While Samsung is bent on world domination in the mobile device market, early reports are that its Galaxy Tab isn’t quite living up to sales expectations. The Galaxy S phone’s worldwide release and carrier-blind marketing strategy may have helped the device reach high shipments, but the same can’t be said for the Tab. Ashok Kumar of Rodman & Redshaw is saying that Samsung has cut the production of the device in half.
Overall Kumar is predicting tablet sales in general will falter as consumers opt for inexpensive laptops or smartphones. I get the feeling this may be true. While many rush to ride the wave created by the iPad, once the novelty of the device wears off will consumers really be all that interested in tablets?