Samsung unveils 8-inch tablet with phone capability to rival iPad mini

On Sunday 24 feb 2013 Samsung launched an eight-inch tablet with phonecall.  Apple’s recently launched iPad mini and Samsung as a rival unveiled Galaxy Note 8.0. It could probably effect its market.

Galaxy Note 8.0 features an eight-inch screen- this is the first when company features an eight inches screen, where Apple’s iPad mini featured with 7.9-inches.It is powered by Google’s Android software and will be showcased at the four-day Mobile World Congress in Barcelona beginning on February 25, the company said in a statement.

Samsung has the image for making world’s top smartPhones.

Galaxy Note 8.0 feature with a stylus pen allowing the user to write or draw on the screen, which can be split in two to run various programs at the same time.

It’s not on Global sales, it will begin in the second quarter, the firm said.

Samsung said the launch of the Galaxy Note 8.0 will “reignite the mid-size tablet category” — a segment increasingly crowded by rival products including the iPad mini that launched last November and Google’s seven-inch Nexus 7.

At the end of year 2012 Samsung and Apple accounted for more than half of all smartphone sales- 29 per cent for Samsung and 22.1 per cent for Apple – according to research firm Strategy Analytics.

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