FCC gives the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 the ole' once over

FCC gives the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 the ole' once over
Visiting the FCC the other day was the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The tablet, powered by Android 3.0, was designed to challenge fellow Honeycomb flavored Motorola XOOM and the Apple iPod 2. Designated model 7100, the tablet visited the FCC with a radio that supported the 850 and 1900MHz bands. Those are two U.S. frequencies which hints of an imminent launch soon in the U.S.

One thing that might hold back the release of the tablet is last week's announcement of the Apple iPad 2. As we reported yesterday, Samsung's executive VP of mobile, Lee Don-joo, called the Galaxy Tab 10.1 inadequate after seeing how thin the Apple iPad 2 is. Besides the issue about the thickness of the Samsung tablet, the executive also  said that after seeing the Apple iPod 2, the Korean based firm would have to reconsider its pricing of the device. The problem is that with the Apple iPad 2 listed as the same price as the older, original iPad, it puts pricing pressure on all newer tablets even if they have many improvements over older models. 

source: FCC via electronista

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1. ralphyd unregistered

I don't really understand why samsung is so concerned about the thickness of this device.

2. Hello-dirt

Posts: 102; Member since: May 02, 2010

because Samsung follows apple in many ways while being slightly distinct. They probably assumed apple would keep it near the same size and weight. If it did, they would be the new shiny toy: thinnest, lightest, and running Android 3.0; all better specs than apple's. Sammy is falling for the shiny toy syndrome that all the apple followers fall for when a new iteration is introduced. SOoo...Sammy lost a battle they assumed they should have won.

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its true, but there are millions of idiots who buy the toy because its shiny. Thats how apple keeps putting out sub par merch and still sells gagillions. It has to look really pretty to get that person to buy it for no odd reason but he has money burning a hole in his pocket.

5. beatlesfan

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

You ever think that people buy apple products because they have better applications and such (namely NETFLIX)? Or maybe because they know it's not going to freeze up and what not. Or because it's just a generally good product.

4. beatlesfan

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

I think when you keep saying iPod 2, you mean iPad 2. Another fail by Phone Arena.

6. a unregistered

Lol ipod or ipad phonearena ?

7. Darkvadervip293 unregistered

When are people going to wake up. Android is junior high and something for play lime I candy. Windows 7 and 8 aling with the ipad & phone are for the grown and mature.

8. kensei

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 06, 2011

Obviously not for you, as you can't even spell like someone grown and mature.

9. junker unregistered

Samsung could sell hundreds of thousands of Galaxy Tab because that had something that none of the other tablets had - ability to make and receive calls. Now they have removed that from the 10" tablet. Too bad. Wanted to buy 2 tablets when they launch the next version. Now what do i do?

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