Samsung discontinues its keyboard dock for a few popular tablets

by: Brad WardFebruary 11, 2013


Samsung confirmed this morning to UK retailer Clove that they would no longer be producing its keyboard dock for three of its popular tablets. The Korean tech giant decided to ax the keyboard dock for the Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 due to supply issues.

In a post on Clove’s blog, Samsung confirmed that they would be introducing two new accessories for the tablets: a Bluetooth keyboard and a stand. This means that the customer will be shelling out more money for two accessories rather than one. Not to mention that a Bluetooth keyboard and stand is much less practical than a keyboard dock for professional users.

This is a bad move on Samsung’s part and not just because they’re discontinuing the keyboard dock. According to Clove, customers have been waiting for the keyboard dock since November. It is sad that these customers will no longer be able to get this dock after waiting four months. Not to mention they will be forced to pay a higher price for a less practical keyboard solution.

Neither Clove or Samsung has announced when the new keyboard solution will become available. A cost has not been announced either. Are you excited for the new keyboard solution or would you rather snag the regular keyboard dock?

  • MasterMuffin

    And below this article there’s a smartphone/tablet keyboaed ad, nice move AA :D

  • JF Messier

    I bought one of those Samsung keyboard dock for my Galaxy Tab 10.1, and I just love it. Too bad those keyboard will disappear. However, the BlueTooth ones are a good idea, as they can connect with any tablet/device. The trick is to get something that is not tied to the protective jacket or sleeve of your tablet. I have one that is a generic Logitech for Android.

  • Joe T.

    “Not to mention they will be forced to pay a higher price for a less practical keyboard solution.”

    Wow, Clove customers HAVE TO buy these new items.

  • William

    Isn’t their keyboard dock also the port for adapters such as hdmi?