Wild Speculation Time: Samsung Galaxy Note
When I was looking at a recent Slashgear article with more details about the Tab 7.7, I looked at their photo and wondered what the dual-screened device was in the lower right corner:
I started searching around for information about any known Samsung dual-screened devices and came across a blog post on Sammy Hub from 10 days ago with some supposed prototype drawings from Samsung:
Now unless I've missed something really obvious, the dual-screened device in Slashgear's photo is some kind of concept or something, not a pre-existing device. Please comment and correct me if I'm wrong.
So I'm wondering if the Samsung Note is going to be a dual-screened device, perhaps an e-reader, or a tablet. "Note" could be in reference to a notebook of the dead-tree variety, hence the vertical hinge. That's just a wild guess, of course. Besides the Nintendo DS/DS Lite, there aren't many other dual-screened devices out there that were super-popular. The Kyocera Echo, while cool-looking, doesn't seem to have caught consumer interest. And even the Nintendo 3DS, another dual-screened game console, has been faltering, but that's more due to lack of compelling 3D games, rather than anything to do with the form-factor.
That's all for my wild speculation. Do let me know if you recognize the mystery device in the photo above.