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Samsung takes on iPad with Galaxy Note tablet

Published on Aug 16, 2012 7:17 AM

NEW YORK (AFP) - Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a Galaxy Note tablet designed to make a more personal connection with users and aiming to knock Apple's iPad off its market throne.

A key feature of the Galaxy Note 10.1 was a sophisticated "S Pen" that can be used as if it were a pen on paper or a computer mouse.

"The mission of this device is personalisation - using pen input to create more human communication," Galaxy Tab consumer business division director Travis Merrill told AFP while providing an early look at the new tablet.

"Receiving a handwritten note from someone you know is so much more emotional and powerful than just receiving an email," he said.

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