IFA: Samsung launches tablet for enterprise market

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Device has been designed solely for use by enterprises, the first time Samsung has launched a product exclusively for this segment

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab Active, a tablet that it has designed specifically for use in the workplace.

The manufacturer says the device, the first it has launched solely for this segment, has a rugged design which it claims is suitable for the most challenging of business environments, such as construction sites.

It has an eight-inch display, a 1.2GHz processor, 16GB of internal memory and a 4450mAh battery Samsung claims the size of the battery will support eight to 10 hours of ‘near-continuous usage’.

It runs on Android KitKat 4.4, the latest version of the OS and Samsung Knox, the manufacturers enterprise security platform, will come pre-loaded on all models.

Other features include an anti-shock covering that can withstand a 1.2 metre drop, a 3.1MP rear camera and 1.2MP front-facing camera. For employees that work in manual environments the Tab Active comes in a protective cover. A C-Pen also comes as standard, for users who use gloves.

The manufacturer says it consulting with a number of workshops with major American corporations (Fortune 500) and incorporated the feedback into the device’s design.

“The enterprise technology landscape has shifted dramatically, driven by the demand for devices that appeal to consumers while being able to cope with the challenging requirements of professional use,” said Samsung UK & Ireland vice president enterprise business team Graham Long. “Samsung clearly understands this and has developed solutions built specifically for enterprise users.”

No details of pricing and availability have been released by the manufacturer.

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