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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Priced at €729?

While Samsung had announced the 10.1-inch version of the Galaxy Note, expanding its offering of pen-enabled tablets, at Mobile World Congress, the company did not announce what it hopes to charge for its larger Note. Now, according to one online retailer, we may expect to see the Galaxy Note 10.1 to be priced at €729, or roughly $960.00 at the current currency exchange rates, which is more than double what Apple is pricing the base 16 GB WiFi-only iPad 2 today.

Samsung had introduced the Galaxy Note 10.1 as a way to differentiate its tablets from the slew of high-end and low-cost Android slates on the market today. Like the phone-tablet hybrid in the 5.3-inch high-resolution Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note 10.1 features an active digitizer pen, which Samsung dubs as the S-Pen, and a re-designed look that’s borrowed from the Galaxy Tab 10.1N.

Though the Galaxy Note 10.1 may cannibalize sales of the Galaxy Tab, which comes in the same size and similar form factor, Samsung says that it would be happy if that would happen as the company is seeing the digital pen as a way to differentiate its products. The move to re-integrate a pen into tablets began with HTC’s move with the Magic Pen, which debuted as an accessory for the HTC Flyer. Since then, HTC had integrated the pen along its 10.1-inch HTC Jetstream and Samsung had introduced the Galaxy Note line.

The pen is offering some success for both companies and consumers. At this time, app-developers must build their apps with SDKs released by Samsung and HTC to take advantage of the full potential of the pen. Samsung’s pen implementation at this time is still more consumer-friendly than HTC’s as Samsung allows the pen to still be used to swipe, make selections, and interact with apps on capacitive touch screens much like how users would use their fingers whereas HTC limits its pen’s functionality purely to drawing and annotation at this time.

Via: Phandroid

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6 Comments

  1. Maracine Robert

    03/13/2012 at 8:27 am

    No way am I investing that much in a tablet (even if hardware wise it’s perfect) when Windows 8 is just around the corner. I just hope they can get an Ipad like screen for the windows galaxy note that will be coming sooner or later.

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  2. dcbCreative

    03/13/2012 at 10:12 am

    Indeed, pricy… …Too pricy, might as well spend one’s money on a Samsung Series 7 Slate if you want a an expensive tablet with a stylus; at least with that you get all the functionality of a true PC.

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  3. Snides

    03/13/2012 at 11:02 pm

    If been anxiously waiting for the release of the new 10.1 Note or Tab 2 for the last month. If the Note is priced at almost 1K…..FOR-GET IT! That shows me Samsung is not serious about it’s consumer base by selling something for such an outrageous price. They just lost me as a customer if this is true. I’m not even going to settle for the Tab 2 then either.  I’m getting the New Ipad instead! 

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  4. Motorola Atrix forum

    03/14/2012 at 8:10 am

    Really?  That expensive?  More than twice the price of the normal 10.1?

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  5. Intchar1

    03/15/2012 at 10:21 am

    This vertical price (surprising and crazy) may be a marketing gimmick by samsung…

    What if at the time of actual launch they sell it for $400… It will
    win divine appreciation from all quarters and will create a hole in ipad
    market.

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  6. Stocklone

    03/16/2012 at 7:33 pm

    Your article is inaccurate. You can use the HTC Flyer’s stylus the same as your finger.  This changed in the update to Honeycomb which came out at the beginning of 2012. Please update your article. Thanks.

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