Samsung may have slightly cowered at the launch of the iPad 2, but that’s not going to stop them – a day before the Apple-bred tablet is available from Verizon, they’ve posted a brand new advertisement for their original Samsung Galaxy Tab on YouTube. (Which we imagine could find its way to airwaves soon.)
The Korean company reportedly questioned their new tablet – the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Honeycomb – regarding its quality up against the iPad 2. Reports suggested they could go back to the drawing board on their hardware or rethink their pricing strategy, but Samsung confirmed that this isn’t the case. (Pricing is still up in the air, though, so the iPad 2’s launch could effect that.)
Samsung will be holding an event March 22nd in Orlando to kick CTIA off. At the event, they’re expected to announce several more sizes of the already-announced Galaxy Tab “2” – these include an 8.9 inch versions, and a 7 inch version with Honeycomb could be in the works. It makes me wonder why they even bother to spend more marketing dollars on an outdated version – perhaps they just want to clear inventory as quickly as possible.
The new advertisement itself isn’t anything special, but the timing is very interesting. Check the video out for yourself above.