Samsung Tablets are Flying High

— October 11, 2012

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and federal IT solutions provider Intelligent Decisions (ID) announced that the Samsung Series 7 Slate has been awarded the network slate tablet category contract under the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Client Computing and Servers blanket purchase agreement (BPA).

ID and Samsung are partnering to deliver the Samsung Series 7 Slate, which is the first device selected under the new network tablet category, available for deployment at USAF bases worldwide.

The device provides the USAF standard desktop configuration implementation of Windows 7 Professional and supports all the same programs as a full-size PC in a slim, light tablet form factor, just a half-inch thick.

It features a responsive 11.6-inch touch screen and allows for convenient use on the move, but can also be docked or connected to an optional Bluetooth keyboard so no PC functionality is sacrificed.

The Samsung Slate is delivered with a Trusted Computing Group certified, Trusted Platform Module 1.2 chip, so no rewriting or retraining will be necessary for IT.

“Highly mobile government agencies such as the U.S. Air Force are increasingly looking for mobile PC alternatives that can meet their stringent purchasing requirements and give their personnel the computing power they need for maximum productivity anywhere they go,” said Todd Bouman, vice president of marketing at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “Samsung engineered the Series 7 Slate with the needs of government in mind, from meeting strict security and network compatibility requirements to durability, quality and TAA compliance.”

The device’s Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB1 of DDR3 system memory meets the Air Force’s Gold Master standards for computing performance. It is also fully compliant with the Trade Agreements Act (TAA), a requirement for government agencies and educational institutions purchasing products with government funds.

American Airlines - Galaxy Note

A more personalized inflight experience is the goal for American Airlines flight attendants in using the Samsung Galaxy Note as part of the airline’s tablet program.

The new devices will be strategic tools for flight attendants, giving them greater access to more information about the customers onboard their flight. The airline began piloting the program this spring.

Beginning later this year through mid-2013, it will roll out the devices to all of its approximately 17,000 flight attendants. The device was chosen based on flight attendant feedback after months of testing different devices because of its portability, profile, security features, 5.3-inch HD display and the functionality necessary to equip flight attendants with the ability to better know their customers and deliver services.

Galaxy Tab 10.1 On the Market

On Monday, Oct. 1, the same judge who put a temporary sales ban on its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet for a patent violation lifted the injunction.

"We are pleased with the court's action today, which vindicates our position that there was no infringement of Apple's design patent and that an injunction was not called for," Samsung said in a statement published by Reuters.

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