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Old 12-09-2010, 08:30 AM
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Default Samsung Gloria: 10-inch Tablet Running Windows 7?

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.blogeee.net/2010/12/exclu-samsung-gloria-la-future-galaxy-tab-10/' target='_blank'>http://www.blogeee.net/2010/12/excl...-galaxy-tab-10/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"According to rumors originally posted on Blogeee, Samsung is set to launch a 10-inch tablet in March or April, 2011. The device, called Gloria, is said to boast a full slide-out keyboard."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1291879118.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>As Blogeee asks,&nbsp;Fini les Galaxy Tab? Is a replacement already lined up? All rumors to this point, but Samsung has had a tablet with a keyboard back in 2007, the split-keyboard Q1 Ultra, so it isn't beyond the realm of possibility. Another rumor speculates that Samsung is also developing a custom UI to make Windows more touch-friendly. No additional details are available, but a guesstimate of availability is March/April 2011.</p>
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:20 PM
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Yuch. Why put a slide out keyboard on it. That makes it a netbook with a lousy keyboard, not a tablet. Granted, I don't think anyone makes a convertible netbook, but if you need a keyboard, buy a BT one for your tablet, if you need a tablet. That way the tablet can be thinner, and you get a decent keyboard.

Why do people think adding a finger friendly UI to Windows is the answer? I don't think Win 7 is that disastrous for touch use, but if you do, all you wind up is a finger friendly way to launch non-friendly apps. The apps themselves need to change, not the OS. Touch capable windows based machines haven't made a great market impact, so developing apps supporting touch hasn't been terribly lucrative I would guess. Mobile OS apps are a different story as a touch screen is pretty much assumed these days. Adding a touch GUI to Windows is like adding HTC Sense to WM6. Great until you drop into an actual application. Fix the apps.
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My first thought when reading this: dumb idea. This looks like a bad photoshopping merging a smartphone and a mediocre keyboard. And I agree that it doesn't matter how good the OS UI is if the apps aren't touch aware. The "lipstick on a pig" approach I guess (meaning the apps). I'm using a Windows XP touch-aware computer for a restaurant system, and it's been a pleasant experience. The testers have no big criticisms so far, so, yes, it's really all about the apps.
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Since I'd say a lot of time is spent on the web nowadays, how about websites with ULTRA tiny links? They're a pain BOTH on with a mouse and a finger.
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