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Samsung patents design for a tablet with curved margins

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Samsung patents design for a tablet with curved margins
Samsung’s tablets have always been a bit on the boring side when it comes to design. Admittedly, it’s difficult to make a tablet that’s unique-looking and easy to handle at the same time. But Samsung seems to be trying to do just that.

The South Korean company was granted a patent recently for the design of a tablet that has curved margins. Its display isn’t curved, but that’s actually a good thing. 

Only the left and right margins of the tablet are curved - slightly curved to the front, to be exact, this probably allowing us to get a better grip on it. Rear and front-facing cameras are visible. The bezel around the display is quite thin, and the apparent lack of a hardware home button makes us think about a possible next-generation Nexus 10 tablet. Of course, we shouldn’t get too excited for now, since this design might never be used for a real device. Plus, HTC might be the maker of Google’s next Nexus 10, not Samsung.

Anyway, the patent application for the curved tablet - filed with the USPTO - doesn’t tell us much, just that Samsung is claiming “the ornamental design for a tablet computer, as shown and described.”

Check out the design in the slideshow below and let us know what you think.


source: USPTO

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posted on 04 Mar 2014, 17:41 2

1. Dthawk (Posts: 37; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


might as well

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 17:47 1

2. erikiksaz (Posts: 107; Member since: 22 Apr 2010)


THAT'S THE EXACT SAME THING I WAS SAYING IN MY HEAD WHEN I READ THIS POST!

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 17:48 6

3. Finalflash (Posts: 1675; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


The hell did I just read? This is getting way too ridiculous although probably justified with all the small and large patent trolls running around.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 18:09 2

4. hung2900 (Posts: 788; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Understanding problem.
This is a patent for a tablet design, and the tablet in the design has curve margin, amd this is only one characteristic of the design.
Not patent directly for curve margin design.
PA made a controversal title. It should be design for A tablet with curve margin, not tablet in general.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 02:51

15. cheetah2k (Posts: 804; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


See what Apple has done to the mobile industry....... Patenting squares and rounded corners has forced Samsung to do exactly the same thing so as not to come under fire later. Well done Apple.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 03:08

16. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


I guess you're ignorant of the fact that Samsung actually holds 60,000 (11000+ on phones) patents. They started making phones long before Apple even considered making smartphones. Check ithttp://www.phonearena.com/news/In-reality-Apple-has-far-less-patents-that-you-would-expect_id21358

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 04:48

18. Finalflash (Posts: 1675; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yea, but not one other manufacturer has been sued by Samsung offensively for the use of those patents or in any way copying them. It was the silent rule of technology companies to keep their aggression in their pants because everyone worked to move forwards. In comes retarded design company thinking it is innovative and starts going on a rampage and everyone goes to hell trying to defend themselves.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 19:12 5

5. Carlitos (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Bad title PA. The design on the drawings do seem interesting

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:44

6. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Interesting design they have there

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 01:45

14. pwnarena (Posts: 873; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


because they don't know what to do with their curved/flexible displays?

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 03:09

17. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


A tablet version of the galaxy round ;)

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 05:01

19. NightFelix (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


so that Samsung can sue Apple just like Apple sue Samsung last time.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 07:18

21. jpd514 (Posts: 33; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)


See this recent patent from Samsung, it's just genius!

Sorti, You will have to Google it. Can't post link.

Patent filing for Samsung’s “Galaxy Glass” details augmented reality keyboard

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 07:07

20. jpd514 (Posts: 33; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)


See this recent patent from Samsung, it's just genius!

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 07:57

22. google-apple (Posts: 34; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


Patent huh

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