The screen of the most popular tablet, Apple's iPad, is just under 10 inches across diagonally. The late Steve Jobs called it the perfect size.
Since then, many tablet makers have copied the 10-inch form. Others have carved a market out for 7-inch devices, the second-most common screen size. But it has seemed thus far that no one has considered moving in the other direction: bigger. Until now.
Samsung, one of Apple's tougher competitors, already has both a 7- and a 10-inch tablet. However, rumours are now floating around online that the company plans to unveil an 11.6-inch device in February. If true, this would mark the first mainstream consumer tablet to have a screen above 10-inches.
According to sources, the device will run Android 4.0, dubded Ice Cream Sandwich, and will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Its screen resolution could be as high as 2560x1600.