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Photos: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb tablet unveiled

Samsung also unwraps Galaxy S II dual-core smartphone...
By Natasha Lomas, Contributor
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Samsung also unwraps Galaxy S II dual-core smartphone...

Samsung has taken the wraps off the Galaxy Tab 10.1 dual-core tablet and the Galaxy S II smartphone on the eve of the Mobile World Congress trade show at a press launch in Barcelona.

Speaking at the launch, JK Shin, president and head of Samsung's mobile communications business, said the benefits of dual-core chips in mobile devices include faster processing speeds and web browsing, improved multitasking, and enhanced graphics and performance.

The mobile maker has added various enterprise-mobility features to the Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy S II - including security, virtualisation, unified communication and collaboration, healthcare and messaging offerings.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is Samsung's first tablet to run Google's Android 3.0, the tablet-focused Honeycomb OS.

The Tab 10.1 has a dual-core 1GHz processor and a 10.1-inch WXGA TFT LCD display. It weighs just 599g and the dimensions are 46mm x 170mm x 11mm.

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There's an eight-megapixel camera on the back and a two-megapixel front-facing camera for video-calling. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 also offers full HD video playback. And for connectivity, it has HSPA+, wi-fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth.

The device also has a gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass and proximity sensor.

Enterprise-mobility services supported by the Galaxy Tab 10.1 include Cisco Safety and Security Solutions, SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, SAP StreamWork, SAP Mobile EMR by Samsung(SDS) and Citrix Receiver.

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Samsung also announced the Galaxy S II, its latest Android smartphone and the update to the Galaxy S with a larger screen and thinner form factor. The Galaxy S II runs Android 2.3 - aka Gingerbread - with Samsung's TouchWiz UI.

The HSPA+ device has a 4.27-inch Super Amoled Plus display and a 1GHz dual-core processor. Samsung describes the device as the world's thinnest smartphone, at 8.49mm.

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There's an eight-megapixel camera on the back and a two-megapixel front-facing camera, with HD video playback and recording.

Enterprise-mobility services supported by the Galaxy S II include Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Cisco WebEx Meeting Center, Sybase Afaria Advanced Enterprise Security (AES) for Android and On Device Encryption.

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Samsung has also added four hubs to the UI for easy access to a variety of apps and services. The four hubs are: e-reading, social networking, music and games.

It added that the Galaxy S II will include near field communications (NFC) payment technology in select markets and operators.

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