It would certainly be fair to question whether of not Apple really have anything to worry about when any new Smartphone or tablet PC enters the battle for marketplace superiority, though the competition certainly seems relentless in their attempts to remove the technology giant from their pedestal – even if only temporarily. The latest challenge comes by way of the Apple iPad 2 contender, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which has just been made available in stores across the U.S.
Playing on a number of features held directly in comparison to the iPad 2, the new Galaxy is both thinner and lighter, with a 10.1 inch display and the Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system.
However, in response to genuine fear of competition or perhaps genuine scruples, there are reports that Apple has added further fuel to the legal fire they have already lit squarely beneath Samsung. It has been said that Apple have recently refurbished their existing complaint regarding Samsung filed earlier this year, in relation to a number of features including overall product appearance and several touch-screen gestures.
The amended lawsuit seems to have stepped up the accusations to a more serious level, indicating that certain infringements were made deliberately and with forethought, rather than occurring due to carelessness or simple laziness.
Apple’s iPad 2 simply flummoxed the entire industry by bettering their original product, which was already leaps and bounds ahead of the game. That being said, on paper at least, the new Galaxy 10.1 has Apple outfoxed in terms of power, screen size, camera quality, resolution weight and size. Price to storage ratios also equal those of Apple, so have they really done what seems to have been impossible so far?
Well, such depends of consumer reaction, as we all know very well that paper statistics are only worth the paper they are printed on if they add up to a total package. In this case, the package certainly seems to add up to something rather special – certainly enough to put a little worry into Apple, or so it would seem.