Enterprise Mobility: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy S II Smartphone Answer Critics' Questions

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2011-02-15
 
 
 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy S II Smartphone Answer Critics' Questions

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy S II Smartphone Answer Critics' Questions

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Tab 10.1 Powered by a 1GHz dual-core chip, the 10.1-inch, 1,280-by-800 (WXGA) TFT Galaxy Tab tablet will compete with Motorola's 10.1-inch Xoom Honeycomb tablet in Europe when its goes on sale through Vodafone this spring. No pricing is yet available.

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Viewing Multimedia Samsung envisions the Tab 10.1 as tailored for watching movies, playing games, reading electronic books and social networking. The tablet also boasts dual surround-sound speakers.

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CamerasThe Tab 10.1 enables video chats via an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Playback and recording is 1080p full HD.

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AppsAny doubts that this is an Android-oriented tablet can be allayed on the home screen, where widgets for the Android Market, Google Maps, Google Talk, YouTube, Gmail, Picasa and other apps reside.

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Lighter than iPad!The Galaxy Tab 10.1 weighs 1.3 pounds, lighter than Apple's iPad. The device also measures 246.2 by 170.4 by 10.9 millimeters, powered by a 6,860mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 supports HSPA+ 21M bps, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n connectivity. Samsung is offering versions of the tablet with memory options of 16GB and 32GB. There is no availability date or pricing as of this writing.

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Galaxy S IIWho said Android 2.3 was being shunted aside? Samsung, which launched the first Android 2.3 smartphone last December in the Nexus S, has created the Galaxy S II Android 2.3 handset. That means it's got near field communications support for mobile payment applications. The touch screen is a 4.27-inch WVGA (480 by 800) Super AMOLED Plus display powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor.

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Front, Rear Cameras The Galaxy S II sports a rear-facing 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, while the front is 2 megapixels, enabling video calls. It supports 1080p full HD recording and playback.

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HubsThe Galaxy S II is big on social and media hubs. Live Panel aggregates live Web and application contents to a customizable home screen. Customers can choose which online services and mobile apps appear on screen. SMS feeds, information and many more applications can all be embedded and accessed. The readers' hub supports a massive digital library of 2.2 million books and novels. The games hub leverages the phone's three-axis gyroscopic sensor, while the music hub provides access to over 12 million tracks from 7digital.

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Enterprise AppsThe Galaxy S II supports Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for e-mail, calendar, contacts and tasks synchronization with Microsoft Exchange; on-device encryption; Cisco AnyConnect Virtual Private Network; Sybase Afaria Mobile Device Management; Cisco WebEx; and Cisco Mobile for enterprise VOIP.

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DimensionsThe Galaxy S II measures 125.3 by 66.1 by 8.49 millimeters and runs on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 HSPA+ 21 850/900/1900/2100 networks. Battery life is 1,650mAh, with 16/32GB memory plus microSD expansion up to 32GB. NFC connectivity is optional.

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