Samsung buys 5% of Wacom, the stylus is here to stay
posted by Ray S. / Jan 31, 2013, 4:57 AM
These 5% are equal to an investment of $58.2 million, so no major bucks have gone into this. Still, this deal serves as an obvious proof that Samsung will continue to equip some of its devices with these sweet Wacom-powered styluses. The cool thing about these gadgets, and the thing that differentiates them from those simple sticks of past times, is that they are now pressure sensitive and can be used for drawing and other productive work. We're glad that Samsung is enhancing this technology and isn't just loading ordinary styluses into its products.
Speaking of products, there have been some rumors hinting that the Galaxy S IV smartphone, expected to get announce in late April or early May will have a stylus, but we wouldn't be too sure about this yet. What's more probable, though, is that Samsung will continue to equip its expanding Note line with styluses.
source: Wacom (PDF) via AndroidAuthority
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I have my first experience with S-Pen yesterday and it was a great leap to stylus technology! I thought it was just a simple stylus but heck no! I liked how Samsung utilizes the stylus.
posted on Jan 31, 2013, 5:21 AM 3
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No stylus for s4 please....that would ruin note users....
posted on Jan 31, 2013, 5:28 AM 11
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I feel like it be a smart move to give people the choice. A 4.7-5in phone with the s pen would bring in more potential buyers.
posted on Jan 31, 2013, 5:53 AM 4
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I'd take the 2 mms smaller on the GSIV over an s-pen, I'll carry it in my pockets! As for the note series, it works great and has its place ! Keep up the good work sammy but please... no stylus on my GSIV :-P
posted on Jan 31, 2013, 7:14 AM 0
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i would love to see these expand into other tablets from samsung. make it useful as a bluetooth reciever and no longer do people have to worry about having a big slab held up against their head while talking
posted on Jan 31, 2013, 10:37 AM 0
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