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Products in Search of a Market
Both of Samsung's new Galaxy Tab 2 media tablets integrate dual-core processors and run Google's latest Android 4.0 platform, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. What's more, both devices can double as an IR blaster featuring universal remote capabilities for controlling a variety of home entertainment gear.
The company also has high hopes for its new Galaxy Player offerings, which integrate Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 wireless radios but do not offer any cellular connectivity options. The diminutive gadgets are also designed to run Google's older Android 2.3 platform, otherwise known as Gingerbread, and stereo speakers are only available on Samsung's new 4.2-inch model.
So the biggest question is whether many U.S. consumers will be willing to purchase a Galaxy Player model at the $149.99 and $199.99 price points. Americans already can purchase advanced smartphones featuring similar multimedia capabilities and similarly sized screen as well as a 7.7-inch media tablet for $199.99 from vendors such as Amazon as well as Barnes and Noble.
Posted: 2012-05-13 @ 2:51am PT
Samsung mobile: mind blowing, very nice & so beautifull .....
Posted: 2012-04-12 @ 12:17pm PT
You state, "while the 10.1-inch model will begin shipping on May 13 at $349.99". Are you sure about that price? Everything I have seen shows it at $450.