iPad mini Vs Samsung: Earlier today, we brought you an update regarding Sony and its desire to take on the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad. While Sony has its eyes on the full-size tablet, Samsung is taking aim at the mini.
Next month, Samsung is set to roll out a new tablet as part of its Galaxy Note series. This time around, the company is taking aim at the iPad mini. It makes sense that Samsung would move in this direction, being that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has had so much success in this area over the past few months.
According to Samsung Mobile vice president JK Shin, this tablet is set to hit the market sometime in the near future. While he did not share any information on specs or pricing, the device is set to make its debut at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona.
With its tablet success up to this point, Samsung is hoping for more of the same from this smaller device. It will be interesting to see what the new tablet will bring to the market, especially as compared to the Apple iPad mini.
Here is some information from AppleInsider:
“An 8-inch Galaxy Note device has been rumored for some time, based on the notion that Samsung would not leave the mid-range tablet segment to its competitors. While Samsung was among the earliest of major manufacturers to enter the mid-range segment with its Galaxy Tab 7.0, the mid-range tablet market didn’t begin to take off until late 2011, when Amazon’s Kindle Fire debuted to brisk sales. The next year saw the addition of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, a new line of Kindle Fires, and, finally, the long-expected iPad mini, which launched to considerable demand and is thought to have shipped eight million units in the last quarter.”
While nobody knows for sure what a Note 8.0 tablet would feature, here is a better idea of what we may be able to expect: