Tablets are everywhere these days. Apple is making one. Dell, HP, and Samsung are making them. Fifty or more companies are developing tablets with ARM-based processors. And we know that Microsoft is working on a tablet called the Courier. Depending on which rumor you believe, Microsoft’s tablet will be based on either Windows 7 or Windows CE. But what if it ran Windows Phone 7 Series, the upcoming mobile phone operating system from Microsoft? Then it might look something like the tablet concept above.

While Windows Phone 7 Series is designed for handheld devices that you can stick in your pocket, there’s something compelling about using it on a larger device with an 8 inch display. Spreading things out lets you view the home screen and all the details available in a hub at the same time. This way you an see the live tiles with constantly changing updates while at the same time browsing through your people, music, Xbox live, or other hubs.

The concept tablet from Umang Dokey has a kick stand so you can place it on a table and e it without having to physically hold the device. Or you can fold the kick stand forward and use it as a keyboard, which is a pretty nifty idea.

And since this is just a concept, there’s no reason not to get ambitious. He’s thrown in two cameras so you can make 3D video calls. There are also game controllers located on the back of the tablet, which seems like a pretty awkward location — but at least they don’t take up any space on the front, which means the front of the tablet is virtually all screen.

I’m pretty sure this concept will never see the light of day. But it’s a pretty nifty concept. You can find a video of the tablet design after the break.

For the latest news on Windows Phone 7 Series, check out the Windows Phone category at mobiputing.

via Gizmodo

Tablet Concept – running Windows Phone 7 Series from umang on Vimeo.

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3 replies on “What would a Windows Phone 7 tablet look like?”

  1. I’m curious to see how Win7 Phone edition plays out. The lack of Copy and Paste features leaves me scratching my head and wondering what else they left out. The fact that Android seems poised to beat the ever loving bejesus out of them in the mobile space leaves me wondering at it’s relevancy. And yet it has xBox live integration which might somehow redeem it. Putting it on a tablet like this might actually let it redeem some of it’s potential. Time will have to tell, but I think Microsoft would have to be a tad more agile then they’ve been of late to get something like this to market in a relevant time span, and it would indeed have to have some fairly compelling user elements to it now that they’ve wrested back absolute control of the thing and have prohibited carrier modification.

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