Samsung’s plans to broaden the Galaxy Tab range in 2011 aren’t new, but the company’s supposed intentions for a Windows 7 tablet with a physical keyboard are. According to Blogeee‘s sources, the Samsung Gloria will have a 10-inch touchscreen and a slide-out QWERTY ‘board, as well as a custom UI layer developed by Samsung themselves (the image below is just a mock-up, of course).
It wouldn’t be Samsung’s first Windows tablet device. The company was instrumental in Microsoft’s UMPC project, putting out the first device – the Samsung Q1 – as well as a subsequent version with a QWERTY thumb-board flanking the touchscreen, the Samsung Q1U.
According to the sources, Samsung is targeting a release in March or April of 2011. It’s unclear whether the keyboard would be intended for use while physically holding up the tablet, since the width involved with a 10-inch slate is going to make it pretty unsuitable for thumb-typing.