Samsung is celebrating the launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with a sweet contest. To enter the contest, you must create a 60 second or less video that promotes the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and its features. The contest ends June 27th.
Check out the contest here.
ABOUT THIS CONTEST
Technology is here to make our lives better – whether the technology is supposed to make you more efficient at what you do for a living, or whether it’s supposed to help you take greater advantage of the things that bring you enjoyment.
Better productivity at work makes your career better, better productivity in your leisure time makes your life better. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 can make you better at both – which is doubly good, since life and work overlap so much these days.
The 9 to 5 work week now seems as quaint as the rotary telephone. Increasingly, work and life blends into a 24/7 lifestyle in which people demand constant connectivity, and expect constant productivity of themselves. This is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1’s crowd.
The young sales executive who searches and books a table at the hottest Vietnamese restaurant while importing new business contacts between speakers at a conference. The Executive who gets a chance to catch up on his movies while on a business trip. The mom who video chats with her dad while researching local schools near her new neighborhood after work. These are the 24/7 digitally active people whom the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 helps to live smarter.
Make a video, up to 60 seconds long, about how 24/7 digitally active people make their lives fuller through the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Some key ideas that your videos could focus on or highlight:
How widgets help improve your personal productivity and time management
Superior entertainment experience (movies, games, magazines etc.)
How Flash support helps you live a smarter life
Use cases for a thinner and lighter tablet for a true on-the-go experience
Show how superior technical specs vs. leading tablet translate to consumer benefits
Day in the life through use of multiple applications from Android Market
How does the tablet help replace your personal or work PC
How does the tablet help replace multiple consumer electronics devices in the house
How a tablet helps balance work & life
All music, images, video footage and other content must be either originally produced by the filmmaker submitting the video, or proper permissions must be authorized by the copyright owner. Proper permissions must include the right for the filmmaker to use the content commercially. Likewise, it is the responsibility of the filmmaker to ensure that all permissions are in place for use of actors’ likenesses.
EARLY ENTRY PRIZE AND SHARING CONTEST
Early Entry Prize
Videos received before 4pm PST on Monday, May 30, 2011 will be eligible for an Early Entry Prize. Samsung will award $2,000 for the best video submitted before that deadline. The winner of the Early Entry prize will still be eligible for any of the final prizes, including the $7,000 Grand Prize.
You could win $500 by simply sharing one of the It’s Time to Tab™ videos, or by sharing this brief page.
Just click on one of the icons in the sharing toolbar (located to the right of the video brief above, or to the right of any of the competition videos) to share with your social networks. Once three people you’ve shared with come back to the It’s Time to Tab™ contest, you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing to win the $500 sharing prize.
The sharing contest closes on Friday, July 15, 2011. The drawing will occur that day, and we will announce the winner. The sharing contest is open to US residents only. You can check out the official sharing contest official rules here.
Videos must be 60 seconds or less
You must include the Samsung logo provided in the Materials files at the end of your video
Overall, our target leads busy lives in a world without boundaries. They seek constant connections to the people and content that they care about. Work and fun blur together in a 24/7 existence where technology is key to making their lives more livable and more interesting.
Tech Enthusiast (50/50 split: Females, aged 26-45, Males, aged 26-35)
Attracted to latest technology and trends; status symbol for many; finding new ways to incorporate devices into their active/mobile life and 24/7 lifestyle and need to stay connected, engaged, and entertained.
Affluent Male Boomers (Males, aged 40-59)
Reflects initial category buyers and Tab initial registration data. High discretionary income and interested in new technology. Tablets may represent the latest status bearing tech toy, but many are seeking ways to improve personal productivity while being able to access content for news and entertainment.
Soccer Moms (Females, aged 36-49)
This target spends two hours a day online reading blogs, playing games, researching products; over 66% are online. Women represent 51% of iPad sales and are one of the fastest growing segments for iPad. Women are interested in knowing why and how products can enhance their life and work. Women are more apt to research products prior to purchase.
Questions? comments? Just want to talk about the Samsung It’s Time to Tab™ contest?
Check out the Samsung Forum Thread on Zooppa (this contest is powered by Zooppa for Samsung).
BREAKDOWN OF PRIZING
1st Place: $7,000
2nd Place: $2,000
3rd Place: $1,000
4th Place: $500
5th Place: $500
Voter’s Choice Awards:
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $400
3rd Place: $300
4th Place: $200
5th Place: $100
Early Entry Prize:
1st Place: $2,000
1st Place: $500
Video codecs: flv, huffyuv, h264, h263, mjpeg, mpeg1video, mpeg2video, mpeg4, qtrle, rv20, svq3, wmv1, wmv2, xvid
Video formats: asf, avi, dvd, flv, mp4, psp, mjpeg, mov, mpeg, mpegts, mpeg2video, rm, svcd, vcd, vob, 3gp, 3g2
Max length: 60 seconds
Max file size: 50 MB
Samsung did not ship the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with their fancy new TouchWiz UX (TouchWiz 4.0), but that does not mean that they did not tweak the Honeycomb 3.1 operating system a bit.
The keyboard is the most obvious change. The reason for this is because it is white instead of black. It is much easier to see and type on.
Also you can set the lockscreen and homescreen wallpaper separately.
Samsung included their own way to get music that I would never use called Music Hub. It does not matter much because it has not worked on my Tab.
Probably the most worthless addition is Samsung Apps. There is about six apps in the store and three of them are Angry Birds so there is no point in using it.
This post will be updated with any new tweaks found.