AppleInsider says that Appleâ€™s iPad 2 launch last week has sent Samsung back to the labs to work on â€œinadequateâ€ parts of its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1. In an interview with Yonhap News Agency, executive vice president of Samsungâ€™s mobile division, Lee Don-joo, said that the fact that Apple was able to make the iPad 2 so thin was forcing Samsung back to the drawing board, especially with Apple keeping the iPad 2 at the same price point as the first iPad, but with all the extra goodies.
Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab 10.1 at last monthâ€™s Mobile World Congress. It runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, weighs 21 ounces and was 0.44 inches thick, in contrast to the iPad 2, which weighs just a tiny bit more (21.28 ounces) but is just 0.35 inches thick. Although Samsung has not yet announced pricing details for the Galaxy Tab 10, its planned pricing structure was obviously higher than that of the iPad 2, as Lee has also apparently said that Samsung is already rethinking its pricing structure for the new Galaxy tab.
AppleInsider notes that Samsung was one of the companies mentioned by Steve Jobs at the iPad 2 launch last week when he said 2011 could be the â€œyear of the copycats.â€
Source: AppleInsider | Apple's iPad 2 prompts Samsung to improve 'inadequate' parts of Galaxy Tab 10.1