Feeds

Samsung scents strong Android tablet sales

We'll sell 10m in a year, predicts exec

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Watch out, Apple, Samsung wants your market share. The South Korean giant has forecast that its Galaxy Tab 7in Android tablet will account for a third of the slate market by this time next year.

To do so, Samsung expects to sell 10m of the things, the vast majority through network operators, company executive Hankil Yoon told the Wall Street Journal recently.

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Vodafone has already committed itself to offering the device, but isn't saying yet for how much. According to Yoon, the Tab will be priced at between $200 (£130) and $300 (£194) in the US after operator subsidy.

He said it won't be sold there direct to punters. We can believe it, given the appearance of SIM-free pricing over here. At an average of £650 inc VAT over here, that's $855 in the US after removing the government's take out of the UK price.

$855 when the equivalent (16GB) iPad is $629. Both devices have Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, and GPS location sensing on board, but the iPad has a 10in screen. Unlike the iPad, the Tab has a front-facing webcam.

Samsung's anticipated market share - to be reached in Q3 2011, said Yoon - follows claims that Apple's tablet market share will fall to 20-30 per cent, according to Acer chairman JT Wang - or to 60 per cent, if you believe market watcher iSuppli. ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit
USB-serial imitators whacked by driver update
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.