Samsung: we'll sell a million-plus Android tablets this year
Add it to the Tab
Samsung expects to sell more than a million Galaxy Tabs this year, the Korean giant said today.
The Tab, a 7in tablet running Android 2.2 and featuring Wi-Fi, 3G and GPS technology, went on sale im Europe and Asia at the start of this week.
Samsung launched the Tab in Korea this morning. At the launch, JK Shin, who runs Samsung's mobile business, said: "Consumer responses in Europe and Asia have been quite good, and we are confident of meeting one million sales mark this year."
Another company exec has already said Samsung expects to sell ten million Tabs by this time next year.
In the UK, the Tab is available on its own or through network operators who are pushing the device hard as an alternative to the iPad.
They all scent strong Christmas sales, particularly while the Apple tablet is the only serious competition unless you include the cheap-as-chips, woefully-specced - resistive screens, Android 1.6, three-hour battery life etc - Chinese tablets retailers like Next and Asda are punting. ®
We need The Registers assistance in sorting out this plethora of pads
With the ever increasing count of pads/tablets, The Reg would really help if it had a chart comparing all the attributes of these devices so we can make informed buying decisions.
I don't get it
I just don't get it.
This 7inch Android tablet costs the same as a 16GB 3G iPad, and Samsung think that they will be flying off the shelves?
It might just be a hit..
But not if Samsung continue breaking promises like with the Galaxy S and Froyo.
That said, I think this device is going to be in trouble before it hits the door.. at that price, why not just buy an iPad, root and install Android??
>How did they ever come up with that revolutionary design!?
Ripping off Viewsonic, same as most Tablets of the past 10 years.....all a bit boring. The only one that really caught my imagination was the now never to be Microsoft bookish offering.
"Android doesnt have to be as good as iOS just a good enough price/functionality ratio that the additional price for the Apple device is not worth it....."
This tablet is the same price as a 3G iPad