Front and back view of Samsung Galaxy

The Samsung Galaxy Tablet is a globally popular tablet that offers the benefits of both a regular mobile phone and a tablet computer.

“The Galaxy Tab will be perfect for busy professionals who find it necessary to work on the move, and to all those who consider fast communication tools an essential part of their daily lives. We are introducing the Galaxy Tab both as a solution for busy people and as a tool of business for those with high targets,” MTN Uganda Chief Executive Officer Themba Khumalo said today.

Front and back view of Samsung GalaxyThe Samsung Galaxy Tab has a 7-inch touchscreen, making it very portable, and supports Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. It also provides two in-built cameras for video phone calls and ordinary phone functionalities. More than two million units of the Samsung Galaxy Tab have been shipped worldwide since the end of 2010, and MTN stores in Uganda today join the list of destinations for the Galaxy Tab.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab will be available at MTN Service Centres at Ushs1,310,000 inclusive of a 1GB mobile internet bundle.

“We find it important to provide products and services in Uganda that are being accepted globally so that Uganda can be a competitive place to do business. With time, a Ugandan businessman using a Galaxy Tab in Kampala will enjoy the very same advantages as a European businessman using a Galaxy Tab in Paris or a Japanese businessman in Tokyo,” Khumalo added.

The Samsung Mini mobile phone, which is also being released alongside the Tablet, is the perfect choice for those who might want to enjoy the benefits of the Android technology at a lower rate. The touch screen phone combines necessary provisions such as Quick Office and integrated email for all the major email accounts, with brilliant functions such as “SWIPE” texting, You Tube client, and Google maps.

It comes with 160MB internal memory, allowing for expansion of up to 32GB external storage, which makes it appropriate for business people.

The Mini comes with 300MB data from MTN, at Ushs465,000.

Among services available from the Android Market using the Samsung Galaxy Tab are online bookstores with leading titles, business productivity applications and tools as well as numerous infotainment products.

“We are proud to be leading in this field, and we know that with gadgets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab & Galaxy Mini, we are increasing the capability of Ugandans to harness the power of reliable, high speed internet services off MTNs 3G+ network,” Khumalo added.

The Android platform is highly popular with the ICT community because it enables software developers to create applications that extend the functionality of mobile phones. There are currently over 200,000 apps available for Android phones, which can be downloaded from Google.

“For almost fifteen years, MTN has been at the forefront of making communication more affordable and accessible, you will remember other introductions onto the market such as Prepaid services; Charging in Uganda shillings; MTN Zone; and more. The Galaxy Tab is going to propel Uganda’s business community to greater heights, while also giving trendy, progressive youth a great way to communicate with each other,” Khumalo added.