Samsung Gloria Tablet: Windows 7 Galaxy Tab Alternative

It seems a new Samsung tablet device is on the way following the success of the Samsung Galaxy Tab that has really set itself up as competition for the Apple iPad. A slew of other tablet devices are also on the way including the impressive-looking BlackBerry PlayBook from RIM and also some Acer tablets.

The new device that may now be coming from Samsung has been dubbed the Samsung Gloria and where it differs from the Galaxy Tab which has a 7-inch screen, is that the Gloria will apparently have a 10-inch screen, according to Vlad Savov over on Engadget, sourced from Blogee.net. Also the Galaxy Tab was an Android device whereas the Gloria will run on Windows 7.

The current information is that the Samsung Gloria will also have a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This is very much unconfirmed news but if the device actually comes to fruition the release is scheduled for March or April 2011. You can see a concept photo of how the device might eventually look on the Engadget link above. Over on itechtalk.com, sourced from newlaunches.com, Abhinaya also reports on the Samsung Gloria and adds that a mouse pad will be on one of the sides of the device.

What are your thoughts on this possible new device? Are you surprised that after the success of the Galaxy Tab, Samsung might release another tablet running on Windows 7 instead? We’d be interested in your thoughts so please send us your comments about this.

  • oshenic

    i am waiting for it……………….

  • Marm

    I'd love to see the Galaxy Tab in a windows version. Long battery life and fast startup are essentials though….oh and a good software overlay to makeup for Windows poor touch response

  • Guest

    If Windows allows the user to modify it’s interface to be more attractive and  has a faster touch respon, I’ll love it so much.