Samsung, a global leader in mobile technology, and WoodWing Software, a supplier of innovative cross-media publishing solutions, today announced a cooperation to bring digital publications to Samsung's brand-new smart media device, the GALAXY Tab.
Available to consumers in Europe starting in October 2010, and soon available in the United States and Asia, the GALAXY Tab has a large 7-inch TFT display, for an exciting mobile viewing experience. Weighing in at only 380g, it includes 16GB or 32GB of internal storage and 32GB microSD expansion. The GALAXY Tab features a TouchWiz 3.0 user interface, WiFi, GPS, rear- and front-facing cameras and also acts as a mobile phone. In addition, as an Android powered device, the GALAXY Tab provides access to numerous applications from Android Market.
Digital Magazine Tools
For users to enjoy an unrivaled experience when reading magazines or newspapers on the GALAXY Tab, WoodWing will support the tablet with its Digital Magazine Tools. These tools enable publishers to easily create compelling and interactive publications for tablet devices and make them available through a native app. The app can be customized to a high degree, allowing publishers to extend their brand identity to the mobile channel. Many renowned publishers are already using WoodWing's Digital Magazine Tools.
"Tablets have already proven to be the perfect device to enjoy reading magazines and newspapers," said Erik Schut, President of WoodWing Software. "We're honored to work together with Samsung, bringing our Digital Magazine solution to the GALAXY Tab. For publishers, this is also great news, as they can be present on the GALAXY Tab at an early stage."
"Samsung is recognized worldwide for its high quality and innovative devices, like the GALAXY Tab," said Dr. YS Moon, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics Research Institute. "But innovation in hardware is just part of our story: enabling the mobilization of media content is now at the core of our smartphone offerings. Our cooperation with WoodWing will help enable traditional print-based media to create new and exciting content for GALAXY Tab owners."
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
WoodWing Software, with 85 employees, was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in The Netherlands. WoodWing creates the most progressive solutions available on the market for the production of print, online and tablet publications. Rapid growth worldwide and success across the full spectrum of small to large publishers demonstrate that WoodWing markets the best tools for the best price. WoodWing's customers include renowned magazine, newspaper and book publishers, as well as communication agencies and corporate customers.
WoodWing Software is located in Zaandam, The Netherlands, and has regional sales companies for Europe, the USA, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Customers are served through select partners.
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