∞ iPad 2 makes Samsung rethink 'inadequate' parts of Galaxy Tab

The iPad was only announced two days ago, but already it has the competition rethinking their devices.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]”We will have to improve the parts that are inadequate,” Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile division, told Yonhap News Agency. “Apple made it very thin.”

Currently, the seven-inch Galaxy Tab is listed on AT&T’s Web site for $549. The iPad 2 starts at $499 for the Wi-Fi version and $629 for the 3G model. But pricing is cause for concern when Samsung releases a larger screen model.

“The 10-inch (tablet) was to be priced higher than the 7-inch (tablet) but we will have to think that over,” said Lee.

Samsung may not be the only iPad competitor that will need to rethink pricing and design elements of their tablets. It’s expected that many of the pre-announced tablets will be available in the next few months.

  • Jim Anders

    Amazing. They needed to see the iPad 2 in order to figure out what parts were inadequate.

    So, if iPad 2 never came out, all would be fine?

    I don’t get it.

    • Steven Fisher

      I believe the offerings of tablet makers prior to the introduction of the iPad show this to be EXACTLY the case. As do the offerings of the smartphone makers. In both cases, it’s years and years of uninspired crap.

  • Most competing (non iPad) tablets will disappear from the planet within 6-months.

  • DocRoss

    …skate to where the puck will be…

    • Indeed 🙂

    • S.Mulji

      the problem with many tablet makers out there is they haven’t learned how to skate yet.

      • Anonymous

        or what a puck looks like 😉

  • CJ

    well, when you copy and follow, this is what happens. When you lead, you make the rules. I can’t imagine working for a company that’s trying to compete with Apple’s products…

  • wow .. they are so screwed … 🙂

  • Danielsw

    Yes indeed. It’s the interplay of cause and effect. If you must copy, you’re at the effect of whatever/whomever is the cause. It also sticks you (behind) in time. The one at cause (Apple) is not only in front, but gets to literally predict the future in the best possible way by CREATING it.

  • Anonymous

    Given that Apple uses some Samsung parts there must be supply and demand issues also. I am guessing Apple has supply contracts that might give them an edge over rivals.

    I would have thought Samsung the manufacturer would not suffer in the same way that, for example, RIM would.

    I am not trying to start a flame was here, the other tablet makers response reminds me of many open source projects, copying successful products not attempting to innovate past the market leader or create a similar product with its own niche.

    Recent history shows the amount of iPod killers that were released to the market, we know how that worked out. iPad killers will suffer the same fate unless they either carve out a niche for themselves or are a more compelling unit than iPad.

    Unlike the PC market Price will not be the main driver.

  • Ian

    No one gets it, it’s not the parts or that it is thin. It’s the sum total of parts, design and most importantly usability. As long as Samsung is not prepared to create their own OS or fork Android and make it their own they will never be able to create that wow feeling one gets when seeing the iPad in action. Normal people do not care about specs. My advice to HP is take your time and keep your mouths shut till you have something to sell — thats right sell not show. There is no rush. The possibilities are endless.

    The difference between Apple and the others are the ads. The ads which show the iPad in action. No flashy back and forth, no cgi effects and last no browsing with a web browser. That’s why Flash is not important. MobileSafari is there for emergencies and searching with google. If your content does not “have an app” for it, an iOS device owner does not want to view it.

    • Dilbert A

      On point

    • Anonymous

      No one gets it. Flash is old technology, doesn’t support multi-touch, sucks power, and Apple will not be held hostage by Adobe, waiting for Flash updates. Plain and simple.

      Perhaps Flash will survive in Air. Nothing wrong with that. That’s Adobe’s world.

      Too bad porntards can’t watch their favorite shows on iOS. Boo hoo.

  • competition makes things affordable for consumers!

  • Neil

    I am amazed Apple has completely caught them all off guard and out to lunch.

    • Reverendjohnatkins

      I think you all lost the plot somewhere along the line. Apple should have stuck to making just ipods. As an owner of an iphone and a samsung galaxy S i can honestly say the sgs wins hands down everytime not just on features but on web browsing,speed,looks,compatibility,resolution,picture quality,expandable memory.battery life,camera,video, this phone can even create its own wireless network so your other devices can connect to it (tethering) the list just goes on and on. As an owner of an ipad i can honestly say it is good at some things and at others its crap, so much so i am now thinking of a galaxy tab or the sony tablet when released. I am fed up everytime i go on a website it wont work. Flash may or may not be the future but i have my ipad NOW and cant surf the web with it, the bluetooth will only work with other apple devices what a con. On the plus side the ipad plays films beautifully and books and games even better but hang on that galaxy tab looks the biz.