Samsung has just introduced an interesting new hybrid tablet on the market in Korea. Called the SENS-240, the tablet acts more like a car navigation system instead of a regular tablet. Pairing up with your Samsung Android smartphone through Bluetooth, the tablet can be used to bring you voice, data, voice search, and video features on the big screen (it’s relatively big compared to your smartphone), along with your navigation needs.
The SENS-240 runs on a 1.43GHz processor, with a 7″ display (800 x 480), 256MB of RAM, it has a USB 2.0 port and an SD Card slot. It is capable of displaying 3D maps to help you get where you want to go, and when you don’t need GPS help or your backseat passengers want some entertainment, you can put some videos or music on to keep them happy.
You paired smartphone can also be used as a remote control for the tablet, though without tactile buttons on your smartphone it’s going to be hard to use while driving, unless you get someone else to use your phone for you – but if they were free to do that they wouldn’t need a remote in the first place: just press the tablet. No word on pricing or if it’ll reach the US, but we sure hope so: tablets designed for the car aren’t exactly very common.