We recoiled when we heard that the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab was to cost €700 in Portugal. Though tablets do tend to cost more in Europe, we were still a little anxious to hear how much retailers would be charging stateside. However, it seems Samsung is already considering dropping the price of the 10-inch tablet, and it’s all because of Apple.
Samsung today admitted that the company would have to reevaluate its 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab and alter the parts of the device that were inadequate.
"We will have to improve the parts that are inadequate," AFP cites Lee Don-Joo, executive VP of Samsung mobile, as saying to Yonhap news agency. "Apple made it very thin."
But that's not all, Sammy is supposedly also reexamining the price.
"The 10-inch [tablet] was to be priced higher than the seven-inch but we will have to think that over," Lee said.
Samsung has yet to officially announce a price for the 10.1-inch Tab, so it's not like they're going back on a previous announcement here, but it is refreshing to see a company so freely admit that they’re going to rethink price and even hardware in order to be more competitive.
No word on how this will affect the launch date, which also remains unconfirmed, nor is there any indication as to whether it will have any bearing on the upcoming unveiling of the 8.9-inch version on March 22.