OVERLAND PARK, Kan. . – Oct. 25, 2010 [Samsung Newsroom] – What do you get when you combine an amusement apparatus for e-books, movies, music and movies with an incredible 7-inch display and fast and effortless access to the internet video chat and programs in a remarkably portable layout? Samsung Galaxy Tab™, the award-winning1 mobile tablet, available from Sprint starting Sunday, Nov. 14, at select Sprint Stores, Business Sales, Internet sales and telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1.
Starting today, customers can pre-order a tablet at any engaging Sprint Store with the purchase of a $50 Sprint gift card. Throughout the pre-order procedure, clients will have peace of mind knowing they’re in a position to get the device they need and receive the complete retail experience, including Sprint’s Ready Currently customer support expertise.
It will charge $399.99 (taxes not included) with a new line or qualified upgrade and two-year support arrangement on a 3G Tablet Mobile Broadband plan. Sprint customers will have two rate plans to choose from to their Samsung Galaxy Tab: a 2GB data strategy with unlimited texting for $29.99 a month or a 5GB information strategy with unlimited messaging for $59.99 per month (plus taxes and surcharges).
“Samsung Galaxy Tab is another Android innovation for Sprint, including a new group of wireless devices to the Sprint portfolio,” explained Fared Adib, vice president Product Development, Sprint. “Samsung Galaxy Tab is an extremely powerful entertainment tool and company tool which offers our clients high-end features, including a blazing-fast processor, amazing touchscreen for viewing videos and Web browsing, two cameras, movie chat abilities and access to the Sprint 3G system with affordable rate programs that allow customers take advantage of the advanced data capabilities their device provides.”
Samsung Galaxy Tab features two cameras — a 3-megapixel camera with flash and camera, along with a front-facing, 1.3-megapixel camera enabling movie chat. It also provides mobile hotspot capability as a optional add-on to concurrently connect up to five Wi-Fi empowered apparatus for an extra $29.99 a month (plus taxes and surcharges).
Additional key features include:
– Android Market™ for access to more than 80,000 useful applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience
– ThinkFree Office to open and make changes to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or PDF documents
– Sprint Navigation can also be added for $2.99 per day or $9.99 per month (plus taxes and surcharges)
– Stereo speakers
– Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n
– Integrated GPS
– 2GB onboard memory, 16GB microSD card included, with support for up to a 32GB microSD card
– 4,000 mAh battery
On-The-Go Movie Theater Experience
Samsung Media Hub offers a easy-to-use portable video shop with movies and TV shows available for purchase or rental and movie content set up for an HD-like amusement experience. Users can quickly get downloads of a complete library of video content powered with a number of the greatest names in entertainment utilizing Wi-Fi, including MTV Networks, NBC Universal and Paramount. Samsung Galaxy Tab may also allow sharing streaming video content with different devices with Samsung’s exclusive AllShare service.
AllShare wirelessly shares saved music, images and HD-like movie (720p) to alternative DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) accredited ™ home electronic equipment, such as HDTVs, monitors, digital cameras and printers. Through AllShareusers can capture special moments with the cellphone’s camera and camcorder and optionally display them to family or friends on their DLNA-certified HDTV or download audio from your PC into Samsung Galaxy Tab and take it to the street.
To make staying connected quicker and simpler, Samsung Galaxy Tab includes Samsung Social Hub, designed to integrate social networking solutions, communications, personal and company email, contacts and calendars. Calendar information from portals, like google Calendar and social media solutions, are displayed together in one calendar using two-way synchronization.
For more information about Samsung Galaxy Tab, see www.sprint.com/tab.
Reliability from Sprint 3G
According to the outcomes of a 13-city evaluation conducted by PC World on 3G performance, no one has a more reliable network compared to Sprint. For the second successive year, Sprint’s reliability levels were second-to-none. PC World’s evaluation included Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile in 13 major cities in all areas of the country throughout December 2009 and January 2010.
In all, approximately 9,000 individual evaluations of Sprint’s 3G service were ran from 280 testing places. Testing sessions were one minute in duration per location, and network performance can be quite variable from neighborhood to neighborhood. In laptop-based tests, Sprint tied with the other carrier for initial in 3G community reliability.
If not completely happy, customers may return the device in 30 times for reimbursed for the apparatus buy and activation charge, receive the early conclusion and restocking charges payable, and receive a complete refund for the monthly service plan charges.
Sprint also provides online self help through www.sprint.com and Favorable data usage text or email notifications from Sprint enables user to manage consumption of data to avoid charging surprises.