Samsung's GALAXY Note 8.0 Broadens the Company's Lineup with Wacom feel IT technologies

Wacom firmly supports mobile device innovation with its digital pen sensor system

Mar 05, 2013, 12:52 ET from Wacom

TOKYO, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wacom® Co., Ltd. today announced that its Wacom feel IT technologies (hereafter called "feel™"), digital pen sensor system optimized for a wide variety of applications on mobile devices, has been adopted by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd for its GALAXY Note 8.0.


In 2011, the GALAXY Note was the first smartphone to adopt Wacom's digital pen sensor system. Following the GALAXY Note 10.1 (launched in August 2011), the GALAXY Note II (September 2012), and the ATIV Smart PC (October 2012), this is the fifth product by Samsung to make use of feel™.

The S Pen of Galaxy Note 8.0, supported by feel™, has evolved to increase everyday usability and enhance creative expression.  Take Air View for example, the S Pen needs only to hover over the screen to see previews of videos, emails, photos and appointments on S Planner without opening the file or application in full.  Also, S Pen allows images and content to be easily edited and cropped, whilst Paper Artist and Photo Note allow photos to be artistically personalized.

Wacom feel IT technologies is comprised of a highly sensitive digital pen and other key components integrated in the GALAXY Note 8.0, resulting in a natural and intuitive user interface solution. By promoting adoption of feel™ in mobile devices, Wacom strives to bring creative new digital communication solutions to a wide range of consumers using mobile products.

About Wacom
Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom's vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world's leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom's intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. Millions of customers are using its cordless, battery-free, pressure-sensitive pen technology.

The company also offers its products as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom's interface technology, called Wacom feel IT technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most Tablet PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability of the brand to deliver a superior user interface experience.

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