Samsung Electronics today announced its highly anticipated Galaxy Note 10.1 for the U.S. market. The device will be available for purchase tomorrow - August 16(th), 2012 - across the U.S. at authorized retailers.
At a launch event in New York City, Samsung will be joined by fashion designer Zac Posen, who has created looks for the most elite stars, and acclaimed writer, producer, director Baz Luhrmann (William Shakespeare's Romeo+Juliet, Moulin Rouge and the forthcoming The Great Gatsby). Each will provide a window into their own creative process, and how the GALAXY Note 10.1 will unleash new levels of inspiration in their work.
The GALAXY Note 10.1 extends the GALAXY Note category, building on the success of last year's worldwide hit smartphone - and delivering the functionality and precision of a pen and paper by combining the S Pen with a 10.1-inch large display.
Adobe's premium creative application, Photoshop Touch is preloaded and optimized for Samsung's S Pen to deliver unprecedented precision and control.
The device also introduces the game changing Multiscreen feature, which allows users to actually operate two different apps side-by-side, simultaneously, on the same screen.
Thanks to a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB RAM, the GALAXY Note 10.1 can handle it all without missing a beat.
"Our goal with the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 was simple - redefine the tablet experience," said Tim Baxter, President, Samsung Electronics America. "The S Pen offers both active content creation as well as passive content consumption, while the Multiscreen capability finally enables true multitasking. For the user, the resulting experience is completely new and quite unexpected."
True Multitasking with Multiscreen Feature
With GALAXY Note 10.1's Multiscreen feature, users can effortlessly utilize two different applications side-by-side simultaneously for true and easy multitasking. Users can view Web pages or videos, or launch other applications while writing or sketching ideas with the S Pen on the other half of the screen - no need to toggle back and forth between apps.
Further, users can even capture and crop images from an app on one side, and drag them to an app on the side - for enhanced creativity and productivity.
Apps supported for Multiscreen are S Note, Internet Browser, Video Player, Email, Gallery and Polaris Office . The GALAXY Note 10.1 thus meets the increasing needs of a growing mobile workforce, from interfacing with customers to creative sharing.
The GALAXY Note 10.1 also offers the Pop up Play feature first introduced on the GALAXY S III Smartphone. With it, users can play back videos in a floating window that can be overlaid anywhere on the screen, providing a "picture in picture" experience. New for the GALAXY Note 10.1 is the ability to adjust the size of the video window.
In addition, GALAXY Note 10.1 offers a mini-apps tray that can launch a selection of mini-apps on top of others apps and freely moves around the screen. These include Alarm, S Note, Music Player, Email, Calculator, World Clock.
S Pen & S Note Make it Personal
Featuring an advanced S Pen with 1,024 levels of sensitivity, GALAXY Note 10.1 is designed for natural and intuitive content creation. The S Pen is embedded directly into a slot in the device and when removed, activates a taskbar with quick access to optimized S Pen apps such as S Note, Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Touch and Polaris Office. Alternatively, users can easily set their preferred application to be launched instantly.
The S Note application is a unique tool that gives users the ability to combine notes and sketches with other digital content in ready-to-use templates. Shape Match converts hand-drawn shapes such a square and lines into clean and perfect versions - perfect for creating charts. Formula Match can actually solve formulas hand-written with the S Pen.
In a special promotion, Samsung will also be making the GALAXY Note 10.1 available at BBY's Union Square store in NYC beginning at noon EDT today, Aug. 15.
The device will be available in choice of white or dark gray, and in 16 GB or 32 GB memory configurations, for $499 or $549 SRP, respectively.
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