Galaxy Tab 7.0 at $250 competes against Kindle Fire.
Samsung has now put the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 inch tablet on the market and is available at many different locations. The price point puts it into the marketplace of high competition against Amazon and Barnes & Noble with their 7 inch tablets. This area is going to become very crowded as we approach the fall selling seasons as many are going to try and sell tablets on price point to gain market share. Amazon has already shown they can do that by grabbing their 16.8% share of the market in a matter of months after launch. That was as of the end of the 4th quarter of 2011. Competition is going to change that number very quickly for Amazon.
With the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 on the market, it will be interesting to see who are the buyers. The name of this one does not just roll off the tongue. If they had left it as 7 instead of 7.0, it would make more sense. That is marketing for you.
The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 comes with Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed and given the problems with the roll out of ICS, this is an important feature. The price point of $249.99 is a draw to the tablet which has some added benefit over the Kindle Fire, such as Android 4.0. Arriving with 1024 by 600 resolution, this contains the same resolution you would find on most low priced notebook computers. This version comes only in a WiFi model which looks to become the standard for tablets as wireless carriers continue to push higher priced tiered data plans.
Reviews have been appearing for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and there is even a brief comment on the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 from Consumer Reports where they are talking about low cost 7 inch tablets. Most of the reviews are general positive about the 7 inch Tab 2 tablet with some points being raised for things like the start up time.
In general, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is a full featured tablet at a lower price and that is its great selling point. There is so much more that you can do with it, especially since it is running Android 4.0. All the apps which are available to run on this improved interface and OS make a difference between the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and the Kindle Fire.
Are you looking at price as a primary consideration for a tablet?