During Apple’s Q4 earnings announcement yesterday Steve Jobs made it perfectly clear that they were not going to produce a 7-inch iPad. The CEO decided to single out the Samsung Galaxy Tab device, as this will be the first rival tablet to launch.
There has been much speculation as to the price of the Galaxy Tab, but the price on both sides of the Atlantic have now been announced and many of you were a bit shocked. The price has been set at $600 on Verizon, putting it in direct competition with the
64GB 16GB Wi-Fi / 3G version.
At first glance you will think that Samsung has gone made, but Paul Miller from Engadget believes that the “price makes sense.” Ok, so we know that the iPad has three inches on its rival, but to some the Tab has so much more to offer.
Apple is certain that the 7-inch tablet will not take off, but only time will tell. We just wonder how they could know such a thing if there is not a 7-inch tablet device on the market? Two advantages that Miller points out with Samsung’s entry to the tablet market is Android and turn-by-turn directions.
There is no denying the fact that the iPad is a good piece of kit, but will it be able to withstand the onslaught of Android based tablets? I cannot see any reason why not, you only have to look at the iPhone 4 and how that has managed to hold its own against an influx of Android smartphones.
Do you think the Samsung Galaxy Tab has what it takes to compete with he iPad?