first_imgIf you based your opinion only on what you’ve been reading on tech blogs lately, you might think that Samsung isn’t working on anything besides the Galaxy S3 right now. That’s not true, of course. As it turns out, they may even be working on yet another Galaxy Tab — this time a folding model with dual screens.Samsung already offers 5, 7, 8.9, and 10-inch tablets. The design patented here feature dual 7-inch screens, and judging from the width of the bezels it would probably look a bit like two Kindle Fires or BlackBerry PlayBooks laying atop each other (though you’d assume slightly thinner, based on Samsung’s current offerings). A remote — either for presentations or media control — is also shown in the drawings, and it tucks below the hinge assembly when it’s time to fold up and hit the road.You’ve got to wonder… is Samsung really going to take a stab at a dual-screen clamshell Tab? Competitors’ attempts like the Sony Tablet P and Kyocera Echo haven’t exactly been warmly received by the public, but maybe that’s because their implementations weren’t quite what consumers were looking for.I don’t think it’s safe to assume — as Forbes does — that Samsung would intend for a device like this to be a “productivity workhorse.” Yes, you could pack a full-screen app on one 7-inch display and a nice, large on-screen keyboard on the other. While that might make it slightly better for pounding out a three or four-page document than a standard tablet, it’s still not a design that corporate types are going to really lean on when they need to get things done.Until flexible displays are ready for us, a clamshell tablet does offer a nice blend of portability and screen size. If Samsung could get the software experience right, there’s no reason a Galaxy Tab with dual screens couldn’t be a success — as long as the price is right, of course.More at ForbesSamsung Galaxy Tab %displayPrice% at %seller%last_img read more