Samsung S-Pad Android tablet due in August?

Since the iPad's arrival, tablet rivals and plans for this revamped breed of UMPC have been coming from pretty much every manufacturer on the planet.N

Since the iPad's arrival, tablet rivals and plans for this revamped breed of UMPC have been coming from pretty much every manufacturer on the planet.

Now, according to a report on Etnews, Samsung is the latest manufacturer to get in on the tablet action, with the S-Pad. This isn't Samsung's first outing into tablet territory, though (remember the Q1 and Q1 Ultra?). But nearly four years later, it's ready to have another crack at it with the Samsung S-Pad.

The report states some pretty exciting specs too. So if the speculation is to be believed, the S-Pad will be running Google's ever-growing Android OS on a 7-inch Super AMOLED display (as seen on the Samsung Wave S8500), complete with WiFi and 3G connectivity. And in true iPad style, there'll be a dedicated desktop dock, eBook content courtesy of Kyobo Books (South korea's largest book store), as well as content from Samsung''s own app store.

While pricing details may be scant, early August is the proposed release date. So if you've been umming and ahhing over the prospect of making an iPad purchase, this could be an Android alternative to look out for.  Packing an AMOLED screen will no doubt keep its price up, but it sounds like it may very well be worth the extra moolah.

So, will the S-Pad take on the iPad in August? And will it be good enough to take on Apple's latest must-have? Only time will tell - but you can count on us to tell you everything as soon as we know more.

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