It’s not as if we don’t expect it, but according to Bloomberg, Samsungs head of sales and marketing has given the go ahead with working on a tablet running Windows 8, which will be due to be launched in the second half of 2012. This conveniently coincides with the predicted release date of Windows 8.
It’s expected that the product will be a modified version of the Series 7 tablet that Samsung currently sell which runs Windows 7. This tablet packs quite a punch at the moment as it is. It runs on an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, 64GB SSD, and 4GB of RAM. It’s even got an array of ports such as USB, micro HDMI and mico SD. Chances are Samsung might even beef up that spec a little more by the time Windows 8 hits the market and the tablet’s ready to ship.
Nam Seong Woo who is head of the PC business department at Samsung said that current Samsung Series 7 owners will be able to get an upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8, but hasn’t said when, probably because not even Samsung know when Windows 8 will be released. He also said that this tablet is targeted more towards the business market since it’s so handy for carrying around spreadsheets and other documents, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t appeal to consumers just as much.