Former Apple CEO: Samsung Galaxy Tab is only threat to iPad

Former Apple CEO: Samsung Galaxy Tab is only threat to iPadApple has pretty much done its damnedest to stop the Samsung Galaxy Tab being sold here, there and everywhere, but, in Sammo’s own words, it’s "not doing very well” in the tablet market.

However, former Apple CEO, John Sculley, has been bigging up the Samsung Galaxy Tab, suggesting it’s the only real threat to Apple’s iPad.

Señor Sculley, who took the reins at Apple from 1983 to 1993, tells the Economic Times in India: “I predict many good years ahead for Apple. The only serious tablet competitor in sight to the iPad at this time is Samsung's Galaxy.”

Really? What about the likes of the Amazon Kindle Fire? Various analyst types are predicting a shift towards 7in slates with a sub-$400 price tag. Indeed, that’s the tactic widely tipped for the imminent Google Nexus tablet.

Even more interesting, Sculley reckons the Nokia-Microsoft partnership could yet pay off, reminding us that there’s more to the smartphone world than us westerners with our £500 hunks of mobile.

“There is still an opportunity, especially in India, China and Africa for a very inexpensive smartphone," reckons John. "Many tech watchers in the US have pretty much written off Nokia and Microsoft as serious competitors in the smartphone market. I think Nokia and Microsoft may surprise the industry with a successful low-end smartphone.”

Microsoft’s mobile market share is expected to increase a fair bit with the arrival of Windows Phone Tango, which lowers the minimum specs and opens the door for budget goodness. In theory.

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blizzard7  Apr. 2, 2012 at 18:06

Sculley definitely knows what he's talking about too ;)
http://www.cnbc.com/id/30502091?slide=8

Pondlife  Apr. 2, 2012 at 18:16

Can't get link to work but think the word slide in link is fitting for his time there.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 18:24

Sculley definitely knows what he's talking about too ;)
http://www.cnbc.com/id/30502091?slide=8


Great hahaha
and I love the T-shirt they advertise on that page:

http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/simgad/5276850574641724122

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 18:26

Seriously though: I don't know anyone who owns and actually uses a Galaxy tab.
I had the first Galaxy tab; sold it after 2 weeks; the buyer sold it after 2 weeks...and so on (I guess...)

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 18:32

Android tablets are total crap compared to the iPad. Fact.

Pondlife  Apr. 2, 2012 at 18:32

Guessing he's not referring to that one.
Maybe they should get him in he knows about throwing money at making portable computer devices..

Pondlife  Apr. 2, 2012 at 18:37

Android tablets are total crap compared to the iPad. Fact.

Meh, sounding like last weeks Note troll now.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 18:43

Android tablets are total crap compared to the iPad. Fact.

Meh, sounding like last weeks Note troll now.

omg... I still have flashbacks :D But then: I'm under-evolved...

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 18:53

Android tablets are total crap compared to the iPad. Fact.

Meh, sounding like last weeks Note troll now.

Nah...I'm not talking about processing power, RAM etc (the normal stuff I bang on about), I'm talking about the end-user experience. It's just so much better on the iPad.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 18:54

Android tablets are total crap compared to the iPad. Fact.

Meh, sounding like last weeks Note troll now.

omg... I still have flashbacks :D But then: I'm under-evolved...

I've never heard anyone be so much of a troll...though I think he/she thought they were genuinely right, which is worrying.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 19:07

Android tablets are total crap compared to the iPad. Fact.

Meh, sounding like last weeks Note troll now.

omg... I still have flashbacks :D But then: I'm under-evolved...

I've never heard anyone be so much of a troll...though I think he/she thought they were genuinely right, which is worrying.

Yes! I felt exactly the same! He seemed to totally believe it... it explained the state of our planet rather succinctly... o_O

krogothnx  Apr. 3, 2012 at 09:20

tbh if i were to have a tablet, i'd probably go for an iPad. android tablets just seem a bit.. well like big phones really.

jaybear88  Apr. 3, 2012 at 10:28

Think I'd have to agree here, the only android tablet I picked up and thought "this is actually quite good" would have to be the transformer, and that's probably because it had a keyboard and looked more like a laptop ;)

I have a Touchpad with ICS on it and it sits quitely under my bedside table as, when it fell a month ago, I couldn't even be bothered to pick it back up. Not sure if this is a criticism of android tablets, or just of the general lack of need for tablets.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 3, 2012 at 12:07

+1

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