RadioShack Announces Arrival of Samsung Galaxy Tab From Sprint
First Android-Powered Tablet from Sprint is Great For On-The-Go Entertainment
FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 15, 2010 // PRNewswire // -- RadioShack® today announced the arrival of Samsung Galaxy Tab™ from Sprint at select store locations nationwide.
"Samsung Galaxy Tab from Sprint offers RadioShack customers an exciting new experience based on the freedom and mobility that a tablet form factor delivers," said Janine Mitchell, division merchandise manager for RadioShack Corp. "Samsung Galaxy Tab is packed with a tremendous number of features, which Sprint enhances with available network options like mobile hotspot capabilities for up to five Wi-Fi devices. This device is a remarkable value."
Samsung Galaxy Tab comes in a sleek, light-weight design, making it a true mobile tablet, perfect for watching a movie, video chat, taking photos or videos, reading e-book content or e-mailing while on-the-go.
The Shack® will offer Samsung Galaxy Tab from Sprint for $399.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade, two-year agreement and required 3G Tablet Mobile Broadband plan that starts at $29.99 per month (some restrictions apply). The tablet is also available with a month-to-month agreement for $599.99 when matched with corresponding data plans also starting at $29.99. Unactivated, Samsung Galaxy Tab from Sprint is available for $649.99. Customers also may order Samsung Galaxy Tab from Sprint via The Shack's Wireless Direct2U shipping program from any nearby RadioShack location. (All prices exclude taxes and surcharges.)
The Wi-Fi and GPS-capable Samsung Galaxy Tab is powered by a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor running Android 2.2 with a 7-inch enhanced TFT touchscreen that gives the user a smooth Web browsing experience. The tablet weighs only 13.58 ounces and is 11.98 millimeters thin, easily fitting in a jacket, pocket or purse. Samsung Galaxy Tab features a 1.3MP front camera, 3.0MP rear camera with video and flash, expandable memory up to 32GB via microSD card. Samsung Galaxy Tab also supports Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 designed to deliver a seamless content experience and allow users to engage with thousands of sites with rich Flash-based applications and content, including games, animations, rich internet applications, data presentations and visualizations, e-commerce, video, music and more.
Samsung Galaxy Tab offers services like Google Maps™ Navigation (Beta) and visual search with Google Goggles, as well as access to more than 100,000 applications currently available on the Android Market™. Just like Samsung Galaxy S smartphones, Samsung Galaxy Tab keeps users connected with Samsung's Social Hub application. Social Hub works with the user's Messaging and Contacts to initiate the sending and receiving of information, whether it is e-mail, instant messaging, social network updates or SMS messages. Additionally, calendar information from portal calendars, such as Google Calendar, and social networking services are displayed together in one calendar with two-way synchronization. Samsung Galaxy Tab also will include Amazon's Kindle eReader app and access to Media Hub, Samsung's own content service, offering a vast line-up of critically acclaimed films for rent or purchase and TV programs for purchase.
Additional features include:
- Daily Briefing: Offers instant access to weather, news, stocks and schedules.
- Mobile Hotspot: Available 3G connectivity for up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices, with $29.99 monthly hotspot data plan (plus taxes and surcharges).
- Impressive Expandable Memory: Samsung Galaxy Tab comes with a 16GB microSD card, and can support up to 32GB of external memory to store and manage your favorite music, video and photo content.
- AllShare DLNA Technology: Take video or pictures shot with Samsung Galaxy Tab and send content wirelessly to other DLNA-enabled devices (HDTVs, laptops, PC monitors, etc.).
- ThinkFree Office to open and make changes to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or PDF documents.
- 4,000 mAh Battery: Super-sized battery provides ample power to watch movies, share content and surf the Web.
About RadioShack Corporation
RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) is a leading national retailer of innovative mobile technology products and services, as well as products related to personal and home technology and power supply needs. The Shack® offers consumers a targeted assortment of wireless phones and other electronic products and services from leading national brands, exclusive private brands and major wireless carriers, all within a comfortable and convenient shopping environment. RadioShack employs approximately 35,000 people globally, including a team of friendly and helpful sales experts who are recognized for delivering the best customer service in the wireless industry. RadioShack's retail network includes approximately 4,680 company-operated stores in the United States and Mexico, more than 940 wireless phone kiosks in the United States, and approximately 1,240 dealer outlets worldwide. For more information on RadioShack Corporation, please visit www.radioshackcorporation.com; to purchase items online, please visit www.radioshack.com. RadioShack® and The Shack® are registered trademarks licensed by RadioShack Corporation.
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