Indonesia becomes the first country in Asia to launch Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and with only 1200 units on offer during the launch day, all units were completely sold out in 7 hours. According to Kompas.com, Samsung offers great discounts for the units, sold at about RM1,410 (4 million Indonesian Rupiah) with a further RM70 discount for the first 200 customer. The recommended retail price for the Tab in Indonesia is 6 million Indonesian Rupiah or RM2113.
(Picture by Kompas.com)
With thousands of people lining up to buy the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung can expect the Tab to sell like hot cakes in Indonesia. Samsung decided to choose Indonesia as the first country (outside
of Korea and US) due to their great success in selling the first version of the Tab, which was not widely accepted in Malaysia.
However, with the improved features of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, we can expect similar craze when it is launched in Malaysia soon. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 would probably hit Malaysian market in the next two weeks with almost the similar price range as seen in Indonesia, though a collaboration with Malaysian telcos would perhaps provide greater packages and rates.
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