Aug-2011 10:54
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800$ at Harvey Norman for the wifi 16gb, so I presume it will follow iPad pricing exactly (like I hear it has done overseas? I think?).

Edit: Better actually be in stores this week. Sick of being told by vodafone that no one has a bloody clue about the stuff they are selling (IE the Galaxy S II, what the hell was that about?).  

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  Reply # 507785 17-Aug-2011 10:57
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yay!




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  Reply # 507789 17-Aug-2011 11:02
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Hard to decide between this and the Transformer! Arrrgh, decisions!

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  Reply # 507793 17-Aug-2011 11:09
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heavenlywild: Hard to decide between this and the Transformer! Arrrgh, decisions!


Transformer now at $599 on Firstin http://www.firstin.co.nz/products/asus-eee-transformer-android-tablet-5826/ 

Might sway your decision 

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  Reply # 507842 17-Aug-2011 12:17
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The galaxy is thinner and significantly lighter than the transformer. Otherwise they're very similar.




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  Reply # 507868 17-Aug-2011 12:51
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Wonder if Crapple will try a last minute court injunction to stop sales here..??

"Court lifts ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 shipments outside Germany"
http://www.gsmarena.com/court_lifts_ban_on_galaxy_tab_101_shipments_outside_germany-news-3010.php




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  Reply # 507873 17-Aug-2011 12:58
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Nice might need one of these for my trip to the US soon

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  Reply # 507879 17-Aug-2011 13:06
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johnr: Nice might need one of these for my trip to the US soon


Business or pleasure??




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  Reply # 507895 17-Aug-2011 13:25
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Went to the vodafone store on Queen St and they don't have the 10.1 yet.

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Reply # 507898 17-Aug-2011 13:28
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old3eyes:
johnr: Nice might need one of these for my trip to the US soon


Business or pleasure??


Pleasure, Thanks @VodafoneNZ

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  Reply # 507903 17-Aug-2011 13:37
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AndrewTD: Can't wait to see this be actually easily available here (in Wellington), and what the price will be.
Sorely tempted to buy one.


Try PBtech on Vivian, they had about 6 in stock yesterday

They also have 2 Transformers left

but only the 16gb 3G models of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 




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old3eyes: Wonder if Crapple will try a last minute court injunction to stop sales here..??

"Court lifts ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 shipments outside Germany"
http://www.gsmarena.com/court_lifts_ban_on_galaxy_tab_101_shipments_outside_germany-news-3010.php


Nah it's too late.  They aren't the US stock, these are the customised Australia/NZ versions, which the injunction can't stop.  well they apparently are, I think they are probably just US stock, with modified Touchwiz UX

Also, their European ban is falling apart due to their photoshopping of evidence! (if you wanted furthur information that wasn't disclosed on GSMArena)
 
Still should be an awesome Tab, had a play with one yesterday, just slightly lighter than my Transformer, screens look very similar however, if not more vibrant than the TF 




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  Reply # 508178 17-Aug-2011 19:08
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johnr:
old3eyes:
johnr: Nice might need one of these for my trip to the US soon


Business or pleasure??


Pleasure, Thanks @VodafoneNZ


Have a nice trip. Hope the weather is fine. Was rather cold here getting up on Monday morning after a week in the Cook Islands at 25c most of the days..




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