Is a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 coming to MWC 2012?
Is a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 about to be unveiled at MWC?
Since the Samsung Galaxy S III will definitely be absent from MWC 2012, haven't you wondered what the Korean tech company is planning to show off during the expo? Well, a piece of the puzzle just surfaced on the web, most likely by accident. On its official blog, Samsung posted a guide to its developer event, which is to take place at MWC 2012. The guide itself, which has already been taken down, may not be of much interest, but what is surprising about it that it mentions a device by the name of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.
On one hand, this could be nothing but a typo that the guys at Samsung failed to notice. But on the other hand, the leak could indicate that Samsung is indeed working on a tablet tailored to work with a stylus. You know, a stylus like the S-Pen that comes with the Samsung Galaxy Note. Now would be a good time to point out that the S-Pen is not just an ordinary twig. It uses Wacom active digitizer technology for input, which is why it is more accurate than a run-of-the-mill capacitive stylus.
Last time when we came across a clue hinting at Samsung tablets enhanced with S-Pen input was when Ryan Biden, who is a Product Marketing Manager at Samsung, expressed his fondness of the pen-based input method, especially when larger screen sizes were concerned. He didn't go into details, however, and left our imagination figure out what kind of product he might be referring to.
But wait, there's more! The guys at The Verge just spotted a casting call for a Samsung commercial – a commercial for a device called, you guessed it, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Judging by what the commercial listing mentions, the gizmo would be suitable for use in education, financial planning, and the field of arts. And although the listing is not active anymore, the advertisement in question is to be shot in February, which makes a debut for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 at MWC seem even more plausible.
Of course, we will know more as soon as MWC 2012 kicks off in a little less than two weeks from today. We will be there and will report all about it, so stay tuned!