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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 launch
Samsung has added a 7.7-inch version to its Galaxy Tab range, alongside a new hybrid phone and tablet device, the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note.
The Korean manufacturer introduced the Android-based devices at the IFA trade show in Berlin on Thursday. The new model makes a total of five tablets in the Galaxy Tab line-up. By contrast, most rival manufacturers offer just one or two variants.
"It seems to me that Samsung is going back to a technique it used in mobile phones a few years ago, when it would bring devices to market more as a showcase than to exploit a real market opportunity," Carolina Milanesi, a mobile device analyst at Gartner, told ZDNet UK.
"[It's] almost like an intimidation technique against competitors, like the military parades some governments have to make sure the rest of the world is conscious of their power," she added.
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