An internal memo has been making the rounds at Samsung that suggests we could be in for an “exciting launch announcement” coming Valentine’s weekend (side note: it’s a whole weekend now?). The memo calls for “all hands on deck” and specifically says Samsung can no longer grant employee requests for time off for the weekend of February 14-16th. Here it is in full:
VALENTINES DAY – ALL HANDS ON DECK
Look for details from your Market Manager on an exciting launch announcement!
All further requests for PTO for the weekend of 2/14, 2/15 and 2/16 cannot be approved at this time. Please do not submit a PTO request for Valentine’s Weekend as it will be declined.
If you have already gained approval from your Market Manager and your Field Operations Manager, you will be able to move forward with PTO for Valentine’s Weekend, but we cannot accommodate any additional requests.
We thank you all in advance for your support and understanding.
The memo is most likely directed at Samsung field reps and employees that work in pop-up Samsung shops like the ones found inside many Best Buy stores. Our source says the dates will coincide with the launch of the Galaxy NotePro and Galaxy TabPro. It was not specifically mentioned if all three Galaxy TabPro tablets — the Galaxy TabPro 12.2, Galaxy TabPro 10.1, and Galaxy TabPro 8.4 — would be available simultaneously.
The Galaxy Pro series of tablets was announced earlier this year at CES featuring a variety of options to meet almost any niche. The range shares a good deal of high-end specs, including octa-core Exynos processing in all but the TabPro 8.4 (that device features a Snapdragon 800) and 2560×1600 displays all around. Living up to its name, the NotePro features Samsung’s popular S Pen input. Samsung would only announce at the time that the devices would be available during the first quarter of 2014.
Perhaps a Galaxy Pro tablet would make a great last minute Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone in your life, or at least Samsung seems to be hoping it will. If you haven’t yet, check out our full hands-on with the NotePro and TabPro from CES.