DGAP-News: Gigaset AG: A new player on the tablet market

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Gigaset AG: A new player on the tablet market

28.11.2013 / 11:16

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Gigaset: A new player on the tablet market

Munich, November 28, 2013 - The global tablet market is growing at a rapid
pace: the figure was around 60  percent last year alone. Gigaset is now
entering this growth market with two new Android-based premium tablet
models in an 8' and 10.1' format, thus completing the next stage in
widening its 'Gigaset 2015' strategy.

'Gigaset stands for communication! We have done so for years with our
premium DECT phones or recently with our connected living system Gigaset
elements and the SL930A full-touch Android phone. And soon we'll be
following that up with two high-quality tablets that underscore our mission
to deliver first class communication tools for the networked home, too,'
says Gigaset CEO Charles Fränkl.

Tablets for everyone - for first-time users or high performance
The Gigaset QV830 and QV1030 are the two new 8' and 10.1' tablet models
with which Gigaset wants to enter the market. Additional attractive models
will follow in 2014. .

The compact 8' format impresses with its up-market, meticulous finish and
high quality of its materials - anodized aluminum for the housing's rear
and especially scratch-resistant display. The tablet uses a high-speed
Wi-Fi connection and is ideal for surfing, shopping, chatting, checking
e-mails and a thousand other things that apps from 'Google Play' enable.

The large high-performance display of the 10.1' tablet with its 2560x1600
pixels and 300 dpi is crisper than the resolution of the human eye. Movies,
photos and gaming can be enjoyed in HD quality - those are the strengths of
the new high-performance tablet. The tablet also impresses with a powerful
quad-core processor (1.8 GHz Nvidia T40S Cortex A15), stereo sound and
8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash. Both tablets use Android 4.2.2.,
known as Jelly Bean, as the operating system.

'Our goal is also to offer our customers with these tablets Gigaset's
customary pledge of premium products at top-class prices,' says Maik
Brockmann, CSO of Gigaset AG. 'Attractive design and a high-quality,
powerful interior guarantee the success of our two QV830 and QV1030
models.'

Top-class: Design and performance
Both the QV830 and QV1030 are made from high-quality materials. The
displays with their wide angles and excellent color fidelity as well as the
anodized aluminum convey the look and feel of a upmarket product at first
sight or first touch. The valuable visual impression is complemented
uncompromisingly by the high-performance interior of the two tablets.
Powerful CPUs, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as many other features such as USB OTG
or the integrated GPS function convey Gigaset's customary premium quality
to users.

Big: Size and display
Gigaset offers an 8' tablet (QV830) and a 10.1' one (QV1030) and so two
very popular sizes on the market. Both tablets are also big when it comes
to their display. The 8' tablet boasts a resolution of 1024x768 pixels and
160 dpi. The 10.1' tablet sets completely new standards in terms of
brilliance and vividness. With more than 4 million pixels at 2560x1600 and
300 dpi (WQXGA and 16 million colors) the pixel density of the 10.1'
display is so high that individual pixels can no longer be differentiated
by the human eye, thus offering a photo-realistic experience for apps,
images or movies.

Long-lasting: The batteries
The battery capacity must meet the needs of users - whether they want to
surf in the Internet, listen to music or watch videos. The QV830 and QV1030
offer an impressive battery life, despite their ultra-flat design. To
ensure very good uptimes despite its high-performing and power-hungry
processor, the QV1030 offers a huge 9000 mAh battery capacity. The numbers:
240 hours in standby mode, 8 hours for surfing in the Internet, 7 hours for
playing videos and 65 hours for audio playback  with the QV830, and 620
hours in standby mode, 10 hours for surfing in the Internet, 8 hours for
playing videos and likewise 65 hours audio playback with the QV10301.

Versatile: Front and rear camera
Tablets are also expected to come with cameras that allow photos and movies
to be shown in HD quality. Both Gigaset models enable photos in pin-sharp
clarity with the rear-side camera and video telephony in HD 720p quality
with the front-side ones. The rear of the QV830 is equipped with a
5-megapixel autofocus camera (1080p, HD). The front camera offers 1.2
megapixels (720p, HD). The rear camera of the QV1030 even offers 8
megapixels (1080p, HD) and an LED-based dual flash. The front camera is the
same as its sister model.

Infinite: The possibilities and apps
975,000 - that's how many apps there currently are at 'Google Play.' Both
the Gigaset QV830 and QV1030 tablets provide access to 'Google Play' and
the unlimited possibilities offered there. The internal memory of 8 GB
(QV830) and 16 GB (QV1030), as well as the option of up to an extra 32 GB
of storage media using the microSDHC card slot, means there is always
enough space for music, films, TV programs and books.

Ultra-quick: Mobile data transfer
Both Gigaset tablet models enable secure and high-speed data transfer - the
QV1030 even supports dual band WLAN at 2.4 GHz or 5 Ghz. The Wi-Fi and
Bluetooth functions also mean the tablets are able to communicate and share
data with other devices quickly and easily - e.g. when streaming music to
external loudspeakers or headsets.

The QV830 and QV1030 will go on sale starting early December. The QV830 has
a recommended retail price (RRP) of EUR199.00. The QV1030 is priced at
EUR369.00 (RRP).

Google, Android, Google Play and other trademarks are trademarks of Google
Inc.

Gigaset AG, Munich, is an internationally operating company in the area of
communications technology. The Company is Europe's market leader in DECT
telephones. The premium supplier ranks second worldwide with around 1,400
employees and a market presence in around 70 countries.

Gigaset AG is listed on the Prime Standard of Deutsche Börse and so is
subject to the very highest requirements for transparency. Its shares are
traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol 'GGS' (ISIN:
DE0005156004).

More information on Gigaset can be found at: http://www.gigaset.com


Contact:
Gigaset AG
Raphael Dörr
Spokesperson Germany
Phone: +49 0(89) 444 456 866
E-mail: info.presse@gigaset.com


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Language:    English                                               
Company:     Gigaset AG                                            
             Hofmannstraße 61                                      
             81379 München                                         
             Germany                                               
Phone:       +89444456937                                          
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Internet:    www.gigaset.com                                       
ISIN:        DE0005156004                                          
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