Samsung has shown the strongest signs yet of its intention of making the Galaxy Tab an enticing buy in the enterprise sector. For this, the South Korean electronics conglomerate has entered into a strategic partnership with Pyxis Mobile so as to come up with apps targeted specifically for enterprise application. The idea is to make the best use of Pyxis Mobile’s WYSIWYG mobile enterprise application development platform named App 7 Studio that itself is known for its platform independent credentials. And the fruits of the joint venture will be there for public review at the CTIA 2010, where the Galaxy Tab specific apps will be first launched.
Interest for the Galaxy Pad has been extremely positive ever since the 7 inch tablet was unveiled and is considered by many as the first serious contender of the Apple iPad that has held almost the entire tablet market ever since it was launched back in April. This in spite of the fact that the Galaxy Tab is in the smaller 7 inch category. What also makes Samsung’s first effort in the tablet segment special is the fact that the Galaxy Pad is perhaps the first Android tablet that hold real promise, one that can ultimately bring the iPad’s stronghold over the tablet sphere.
Also, the Galaxy Pad has a number of features built into it that can eventually turn the tables in its favor. Like it has a full Flash support, has twice the RAM capacity as the iPad, comes with an integrated camera, and is a lot more handy owing to its smaller size and lighter weight, the latter making it a snug fit even in coat pockets.
And the latest move on part of Samsung to pitch the Galaxy Tab in the enterprise sector can provide the Samsung tablet an even bigger advantage, something that the iPad clearly lacks even though there are some apps available that has made quite a few things simple for the entrepreneurs. While the iPad may have made some strong inroads in the enterprise scene, it is no secret that the biggest stronghold of Apple lies in the consumer segment and it is here that is contributing to the biggest growth of the iPad.
However, the Galaxy Tab will have to ward off the challenge posed by Research in Motion’s just launched PlayBook tablet as well as the tablet to be launched by Cisco, both of whom are the traditional players in enterprise. And if that’s not enough, reports are in that Dell too is in advanced stages with its 7 inch tablet, with the official debut about to take place with just weeks. Sure it is interesting times ahead and the climax of the tablet wars has yet to be reached.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email