Press Release, News
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.