Samsung exec: 'Tablets should be bigger than 7-inch'
Pocket-lint posted this story yesterday, and I almost missed it. Samsung announced the new Galaxy Tab on Sunday, and to the surprise of some it wasn’t a 7″ tablet. Now we know why. Samsung will be releasing several more tablets this year, but none of them will be 7″.
"Different people have different tastes in size,"said Dr Hong. "Other manufacturers may have other plans, but we think 10.1-inch is the best size for a tablet.
"Tablets should be bigger than 7-inch."
I’ve been saying that a 10″ was more useful than a 7″ for a long time now, and apparently Samsung came to the same conclusion. They’re not going to do any more 7″ tablets. Of course, they will be releasing at least one 5″ Galaxy tablet; it’s already been seen at MWC in Barcelona.
I think a 7″ tablet will go away for the same reason a 7″ netbook went away. It’s just not big enough to really get work done. But that’s just my opinion; what’s yours?