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Samsung secures patent for docking a smartphone into a tablet

Samsung scoops up a patent that ASUS might be jealous over

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Jul 16, 2013 7:29 am

ASUS' PadFone made waves when it was announced with its ability to dock a smartphone into a tablet, but now Samsung have just secured a new patent that allows the same - a smartphone to be docked into a larger display, making it a tablet.

 

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Samsung gets away with it because the way the smartphone inserts into the dock is different to the way ASUS' works. Patent Bolt found the patent, which shows a T-shape space for a smartphone which allows the smartphone to easily be attached to the dock. The smartphone area looks to have an extra lipped section at the top, which is also different to ASUS' design.

 

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The filings were done in the US and Korea early last year, but there's still no news on when this will arrive from the ovens of Samsung.

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Electronista.com

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