DALLAS--()--Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States1, is expanding its plans to drive growth in the enterprise mobility market, adding its Galaxy family of mobile devices, including the Galaxy S smart phone portfolio and new Galaxy Tab mobile tablet. All of these powerful and innovative devices operate on the Android™ operating system.
“The addition of the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab devices to Samsung’s enterprise-ready lineup creates exciting new opportunities for our company to work with first-rate developers and software architects to deliver productive and customizable applications and services to both business and end-customers”
Samsung Mobile is working with its carrier partners along with third party developers and software companies to deliver value-added services that enterprise customers desire, including interactive educational tools, IT support services, medical & drug reference resources, mobile application platforms and mobile device management and security.
“The addition of the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab devices to Samsung’s enterprise-ready lineup creates exciting new opportunities for our company to work with first-rate developers and software architects to deliver productive and customizable applications and services to both business and end-customers,” said Pete DeNagy, general manager of enterprise enablement and mobility for Samsung Mobile. “We’ve received an overwhelming response from developers and software providers to get their hands on the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab for creation of valuable enterprise solutions and programs. We’re extremely excited to see the potential of these devices come to their full fruition.”
These exciting and powerful solutions will be available for demonstration on the Samsung Galaxy Tab at CTIA Enterprise and Applications 2010 at the Samsung Mobile booth -- No. 717. The demonstrations will include the following companies and services:
Blackboard Mobile ™ Learn: Blackboard MobileTM Learn apps recreate and enrich the course experience of Blackboard LearnTM, the leading online teaching and learning platform used by thousands of institutions worldwide, in native applications designed specifically for each mobile platform. With the apps, millions of students can check grades and assignments, add discussion board comments and blog posts, email their classmates and instructors, and more – all directly on their smartphones or mobile devices. The apps leverage the unique user experience of each platform, offering students an immersive and engaging way to access their course work and interactive learning opportunities. The apps are free to students and faculty through various app stores.
Citrix Receiver™: Citrix Receiver™, a free software client that makes it easy to access existing business applications, desktops and documents on any device, now runs on Samsung Galaxy S™ portfolio of smartphones and Samsung Galaxy Tab™ lineup of mobile tablets. One simple touch gives mobile device users secure, real time, high definition access to all the business tools they need to be productive on the go, while still taking advantage of the brilliant Galaxy device lineup.
Epocrates Rx®: Epocrates’ drug reference solution is the most used medical application for mobile devices and is now the first to be available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Epocrates software continues to be an essential tool for physicians, allowing them to quickly access critical drug information at the point of care. The new tablet will enable physicians to enhance patient dialogue by having a larger screen to display pill pictures or explain drug interaction cautions. Epocrates software is currently used by more than one million healthcare professionals, including nearly 300,000 U.S. physicians, to support patient care and increase practice efficiencies. The availability of Epocrates on the Samsung tablet provides healthcare professionals with the option to adopt the latest mobile technology while maintaining access to their preferred drug reference software.
Pyxis Mobile: Pyxis Mobile created the first commercially available mobile enterprise application platform (MEAP) to support the new Samsung Galaxy Tab. Pyxis Mobile’s award-winning mobile application platform™ is the industry’s most powerful tool for quickly delivering business and consumer applications in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Pyxis Mobile has been recognized as the top choice for organizations that need to implement complex mobile applications for employees, business partners and customers.
Sybase: The combination of Samsung, one of the world's leading mobile device manufacturers, with Sybase, an SAP company and leader in enterprise mobility, continues to transform the enterprise by better enabling employees and engaging customers in new and innovative ways. Sybase’s Afaria, the market’s leading mobile device management solution, together with the Sybase Unwired Platform, are designed to support any device type, including the Samsung Galaxy S smartphones and Galaxy Tab devices on Android, ensuring that enterprises are future-proofing their investment in enterprise mobility and meeting user and IT needs.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.
About Samsung Electronics
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.
1 Based upon reported shipment data from Strategy Analytics Q2 2010 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Report.