Samsung’s mysterious Windows 8 transforming tablet will be announced at IFA 2012

Samsung’s mysterious Windows 8 transforming tablet will be announced at IFA 2012
Samsung has teased us with a pretty unique concept when we look at upcoming Windows 8 devices - a tablet with what looks like a built-in stylus and a keyboard dock. But while we knew it was coming soon, now Samsung has revealed that the transforming tablet will get officially announced in just a couple of days, at IFA 2012 in Berlin.

We first saw Samsung prototypes of a tablet with a keyboard dock in June with the Samsung Series 5 Hybrid. It also featured a keyboard dock, a slot for a stylus and a screen around 11 inches in size. We expect to be finally able to see the final product around August 31st when IFA kicks off.

Samsung is advertizing this transforming tablet with the cryptic question “ready to be smart?” Well, if you are puzzled by how you can prepare to be “smart” and how would this tablet allow you to suddenly become smart (obviously, that’s the intended message), you’re not alone.

source: Samsung Notebook



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18 Comments

1. Fayeznoor

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

@phonearena: here are few specs: 11.6 inch screen, 1080p resolution, stylus, sim card slot, magnetic hinged keyborad....trust my words

7. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

1080p? so this the pro version not RT

9. infernal88

Posts: 113; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

i read be4 that they have 11.6" screen at 1600p back when it rumors were about android tablet

2. hateftotti

Posts: 228; Member since: May 03, 2011

It is innovation that Samsung respects it Not litigation.

3. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Apple's turn to copy and settle the score to 1 all :)

4. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

i think samsung is using the name "transform" for their upcoming WIndows 8 tablets. "Galaxy" for Android. "Transform" for Windows.

5. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

this is why MS did the Surface, for companies like Samsung to come out with something better.

8. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

ur sentence is perfect for this news.

6. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Is it going to be that 11.6 incher ?

10. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

and they used to say Transformer Prime idea by Asus is useless. huh.

11. AdamLeonard

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 24, 2011

I'm waiting for them to get sued by Asus for the Transform name.

15. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

oh, maybe you've heard before or not, Asus already got sued by Hasbro for using the name "Transformer Prime"

17. AdamLeonard

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 24, 2011

Yes but Hasbro's claim is that ASUS's computer name is too similar to their line of toys and one of the character names. Asus would be complaining that Samsung is using a name for a tablet that is too similar to their tablet line. Big difference between those claims. Asus has a reasonable shot of winning both cases in my opinion. After all, we have United Airlines and United Vanlines sharing very similar names because they are in different product lines (both transportation but one for moving trucks the other an airline) so there's no reason why they can't win against Hasbro. Nobody is going to confuse a tablet with a truck that turns into a robot. But in the tablet market, it's reasonable to assume that there could be confusion between a Transform and a Transformer.

18. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

yeah, i see your point. :)

12. Suts_97

Posts: 128; Member since: May 05, 2012

I hope this is going to be the 11.6 incher with a very high resolution!

13. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

what about the processor ? hopefully not atom, otherwise, its as good as RT... i mean i know RT is a tablet OS like iPad, and windows pro is a full fledged PC OS, but atom is just useless, everyhthing is slow...

14. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

in general, there's no reason why you would get an android tablet or an ipad when you can get a windows 8 tablet... i've never tried kindle, but samsung tablets' ui is just terrible : stuttery, a bit unresponsive...i cant say its android, perhaps its the skin overlay by samsung...am getting a windows 8 tablet for sure...

16. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i wonder if some company will make something that is able to dual boot with android?

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