Samsung readies Galaxy Tab S for Canada


Samsung has released the Galaxy Tab S (oh so many naming errors in my opinion).  You can watch the "Tab into Colour" event here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CInK6ZiaZWY

This new line up will help their customers "Play More, Do More and Share More" according to Paul Brennan (Senior VP, Enterprise and Mobile Solutions, Samsung Canada).

There's going to be some interesting content also included in these devices ... and we'll get to that in a second, let's take a look at the specifications first:

Samsung Galaxy Tab S
10.5"
8.4"
Resolution
2560x1600
Processor
1.9GHz x4 + 1.3GHz x4 Exynos 5 OCTA
RAM
3GB
Storage
16GB
Camera
8MP / 2.1MP
Android OS
4.4
Battery
4900mAh
7900mAh
Miscellaneous 6.6mm thin
Fingerprint scanner
IR Port
Price
$519.99
$419.99

Not bad... I especially like the size of the batteries.  How will 10.5" differ from a 10.1" device I wonder?  I love the size of 8.0" of my Note 8, so will 8.4" be really noticeable?

The claims of providing 94% accuracy (vs. conventional tablets providing just 74%) is also interesting, and even the NXNE (a Canadian Art Lounge) will be using these for their installations for polls on a variety of topics that will help shape the growth of Toronto (check out the lounge at 363 King St. W in Toronto for a kick off tonight and then throughout June 19-22).

What's more interesting is that including the hardware, Samsung is including some specific (even Canadian) software.  Yes, Samsung is known for 'bloat', however, these look to be quite useful. (I just hope that if you're not going to use the Wall Street Journal, you can disable the app or uninstall it).

Services Offers 
Next Issue 3-Month Free Premium Subscription 
The Globe and Mail Android Edition Free for 12 months 
Cineplex Store 1 Free digital movie rental 
Asphalt 8 Free in-game content 
Bitcasa 3 months subscription of 1TB cloud storage 
Bloomberg Businessweek+ 12 months trial subscription 
Box 50GB cloud storage for 6 months 
Blurb $5 coupon 
Cisco WebEX Meetings 6 month free subscription and unlimited meetings 
Colossatron Free game download plus 60 Power Orbs ($5.99 value) 
Cut the Rope 2  Free in-game items ($15 value) 
Dropbox 50GB of included space for 2 years 
Easilydo 6 months trial subscription 
Evernote Premium Service for 1 year 
Family Guy Premium in-game credit ($15 value) 
Fruit Ninja Free game download plus 10,000 Starfruits ($5.99 value) 
Hancom Office  Documents on-the-go for Android 
Kindle for Samsung Samsung  Samsung Book Deals; One free book per month 
Pearson Voxy  3 months trial subscription of Premium English Training Course 
LinkedIn  LinkedIn Premium – Business account for 3 months 
LIVESPORT.TV*  6 months trial subscription 
Marvel Unlimited  3 months trial subscription of Marvel Unlimited digital comics 
Pocket  6 months trial premium subscription 
Real Player Cloud  6 months trial of 100GB ‘Gold’ Subscription 
Remote PC  2 year trial subscription 
The Economist  6 months trial subscription 
The Wall Street Journal 6 months trial subscription 
The New York Times  12 weeks trial digital subscription 
Workout Trainer  6-month trial of premium service 

Not too shabby... add it up and it might even pay for the device just with these freebies.

They will be available as of June 27th (you can pre-order at the Best Buy currently) and available as "Titanium Bronze" and "Dazzling White" as well as a bunch of new accessories specifically for these devices.

Are you going to pick one of these up?

http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxytabs/index.html
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