Samsung patents tablet with "front and rear" touchscreen

Samsung has filed a US patent for a tablet that has a traditional touchscreen on the front but adds a touch panel on the rear of the device as well, in the same fashion as the Motorola Backflip, titled "Mobile Terminal Having Dual Touch Screen And Method Of Controlling Content Therein" —The idea is to […]

Samsung has filed a US patent for a tablet that has a traditional touchscreen on the front but adds a touch panel on the rear of the device as well, in the same fashion as the Motorola Backflip, titled "Mobile Terminal Having Dual Touch Screen And Method Of Controlling Content Therein" —The idea is to let users control the device without touching screen, and perhaps allow them to perform multi-touch inputs from the screen side and the rear side at the same time.

Unlike Galaxy Tab that's due for release later in August, there's no word when or even if the unnamed dual-touch input tablet shown in the patent drawings will make it to production. The Galaxy Tab will be powered by Android, and if this device were to use Android, Samsung would need to customize it extensively to take advantage of the dual touch input.

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