New Tablets from Samsung Offer Features Desired by Business Professionals
One of the Samsung tablets is 8.9 inches and the other is 10.1 inches. Both models sell for at or below the price of an entry-level iPad, according to a blog report from ZDNet. That makes them attractive from a pricing point of view.
ZDNet says that the 8.9-inch is targeted at consumers, and its WiFi (News - Alert) version starts at $469 for 16GB. The 10.1-inch tablet is targeted at business pros and it starts at $499 for the 16GB WiFi version.
Samsung has also tried to have features that would appeal to business professionals – the target market which has purchased many iPads.
In addition, they have rear- and front-facing HD cameras, 1GHz dual core application processors, surround-sound stereo speakers and support for Flash 10.2, according to TMCnet. Both tabs are pre-loaded with Samsung's Readers Hub and Music Hub applications, TMCnet adds.
Samsung says the tablets are the thinnest ones out there and are based on the Google (News - Alert) Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" OS – which was designed for tablets, according to a report from Xbit Laboratories.
“At just 0.33 inches thick, the new Tabs are one-third the size of Samsung's original tablet and even a bit thinner than the iPad 2,” noted TMCnet’s Beecher Tuttle.
The 8.9-inch version will be available for purchase early this summer, according to Crunch Gear. The 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab will be available for sale on June 8, TMCnet reported.
In addition, Samsung will continue to offer its 7-inch Galaxy Tab.
Ed Silverstein is a TMCnet contributor. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Tammy Wolf