Samsung Plans to Launch Tablet Globally This Year

According to report of Reuters from Tokyo, Galaxy Tab tablet computer is planned to be said by Samsung Electronics Inc. United States, Italy, South Korea, and Japan this year, taking direction at competitor, the Apple in the new yet already choked segment. This move of launching a new tab makes the company hope that it sustains the profit growth this year as the faint euro counts on the sales of mobile phones.

Though Galaxy Tab, which was unveiled last month, has to compete with a collection of similar gadgets like the products from Dell and that of HP, some analysts have described it as the most credible competitor to the iPad of Apple. This tablet is smaller than the Apple’s iPad. It is also reported that Samsung has created partnerships with media companies and the top four US mobile carriers, which are offering programming for its Media Hub service.

President of Samsung’s mobile division, J.K.Shin, in an interview, announced that the Galaxy Tab runs on Google’s Android Operating System, whose further details like price etc are declined, most probably will be launched in the third quarter of this year. This move came after the release of iPad from Apple and when all other mobile companies started launching their own similar devices. The world’s second largest cell phone markers, Samsung sold 64.3 million handsets in the first quarter of this year. The Galaxy Tab holds features like a 7 inch screen which is smaller than the Apple’s iPad which is about 9.7 inch. Only in Finland, the price of Galaxy Tab is much higher than iPad. The sale of Galaxy Tab will go in South Korea in October/ November, in Japan and the United States in November and in Italy in October. About 1million units are expected to be sold this year.

NTT DOCOMO Inc., in Japan, will also be selling the Samsung’s Galaxy Smartphones from late October, with a hope of winning over the Japanese users who have warmed to foreign gadgets thanks to iPad and iPhone. The shares of DOCOMO are been rose from 3.4% to 141,900 yen, rising with rival KDDI that ended up 5.4% at 410,000 yen on its project, declared that it is going to launch Japans first smartphone, which can also be utilized as an electronic wallet. The fuller market grew up to 1.5%. The Japanese market which is uniquely developed has been cracked by other foreign mobile phone markers, after a long struggle, and even the world’s biggest mobile handsets maker, Nokia, has been drove to retreat from the market previously.

Tetsura Tsusaka, a capital analyst at Barclays, stated that this time Samsung will be faring well. He also added that nowadays the things are different. The type of products, users want nowadays are completely varying from the products that were existing when foreign handset markets were fighting to sell their no bills. So everyone over there is waiting for the launch of Samsung’s tablet all over the world.

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