Samsung reveals new generation Tab, Galaxy S II

New devices feature dual core processors, front and rear cameras

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Samsung reveals new generation Tab, Galaxy S II The Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone has a dual core processor and slides in at a slim 83mm thick.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  February 14, 2011

Samsung has launched the next generation Samsung Galaxy Tab, which has a bigger screen and more processing power than the original, along with a new ultra slim Samsung Galaxy S II.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is designed as a multi-media hub for keen gamers, e-book readers and social media fans, and has a 10.1-inch screen, dual surround-sound speakers, and both front- and rear-facing cameras.

The tablet is running Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processors and is based on the latest Google Android Honeycomb platform.

The tablet measures in at 1.1cm think, weighs 595g and has a textured plastic back, designed to make it easier to hold.

The new Tab has an 8MP camera on the back and a 2MP one on the front, HSPA+ 21 cellular networking with no voice calling, Wi-Fi and either 16 or 32GB of storage.

Vodaphone is currently the exclusive carrier of the device and will be selling the tablet in over 20 countries, before other networks will be able to sell it.

Samsung's Galaxy S II smartphone also has a dual core processor and slides in at a slim 83mm thick.

The phone is designed around hubs for social networking, reading, games and music.

The Galaxy SII has a two-megapixel camera on the front and an eight-megapixel camera capable of 1080p video capture on the back. 

The phone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and has a lot of new apps including the Media Hub, Social Hub and the new Reading Hub, Music Hub and Games Hub, for larger games than are available on the Android market.

This phone is one of the first Android phones to run a Cisco VPN client, and it also has enterprise Wi-Fi calling and WebEx login capabilities.

Samsung has sold around 10 million Galaxy S smartphones since its June 2010 debut, and two million Galaxy tablets.

The company has also announced a range of enterprise services compatible with its two new devices, to address security concerns that have held Android phones back from challenging Research in Motion's BlackBerry.

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