The Samsung Galaxy Tab 730 has finally made it to the Indian retail scene almost 2 months behind schedule. The 8.9 inch sized tablet can be picked up for INR 31,990 from a retail shop while online retailer Letsbuy is offering the same for INR 32,445. Flipkart is another online store that has listed the tablet at INR 30,990 though aren’t mentioning any specific launch date as yet.
The tablet runs on a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. The screen size is 8.9 inch and it sports two camera — a 2 megapixel unit at the front along with a 3 megapixel unit at the rear. Other features of the tablet include Bluetooth 3.0, HSPA+ connectivity and Touchwiz UX.
The Galaxy Tab 730 will also come pre-loaded with apps such as Live Panel, Polaris Office, Social Hub, Google Maps among others. Also, while there are no e-book reading apps included in the package, those who’d like to indulge in e-book reading with the Samsung tablet can opt for any suitable apps currently available.
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[showhide type=’pressrelease’]“It’s time for a better tab”
Samsung announces the launch of GALAXY Tab 750 and GALAXY Tab 730,
World’s Thinnest Mobile Tablets
These sleek and stylish tablets come with come with the latest version of the Android tablet OS, Honeycomb 3.1
New Delhi, August 10, 2011: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of GALAXY Tab 750 and GALAXY Tab 730, the world’s thinnest mobile tablets, measuring just 8.6 millimeters, in the Indian market.
The GALAXY Tab 750 and 730 feature Samsung’s own TouchWiz user interface implemented on the Android™ 3.1 (Honeycomb) platform, offering faster and smoother transitions between different applications. It allows more intuitive navigation to and from home screens and broader support of USB accessories.
“The GALAXY Tab 750 and 730 are remarkable examples of Samsung’s continuous innovation and commitment to designing products that fit the unique needs of consumers across the world. By combining Samsung’s innovations in design and display with our exciting new user experience, we’ve created a new class of products that will lead the tablet market in India as in the world”, said Mr. J.S. Shin, President & CEO, Samsung South West Asia.
“Consumers all over the world are adopting easy to use and powerful smart mobile devices. India presents some of the best growth opportunities for smartphones and tablets, which is why it is one of the first few markets where we are launching these new, revolutionary tablets,” said Ms. Y.H. Lee, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.
Thinner & Lighter
The GALAXY Tab 750 and 730 are the thinnest mobile tablets available weighing 565 grams and 465 grams respectively. Combining the GALAXY Tabs’ ultra-thin form factor with a lightweight design ensures outstanding mobility of these two products and comfort in the user’s hands.
Impressive Speed, Power & Battery Life
The new GALAXY Tabs will support 3G HSPA+ network speeds of up to 21Mbps as well as Bluetooth® 3.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to deliver rapid mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times. Also, the GALAXY Tab 750 and 730 include a 1GHz dual core application processor for a powerful multimedia and web browsing experience. The GALAXY Tab 10.1 also includes an Nvidia Tegra 1GHz dual core application processor for powerful gaming and multimedia performance. Both the Galaxy tabs come with a 7000 mAh battery providing up to 9 hours of continuous video play on a single charge and a 16GB internal memory.
Customized User Experience “Samsung TouchWiz UX”
Samsung’s TouchWiz user experience is designed with a Live Panel menu which allows users to customize and display a variety of content on the home screen such as digital pictures, favorite web sites and social network feeds.
In addition, the interface includes an application tray of commonly used features such as task manager, calendar and music player which can be launched while other major applications are also in use, including large file downloads and document editing. This Mini Apps Tray provides a mixture of convenience and flexibility previously unheard of with tablet devices.
The Ultimate Entertainment Hub
The GALAXY Tab 750 and 730 are pre-loaded with Readers Hub giving consumers instant access to more than 2.2 million books, 2,000 newspaper (49 languages) and 2,300 magazines (22 languages). It also comes pre-loaded with My Reader that gives Indian consumers access to 17 Indian newspapers, 17 Indian Magazines and 30,000 Indian language books. Furthermore, the Mobile TV application on the Samsung tablets gives consumers access to 55 Indian television channels. The devices are also designed with Samsung’s Social Hub, which aggregates email, instant messaging, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single interface.
The GALAXY Tab 750 and 730 feature a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera, providing smooth transition and seamless 1080p HD video and flash playback for a rich entertainment experience.
Full Adobe Flash Player Compatibility
The device offers extensive Web browsing access through Adobe® Flash® Player compatibility. Flash Player delivers beautiful HD video, faster graphics rendering, and high performance on the GALAXY Tab 750 and is designed to take advantage of native device capabilities – enabling richer, more immersive user experiences.
Polaris Office is a Mobile Office Solution which allows users to easily create, read and edit various PC document formats on their device.
The GALAXY 750 and 730 join the original 7-inch GALAXY Tab to provide consumers with an unmatched array of choices to select the Samsung tablet that best fits their needs. While the GALAXY 750 is priced at Rs 36,200/-, the GALAXY 730 will be priced at Rs. 33,990/-. The Samsung Galaxy 750 that will be introduced in the market commencing end of the month has an attractive promotional offer from Vodafone of 2GB Data download free every month for 6 months @Rs 3000 only.[/showhide]
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