Samsung: we’re not failing on tablets. Honest

Samsung: we’re not failing on tablets. HonestIn a recent interview with CNET, Samsung exec Hankil Yoon confessed: "Honestly, we're not doing very well in the tablet market." Oops.

Now Samsung – in the UK at least – is hoping to salvage something from that undeniably negative comment. Ready for some desperate marketing spin?

Samsung UK suggested to TechRadar: “Seeking to kill your own product by releasing increasingly compelling devices might position Samsung as a confident brand." Uhm, ok.

Sammo went on to described the Galaxy Tab as: "A brand ambitious to improve its products so that the choice for consumers is between several Samsung products rather than between Samsung and its competitors' products."

Yep, and probably the best way to do that is by throwing a whole bunch of mud at the wall and seeing what sticks. The Samsung Galaxy Tab exists in 7 (x2), 7.7, 8.9 and 10.1in (x2) flavours. Yep, that’s six different Samsung Galaxy Tabs.

And heck, why not throw in a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 for good measure? To be fair, it’s been quite well received at Mobile World Congress, but the iPad 3 launch event has been set for March 7…

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matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 1, 2012 at 12:38

but the iPad 3 launch event has been set for March 7…
Says it all really.

krogothnx  Mar. 1, 2012 at 13:16

wonder if samsung are sitting on a quad core tablet or something with a higher res screen or just something better until either:

a - after ipad3 launch
b - to conincide with GS3?

lcurdie / MOD  Mar. 1, 2012 at 13:33

Good point, krogothnx. Samsung originally showed off the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 at Mobile World Congress last year, but it underwent a fairly massive overhaul following the unveiling of the iPad 2 a few weeks later.

blizzard7  Mar. 1, 2012 at 23:15

The Galaxy Tab range is stupidly convoluted. So many different sizes and specs and arghhhh!

kombizz  Mar. 2, 2012 at 09:49

I was looking for the new version of it - I guess I have to waite longer!

saracloud9  Mar. 2, 2012 at 10:17

Samsung did have supply problems here in the UK - was really hard to get hold of my 8.9" (Expansys had one) and that has got to be a major issue - especially with all the injunction business going on. The product itself is fantastic, and having compared with the ipad, I'm very happy with my choice: they've just got to sort out their supply chains.


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