The standout performer from this year’s Mobile World congress in Barcelona had to be Samsung. Barcelona's thronging crowds were presented with a phone-buyers guide to the ‘Galaxy’, which left gadget-lovers everywhere licking their lips. As the Smartphone craze shows no sign of slowing, the Galaxy range will no doubt be pitting its wits against a plethora of new models in the coming months, but Samsung are confident their new products can more than hold their own in a fiercely competitive market.
New versions of the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S Smartphone were unveiled at the conference, with Samsung confident that their new tablet product will be a more streamline version of its predecessor, and will more than match the iPad in terms of it screen size, boasting a 10.1 inch touch screen display. Samsung will be hoping that the dual-core Qualcomm processor will give this new Tab the firepower it needs to catch the trailblazing iPad, that allied with the fact that this latest incarnation of the Galaxy Tab has ditched the troublesome Froyo operating platform and has instead opted for the custom-built Honeycomb OS, which has been specifically designed with tablets in mind.
At the same time Samsung were grooming their prize entry, the new slim line Tab, they also had time to show off its new addition to the Smartphone family, with the perhaps rather obviously named Galaxy S II. The chaps at Samsung are hoping to build on the runaway success of the original Galaxy S model with a svelte new version, at just 8.49mm thick and weighing just 4 ounces, you could be forgiven for thinking that the feather-like composition is lacking in oomph. It has a 1Ghz dual-core processor on board and comes equipped with a 4.27 inch AMOLED WVGA screen, with the brains behind the operations being the Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Samsung finished 2010 in extremely competitive shape, and they were storming the market, selling mobile phones by the shed load thanks in no small part to the Galaxy range. With these two new additions to the Galaxy family things are looking very rosy indeed for Samsung in 2011.