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Samsung S-Pen coming to tablets?

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Samsung S-Pen coming to tablets?
Samsung hints it might be considering adding S-Pen stylus functionality to future tablets, using what it’s already achieved on the Samsung Galaxy Note. A Samsung product manager couldn’t go into explicit details, but hinted strongly that a new input method might be coming to new Samsung-made tablets.

"I think a pen interface continues to make a lot of sense across a number of screen sizes, like the larger is more obvious of those. That’s about as specific as I can be without announcing a product," product marketing manager Ryan Biden said in an interview for LaptopMag.

The S-Pen on the Galaxy Note uses Wacom active digitizer technology for input which means that it’s much more accurate than capacitive styli. You can easily use the S-Pen for handwriting and sketching, something you’d find more challenging to do with a capacitive stylus.

Currently, only the 7-inch HTC Flyer supports stylus input, which makes it stand out in the crowd. And that’s definitely one possible and logical strategy for differentiation in the Android tablet market for Samsung. It’s not certain, though, so we’d hold our excitement until we get an official confirmation from the Korean company. How do you like the prospects, though?
 
source: LaptopMag

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posted on 25 Jan 2012, 09:08 3

1. gotti88 (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


way to go sammy....

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 11:39 3

2. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


DUH.

this is only natural, and one of the most promising directions to go, for a tablet.
just remember the digital drawing boards that are THE working tool for professionals.
now with properly touch optimized productivity apps(adobe touch ) and with all the abilities of the upcoming hardware(quad core processors, rogue - like GPUs) and software(android 5 foremost ), and an S - pen, the possibilities are just too sweet.
PC will become obsolete and needless!

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 15:22

3. skymitch89 (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Lately I've seen pens/stylus' for the "modern" touchscreens. I was at a Verizon store a while back and one of the sales reps was trying to show her g-ma how to use an iPhone and handed her g-ma a pen/stylus to use on it.

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