Enterprise Mobility: Samsung Galaxy Tab Poses Major iPad Threat: 10 Reasons Why

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2011-05-26 Print this article Print
A Nice, Big Display

A Nice, Big Display

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes with, as one might expect, a 10.1-inch display. The iPad 2, on the other hand, comes with a 9.7-inch display. Though the difference might not be great on paper, in your hands it quickly becomes apparent. As more and more people opt for tablets to handle their mobile-entertainment needs, they will want bigger displays. Samsung is capitalizing on that with its Galaxy Tab 10.1.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab was the first Android-based tablet to take on Apple's iPad with any success. The device didn't match iPad sales by far, but it went a long way in proving that consumers would potentially welcome the opportunity to get their hands on a tablet that wasn't made by the Cupertino, Calif.-based firm. But Samsung isn't done. With designs on bringing a 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab to the market to compete against Apple's iPad 2, the company has the unique opportunity to become the biggest and most worrisome competitor to the iPad yet. Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean that the iPad will lose its position as the market leader. Quite the contrary, Apple's iPad will continue to dominate that space, regardless of the number of competing devices that might reach the market. But with a host of Galaxy Tab units for consumers to choose from, Samsung might just be able to deliver the biggest threat to the iPad of any company in the marketplace. This eWEEK slide show explains why that's the case.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.

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