Sales not doing too good- Discounts on horizon?

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  1. rushmore

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  2. uniquenameEVO

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    Sales surely won't pick up tomorrow if Archos actually comes through with their new tabs.
     
  3. jasonaward

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    The only thing I blame is advertising. I compare it to the advertising done for my phone --- an EVO. Sprint was pushing the EVO for at least a month before the device came out in about every venue where someone would listen.

    The carriers simply haven't been advertising the Tab. Whether that was Samsung's job or the carriers' job, I don't know (probably both), but they did a terrible job advertising the device.

    I really don't think the proprietary connector matters ... who cares? The price might be a little high (not really in my personal opinion). But in all, I think it comes down to the fact that no one knows about it.
     
  4. phone*guy

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    My corporate Sprint rep says they're selling them like crazy...We grabbed a handful them and I like mine so far.
     
  5. Tech Addiction

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    I definitely like the size of this category. Dont know what Steve Jobs was thinking when he said the 7in Tablets were gonna be DOA. I actually dont feel stupid taking this into a resturant or bar. Now the IPad is a different story.
     
  6. princetonbc

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    I think it is about marketing. All you ever see is Apple ads on TV and check out some of those ads when you are reading articles about Android you will see IPhone ads there too. There are a few Android phone ads on TV but nothing like what Apple has done. Give it time I think the Tab is just getting started.
     
  7. Tech Addiction

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    I was in best buy last night and compared the Tab to the iPad side by side. I went to engadget on both devices and the Tab can scroll the entire page quickly and no issues. The iPad would scroll for a split second and then present the pixel dots like a device that doesn't have enough memory. My Touch Pro used to do this. It was an eye opener. Also I could really see the difference in pixel density. The tab looked way better in my opinion.
     
  8. jamesk84

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    Agree, when you hold one (tab) it just feels right. I see this size tablet sticking around for awhile and I wouldn't be surprised to see a ipad version out next year.
     
  9. jsbaugh

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    In terms of the size of the Tab the question is what are you actually doing with it? As a web browser/Email machine then 7 inches is fine, not a problem. Trying to do anything productive on it is a different story. I used a Tab for a while to see if it was any different than my DroidX and unfortunately it wasn't. I also have an ipad and the extra space makes a huge difference especially when using programs like Pages and creating documents. It was also a better experience watching media on the ipad with the larger screen. I wont even mention the difference in Apps between the two.
    I think the Tab is a good start for an Android tablet but that is only if you dont already have an Android phone.
    I think the Tab could be a big seller but not at the price point its at now and no way with a two year contract considering there will be a load of tablets coming in the next couple of months that are going to be a lot better than the Tab. Just my opinion.
     
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  10. ConceptVBS

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  11. vamp6x6x6x

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    Sadly I believe also that it is advertising. I mean they don't do much advertising...Just the other day I was asking my mate should I buy a Tablet or a Laptop and he said, "What's a Tablet?" So I said, "It's kind of like an ipad."

    I know, I know, it's different/better then an ipad, but I has to compare it to the closest thing to it that people know what it is..
     
  12. frenzy757

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    I just read somewhere that they sold 600,000 units in the first month? thats not bad
     
  13. MrTony

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    I know for $649 on AT&T, I won't be buying one. I love my Galaxy S, but I'm not breaking the bank for another 3" of screen space. They totally missed the mark on price-point and I do hope they have poor sales. Maybe it will shake some sense into them with their pricing scheme.
     
  14. ConceptVBS

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  15. Tech Addiction

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    I think people miss the price point reasoning. A brand new smart phone off contract is $400.00 to $600.00 so i think with the screen size, two cameras, and Android Market make the price point right on the money. The only reason most people complaining about the price point can afford a new droid x or evo is because its subsidised. How much would an Evo cost off contract? The Galaxy Tab has phone capability, its just software blocked. Just my opinion though.
     
  16. lekky

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    It's only software blocked in america tho right?
     
  17. Tech Addiction

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    Correct.
     
  18. AndroidTabletFan

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    It's not with Skype and google voice installed. It works fine as a phone then. (Especially now that I've dropped my poor N1 a few too many times. :()

    I also don't agree with the comments made about limited productivity. I have docs to go on mine, and coupled with a wireless keyboard have no trouble with document creation or editing. For fun, the viewing experience is great, the size is perfect, and I have very few complaints about the unit.
     
  19. That70sGAdawg

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    Samsung announced that they have sold over 600,000 in a month- expect to top 1 million by Dec 31 (5 weeks)- SO WHAT IS NOT SELLING???
     
  20. Tech Addiction

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    Yeah what he said..^^ assuming GAdawg is a guy. LMAO
     

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