“An executive at Android tablet maker Lenovo claims that Samsung sold only 20,000 of the 1m tablets that it shipped last year as it tried to ‘buy share’ from market leader Apple,” David Meyer reports for The Guardian.
“Samsung said at the end of 2010 that it had shipped 1m of its 7-inch Galaxy devices, which were seen as the first real Android competitors to Apple’s iPad. However, according to Barrow, Samsung only sold 20,000 of the tablets,” Meyer reports. “Andrew Barrow, director of consumer products and pricing for Lenovo Western Europe, told the Guardian that the problem with trying to substantially undercut the price of the Apple iPad, of which around 30m have so far been sold, was that ‘any [manufacturer] would be giving money away.'”
Meyer reports, “Since the original Galaxy Tab, Samsung has launched a series of successors in a variety of sizes. Its flagship model, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, has a similar screen size to that of the iPad 2 and is currently banned in Germany and Australia due to ongoing litigation with Apple. Apple claims Samsung has copied the look of the iPad in its Android tablets, along with certain elements of functionality.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Hotinplaya” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]