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Samsung admits their upcoming tablet is 'inadequate' compared to iPad 2

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Mar 2011 15:56 User comments (3)

Samsung admits their upcoming tablet is 'inadequate' compared to iPad 2 Samsung has reluctantly admitted this week that the iPad 2 has made its upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb tablet "inadequate," and that the company will have to improve some aspects before release.
VP of Mobile Lee Don-Joo says the iPad 2's super thin design and pricing model have forced the company to go back and "improve the parts that are inadequate" on the 10.1.

The tablet is a successor to the original Galaxy Tab, and includes a dual-core processor, a 10.1-inch screen and run on the tablet-optimized Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

Apple announced the iPad 2 on March 2nd with a launch date of March 11th, much quicker than most anticipated. The iPad 2 will also sell with a base price of $500, underselling the base model of the first Honeycomb tablet, the Motorola Xoom, by $100.

The underpowered Android 2.2-based original Galaxy Tab still sells for over $400 without contract.

While Samsung had not yet priced the 10.1, most believe now they will be forced to put a base price of $500, if they want to even compete.

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3 user comments

15.3.2011 20:56

Good, at least they are honest.

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211.3.2011 12:48

Btter to be honest then get ripped apart after release.

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311.3.2011 17:28

Amazing, a corporation actually realizing that a product is inadequate and doing something about it, instead of just releasing it anyway.

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