It’s not as if we haven’t heard it before, but now it’s official: Vodafone will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab to most of the markets within their European reach. No pricing has been discussed yet, though we can’t imagine they’ll make you pay full price to grab one up (they’ll likely be offering them on data-only tariffs).
Other major European carriers are said to be offering the device soon, as well, but we can’t confirm who they’ll be at this time. At least we know they’ll be aiming to make this device affordable through subsidy and contracts. The full press details from Vodafone are straight ahead, and be sure to check out the first official Galaxy Tab ad before sinking your teeth into that.
Vodafone and Samsung launch the Android-Powered Tablet, GALAXY Tab
Samsung GALAXY Tab provides a galaxy of possibilities on the go
Berlin, Germany, September 2nd, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in mobile technology, and Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies by revenue, today announced the launch of the Samsung GALAXY Tab (Model: GT-P1000). Powered by Android Operating System 2.2, the GALAXY Tab is the first tablet, ‘smart media device’ by Samsung.
The GALAXY Tab will start selling in October in the majority of Vodafone’s European markets and through several partner networks, as well as in a number of other Vodafone markets worldwide.
“Vodafone’s aim is to offer all customers new and attractive ways to enjoy mobile data, on the move, across a variety of devices,” said Patrick Chomet, Group Director of Terminals at Vodafone. “Adding tablets as part of our device range is a natural next step that gives customers an alternative way to enjoy great content and internet services. The GALAXY Tab is another showcase for Samsung’s innovation capabilities and we’re pleased to be introducing this across a number of our markets”.
DJ Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing Team of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, said “I am very excited to introduce Samsung GALAXY Tab with Vodafone. Thanks to Vodafone’s strong promotion and co-marketing with us, Samsung GALAXY Tab can be an outstanding smart media device to lead a new media revolution. With GALAXY Tab, users enjoy full web browsing with flash 10.1 support, reading eBooks, newspapers, or magazines, and watching HD videos on the large enough 7-inch display while on the move. Furthermore, it is still compact enough to carry everywhere.”
Fuente: Android Phone Fans