Samsung has become one of the first tablet makers to publicly say its strategy may be getting a tweak as a direct result of Apple's unveiling of the iPad 2.
Korean news agency Yonhap has an interview with Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, in which he acknowledges that the iPad 2 has forced the company take a long, hard look at its own Android-based Galaxy Tab 10.1, a 10-inch tablet that was unveiled at Mobile World Congress last month. The iPad 2 will hit store shelves on Friday
"We will have to improve the parts that are inadequate," he said. "Apple made it very thin...The 10-inch [tablet] was to be priced higher than the 7-inch [tablet], but we will have to think that over."
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is 10.9mm thick, as opposed to the iPad 2's 8.8mm. In the U.S., the original Galaxy Tab has an unlocked list price of $999.99 on Amazon.com, although that site is currently selling it for a knockdown $544.94.
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