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.
Madness. That OS is dead. They should have used Android.
naming it the S-Pad = EPIC FAIL
But Android I really like - and with Flash support in June, and lower OS licensing cost, and a AMOLED screen and oh yeah - I like the sound of this machine.
If you want Windows mobile or Android you can have it
And guys. The S-Pad is supposed to have Android OS. The WinMo 6.1 is for their other "tablet" called Mondi, with a 4.3" screen.