We know one Samsung executive vice president who may be looking for another job soon. Perhaps Apple has some openings? This company just might want to consider hiring Lee Don-joo, who works within Samsung’s mobile division, and recently admitted to a Korean news agency that some of the Galaxy Tab’s features are “inadequate” compared to the iPad 2.
The features Lee was referring to are the Galaxy Tab’s size and price points. The Tab is 10.9 millimeters thick. The iPad 2 is only 8.8 millimeters thick, making it 20 percent thinner. “We will have to improve the parts that are inadequate,” Lee told the news agency. “Apple made [its tablet] very thin.”
Another point of contention is price. The iPad 2 starts at $499, or $629 with 3G. The current seven-inch Galaxy Tab has sold for $400 without a contract, or $600 with a contract. What’s more, Samsung was planning to charge even more for 10-inch Galaxy Tab, called the Tab 10.1. Lee says the company needs to reconsider its pricing scales now though. “The 10-inch [model] was to be priced higher than the 7-inch [model] but we will have to think that over,” Lee said.
Chances are, Samsung isn’t the only company that is going to have to think things over now that Apple has shown its cards.