At an event held in New Delhi on August 10th, Samsung launched it's tablets, Galaxy Tab 750 and Galaxy Tab 730, which are better known by the names Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 respectively. Very recently, Samsung provided the users of Galaxy Tab 10.1 with an update containing great new features, the details of which you can see here.
The launch took place in the presence of Younghee Lee, Senior Vice President of Global marketing at Samsung, Mr. Ranjeet Yadav, country head of Samsung India and Bollywood actress Lara Dutta. The media launch event, which lasted for about 2 hours was webcasted live for online viewing. The event had a section where people from different walks of life shared their experiences with the GalaxyTab, and how the device had well managed to fit in, in their lifestyles.
The Galaxy Tab 750 is 10.1 inches wide, weighs 565g and with a thickness of just 8.6mm, it's currently the world's thinnest tablet, which makes it highly portable and extremely handy for everyday use.
The device sports a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 1GB of RAM. The tablet has 3MP rear camera with LED flash that allows HD video recording and a 2MP front cam, perfect for high quality video calls.
The Galaxy Tab 750 will have Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity features. Support for Adobe Flash in the Android browser gives you full web browsing functionality.
Apart from the goodness of Android 3.1 Honeycomb operating system, Samsung provides TouchWiz, a feature set aimed to enhance the user experience. Two of the most appealing features are Live Panel and Mini Apps.
Live Panel allows you to customize your home screen by adding different widgets which update data in real time, be it your Email, social network feed, weather or just a simple image gallery.
Mini Apps are a set of light weight commonly used applications like PenMemo, Calendar, Calculator, World clock, Task manager that can be launched as a pop up over full screen applications, thanks to the multi-tasking feature.
Social Hub is another great feature that allows you to integrate and manage all your social networks, Emails and instant messaging from a single place.
The tablet will come pre-installed with the My Reader application that will give users, access to Indian newspapers, magazines and language books.
From where I see it, with the Galaxy Tab, Samsung has a good chance of penetrating deep into the Indian markets and give other players some stiff competition. The Galaxy Tab 750 is priced at INR 36,200 and will be available in the markets by the end of this month, when it will probably spread like a wildfire as in the advertisement below.