Samsung: 7-inch Galaxy Tab will be ‘major iPad rival’; 10-inch version coming in 2011

“Samsung has confirmed that all the mobile operators in Ireland, as well as Carphone Warehouse, will be selling the forthcoming Galaxy Tab tablet computer. It is understood that thousands of the devices have been ordered ahead of Christmas,” John Kennedy reports for Siliconrepublic.

Kennedy reports, “The country manager for Samsung Mobile, Gary Twohig, told Siliconrepublic that the device will hit stores towards the end of October… ‘We don’t envisage it being mass market in term of a mobile phone, but in terms of the tablet space, yes, we believe it will be a major rival to the iPad.'”

Kennedy reports, “”According to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal, Samsung product executive Hankil Yoon said the device will sell just between €200 and €300, significantly undercutting the iPad which varies in price from €500 for the basic Wi-Fi model up to €800 for the 64MB 3G/Wi-Fi model.”

MacDailyNews Take: It also undercuts the screen. Apple’s iPad has a 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS widescreen Multi-Touch™ display, of course.

Kennedy reports, “Samsung is preparing to launch the Galaxy Tab on Android with a V8 Javascript engine. Samsung is preparing to launch a 10-inch version of the Galaxy Tab by the first half of 2011.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Flood the market with knockoffs and pray that, not only don’t you get hit by Apple with an immediate and quite appropriate trade dress suit, but also that Apple’s patent infringement lawsuits just somehow magically evaporate.

66 Comments

  1. Make a few million pieces of crap using the cheapest parts available, sell them for a small profit and make a few bucks. This has nothing to do with creating something that changes the world like Apple’s products do. Its strictly about making some quick cash, but not much though.

  2. Make a few million pieces of crap using the cheapest parts available, sell them for a small profit and make a few bucks. This has nothing to do with creating something that changes the world like Apple’s products do. Its strictly about making some quick cash, but not much though.

  3. people, there is something you forget. nowadays, hardware technology is very similar with each product. the point is how to create user friendly, smooth UI as high as possible. I don’t see any company to make very appealing UI like Apple. so this Galaxy tab whatever won’t be sold well. I know it’s sad but it would be true.

  4. people, there is something you forget. nowadays, hardware technology is very similar with each product. the point is how to create user friendly, smooth UI as high as possible. I don’t see any company to make very appealing UI like Apple. so this Galaxy tab whatever won’t be sold well. I know it’s sad but it would be true.

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