Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Available in New Zealand

Samsung have just announced that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available in Vodafone stores “this week”. No word on pricing or whether sales will be stopped by Apple, like they were in Australia.

Full press release follows:

Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 hits New Zealand

Kiwis to get their hands on the world’s thinnest mobile tablet 

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – August 17, 2011 – Samsung New Zealand is excited to announce that the GALAXY Tab 10.1 will make its NZ retail debut this week.

Powered by Android™ 3.1, Honeycomb, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 offers faster and smoother transitions between different applications, more intuitive navigation to and from home screens, and broader support of USB accessories.

The GALAXY Tab 10.1 is the thinnest mobile tablet currently available in the world, measuring an ultra-slim 8.6 millimetres. It also boasts an incredibly light weight of just 570 grams (WiFi) and 575 grams (3G), ensuring outstanding mobility and comfort.

The device features a brilliant 10.1-inch touch screen display with WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution delivering amazingly vibrant colours and crisp clarity. This expansive screen is centred inside a narrow bezel to enhance the wide viewing angle.

“We’re so excited to launch the GALAXY Tab 10.1 to the New Zealand market,” says Samsung New Zealand Head of Handheld Products, Stefan Lecchi.

“It’s a truly outstanding device with a huge range of features to appeal to business users and tech enthusiasts alike – we know it’s going to be a huge hit with Kiwis.

“We’ve combined Samsung’s latest innovations in design and display with an intuitive user experience to create a new class of products that we believe will lead the New Zealand tablet market.”

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 will be available through Vodafone stores from this week. 


  • Customised User Experience “Samsung TouchWiz UX”
    Samsung’s TouchWiz user experience is designed with a Live Panel menu for customizing the home screen of the GALAXY Tab 10.1 with digital pictures, favourite web sites and social network feeds.
    In addition, the TouchWiz UX includes a “Mini Apps” tray of commonly used features such as task manager, calendar and music player which can be launched while other major applications are already in use.
  • Readers Hub & Social Hub
    The GALAXY Tab 10.1 also gains access to Samsung’s Readers Hub service, a robust library filled with more than 101 newspapers, 24 magazines and 4.3 million books in English. Samsung’s Social Hub service also aggregates email, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single user-friendly interface.
  • Impressive Speed, Power & Battery Life
    The GALAXY Tab 10.1 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to deliver rapid mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times. The GALAXY Tab 10.1 also includes a Nvidia Tegra 1GHz dual core application processor for powerful gaming and multimedia performance. The Tab’s ultra-thin design does not sacrifice battery life, thanks to a 7000 mAh battery providing up to 9 hours of continuous video play on a single charge.
  • Full Adobe Flash Player Compatibility
    The device offers extensive Web browsing access through Adobe® Flash® Player compatibility. Flash Player delivers beautiful HD video, faster graphics rendering, and high performance on the GALAXY Tab 10.1 and is designed to take advantage of native device capabilities – enabling richer, more immersive user experiences.
  • Polaris Office
    Polaris Office is a Mobile Office Solution which allows users to easily read and edit various PC document formats on their device.
  • Quality Cameras and Sound
    The GALAXY Tab 10.1 features a 3 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera providing smooth video chat capabilities and seamless HD video playback. High quality speakers are positioned on the right and left sides of the device for a rich, deep audio experience. 
  • Optimal Enterprise Solutions

In addition, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 integrates several enterprise solutions to provide support for exchange device management policies, improve the security of data and services maintained on the tablet and meet IT guidelines for remote device access. The enterprise solutions include:

  • On-device encryption of user data
  • Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync Support
  • Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN
  • F5 SSL VPN

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  1. Yes, it will be interesting to see one.
    No word yet on whether the 8.9 will be available here.

    I have had a look at the Acer Iconia A500 and the ASUS Transformer, both of which are pretty cool.

  2. Great news! I’ve done my homework and this IS definitely my new tablet …can’t wait. Thanks for the heads-up! 🙂

  3. This tactics by Apple reminds me how Facebook started filtering links with Google+ invites from stream… Quite pathetic. No dignity to compete for the good of the customers.

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