Samsung wowed showgoers at the Consumer Electronics Show with a unique slider tablet PC for Windows 7. And it also showed its WiFi only version of its Galaxy Tab due in Q1.
Samsung’s new PC 7 series is thefirst sliding tablet PC running on Microsoft Windows 7 OS and powered with the upcoming Oak Trail Intel Atom processor. Weighing 2.2 pounds, the PC 7 series has the benefits of a tablet PC with a compact, lightweight design, and incorporates a sliding keyboard for easy typing, Samsung said. It gives users the option of a multi-touch display or full keyboard and mouse interface. The tablet has 340-nit brightness and 10.1-inch display supported by an enhanced HD resolution (1366 x 768), and a battery life of up to nine hours. The Samsung 7 series will be available in March.
The new WiFi Galaxy Tab is a 7-inch Android 2.2 Froyo tablet with a 1024 x 600 WSVGA resolution. The device weighs 13 ounces and is 12 millimeters thin. It features 16GB of storage and has microSD expansion for up to 32GB of additional storage, as well as a 4,000 mAh battery for watching movies, sharing content and surfing the web.The Galaxy Tab also supports Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for enhanced content and has access to thousands of websites running Flash-based applications and content. The device has a rear-facing 3 megapixel camera and camcorder for video chat.
The Galaxy Tab recently surpassed 1.5 million global shipments, according to Samsung.
Other features on the WiFi Galaxy Tab include a beta version of Google Maps with Navigation and Google Goggles and access to more than 100,000 applications on Android Market. The Wi-Fi version of the Tab will be available in the U.S. in thefirst quarter, Samsung said.
New too is the Samsung Infuse 4G smartphone. The handheld will be “the thinnest Android device” and will feature “the largest screen at 4.5-inches in AT&T’s smartphone lineup,” Samsung Telecommunications America said. The Infuse comes with Samsung’s next-generation Super AMOLED Plus technology, which provides 50% more sub-pixels for better contrast and outdoor readability, according to the company. It will be powered by a 1.2GHz application processor and run on the Android 2.2 Froyo platform.The Infuse 4G will be offered exclusively by AT&T but Samsung did not say when it would be available.