Samsung to Rethink New Tablets After Seeing iPad 2

Samsung to Rethink New Tablets After Seeing iPad 2

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Samsung says it will have to make improvements to its upcoming tablets after seeing Apple unveil the iPad 2 this week, according to yonhapnews.

Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that Apple has presented new challenges for the South Korean company with a thinner mobile gadget that is priced the same as its predecessor.

The iPad is 8.8-millimeters thick, significantly thinner than Samsung's latest 10.9-millimeter tablet announced last month.

"We will have to improve the parts that are inadequate," Lee told Yonhap News Agency. "Apple made it very thin."

Samsung also notes it will have to reconsider pricing of its future tablets. The 7-inch Galaxy Tab was priced at almost $900; whereas, the iPad starts at $499 and tops out at $829.

"The 10-inch (tablet) was to be priced higher than the 7-inch (tablet) but we will have to think that over," Lee said.

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Samsung to Rethink New Tablets After Seeing iPad 2

Gokulmb - March 6, 2011 at 12:00am
Stupid iPad arguments.... Nothing new here. Think this will never end.
Junaid - March 5, 2011 at 11:31pm
Whatever any jerk says, see the numbers of ipad vs any other copy cat, ipad wins it, we dont care about flash shit, ipad completes the purpose of tablet better than anyone else.
R00B0y - March 4, 2011 at 4:50pm
boy it\'s quiet in here.... Suddenly all the andrones have no voice.... Go buy iPads and get a real tablet, not pretenders playing constant catch up
jon - March 4, 2011 at 6:12pm
Hey yes go and buy a real APPLE tablet with 2mp hd camera.....still 3G ja ja........no flash support.....no download support.......$39.00 dollars hdmi out adapter......no retina display......still 720p recording......no flash led for pictures.......ummmmm and in a few months they will sell you ipad3 with whatever we are missing now!!!!!! you wake up....dummy ISLAVE.....GET A REAL TABLET WITH 3D VIDEO RECORDING / AMOLED DISPLAY / REGULAR MINI-HDMI VIDEO OUT / 4G......ARE YOU SMART?
Jim - March 4, 2011 at 6:30pm
you could have the fastest car in the world, but if you have shitty tires, it doesn\'t mean anything. same goes for hardware with software. in this sense, the xoom is a faster car than the ipad, but with the android operating system, it\'s got the shittiest tires around.
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