If you take a fast look at Samsung's latest design patent win, you'd swear it was an offshoot of an iPod classic. Yet the little that we do know about this design is that it's for a new handheld camcorder. Will Samsung add an MP3 player to this camcorder design? Only time will tell – but I'm sure it's going to be tempting for Samsung to give this device a little extra punch so as to add tunes from Google Play or their own future Tizen related service.
Unlike "patent applications," design patents published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office don't reveal pertinent information about a particular design. We can look at the design and appreciate it for what it projects, but we'll never discover which materials may be used to construct the design. We'll never know what unique internal components may be hidden within the device or learn about any unique features that we could look forward to. All we get is the simple visual of what could be coming down the pipeline.
Today, it's all about a new camcorder design patent issued to Samsung by the US Patent Office earlier today. In the end, it's what you see is what you get – without any information about its functionality. If anything, it's a real departure from their current crop of camcorders.
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