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

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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Galaxy Tab
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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26 Comments

1. achilles

Posts: 54; Member since: May 27, 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.

4. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 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

5. ecml490 unregistered

@BoobyTaba you make no sense

8. smpdx

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 02, 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

12. ecml490 unregistered

ohh ok

6. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

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

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

2. Larry39208 unregistered

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

3. PhoneUser

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 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)

9. smpdx

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 02, 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)

11. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

It's not an AMOLED screen, TFT LCD.

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

7. DHL unregistered

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

10. smpdx

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

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

13. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 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?

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.

16. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

17. getagrip unregistered

data plans too high

18. getagrip unregistered

release wifi already

19. getagrip unregistered

sprint tv unlimited data 45/mo Tab for $500

20. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 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...

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.

21. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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!

22. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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)

26. Vorais

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 19, 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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