Apple released this week Ipad 2 and made Samsung change its mind regarding the price and hardware of the upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1″.
Ipad 2 has been advertised by chief executive officer Steve Jobs as “dramatically thinner” compared to the 1st generation Ipad, being one-third slimmer (8.8 millimeters).
Taking into account the fact that Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1″ is 10.9-millimeter thin, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile division, acknowledged that Apple raised the stakes by making a slimmer tablet at the same price as its previous version.
“We will have to improve the parts that are inadequate,”…”Apple made it very thin.”
The price of Ipad 2 starts at $499 and goes up to $829, compared to Galaxy Tab’s 10.1″ price which was first set by Vodafone Portugal to €699.90 ($977) off contract or €399($558) with contract in Spain. These values will definitely change and we are curious to see how low are they going to be.
Lee added, ”The 10-inch (tablet) was to be priced higher than the 7-inch (tablet) but we will have to think that over,”.
As we previously said when Galaxy Tab 10.1″ was announced, we hopped Samsung will add more features/change something and it seems they will do so in order to compete with Apple’s Ipad 2 and the other upcoming Android Tablets.
Via : Yonhapnews