In 2010, we saw Samsung launching yet another iPad-killer tablet in the form of 7-inch Galaxy Tab. However, fast forward to MWC2011, Samsung is singing entirely different tune. During a briefing at MWC in Barcelona, the Korean company’s executive vice president Dr. WP Hong enlightened us that a 7-inch device could not be considered a tablet. We are getting a déjà vu feeling. Right, now we remember a certain turtleneck wearing gentleman claiming 7-inch tablets to be ‘dead on arrival’.
The company executive further elaborated that Samsung would be launching a portfolio of tablets in 2011. While he refused to divulge any details about the upcoming tablets, he made it very clear that none of them is going to be 7-incher. Interestingly, He claimed that “10.1 inch” is the best size for a tablet. Dr. Hong also alluded that he sees future smartphones getting bigger and bigger display. This sounds wonderful, we just cannot wait to sashay down the road with a 5 inch brick aka smartphone attached to the side of our face. So, what is your view on 7-inch tablets and 5-inch phones?