Samsung Blasts iPad, Praises Galaxy Note 10.1 In Press Email

    March 11, 2012
    Shaylin Clark
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Apple’s announcement of their latest iPad on Wednesday prompted a variety of reactions from members of the media, techies, consumers, and more. While most people seem to think Apple’s newest creation is pretty cool, some were a little disappointed. Some dislike the name, others were underwhelmed by the list of features. Most took to Twitter or their blogs or whatever other media were at their disposal to express their displeasure.

It turns out that Samsung wasn’t terribly impressed by the new iPad either, and chose a… unique way to express how underwhelming they found it. They emailed the press. After the event they sent an email to various members of the press with a grid comparing Apple’s new iPad to the forthcoming Galaxy Note 10.1. Check out the image below and pay attention to which features Samsung chose to highlight in the grid:

Galaxy Note 10.1 vs. The New iPad

Notice a theme? Of the seven tasks listed on the grid, only two unique features are actually discussed: the S-Pen (stylus) and the ability to have two apps open at the same time (provided the apps are optimized for it). Now, the ability to have two apps open at once is pretty neat, and the stylus is potentially pretty handy, Samsung is pretty plainly trying to do a lot with only two features.

Of course, the grid also includes other features of the Galaxy Note. It is thinner (by 0.5mm) and lighter (by 0.15lbs) than the iPad. The microSD card slot and USB port are features that many iPad users have been wanting. Those, however, aren’t the focus of the comparison. Of course, those features are fairly common to Android-based tablets, while the dual app and S-Pen features are more unique to the Galaxy Note 10.1

What do you think of Samsung’s grid? Would you buy a Galaxy Note 10.1 instead of an iPad? Does the grid influence you one way or another? Let us know in the comments.

  • http://www.replica-sunglasses.co.uk/cheap-sunglasses-/view/113/ Lisa

    Great samsung is always there to compare with ipad. Its great that samy is doing great work in the filed of tablets to compete with ipad. Samy is better

  • shay

    Enough, samsung is way better the apple, and for sure google’s android is far better then ios, its more open, you dont have to use itunes, and you can uae it as a nootbook whice is amazing, android and samsung is the future, smart people and people that understand will choose this tablet, i see apple dissapear from the market in 5-10 years, every year thier market share will decrease, only older people choose apple because its easier, b/c there is not much to do with it, so samung and google keep up your good work, and make devices that are really usable.

  • http://tradeshowexpress.net tom

    Just wish it would run Vimeo video. I have one and its the only drawback

  • Jack Thomas

    Apple beats droid in my opinion hands-down! What will be the screen resolution on the new tablet?

  • http://www.bestvibes.ca Sexy Apps & Toys

    It’s all about the apps and games that are available at this point… what someone needs to do is make an android app that lets you use apple apps on android. Though I will wait to see if there are any good tablets for windows 8 when it arrives. I would like to see a tablet aimed more at business users than gamers and facebookers… I thought the playbook would fill that niche… but I think blackberry dropped the ball with not being able to send blackberry messages natively… couldn’t they have done what apple does and have a 3g/4g version that takes a sim card… we don’t need sexy toys… we need sexy tools! Who knows… maybe the samsung note is the way to go!

  • http://www.ssrichardmontgomery.com ron

    The usb port is very important,with external powered hub printer mouse scanner keyboard, and many other devices can be connected when at home or in office.most important is removable memory card I have seen people drop iphone and other into water or on hard surface trying to get their contacts.I have samsung phone everything is saved on sim for phone numbers, memory card for photos and information. only apps are in phone memory.If phone does not work for any reason( not so far). I just remove cards and place in another phone,or recover information from memory card on computer.But maybe they want you to buy a more expensive higher memory ver of ipad which you would not have to do with external memory card…

  • AZPurpleLady

    I found the comment that Apple would “disappear from the market in 5-10 years” quite amusing. Has this individual been living under a rock? Do they realize how many MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads, iPods, iMacs have been sold just in 4th quarter 2011 alone??? While Apple may not dominate the market on personal computers they have plenty of market share to keep them alive and well for a good long time. Tablets, MP3 players – all the other companies out there have been playing catch-up since the iPad and iPod were released. My philosophy is imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. That is not to say that there aren’t good imitations out there. Each device has its own strengths and weaknesses. People may bad mouth IOS with not being open but that is a safeguard that Apple has put in to protect the consumer from garbage apps. Open source is great but can also corrupt the device you’re putting it on if you’re not careful. Rather than discussing “my dogs better than your dog”, would it not be far more constructive to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of a particular device rather than just poo-pooing something because it comes from a particular company? Personally, I hate Samsung but I still looked at the specs to see what they were touting. My grandson has a Toshiba Thrive tablet that I think is awesome. He’s doing things with that tablet that I wouldn’t even dream of doing and he’s only 12. I would hope we can keep this topic civil and educational rather than blasting and negative.

    • http://www.quote-4.me.uk Matt

      I found it amusing too. Apple nearly did disappear a few years ago. They’ve got where they are today using a very successful “i want one of those” strategy, and I can’t see it not working all of a sudden. Like you say, the sales figures back this up, although personally I would buy the Samsung. Does more and will be cheaper.

  • http://carbluetooth.net Car Bluetooth

    no thanks. sticking with the ipad.

  • Douglas

    Hellooo. Flash people, Flash is still used in 95% of the Internet. But if you enjoy seen “Legos”, well iPad it is. But Samsung have got to understand this space is not about who has the most features, but rather, who provides the better experience. And when it comes to ‘user experience’ the iPad still holds a lead. The Samsung folks really need a user experience expert, otherwise they will always be second.

  • Sammy

    No. Samsung is merely a copycat. No originality in design and engineering. Without Android, they’d be dead in mobile. Would never purchase a Samsung product. These idiots always wait until Apple announces their product before talking about how good they are. The above chart focuses on multitasking between apps and the stylus. I have never missed use of stylus on the iPad. Pressure sensitivity will confuse users.