Apple iPad Ruins Best-Laid Plans of Competitors

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MediaPost, 3/8/11

There’s a new trope emerging around Apple’s wildly popular iPad tablet computers: They are so good, they force rivals to go back to the drawing board or lower their prices… sometimes before they’ve even released their competing product.

Most recently, Samsung execs are wringing their hands over their new 10.1-inch Galaxy tablet, which has been left looking “inadequate” by Apple’s release of the new iPad 2, in the words of mobile division vice president Lee Don-Joo, whose interview with Yonhap News Agency was translated by Mashable.

Concerns included Apple’s ability to deliver superior functionality in an even smaller object, according to Lee, who remarked: “Apple made it very thin… We will have to improve the parts that are inadequate.”

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