Users have yet to get their hands on the iPad, but competitors to Apple’s tablet are already starting to be discussed, namely from the folks in the Samsung camp.
“We will respond,’’ said J.K. Shin, president of Samsung’s mobile communication division, as reported by Boston.com. The iPad “will create a new market and new demand.”
Unfortunately, further details about Samsung’s plans are practically nonexistent, as the company is pouring its time into the Wave, a 1 gigahertz processor handset that Samsung hopes will make a huge splash in the smartphone marketplace.
When speaking on the Wave, Shin claimed that the handset is the “biggest challenge we’re facing this year,” presumably because it is set to run the company’s own operating system called Bada, which Samsung hopes will be able to compete with operating systems from the likes of Google and Microsoft.
If the added competition keeps each company on their toes, continually pushing the boundaries for what consumers can expect from their ever-growing collection of gadgets, I’m all for it.
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