“If you see a stylus, they blew it.” Those are the exact words used by the late Steve Jobs years ago, in a time when the tablet market was very fresh and consistent mostly of Apple’s iPads.
Fast-forward to the present, and, while the iPads are still light years ahead of the competition from a popularity standpoint, Android tabs seem to be closing the gap by the day.
The “revolution” is led by Google and Amazon, who’ve hit it big with the portable and affordable Nexus 7 and Kindle Fires, but Samsung should get in the game soon as well. The Galaxy Note 8.0 has been confirmed by Sammy officials and is scheduled to make an appearance at MWC next month rocking, among other features, the emblematic S-Pen support of the Note family.
The 8-incher should fit nicely between the 10.1-inch Note slate and the latest 5.5-inch Note “phablet,” but at the same time it should go head-to-head against the 7.9-inch iPad Mini.
While Note 8.0’s specs are yet to be announced, rumor has it they’ll include a 1,280 x 800 pix res display, a quad-core 1.6 GHz CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on-board storage, microSD support, and a 5 MP rear-facing camera. Does anyone else smell trouble for Apple?
Via [The Verge]