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Samsung Adds 7.7″ Galaxy Tab and 5.3″ Phoneblet, Galaxy Note

Samsung mobile unpacked came at the end of the Samsung press conference at IFA this morning. After waiting through the presentations on smart tvs, new cameras, the Samsung Series 7 chronos and the new Wave 3 phone Samsung’s D.J. Lee got into the meat and potatoes of what we’ve been waiting for and that’s two great new Android devices.

Samsung introduced the follow up to the original 7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7.  While on stage Lee announced that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 comes with a 7.7 inch superAMOLED screen and is the thinnest and lightest tablet right now.  The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 features the latest version of Android, Honeycomb.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab has a 1.4ghz dual core processor and 4G/LTE and HSPA+ options. It also features wifi channel bonding which will give you data nearly twice as fast as traditional wifi on tablets currently in the market.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 measures 7.89mm and weighs just 335g making it the lightest and thinnest tablet on the market right now. Samsung is also introducing Game Hub with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 with access to premium and social games.  It’s running Android 3.2 Honeycomb and TouchWiz.  Overseas the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will make phone calls. The original Samsung Galaxy Tab made calls overseas but that functionality was stripped from the U.S. versions.

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The other Android device announced is the 5.3″ Samsung Galaxy Note.  Samsung says they are creating a new category with the Samsung Galaxy Note putting it right between the Samsung Galaxy Tab series of tablets and the Samsung Galaxy S series of phones.

The Galaxy note has a 5.3″ superAMOLED plus screen and measures just 5.65mm and weighs just 178grams.  The Samsung Galaxy Note is paired with Samsung’s digital pen dubbed the “S Pen” which gives the device a very HTC Flyerish feel.

Unlike the HTC Flyer though, Samsung says they’ve integrated the S Pen with everything the Galaxy Note does.  They’ve also built a custom split screen interface which will allow the user to display more information on one screen.

Samsung is hoping to attract developer attention with a series of reference apps. They are also going to release the SDK for the Samsung S Pen so that developers can take advantage of the  S Pen’s capability and integrate it into their apps.

For enterprise users the Samsung Galaxy Note will feature Junipors Junos security. The Samsung Galaxy Note also features a new scheduler called the S Schedule which allows you to drag and drop appointments and view multiple schedules in layers.

The Galaxy Note runs Android but so far they haven’t said which version.

We look forward to bringing you more on both the Samsung Galaxy Note and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 soon.

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