Today, Samsung Electronics launched the new Faster, Thinner and Better Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 in India which is popularly known as Galaxy Tab 10.1 in other parts of the world. It came as a surprise when they also launched a smaller version Galaxy Tab 730 with 8.9″ screen. I didn’t know about this one.
The media launch event started with a great looking presentation to introduce the new two versions of Samsung Galaxy Tabs. Younghee Lee, senior vice president of global marketing at Samsung presented these two new devices. Mr. Ranjeet Yadav – country head of Samsung India, popular Indian actress Lara Dutta were also among the presenters. This entire event was available LIVE here. You can also watch the complete recorded video of the launch event here.
Best of Samsung Galaxy Tab Moments – this section of the launch was good to showcase how different professionals, executives are using this tablet and how useful it is for them to get helping hand through innovative technology. More and more people, industries in different sectors are using Samsung tablets due to its wide media possibilities to help them meet sales targets, improve businesses and deliver customer satisfaction.
By launching the new Galaxy Tab models in India – Samsung has certainly shown the power they have in the market to compete and more market opportunities which still exist in India where tablet segment has just started expanding.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 & 730 Features
Galaxy Tab 750 and 730 are powered by latest version of Android OS Honeycomb 3.1 which is optimized for tablets, just 8.6 mm thick (or thin) with 10.1 inch and 8.9 inch Super Amoled display respectively. Both these tablets will have fast 1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra processor, 1GB RAM, 7000 mAh battery, TouchWiz 4.0 UI, 3G + WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, Adobe Flash Player 10.3, 720p video recording, 1080p HD video playback and surround sound. All this with only a half kg. of weight.
These tablets are highly customize-able with Samsung TouchWiz UX (user experience) designed with a Live Panel menu that allows us to customize and display, variety of content on the home screen such as digital pictures, favorite web sites and more.
and can have different screens for different needs including Samsung Social Hub to manage social networking, emails and work. Application Tray makes it even more easy to use favorite applications over and over.
Polaris Office is an office solution on-the-go which allows users to create, read and edit various PC document formats on their device with ease. This clearly shows that touch tablets are not only meant for gaming and entertainment and can be very useful for work and education.
Samsung has also developed few special apps for Indian parliament members to synchronize their routine work, improve productivity and save paper too. Apps like My Reader, My Movies, Mobile TV which is available via Samsung Apps can deliver local Indian content like eBooks, Videos, full length movies for the tablet users.
Pre-loaded Reader Hub offers quick access to over 2.2 million books, 2,000 newspaper in 49 languages and 2,300 magazines in 22 languages.
- Screen: Hi-resolution, Super Amoled 10.1″ or 8.9″ Display
- Processors: 1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra processor
- Memory: 1GB RAM
- Weight: 565 gm & 495 gm
- Storage: 16GB, 32GB on-board & expandable up to 32GB using USB connector.
- Connectivity: 3G + WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0
- TouchWiz UI 4.0
- Camera: 3 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera with Auto focus, Auto exposure.
- Battery: 7000 mAh for all day long activities
- Video: 1080p playback, 720p capture Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, XviD, WMV7/8, VP8, MP43, VC-1 Format: 3GP(MP4), WMV(asf), AVI
- Audio: MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, AMR, MID, IMY, WMA, Vorbis, RTTTL/RTX, OTA
- Apps: Samsung Social Hub, My Reader, My Movies, Full HTML Web Browser, Books, Browser, Email, Gallery, Gmail™, Google Maps™, Android Market, Google Search™, Google Talk™, Voice Search, Latitude, Music Hub, Navigation, Places, Pulse, QuickOffice, Samsung Apps, YouTube, Music Player
Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 is priced at Rs. 36,200 which will be available in retail stores in India by
end of August first week of September 2011 while Tab 730 is priced at Rs. 33,990 which will be available by end of September 2011.
Package contents 1 unit of the Galaxy Tab, Travel Charger, 3.5mm Headset, USB cable, User Guide. More accessories are available for purchase as well, like – carry case, keyboard, dock connectors and more.
Their 7.1″ Galaxy Tab that was launched in November 2011 is available at approx. Rs 26,000 in different stores and Samsung has no plans to discontinue it after launch of new tabs. So, it would be good for people to choose from such variety to see what fits their needs and pockets.
Where to Buy?
These tablets should be available in various retail stores once made available. You can also Pre-order it online on Flipkart.com. They are specially offering free Book Cover worth Rs.3500 + Car Charger worth Rs.1899 + Sling Bag worth Rs.1899 for your Galaxy Tab750! Isn’t that awesome?
Samsung recently launched another ground-breaking value added service called ‘ChatON’, which will completely change the way of messaging and communication through mobile computing devices. This app is already shipping as a part of Samsung mobile devices including starter phones, smart phones and tablets. Read more about ChatON here
Samsung has also tied up with Vodafone to give 3G connectivity exclusively for Galaxy Tab 750 and 730 owners at discounted price of Rs. 3000 for six months for 2GB per month data transfer.
I am kind of thrilled to see two things:
1] Such a huge launch of Samsung Tablets – probably the very first of its type in India with live steaming over the Internet.
2] 10.1″ touch tablet with excellent hardware & software combination that can truly compete Apple iPad 2 in India.
Now I really belive that – Yes – It’s time to Tab. 🙂
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