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Samsung's 10-inch tablet to ship as announced, iPad 2 is not the monster in Samsung's closet

Samsung's 10.1-inch, Honeycomb-powered tablet not delayed, still on track for a Summer release

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 6, 2011 at 11:30 am CST (0 mins, 50 secs time to read)

There was a short period of time over the last few days where everyone thought Samsung were going to delay their Honeycomb-based, 10.1-inch tablet. But fear not my dear readers, Samsung are not scared of the iPad 2 and their tablet will ship as expected.

Samsung's 10-inch tablet to ship as announced, iPad 2 is not the monster in Samsung's closet |

"We will continue to make every effort to provide the most powerful, well-designed and productive mobile device to customers," Executive Vice President Lee Don-Joo is quoted by Yonhap as saying. Samsung are being very mum about the release date, but it can't be overlooked that Apple is making it hard for everyone else trying to release tablets.

But this is how it happens when Apple are able to control everything from proprietary hardware, design, marketing, retail, wholesale all the way to getting it into your hands. Samsung obviously source parts from a bunch of different places and don't have the same control Apple do. Apple are therefore able to bend their price a bit and this will most likely be Samsung's biggest hurdle.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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