Samsung Galaxy Tab parts valued at US$205
The $205.22 cost of the Galaxy Tab's parts is low compared to the $264.27 value of the 16GB version of the iPad (29% more expensive). iSuppli explains that the main difference in cost is due to the lower resolution (and therefore cheaper) screen on the Galaxy Tab.
Although their estimate itself seems unbiased, iSuppli had some less-than-sparkling comments on the Galaxy Tab's status as a contender: "While the design approach makes the Galaxy less expensive to produce than the iPad 3G, it also makes for a product that lacks the same usability."
You might have a gut reflex to disagree with their assessment, but keep in mind that this doesn't reflect on the Android tablet category as a whole. iSuppli did have some nice things to say. They pointed out that the Galaxy Tab features Adobe Flash support, a front-facing camera, and a Microelectromechanical (MEMS) sensor for gaming.
Sure, the Galaxy Tab is basically a big Galaxy S phone, but it still fills a valuable niche. People who just want a cell phone, or need a full keyboard aren't going to shop for tablets in the first place. The Galaxy Tab, albeit less 'valuable,' serves an important role as the first real competitor to the iPad.
source: iSuppli via IntoMobile
1. ztedac (Posts: 69; Member since: 17 May 2010)
does that mean it will cost us around $700 to buy this thing? -____-
2. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
$300(+) on contract/$600 off contract with 3g radio, 500 wifi only. thats been brought up like 400 times :)
id like to know what they mean by "less usability". sounds like a typical iphone defender..
"well, it has less usability than the ipad even though it adds features like flash, FFC, video chat, and you can probably hack in regular calling. It obviously lacks the shiney apple logo so therefore its junk!!"
3. protozeloz (Posts: 5326; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
haha, a copy of the galaxy series? then tell me whats the ipad?
this picture might remind us what this pad busies is about
4. amdivoff (unregistered)
LOL, perfect picture!
I definitely think its a tad up on price and hurt its initial taking by removing the phone app off though.