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Has production of the Samsung Galaxy Tab been cut by 50% because of poor sales?

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Has production of the Samsung Galaxy Tab been cut by 50% because of poor sales?
We have certainly passed along comments before from Wall Street analyst Ashkok Kumar. The Rodman and Renshaw pencil pusher has commented a few times that his analysis of the Apple iPhone's supply chain indicated a Verizon branded model was coming soon. For example, back in May, we reported that Kumar was telling his firm's clients that a Verizon branded iPhone could be coming in November. November is not over yet, but so far the analyst's call has been wrong and there seems to be nothing on the horizon that would change things.

Because that wouldn't be the first time that he called for a Verizon iPhone that never came, we have to take with a grain of salt his comments on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. While he might prove to be correct that smartphones and laptops are taking business away from the tablets, he also says that his reading of the supply chain shows that the Korean based manufacturer is cutting production of the 7 inch Android powered tablets by 50% due to poor sales.

We recently informed you that Samsung was expecting to sell 1 million of the tablets in 2010. It seems hard to believe that the company could have miscalculated by such a wide degree considering that the product's main challenger right now is the Apple iPad and there are many potential tablet buyers out there who would prefer Android to iOS, who want two cameras on board and Adobe flash capabilities on the browser

Rumors like this can destroy a product before it even has a chance to get off the ground, so we would imagine that Samsung will be making a response denying this very soon.

source: SamsungHub

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posted on 16 Nov 2010, 14:55 2

1. achilles (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 May 2010)


No one wants to pay 400 bucks, be stuck in a two year contract, and pay a monthly data fee on top of that.

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 15:26 2

4. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


Whats Galaxy Tab is it an iPad? I like Ipad. They are the bestest because they have songs and apps.

Whats Android? Is It Iphone?
No it isnt
I DONT WANT IT

20 million ppl think like this. Thats sad

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 15:29 3

5. ecml490 (unregistered)


@BoobyTaba you make no sense

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 16:23

8. smpdx (Posts: 127; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


He is not making sense on purpose.
He is imitating an Apple fanboy.
Watch the "HTC Evo vs. iphone 4" on youtube (the one with the little animals that talk).
If you watch that, what he says will make sense

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 16:49

12. ecml490 (unregistered)


ohh ok

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 15:30

6. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)


That's right !!! 20 million "don't care"... and they also like the fact that the iphone has "the wifi" and more "geebees"

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 17:33

14. bababooie (unregistered)


if your talking about the galaxy tab..its ranging anywhere between 450 550 dollars and actually does not require a contract but that depends on where you buy it from

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 15:05

2. Larry39208 (unregistered)


Yeah, what achilles said. The damn thing is just too expensive for what it is!

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 15:13 1

3. PhoneUser (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Right....... who wants to pay 400 or a samsung tab while i can pay 500 and get the Ipad.....without 2 cameras and flash....(said with sarcasm)

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 16:25

9. smpdx (Posts: 127; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


HAHAHA!
You forgot to mention the Gorilla Glass and Super Amoled screen on the Samung tab.
I mean, why would ANYone want a better product for a lower price. its ridiculous! (SARCASM ALERT)

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 16:46

11. jd829 (Posts: 155; Member since: 24 Feb 2010)


It's not an AMOLED screen, TFT LCD.

posted on 17 Nov 2010, 10:50

23. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


does it have the wifis? how many geebees? can i get it at walgreens?

yea, who would want the tab.. for the same price it comes with more features, removable memory, flash, gorilla glass, 2 cameras, calling ability (hacked in), hackable... oh and the biggest reason..

your not forced to use ATT.. lol.

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 15:48

7. DHL (unregistered)


The ridiculously high price may be the reason why. $549 on Spring and Verizon.

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 16:38

10. smpdx (Posts: 127; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


I just played with one today!
AMAZING device!!!

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 16:53

13. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


Has this Ashkok Kumar guy ever been right? Everything I've ever seen him say has been wrong, how does he still have a job?

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 17:36

15. patryk (unregistered)


Sanding success with galaxy b/c of new innovative super moles screen+ fair price when it come 2 year contract. Whereas galaxy tab have nothing new with double price in contract. They need to do research before release the price. In europe it already lower the price buy €50. Fail with price and customer support. All sanding tab a very lag just like galaxy s when it release.

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 17:47

16. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)


Once you play with the Galaxy Tap..it's actually pretty cool. So much easier to handle than the ipad. Ultra portable. 7" is the sweet spot. I think Samsung should just cut the price by about $100 and they would sell the crap out of it.

posted on 17 Nov 2010, 10:53

24. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


when the wifi version tags $400 or less, ill think about it. it wont be long and it has nothing to do with sales. With a dozen android tablets coming out this year all with similar features, the price wars will drive them down quickly. this time next year we will be seeing android 3.0 tablets with dual core, 25 megapixle cameras, 3d screens, make your coffee and scratch your back, all for like 200 bux.

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 18:04

17. getagrip (unregistered)


data plans too high

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 18:04

18. getagrip (unregistered)


release wifi already

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 18:07

19. getagrip (unregistered)


sprint tv unlimited data 45/mo Tab for $500

posted on 16 Nov 2010, 18:08

20. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


I knew this thing would not fly after the fact dumb carriers removed phone calling abilities and are still asking for a 2-year data contract.
Those greedy dumb carriers really fucked up this time.
The tablet, itself, is nice without those dumb carriers fucking it up.

I would like to buy one from Asia, such as Taiwan, but the price is $800 there..... with phone calling available. Sadly enough Taiwanese version is optimized with AT&T 3G...

posted on 19 Nov 2010, 04:47

25. AppJunkie (unregistered)


I am trying to figure out what you're talking about. My understanding is that the Samsung Galaxy Tab would not be subsidized at least by Verizon. The purpose behind Verizon having both the Tab and the iPad were to drive sales of their already existing products like the Mobile Hotspots. That means NO CONTRACT which is why they are so expensive...hence why people aren't buying them. Also, if you want a phone...get a phone.

posted on 17 Nov 2010, 00:28

21. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Gotta go with the iPad on this one. The Tab is nice but it's not big enough. Two cameras or not, at least the iPad feels like a true tablet computer. I'm hoping that the Galaxy Tab 2 will have a bigger screen because the Android OS would be a beast with a 10 screen!

posted on 17 Nov 2010, 06:17

22. protozeloz (Posts: 5328; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


i think they might consider turning it into a business tool and adding extras to manage business mo boss will love to use it as a POS tool because the size fits nicely on a briefcase but wont buy it because he has no app he could use on it to focus some business (he uses some winmo devices)

posted on 19 Nov 2010, 13:04

26. Vorais (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


Some of you should actually try one out objectively. Samsung Tab has some serious issues, some that a lot of fanboys seem to hold as pluses but in reality don't make for a good experience. I own one and these are my negative observations:

1. Flash isn't great on this device. In fact it actually hurts this device. It makes it slow, unresponsive, lock up and crash at times. The default is flash on 100%, not touch to enable or off which means your first experiences are in this mode.

2. The cameras are low to average at best quality. The first time you take a picture you'll notice that detail is lacking, and if you take it over an area were you have bright and dark areas (sunny day under a tree for example) your image is either partially washed out or partially under developed. The video may be HD, but that HD is of grainy images..

3. The video chat needs serious work. Qik was not ready for this. I have yet to get it to function properly, it either crashes, locks up, hangs, pixelates, or loses video or sound part way through.

4. Touch response is slow and somewhat unresponsive, especially with the the default browser. This is with flash turned off and all background apps closed. You turn flash on or have apps running ing the back ground and it gets near unbearable. Dolphin helps this greatly, but again, it's not default and not what most people will experience.

5. Price is also too high, you put this next to an iPad (which is how it's being displayed at most stores) and most people won't give this more than a passing glance once they see screen size differences and same/similar pricing.



With that said, it does have it's niche, and it's a good unit once you get past those above features. Having exchangeable memory is nice, the Samsung developed apps are nice and functional, and it does feel good in the had when you hold it. But to just blatantly say it's better than every thing else, that it's selling great, and that the reviewers/analysts don't know what they are talking about really makes it look like Apple fanatics are sane in comparison.

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