Some new screenshots and details have appeared, confirming that Samsung has prepped and will be announcing the Galaxy Note 10.1 at Mobile World Congress later this month. Yes a 10″ Samsung Galaxy Note. Samsung’s developer day announcement and invitation calmly mentions the Galaxy Note 10.1″ along with S-pen SDK, the Wave 3 and a few other non Android devices. Check it out.
Samsung casually mentions the already available 5.3″ Galaxy Note and then drops the 10.1″ model right after, with nothing other than the small tip as a teaser. It was spotted on their official blog but has since been removed. At first you’d think this was just a mistake but according to some text documents found by The Verge for a casting call by Samsung for a commercial this same device was listed again. Showing a Galaxy Note 10.1 used for educational purposes.
We don’t expect the new device to have phone capabilities and will basically be Samsung’s first 10″ Android tablet with full stylus “S-Pen” capabilities. We are also hopeful this will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but cannot confirm that at this time. I’m praying it will not run on Gingerbread. A Samsung S-Pen SDK has been released for developers, and the WACOM digitizer makes it offer the best stylus support we’ve seen thus far.
Samsung has mentioned in the past the options and great expectations they have for the S-Pen technology and this is their now obvious next step. What do you guys think? Would you buy a 10″ Note for the stylus support, or just stick to full keyboard options like the Transformer Prime?
- Samsung Galaxy Note Unveiled, 5.3″ High-Res HD Display, 1.4 Ghz Dual-Core and more on Sep 1st 2011
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs White Galaxy Note hands-on [Video] on Oct 27th 2011
- Samsung highlights the Galaxy Note’s Wacom digitizer on Oct 27th 2011
- Samsung Galaxy Note review via SlashGear on Nov 4th 2011
- Samsung releases S-Pen SDK for the Galaxy Note on Nov 28th 2011
- Samsung Galaxy Note [AT&T] unboxing and impressions on Feb 14th 2012