SingTel and Samsung Electronics today announced that the eagerly anticipated Galaxy Tab will be available in Singapore only to SingTel customers from 13 Nov 2010.
The Galaxy Tab allows users to enjoy PC-like web-browsing and multimedia content on a striking 7-inch display. Users can stay connected via voice and video calls, emails, SMS/MMS and social networks on the move. Powered by the Android 2.2 operating system, the Galaxy Tab supports the latest Adobe Flash Player and is able to play music and HD video in a wide range of formats.
Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, SingTel’s Executive Vice President of Consumer Group, said: “SingTel is committed to bringing the latest innovative products to our customers. Earlier this year, we created waves by being the first to launch the Samsung Galaxy S smart phone. We are now proud to be the first to introduce an exciting new category of mobile multimedia devices (MMD) to Singapore. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the first device of this category and we expect many more to come.
“The Galaxy Tab changes the way people look at mobile devices, as it combines the benefits of smart phones and laptops into a single, highly portable multimedia device. It provides a fresh new way for our customers to enjoy content and services on the move. I believe this new category of devices will be very popular this Christmas!”
Mr Moon Sung Hyun, Managing Director, Samsung Asia, said: “Samsung recognises the growth potential of this new segment and the needs of today’s discerning consumers. To address these needs, we have developed a device that is best in its class, the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The Galaxy Tab brings all of Samsung's leading innovations together to provide users with a revolutionary mobile computing experience. We believe that the Galaxy Tab brings a unique and open proposition to market and are pleased to be partnering with SingTel to bring this innovation to consumers in Singapore. With the Galaxy Tab, consumers will be able to maximise their online experience and stay connected to work, friends and family, no matter where they are.”
New interactive way to enjoy content
SingTel has developed a wide range of innovative apps to bring the best out of the Galaxy Tab’s 7-inch display and rich multimedia capabilities.
With SingTel’s new De!ite app, users can download and view a wide selection of Singapore’s most loved magazines. This includes popular titles such as Hardware Magazine, Australasia Scuba Diver and ZbBz. Besides its basic reading function, De!ite also allows readers to perform keyword searches, make side notes and share their favourite excerpts on Facebook and Twitter. In addition, customers will enjoy one-stop convenience with all magazine purchases charged to their monthly SingTel bill.
To keep customers entertained on the go, the Galaxy Tab is pre-loaded with SingTel’s award-winning AMPed social music service and MobileTV video streaming service. Customers will also be able to catch the football action of the Barclay’s Premier League.
SingTel’s exCiteTV service for the home has been adapted for the new category of devices, starting with the Galaxy Tab. This new service, called exCite Video, allows users to enjoy the widest range of videos that the Internet has to offer. It also incorporates a powerful search engine that brings together the latest and best videos on the web.
Ideal for the office and the home
The Galaxy Tab is the ideal business productivity tool for today’s increasingly mobile workforce. Customers can use it to access cloud computing services such as SingTel’s OneOffice solution, which offers email, shared documents, web hosting, e-fax, calendars, scheduling and collaboration tools via the web.
SingTel’s Roam Track app will also be pre-loaded into the Galaxy Tab. This app enables users to monitor their overseas mobile roaming expenses and alerts them when charges have exceeded a pre-defined level. Customers can also enjoy tremendous cost savings on their overseas calls with the GD121 app. This provides easy access to SingTel’s popular GlobalDial 121 service.
With dual WiFi and 3G capabilities, the Galaxy Tab is perfect for home use. Users can switch easily between WiFi and 3G, thus enabling them to enjoy seamless ‘always-on’ connectivity, even when they leave the home.
The Galaxy Tab will be available with SingTel’s existing 3G Flexi price plans which include free local outgoing calls, SMSes and up to 12 GB of free data usage. It is also available with a range of SingTel’s home and mobile broadband plans, which include a home wireless modem.
|Price Plan||3G Flexi Lite||3G Flexi||3G Flexi Plus|
|Free Local Data||12GB||12GB||12GB|
|Free Local Outgoing Calls (anytime)||100 mins||200 mins||500 mins|
|Free Local SMS||500||500||500|
|Free Value Added Services||Caller-ID, AutoRoam, VoiceMail, Multi-party Conference Call, Overseas Missed Call Alert, SMS Plus|
|Free AMPed||Unlimited song downloads with no data charges|
Customers may pre-order the Galaxy Tab at www.singtel.com/tab from 30 Oct to 12 Nov 2010. Pre-order customers will receive a free Bluetooth headset and a pair of tickets to an exclusive Galaxy Tab party.