Samsung announced pre-order and release dates today for that Galaxy Tab 2, because company tries to slow the sales of Apple’s new iPad.
The different prices and sizes of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 give the company a presence in the two areas of named market that other programs have enjoyed success in. The South Korean electronics giant’s 7-inch version of the Tab 2 will probably be available for pre-orders starting today and embark on sale on April 22 for $250, even though the 10-inch model will likely be available to order on May 4 with a launch date of May 13 along with a price tag of $400.
The 7-inch Tab will feature 8-gigabytes of internal storage and a micro SD slot, a 1-gigahertz dual-core processor, VGA front-facing camera along with a rear camera of 3-megapixels. Meanwhile, the 10-inch Tab will feature the same processor are available with 16-gigabytes of built-in storage. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich perseverence both devices. Samsung’s $250 7-inch Tab will compete directly with Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble’s Nook tablet. The hearth and Nook Tablet have both established themselves as visit devices with this budget range, which might allow it to be challenging for Samsung to succeed. However, the 7-inch tab provides a more open version with the Android operating-system which could attract users that are looking a tablet at a reasonable cost , nor wish to be locked into Amazon or Barnes & Noble’s customized user interfaces.
The 7-inch tab might be able to find a niche inside the small tablet market, but things will probably be much more challenging for its 10-inch brother. The 10-inch tab will compete directly with Apple’s iPad, which has ruled the tablet market since its introduction at the begining of 2010. At $400 Samsung’s set up is $100 less expensive than the least expensive version with the new iPad but shares around the same price tag since the ipad2, which will continue to sell well.
Apple’s selection of tablet apps is also much more resilient than Android’s current offerings, which may be another deciding factor for customers choosing from a 10-inch Galaxy Tab, an ipad 2 or even the new iPad for $100 more. The new pricing and kinds of the Galaxy Tab might be enough for Samsung to determine itself as being a real player within the tablet market, but it can still find it difficult to take on the industry’s current leaders.