Samsung Tablet in August with Super AMOLED

The latest company to jump on the tablet bandwagon is rumored to be Samsung. Various sources are indicating that the company is working on a 7-inch device called S-Pad, and is slated for a launch sometime later this year, perhaps in August. But at the time of this report, Samsung has neither confirmed or denied the rumor.

As for the hardware specs, the S-Pad is believed to use Google's Android OS and will also feature a Super AMOLED display as used on the Samsung Waver and Samsung Galaxy S phones. The device is also said to offer 3G and Wi-Fi connections, USB ports, and access to Samsung Apps. The company is also said to be developing "high quality" applications that should compete with Apple's iPad.

Unwired View points out that Samsung already offers tablets including the just-released Samsung Mondi which features a full QWERTY keyboard, WiMax, HDMI TV Out, 4 GB of memory, and runs on Windows Mobile 6.1. The Mondi also sports a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, making it more phone-like in size than a tablet.

The Samsung S-Pad would have the upper hand if it too included an HDMI TV Out feature. For now, everything is speculation and word of mouth until the company offers up something official. Consumers may hear more about the tablet in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

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  • excalibur1814
    The Samsung Ultra Q1 was one of the best UMPC devices I've ever used and once you set the Display DPI to 125%, it was far easier to use as a Stylus/touch device, as is the Asus R2h.

    Its a shame that people now think that Windows isn't suitable for Tablets as, frankly, configured right, it is. :(
  • mi1ez
    I think Windows7 looks just fine for tablets, I just don't see why so many companies think every man and his dog want one!

    They have their uses, sure. But I don't know a single person in the slightest bit interested in owning a tablet.
  • LePhuronn
    mi1ezBut I don't know a single person in the slightest bit interested in owning a tablet.

    I want one :P but I want a proper OS on it, not just something I can "consume media" on.