The claim of Berlin’s International Radio Show (IFA) to be the biggest consumer electronics show in the world is fiercely contested by the Consumer Electronics Association in America, which organises the better known CES in Las Vegas.
But this week’s IFA is certainly better attended as well as being better timed than its January counterpart in terms of gauging what sort of year the industry is having and revealing what are the likely best-sellers in the upcoming holiday season. Read more
Samsung began the most serious challenge to Apple and the iPad when it unveiled the first in its Galaxy Tab series at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin a year ago.
It looks set to raise its game further back here in Berlin this week, where the Korean company, Sony and Toshiba, among others, are showing off new tablet formats to take on the iPad at their 2011 IFA press conferences. Read more
Samsung is urging operators to bundle sales of its new Galaxy tablet with cell phones and their data plans in order to cut the cost to consumers.
Speaking on the sidelines of the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Lee Don Joo, head of global sales and marketing for Samsung’s mobile products, said it would be a burden if consumers had to pay for a separate plan for the Galaxy Tab on top of their existing phone plan. Read more