Samsung on the Galaxy Tab: "We will have to improve the parts that are inadequate"

Samsung's executive vice president of mobile division Lee Don-joo has admitted that the iPad 2 has made some aspects of its Android-based Galaxy Tab lineup seem "inadequate."

Samsung's executive vice president of mobile division Lee Don-joo has admitted that the iPad 2 has made some aspects of its Android-based Galaxy Tab lineup seem "inadequate."

"We will have to improve the parts that are inadequate," Lee told Yonhap News Agency. "Apple made it very thin."

There's also indication of a restructuring of price.

"The 10-inch (tablet) was to be priced higher than the 7-inch (tablet) but we will have to think that over," Lee added.

I agree wholeheartedly with what my ZDNet blogging colleague James Kendrick had to say the other day:

Features and gimmicks aside, Apple has won the tablet war through aggressive pricing. Competitors have already had a tough time releasing tablets at the original iPad price point of $499, and now that this price gets you an improved iPad 2 the competition has been completely blocked out. Due to Apple's volume hardware component deals, it can build iPads far cheaper than anyone in the business.

Samsung may end up having to cut margins aggressively, even to the point of making next to nothing on each device, if it wants to see the Galaxy Tab lineup survive. However, I'm not sure if 'thinness' is what makes of breaks a tablet.