Samsung's Android powered tablet is expected to be announced on August 11?

Samsung's Android powered tablet is expected to be announced on August 11?
Samsung already looks to have a tight grasp in the smartphone market now that two out of the four major carriers have launched their specific versions of the Samsung Galaxy S handset. We've only begun to taste the tip of the iceberg with Samsung's offerings, but there's no doubt that the Samsung Epic 4G and Fascinate will also accomplish the same feat – thus aiding sales for the Galaxy S line of handsets on a global basis. However, it looks like there might be even more under the covers since Samsung has sent out invitations to members of the press regarding a special event being held on August 11. Presumably, it may have something to do with their upcoming Android powered tablet based on the Galaxy S; the Samsung Tab. Despite the lack of official specs, it's speculated to sport a 7” touchscreen and will run Android 2.2 from the start – plus it may also implement some phone functions. The invitation states that it will be an opportunity to “see new products” which could mean a laundry listing of products from the Korean manufacturer. So you can't throw out the notion that they can even announce something like a new 3D television set or appliance product, but you really can't help think that it has to be something to do with this Android tablet – even when it looks like Samsung Galaxy S sales are looking healthy.

source: CrunchGear


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7 Comments

1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

healthy aint the word. Every time i pull this badboy out of my pocket to compare it to another phone for a customer, its sold. This phone is one beautiful beast. Its about time samsung did it right :)

3. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Same here. Usually a transaction for me goes like this. Customer: Do you have that HTC Phone? (Because nobody ever knows that it is called the HD2 for whatever reason) Me: You don't want that phone, you want this one (Pulls out Vibrant) Customer: Oh I want that one!

6. myclock187

Posts: 4; Member since: May 21, 2010

Ha! I work at T-Mobile and I've had this EXACT same conversation/situaion a million times...

2. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

ya i currently have the incredible with vzw and thinking the fascinate is the only phone that would take me away from it....

4. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Maybe it's just me, but I have yet to find the purpose of tablet pc's. Why would I need a touchscreen device that doesn't fit in my pocket? Why wouldn't I just get a netbook? Especially since the iPad doesn't even have full Flash support? I'm sure the Tab will, but I still see no purpose of it, it's just another delicate device that will be broken after a matter of time.

5. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

I'm sure the same things were said about past innovations that are now widely adopted. If nobody ever pushed the envelop on what "could be" we wouldn't have those electronic toys that brings all of us to this site to debate about daily. Personally, I don't have a need for an iPad-like device but inventions like these are stepping stones to a device that i may have an interest for down the line. Whoever thought that the traditional computer would be in danger of bein replaced by the mobile phone? Technology is a beautiful thing.

7. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

I'll accept that, very reasonably stated. Most of it seems useful, I just don't understand the fact that it doesn't fit in the pocket. I think cell phones could push it to 5" and still fit in our pockets but be as big as we could want.

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