Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids available in Singapore

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 KidsParents in Singapore have another possible Christmas gift to buy for their young children. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids is a tablet built specifically for kids with the educational tools and safety features parents want.

It comes with a slew of pre-loaded content including educational, games, entertainment and e-book apps such as Toca Hair Salon 2,  Pettson’s Inventions 2, Kids WORLD, Farm 123, and Skoolbo Core Skills.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids is available at S$388 at Toys”R”Us, Popular book stores, major consumer electronics and IT stores, and Samsung Experience Stores.

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Samsung rolls out Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1-inch) with LTE in Singapore

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 with LTEJust when you thought that the Galaxy line-up was packed, Samsung has unleashed yet another model — the Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1-inch) with LTE in Singapore.

Offering an expanded range of options along with previously announced 7-inch and 8-inch versions, the Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1-inch) with LTE is packed with enhanced content and intuitive design for viewing or sharing content.

Stacked with a 1.6 GHz Dual Core processor, it features a comprehensive suite of video, music, and photo software, making it ideal for mobile entertainment.

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Samsung debuts Galaxy Tab 3

Galaxy Tab 3Samsung has announced the new eight-inch GALAXY Tab 3 that sports a slim bezel that makes it easier to read and have a more engaging multimedia experience. The physical keys on the bezel at the bottom give users a comfortable smartphone-like experience in navigation.

Travellers will enjoy features such as S Translator provides instant translation through voice recognition and via text on applications including email, text message, and ChatON. Additionally, Trip Advisor provides real-time local information along with the user’s travel paths. Users can get useful travel information and make reservations at tourist spots and hotels, among others.

The Galaxy Tab 3 will be available in white from August 3 at S$668 for the LTE version without contract and S$468 for the WiFi version at telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics and IT stores, and Samsung Experience Stores.


Gartner: Worldwide PC, tablet and mobile phone shipments to grow 5.9% in 2013

GartnerCombined shipments of PCs, tablets and mobile phones are projected to reach 2.35 billion units in 2013, a 5.9 percent increase from 2012, according to Gartner. The market is being driven by sales in tablets, smartphones and to a lesser extent, ultramobiles, as PC shipments are on the decline.

Worldwide traditional PC (desk-based and notebook) shipments are forecast to total 305 million units in 2013, a 10.6 percent decline from 2012 , while the PC market including ultramobiles is forecast to decline 7.3 percent in 2013. Tablet shipments are expected to grow 67.9 percent, with shipments reaching 202 million units, while the mobile phone market will grow 4.3 percent, with volume of more than 1.8 billion units.

The sharp decline in PC sales recorded in Q1 was the result in a change in preferences in consumers’ wants and needs, but also an adjustment in the channel to make room for new products hitting the market in the second half of 2013.

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Android and Windows tablets picking up steam in ANZ

IDCThe ANZ tablets market grew a phenomenal 147 percent year-on-year in Q1, bringing the total market size up to 1.14 million units, according to IDC. This tremendous growth was due to increased demand of smaller, cheaper Android tablets, as well as Windows tablets.

“Users now have better access to a wide range of low to high-end tablets as well as different operating systems compared to last year. In 2012, an user would usually choose between an Apple iPad or a Samsung Galaxy Tab but now, a year later, brands like ASUS, Acer and Microsoft would also appear on the user’s radar,” said Suzanne Tai, Associate Market Analyst of IDC’s ANZ Infrastructure Research Group. “Whitebox tablets have picked up significantly as well, driven with heavy promotions by retailers such as Aldi, Harvey Norman, K-Mart, and Warehouse Stationary.”

“Android is growing its foothold in the marketplace, thanks to Samsung’s aggressiveness with promotions and channel strategies, as well as the influx of whitebox tablets. Additionally, Windows tablets are also gaining traction with entry of new models, pilot rollouts and implementations in commercial sector especially in education.”

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