How About a 12-Inch Tablet? Samsung May Unveil Biggest Tablet Yet Next Month

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

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.

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis or otherwise enjoying the outdoors. more



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