Samsung’s Mobile Pen (EAD-P010) hits the FCC, brings Bluetooth-powered pen input to Galaxy Tabs?
Earlier this month Ten One Design, maker of the popular Pogo Stylus for tablets, unveiled a Bluetooth pressure sensitive pen codenamed “Blue Tiger.” Unlike most styli, the Blue Tiger uses Bluetooth to communicate pressure information to a tablet, allowing users to manipulate the thickness of lines by simply pushing harder or softer on the tablet’s screen.
It now looks like Samsung will release a similar device called the Mobile Pen (EAD-P010). According to FCC filings approved today, the Samsung Mobile Pen will also use Bluetooth to communicate with a host device. FCC filings don’t describe exactly what the Mobile Pen will do with its Bluetooth connection, but it seems likely that the device will also be able to communicate data such as pressure information to a host device.
Samsung hasn’t officially announced plans for the Mobile Pen yet, but we’d assume that the stylus will be offered with the company’s Galaxy Tab or Galaxy Note tablets. The Note currently relies on a stylus called the S-Pen, which does not have any wireless functionality.