Samsung shows second second-gen 7in Galaxy Tab
More Apple lawyer fodder?
Here's another one for Apple's lawyers to sink their teeth into: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.
No, it's not the Galaxy Tab 7.7, nor yet an old Galaxy Tab re-issued with Android 3.2 Honeycomb. But from the look, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's pure Apple lawyer bait.
The 345g tablet has a 7in, 1024 x 600 display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of Ram and comes in versions with 16GB and 32GB of Flash storage, both expandable with Micro SD cards.
Comms-wise, the 7.0 Plus has 2.4/5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, dual-band HSPA+ 3G and quad-band GSM/Edge.
There's a 3MP camera on the back and a 2Mp webcam on the front.
Samsung didn't say when the tablet will go on sale - beyond a general "later this year" - or say how much it'll cost. ®
Or it's like Swatch suing casio for making a "portable clock designed to be worn around the wrist."
or "a time measurement device using two hands sweeping across a circular face"
I was unaware Apple made 7" Tabs as well. In fact I seem to remember a certain Glorious Leader of the Fruit Clan highlighting the rubbishness of that particular screen size.
It's a touch screen tablet, are we saying because Apple has a successful touchscreen tablet nobody else can use the most obvious form factor?
Should Samsung have a superfluous keyboard just to be different, or make it round to clearly separate it from Apples offering?
Given the purpose of these things they have to be as thin and light as possible and the shape of a widescreen LCD of whatever size.
Should Samsung sue Apple should they ever dare release a 7" tablet? Cause you know, 7" is Samsung's thing, their copyrighted dimension.
But it doesn't say "Appel" on the front (or any other slightly misspelled variant of "Apple"). So, in the words of Arnold, what you talkin' bout Willis?
No Apple rip-offery detected
Oh come off it. Apple don't even MAKE a 7" tablet, despite it being an absolutely perfect size for a tablet. It's far from a ripoff, it's a downright superior form factor with much better ergonomics.
I have a 7" Galaxy Tab classic and I get a lot of comments along the lines of "wow, it's like an ipad but it's small enough that you're actually carrying it - my ipad never leaves the sofa, I should have got one of those instead!". I'm glad to see Samsung think that the 7" size is worth keeping going; when mine dies or becomes hopelessly obsolete, it will get replaced with something the same size (assuming Apple haven't succeeded in banning every tablet under the sun by then).