Apple iPad 2 Forces Samsung to Review Galaxy Tab 10.1
The Apple iPad 2 is out now and the whole world is after it. Without any doubt, Apple has made the iPad 2 more overwhelming and spectacular than the original iPad, so much so that the diverse competitors out in the market are a long way behind the iPad 2 as they still haven’t caught up with the technology in the first iPad, said by Steve Jobs at the iPad 2 launch event. As a matter of fact, rumors are spreading that Samsung is planning to reproduce the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in order to compete with Apple iPad2.
The report claims that a Samsung corporation executive has exposed that the company wants to improve the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in order to compete directly with the Apple iPad 2.
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.
“We will have to improve the parts that are inadequate,” Lee told Yonhap News Agency. “Apple made it very thin.”
Though, it is not only the technical issues that concerned Samsung. The best thing that Apple did with the iPad 2 prices was that it retained those of the preceding iPad, meaning that Apple did not raise the price for the Apple iPad 2. So Samsung obviously needs a competitive pricing model in order to compete with Apple Corporation.
The 7-inch Galaxy Tab was priced at nearly US$900 without a two-year contract from mobile operators, while the price of the iPad 2 starts at $499, with the most expensive model costing $829. Samsung did not announce the pricing details for the 10.1-inch tablet.
“The 10-inch (tablet) was to be priced higher than the 7-inch (tablet) but we will have to think that over,” Lee added.
Steve Jobs made it clear in his keynote at the iPad 2 launch event, that 2011 will not be the year of the imitators. On the other hand, I believe that the iPad competitors in the market ought to move on from actually copying, and building to become just like the iPad, relatively they should do something distinctive with their own tablets, they should not let their imagination die, Apple hasn’t, nor with their tablets, Macs, iPhones, iPods and many more others, the manufacturers need to see further than that, may be then we can see some real iPad 2 competitors in the market.