Enterprise Mobility: Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE Models Debut at IFA Berlin
On Aug. 28 Samsung unveiled 4G LTE versions of its Galaxy S II Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" smartphone and Galaxy Tab 8.9 Android "Honeycomb" tablet at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. The LTE versions of these devices are expected to help better fuel multimedia applications, including file download speeds of up to 10M bps and upload speeds of 50M bps, or five times as fast as the quickest HSPA+ connection. Smartphones such as the Samsung Droid Charge and HTC ThunderBolt 4G on Verizon's 4G LTE network have proven to be a big hit in the United States, and Samsung hopes to feed the growing demand for LTE service with its new devices. It's a smart move at a time when Apple does not yet offer 4G LTE versions of its popular iPhone and world-leading iPad tablet. Samsung is girding for a big week, as the phone and tablet maker is also expected to launch the Galaxy S II, which sold more than 5 million units in 85 days in Korea, Japan and Europe, in the United States Samsung has planned a media launch for Tuesday, Aug. 30 in Manhattan, where the company will introduce the Galaxy S II on handsets from AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Meanwhile, check out this slide show of the Galaxy S II and Tab 8.9 LTE gadgets.