Samsung, the world's second most popular tablet vendor after Apple, could announce a 13.3-inch tablet next year. Aside from the rumored 12.2-inch tablet due next year, Samsung is concentrating its energies on yet another gigantic tablet.
Sources close to ET news claim that Samsung is looking to capture tablet market by storm by introducing a 13.3-inch model next year. An official from Samsung's Wireless division didn't tell the internal hardware goes inside the much anticipated 13.3-inch monster device. Samsung plans to ship as many 40 to 42 million tablets this year.
Further, a report published in UnwiredView sheds light on the speculated features of yet to announce tablet. According to a website, the tablet is said to be Samsung's first dual-boot machine, capable of running Android/Windows R.T OS. Nothing much is known about the machine, except a 13.3-inch display, and rumored dual-boot feature.
With the rise of hybrid tablet/laptops, Samsung would like to play a bigger role. Not only Samsung, but Apple might be interested in offering a bigger screen iPads next year. The Cupertino-based giant Apple is rumored to be making an 11.4-inch iPad Maxi, due early next year. It is said that Apple has already finalized the design, and users may get to hold the device before August next year.
Global PC makers including HP and Dell are facing difficulties in selling traditional laptop and desktop machines. No more consumers are buying notebook computers, as most of them either want a tablet or believe that a smartphone will fit the bill nicely. Moreover, many of the ODMs will likely to introduce Android -based notebooks to churn manageable profits.
For instance, Chinese major Lenovo has recently introduced a unique laptop running Android.Recently, Intel's North American Channel Manager Todd Garrigues, told that PC "not deal yet". Garrigues believes that hybrid tablets-notebooks are the future.
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