Enterprise Mobility: Samsung Business Notebooks, Galaxy Player, Slim Laptops for Spring
Perhaps Samsung sees the traditional iPods slowly declining sales numbers as an opportunity to jump into the market: The company plans on rolling out a 5-inch Galaxy Player that offers a touch-screen portable-media platform via Google Android.
Samsung likely hopes the version of the Galaxy player with a 5-inch screen will draw in users looking for the (portable) big-screen experience.
The Galaxy Players camera employs a familiar Android interface.
The 7-inch Galaxy Tab remains Samsungs flagship tablet product, although the company is expected to launch a larger-screen version soon.
According to a new IDC report, the Galaxy Tab held 17 percent of the tablet market, which was good enough for second place, but lagging behind the iPad at 73 percent.
Samsung imagines its growing array of tech products as operating in an interlinked ecosystem, similar to Apple.
Samsung plans on adding its "Smart Hub," loaded with apps and other features, to its televisions. This seems a move to compete with the likes of Google TV and Apple TV.
Samsungs newest laptops offer a choice of SSD (solid-state drives), bringing them on par with rivals portable offerings.
Samsung Galaxy S
The Samsung Galaxy S, offered in multiple variants on multiple carriers, continues as the companys flagship Android-based smartphone.
At the New York City event, Samsung executives suggested the companys heavy emphasis on 3D for the consumer market would presage a plan to introduce similar 3D functionality to enterprise-centric devices.
Samsungs Series 9 notebooks offer light weight (2.89 pounds) and thinness, paired with Windows 7 Professional and seven hours of battery life.
Samsungs Series 2, 4 and 6 business notebooks come in 12.5- and 14-inch models, and feature Windows 7 Professional. Like the Series 9, Samsung boasts these laptops seven-hour battery life.
Unlike the Series 9, Samsungs business-oriented notebooks seem thicker and more square. The Series 2 features either Intels Celeron or Core i3 processor, while the Series 4 and Series 6 include the option of Core i3 through Core i7.