Consumer Electronics Special



City Times brings you a special feature on Consumer Electronics during this Dubai Shopping Festival to guide you on the best gizmos and gadgets to choose from.

Here you’ll find the latest electronic products on the market as well as great deals to be found this season.

A new Galaxy

Samsung welcomes new addition to Tablet family with the launch of the Galaxy Tab 7.7

Samsung recently announced the availability of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 in the UAE. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the world’s first tablet to feature the Super AMOLED Plus display. The new Galaxy Tab 7.7 joins the ranks of Samsung’s renowned Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9, 7.0 and 7.0 Plus.

Launched earlier this year, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 made global headlines as it became the world’s thinnest tablet in the market. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 features an impressive 4G download speed with HSPA+ 21Mbps connectivity for reduced data transfer time.  The Galaxy Tab 8.9, a smaller yet powerful tablet is powered with the latest Android 3.1 Honeycomb operating system. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 provides a seamless user experience with faster and smoother transitions between different applications, more intuitive navigation among home screens and broader support of USB accessories. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, soon to launch, packs power and productivity into a chic lightweight design. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus runs Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb, enabling an easy and intuitive user experience.

The newest tablet also offers voice and video calls for better communication.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7, with the latest 3.2 Honeycomb OS, comes with a 1.4GHz dual core processor and measures just 7.89 millimetres thin. Weighing only 335 grams, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is one of the most portable devices in the market. It features a brighter display with its Super AMOLED Plus technology, combined with a thinner and lighter design that easily fits in your jacket pocket or purse. The elegant, linear design features a stylish metal casing and rounded edges for a sleek look that’s comfortable to hold.

Galaxy Tab 7.7 lets you enjoy video clips without limitation, featuring 1080p full HD playback, DivX included multi codec and Micro SD. The device also includes Universal Remote Control functionality, allowing control of the entire home entertainment system – TV, Set top box, DVD, Blu-ray player, AV audio system – from one device.

The tab also comes with Samsung’s Hub Services, with availability depending on the market, offering easy access to content including games, eBooks, music and more.  The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the first mobile tablet to include a pre-loaded Game Hub, complete with easy social games, all delivered with lightning fast graphics. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 also features access to Samsung’s Music Hub service, which offers 15 million songs for preview, download and play.  The Readers Hub service features a robust library filled with more than 2.3 million books, 2,000 newspapers and 3,000 magazines in up to 49 languages, and Samsung’s Social Hub service aggregates email, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single interface.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is pre-loaded with the full suite of Google Mobile Services including access to more than 250,000 applications on Android Market, Gmail, Google Search, Google Maps 5.7 with 3D maps, and Google Talk with video and voice chat.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.7 is available at electronic stores across the UAE, with prices beginning from Dhs2,699. More info and photos