Ceasing momentum created by a near 40 percent market share of Android powered devices, Samsung gambles on winning with with GALAXY Tab 2, which is reported to be in test marketing mode in Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden.
“Two years ago, Samsung GALAXY Tab began to offer customers more possibilities on the go. Since then, Samsung has actively enhanced our tablet line-up with several tablets in different sizes,” the company stated in an official press release.
The Galaxy Tab 2 provides dual-core, 1 GHz processor, 1 gig of RAM with micro SD expansion option, a 7” WSVGA (1024x600) PLS TFT display, rear 3 megapixel/ 720p camera accompanied by a front VGA, Bluetooth v.3.0 capability, and WiFI 802.11 b/g/n- WiFi Direct capabilities, all powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
JK Shin, the President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics indicated that “The new GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) will provide people with delighted multimedia experience and allow efficient communication”.
Time will tell.
So far, as of Q4 2011, Apple has been the dominant tablet manufacturer disseminating close to 15.4 Million iPads around the world, culminating to a 58 percent Q4 market share. This is down from a 68 percent tablet OS share from Q4 of 2010.
As reported, Samsung has not officially announced the pricing on the Galaxy Tab 2. However, many tech pundits are predicting a similar price point at or near $400.