Samsung patent reveals dual-screen tablet despite Sony, Kyocera failures

Samsung patent reveals dual-screen tablet despite Sony, Kyocera failures
It seems like only yesterday we covered the release of Sony's Tablet P, the dual-screen toting tablet which ultimately was doomed from the start. Before that it was the Kyocera Echo for Sprint trying to use its two screens to win our hearts. Both had the same vital flaw from the start, users don't seem to want a dual screen tablet/phone as indicated by both devices' slow sales.

Recent patent revelations show Samsung is now interested in developing some sort of dual-screen device with a remote. If anyone can make the dual-screen device work, it would be Samsung, but we're doubtful this device will ever see the fluorescent lit shelves of retailers. Regardless of if it were to use Windows Phone or Android, the mobile operating systems and apps simply are not optimized to run on a dual screen device.

Many early adopters of Sprint's Kyocera Echo, a touch screen quasi-tablet phone, report that the device was unintuitive, and difficult to use due to apps not knowing how to handle the screen real estate. We don't think that this Samsung product will ever see the shelves, but if it does, do you think it'll suffer the same fate as dual-screen tablets of the past?

source: Androidguys



12. pbui.818

Posts: 78; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

You've heard of the Galaxy Note and the rumored Galaxy Journal and maybe Galaxy Diary. Call this the Galaxy Blackbook (Beam). Next, produce this in 7in, 8in and 10in variants with different pricepoints. Then, wait for Amazon to market the exact same thing at half the price on a custom version of your OS. TADA! Samsung, you've just invented a new market segment again!

8. oister85 unregistered

Phonearana how can you tell when a companies fails with products

9. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

When nobody buys it, or when everyone who does buy it hates it.

7. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

If apple submitted a patent like this, i know it will be a popular device. Just look how iPad tablet became popular knowing that tablet technology was introduced years ago.

6. palmguy

Posts: 991; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

What hurt the Kyocera was the software was buggy and the phone was ugly. Good concept though. Worked for Nintendo.

4. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Nintendo will sue samsung,if they call it a galaxy ds.


Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

very useless

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

with samsungs nearly bezel free tech it would be implimented better at least. throw in a 5250 to handle both screens and the rest is up to the software side to make it work. the keyocera was cheap and not very powerful. would it catch on if Samsung put some power behind it? maybe.. but it would at least have a better chance.

5. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I guess samsung's gonna come in with the Foldable AMOLED tech, single screen. In that case, its a huge win. Folding a 10 inch screen is something every tablet user would like..

10. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

If that's the case, then wow amazing...

11. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Great insight!

1. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

I feel the dual screens would work if once I open it I do not have a live running thru the middle

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