Is the Samsung Hit a Padfone type device?
posted by Alan F. / Dec 27, 2013, 9:02 PM
What makes this even a bit plausible is a recent trademark awarded to Samsung for a device called the Samsung Hit. The trademark application has the device listed under the smartphone and tablet computer categories. And earlier this year, Samsung received a patent relating to a smartphone docked to a tablet. Sound familiar?
Maybe the different variations of the SM-G900 series prove to be something else, like the Samsung Galaxy S5 in plastic and metallic versions. Or the Samsung Galaxy S5 in international and regional variations. But just perhaps it is the Samsung Hit, which would consist of a smartphone and a tablet with a rear dock. Like the Padfone, the user would slip the handset into the tablet dock to power the slate.
Surely we will know more after CES 2014 next month.
Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!
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samcopy is going to copy again -_-
posted on Dec 27, 2013, 9:09 PM 14
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I'm not a fan of Samsung, but isn't that what all companies do, including Apple?
posted on Dec 27, 2013, 9:46 PM 15
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the problem is, samsung patent is awfully similar to padfone design.. I don't care more companies make this form factor(it's the only way for growth of this specific market and better R&D for it) but ethically samsung must somehow give credit to asus for their idea(at least for being first to produce an actual product)
posted on Dec 27, 2013, 11:31 PM 6
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Then Asus must somehow give credit to Motorola for it's laptop docks they had that made the Motorola Droid Bionic transform from a tablet to a laptop. Samsung only has a reputation for copying because of Apple's patent trolling. They do nothing different from any other company, including Apple themselves.
posted on Dec 28, 2013, 9:06 AM 2
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that's a stupid comment, because that means every company is sh*t because they copied Phablets from Samsung, so don't make this a big deal when other companies copied Samsung's Phablet category nobody bats an eye but when Samsung copies everyone loses their minds
posted on Dec 28, 2013, 9:28 AM 4
OMG! Call the cops! Seriously, do haters like you even use their brains before posting stupid comments. Does your phone support MP3? OMG! Sony copied Samsung! Because Samsung was the first oem to introduce MP3 supported phones. Does it have a camera? Sharp did it first, so basically everyone copied Sharp, right? And it goes on and on. Grow the f up!
posted on Dec 28, 2013, 5:59 AM 9
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lol...that's why samsung is always getting sued by apple
posted on Dec 27, 2013, 9:51 PM 4
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Suing is not Asus's game, so Asus won't sue Samsung. I hope. Because I've never seen Asus sue other companies.
posted on Dec 27, 2013, 10:17 PM 1
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Actually, the Atrix docking was before the padfone. If you think Samsung is copying, think it would have to be copying Motorola.
posted on Dec 27, 2013, 10:08 PM 4
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Just to be clear the Atrix docked in to a laptop base not a tablet and the way that it docked is totally different than what Asus did with their padfone which was a phone that is inserted into a tablets back.
posted on Dec 28, 2013, 7:25 AM 3
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i don't like Padfone. It's a waste of money. If phone lost or you don't want anymore and want upgrade or sell. That's mean your tablet dock can't be use. and price pay for Padfone nearly buy 1 smartphone + 1 tablet. Bad idea.
posted on Dec 27, 2013, 10:40 PM 4
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that is for old, first and second gen padfones. padfone infiniti can be upgraded. one has s600 newer has s800. dock is same and can be used for both.even though my padfone 2 is old, it's user says it is awesome concept and your are stuck in time
posted on Dec 28, 2013, 3:03 AM 1
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Samsung the copy cat has struck agiain!
posted on Dec 28, 2013, 1:23 AM 4
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