July 20th, 2012, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Madzack
Few weeks back, I went to a local Samsung store in Kuala Lumpur, Low Yat to be precise. I'm asking around pondering about whether to buy the 7+ while fiddling with their tablets. Then there's this chirpy retail assistant coming along, and we discuss about the tablets.
And I brought up about 7+ and he says "We're not selling it any more; it's now obsolete"
The balls of this dumbass. Really, it's now obsolete?
But that raises my concern when I've checked almost every Samsung store in Kuala Lumpur. Some are still selling it, but most stores here aren't any more, right down to denying it. These are local Samsung resellers btw.
What's going on? Has 7+ truly become obsolete?
The only theory I can of, is that Samsung Malaysia here is shifting their focus on on the Tab 2 & the 7.7.
Does anyone here have any ideas?
The store is feeding you BS, though the employee may believe it.
It is not obsolete nor even obsolescent. They JUST released ICS for it within the last week or so, and still in process of that rollout.
The specs are better than the Tab 2, and with ICS on it it will run circiles on the Tab 2, I am willing to bet.
But, Tab 2 is cheap, and the 7.7 has a bit better screen than the Tab+, so with stores only having so much inventory, it may make sense to them that the 7+ is "odd tab out".