Samsung welcomes new addition to Tablet family with the launch of the Galaxy Tab 7.7

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Published January 17th, 2012 - 09:27 GMT

Samsung Electronics, a leading global mobile phone provider, today announced the retail availability of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 in UAE. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the world’s first tablet to feature the brilliant Super AMOLED Plus display. The new Galaxy Tab 7.7 demonstrates Samsung’s commitment to offering consumers a wide choice in the mobile tablet market as it joins the ranks of Samsung’s renowned Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9, 7.0 and 7.0 Plus.

Launched earlier this year, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 made global headlines as it became the world’s thinnest tablet in the market. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 features an impressive 4G download speed with HSPA+ 21Mbps connectivity for reduced data transfer time. The Galaxy Tab 8.9, a smaller yet powerful tablet is powered with the latest Android 3.1 Honeycomb operating system. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 provides a seamless user experience with faster and smoother transitions between different applications, more intuitive navigation amongst home screens and broader support of USB accessories. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, soon to launch, packs power and productivity into a chic lightweight design. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus runs Google AndroidTM 3.2 Honeycomb, enabling an easy and intuitive user experience.

“At Samsung, we strive to be at the forefront of the Gulf’s tablet market. The launch of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is a reflection of our commitment to providing a range to tablets to suit each Galaxy tablet user. Whether its size, functionality, speed, or features the consumer is looking for, Samsung has the product available.” said Ashraf Fawakherji, General Manager of Telecommunication Group at Samsung Gulf Electronics. “The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the perfect tablet for an on-the-go lifestyle and the amazing quality of the display will definitely enhance the user’s viewing experience.”

As consumers seek high-quality and efficient mobile computing devices, the demand for tablets are increasing across both consumer and enterprise markets with players such as Samsung leading the way with state-of-the-art and innovative tablet offerings. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 offers voice and video calls for better communication, further solidifying Samsung’s position as global leaders in the tablet market.

The powerful Galaxy Tab 7.7, with the latest 3.2 Honeycomb OS, comes with a 1.4GHz dual core processor and measures just 7.89 millimetres thin. Weighing only 335 grams, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is one of the most portable devices in the market. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 features a brighter display with its Super AMOLED Plus technology, combined with a thinner and lighter design that easily fits in your jacket pocket or purse. The elegant, linear design features a stylish metal casing and rounded edges for a sleek look that’s comfortable to hold.

Galaxy Tab 7.7 lets you enjoy video clips without limitation, featuring 1080p full HD playback, DivX included multi codec and Micro SD. The device also includes Universal Remote Control functionality, allowing control of the entire home entertainment system – TV, Set top box, DVD, Blu-ray player, AV audio system – from one device.  

The tab also comes with Samsung’s Hub Services, with availability depending on the market, offering easy access to content including games, eBooks, music and more. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the first mobile tablet to include a pre-loaded Game Hub, complete with easy social games, all delivered with lightning fast graphics. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 also features access to Samsung’s Music Hub service, which offers 15 million songs for preview, download and play. The Readers Hub service features a robust library filled with more than 2.3 million books, 2,000 newspapers and 3,000 magazines in up to 49 languages, and Samsung’s Social Hub service aggregates email, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single interface.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is preloaded with the full suite of Google Mobile Services including access to more than 250,000 applications on Android Market, Gmail, Google Search, Google Maps 5.7 with 3D maps, and Google Talk with video and voice chat.

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Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

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