Apple iPad 2 could force Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to Slim Down

Posted on Mar 5 2011 - 1:42pm by Richard Sharp

Since Apple uncloaked their iPad 2 many people have been saying that it has top trumped most of the other upcoming tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 included. It seems that the head honchos over at the South Korean company feel the same way as rumours circulate that the Tab will be altered before it goes on sale.

Executive Vice President Lee Don-Joo has explained the concerns he has about the Galaxy Tab 10.1 “[we need to] improve the parts that are inadequate” and “[the ones] Apple made very thin”. If this is true then the only thing that Sammy want to improve (well shrink) is the depth and perhaps weight of the 10.1 inch model.

Other rumours suggest that Samsung may also rethink the pricing to bring it in-line with Apple who have pledged to keep prices the same as the original iPad. This seems like a sensible idea as price certainly is a sticking point for many consumers these days.

When Samsung unveiled the 10.1 Galaxy Tab during Januarys Mobile World Congress many saw the move as a positive one but today’s reports suggest the opposite, it’s almost as if Apple has leap frogged Samsung and they don’t like it one little bit. On paper Samsung’s worries are perhaps unfounded, the tab possesses a 1GHz processor, 16/32 GB hard drive, dual cameras (both trumping Apple with a 2MP front and powerful 8MP rear snapper) and 4G. It is 10.9mm thick which is nearly 2mm thicker than the iPad 2.

Whether consumers consider a thinner, lighter tablet a bonus is debatable but one thing that is certain is that price will certainly be an issue.

Do you think Samsung’s fears are unfounded or do they need to tweak their tab before it goes on sale?

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  1. babyfacemagee March 5, 2011 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Samsung announced today they will be releasing the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as designed and on schedule. See http://GalaxyTabForum for details.

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