Samsung dismisses too few tablets sold claim
New models more important than the seven-incher
How well is Samsung's Android tablet line actually selling? Not so good, it has been claimed.
Samsung quickly denied the allegation, calling it "groundless", according to Reuters.
The company says it has sold more than 3m 7in Galaxy Tabs. We're sure it has, but how many of the tablets it has sold to retail partners - ie. the number of tablets it has shipped - have then been resold to punters?
Rumours are that the number is not high, Money Today said by way of Reuters. The site claimed the rumours put the level of unsold Tabs at "several hundred thousand units". At worse, that's seven per cent of the total number of Tabs shipped, according to Samsung.
At this stage, the probably doesn't matter. The 7in Tab was a foot-in-the-door product for Samsung, a chance to get ahead of its rival iPad competitors while it comes up with something more sleek and more sexy which, with the launch yesterday of 8.9in and 10in Galaxy Tab tablets, it has.
These models are far more important, as they offer a real challenge for Apple and other tablet makers. ®
That's not clearance, as such.
I got a similar deal back in November last year, right after the Tab was released. You need to check out the monthly spend as well.
And you trust Apple?
Anyone who trusts any large corporation is a fool of the first order. I don't trust Samsung any more than I trust Apple, but I bought a Galaxy Tab last year because it was what I wanted then. If it doesn't get an official upgrade, I'll root it. No biggie.
I have one, I wear it on my chest,
are you saying I won't be the sexiest echnology user in the office any more? Darn!
(I really do! Wanna see?)
This just strikes me as one of the reasons Apple are doing so well at winning consumer confidence. While they sell evolutions of the same hardware range (iPhone, iPad), everyone else is just chucking stuff out and then dismissing it 6 months later. "oh that was then, it was just an experiment - this is more like it".
And people make a fuss that Apple renews it's hardware every 12 months?
I do like the look of the new Galaxy Tabs. Will I buy one? Not a chance, and it's not because I don't want one, it's because I don't trust Samsung. Same goes with Motorola et al. Go figure.
Its an Advent though man, it'll be in the bin bust 2 months out of manufacture warranty. ;-) Dixons quality!
I've got a Tab, love it, all it needs is some Samsung commitment to updating Droid.
What lets down Android Tablets is Android, honestly, it might be "open" but its gash at the moment!
Maybe Amazon App Store, or Sony PSP store will help with the balance of games. But the general apps, lacklustre to say the least.