Like it or love it- you have to be fairly impressed with Apple’s iPad 2 announcement. Faster processor, lighter weight, thinner profile, front and rear cameras, same low price. The announcement has led Samsung, purveyor of the Android 3.0 tablet Galaxy Tab 10.1, to re-examine at its own hardware model and, according to executive VP Lee Don-Joo, “improve the parts that are inadequate.” I don’t know what those inadequacies are, however he does note that “Apple made [the iPad 2] very thin”. He goes on to say that Samsung will change its pricing strategy with the Tab 10.1. It was originally going to cost more than the 7-inch version of the Galaxy Tab, but in light of Apple’s new product, Samsung will have to cut prices and improve quality to keep a market share.
UPDATE: The fine folks over at BGR report that the Galaxy 10.1 will be shipped as planned, with no impact from the iPad 2 announcement: “Samsung denied the report this past Saturday, saying it plans to release its second Galaxy-branded Android tablet on schedule.”