“Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s second-largest maker of mobile phones, sees the slim design and competitive price of Apple Inc.’s new iPad 2 as its biggest obstacles, a senior official said Friday,” Lee Youkyung reports for Yonhap.
“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,” Youkyung reports. “‘We will have to improve the parts that are inadequate,’ Lee told Yonhap News Agency. ‘Apple made it very thin.'”
Youkyung reports, “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. Samsung, which was one of the companies singled out [Wednesday by Apple CEO Steve Jobs] as competitors making ‘copycat’ products.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Inadequate. The same goes for your pretend iPhones with their fragmented, cobbled-together “ecosystems,” too.
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