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Samsung Introduces The Galaxy Note 8.0

Earlier Ramon posted a small piece about the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, but I figured it was my job to post up the official Samsung PR about the launch. So below you’ll find the full PR with full specs listed, read and enjoy…


Samsung Canada, the leading supplier of mobile phones in the Canadian marketplace, today announced the launch of the world’s first 8-inch tablet, the GALAXY Note 8.0. Unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the GALAXY Note 8.0 ushers in a new era of intelligent Note technology in the mid-size tablet category. Featuring unrivalled multimedia performance within a compact one-hand-grip screen, the GALAXY Note 8.0 creates a sophisticated mobile experience.

“Samsung continues to innovate within the mobile industry with the introduction of the world’s first 8-inch tablet – the GALAXY Note 8.0,” said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Enterprise Business Solutions at Samsung Canada. “Loaded with exciting new apps and updated features, such as the new generation of Samsung’s intelligent S Pen, the GALAXY Note 8.0 has the power and advanced technology to truly evolve the tablet experience and help busy Canadians multi-task on the go.

Noteworthy features of the GALAXY Note 8.0 include: Multi-window options to split the portable 8-inch screen allowing optimal access to a number of live applications; a new generation of Samsung’s intelligent S Pen with advanced usability; access to a suite of S Note templates and tools that allow consumers to create, edit, manage and share everyday documents; and the Samsung “reading mode” technology that allows consumers to enjoy e-books with optimized resolution. In addition, a suite of exciting content and services are pre-loaded for users such as Photoshop Touch, Flipboard (developed specifically for the Note 8 and the S Pen), and Awesome Note. An array of accessories such as covers, HDTV Adaptor, USB connection kit, and many others will also be available for the GALAXY Note 8.0.

A smart diary for life on the go
Slim and compact enough to become the perfect on-the-go work and play companion, the GALAXY Note 8.0 brings powerful performance and functionality to support even the most demanding of lifestyles. Designed to store and manage personal and professional data efficiently, the new era device gives users the perfect pocket-sized hands-on organizational tool. Practical S Note templates and the S Planner feature help manage everyday tasks, including meeting notes, to-do lists and even personal diary entries. All content can be entered and updated thanks to the evolution of the intelligent Samsung S Pen. Enhanced precision is offered with Handwriting-to-Text conversion and advanced Productivity Tools that support formula and shape recognition.

New content and services
The GALAXY Note 8.0 is packed with pre-loaded content and apps. Upgraded Chat-On provides easy instant messaging and group chatting in multiple formats – images, video, voice, contacts – for simple, enjoyable communication. Awesome Note, an integrated application available on an android tablet for the first time, offers unlimited note-taking uses including Memo, Diary and Must-remember lists. With Flipboard, your news, social network updates and other feeds come together in one stylish, flippable format so that you can enjoy all your news and life’s great moments in one place. This customized version of Flipboard has been developed exclusively for Samsung and uses the S Pen’s hover feature to preview article headers beneath Flipboard’s main screen tiles. Finally, Peel Smart Remote gives users a universal remote control and electronic programming guide that manages TV and video watching seamlessly.

A new age of S Pen intelligence
Optimized to help Canadians express themselves, the Samsung S Pen has evolved to increase everyday usability and enhance creation expression. Embedded within the tablet, the S Pen is an extension of the GALAXY Note 8.0. Removing the S Pen from the device automatically launches innovative features such as Pen Detection that suggests adapted menus and Page Buddy, a feature that intuitively activates the most recently adapted S Note home screen.

S Pen technology is now so advanced that it doesn’t even have to touch the screen. With Air View, the S Pen only needs to hover over the screen to show previews of videos, emails, photos and appointments on SPlanner without opening the file or application in full. S Pen Gesture allows images and content to be easily edited and cropped, while Paper Artist and Photo Note allow photos to be artistically personalized.

Maximizing mass multimedia consumption
Multi-tasking with the GALAXY Note 8.0 is effortless due to the innovative Dual View feature, two multi window options that allow you to facilitate multi-screen usage. Dual View’s split screen accommodates optimal operation of different apps, such as launching the S Note on the web browser screen and allowing content to be resized, dragged and dropped as required. In addition, Pop Up Note allows access to S Note at any time to keep track of key actions and Pop Up Video allows surfing the web while chatting. In addition, content windows can be easily resized by pinching to enlarge or reduce.

Perfect info-tainment partner
Packed with features to engage, entertain and excite, the GALAXY Note 8.0 supports everyday needs. Reading Mode transforms the GALAXY Note 8.0 into an e-Book reader, and provides optimal reading conditions and AllShare Cast lets users beam photos, videos and even games onto the big screen while the tablet doubles as a controller.

The GALAXY Note 8.0 will be available from 2Q of 2013 worldwide (EUR, KOR, NA, SEA, SWA, MEA, CHN, TW, LA).



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