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IFA 2011 Preview: Tablets, Washers Dryers And More Tablets

Samsung will officially announce chaton later today at IFA 2011 In Berlin

At press time we are just over five hours away from Samsung’s official Mobile news event called “Unpacked”. Absent this year from the event will be Samsung Mobile’s Vice President of Public Relations, Kim Titus, who has often hosted and emceed events like this.  In his place we are expecting Nick DiCarlo and Samsung Mobile’s new Chief Marketing Officer Todd Pendleton.

Samsung is expecting to announce two new tablets, something called the Galaxy Note, three bada phones, a reworked Samsung Galaxy S II and ChatOn.  Here’s what we know so far.

The first of the two tablets is brand new and never announced before, it’s the new Samsung Galax Tab 7.7 remember IFA was the stage that Samsung used to announced the original Samsung Galaxy Tab.  The 7.7 is believed to sport a 7.7″ superAMOLED or superAMOLED plus display and run on Android 3.2 Honeycomb. Last years version went out to the world with Android 2.2 Froyo.

The next Samsung Galaxy Tab is the 8.9. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 was announced earlier in the year at CTIA in Orlando back in March.  They’ve reworked the design and incorporated 4G/LTE. Samsung is also expected to announce a 4G/LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S II and possibly the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus.  There’s also something in the Unpacked app called the Samsung Galaxy Note.  We have no idea what this device is but we’re looking forward to it.

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Finally, Samsung Mobile is expected to formally announce ChatOn which is Samsung’s new messaging platform. ChatOn is said to do both traditional chat and group chat. It’s also supposed to be cross-platform and work with Android, regular phones, iOS’ iMessage, and Blackberry’s BBM service.

Toshiba is supposed to announce a new thinner Android tablet with multiple ports. It’s believed that this tablet will be the thinnest on the market, thinner than Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the iPad 2.  We’re hearing the name for this device could be the Toshiba Excite based on domain filings.  Also Androidandme has reported this tablet could be rocking a Texas Instruments OMAP 4 processor although mum’s the word from Texas Instruments.

LG is supposed to be unveiling a new 3D game conversion engine which will allow developers to add 3d component to their games. We are hearing that the products stemming from the 3D game conversion engine may be found in a follow up to the LG Optimus 3D.

HTC is holding their own event in London later today as well. We’re supposed to hear about the HTC Holiday and the HTC Lead at this event. We heard earlier in the month that the September 1st HTC event would include the HTC Puccini however that was outed via official press release early Wednesday.

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