Suffice to say I can’t wait for these to come out. Samsung have roadmapped when they believe OLED models will come on the market. Laptops by 2009.
Samsung’s display operation, Samsung SDI, has a roadmap that calls for 14-15.4in, 1280 x 800 (WXGA) OLEDs for laptops and TVs in the 2009 timeframe, along with 21-23in, 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) panels for TVs.
SDI’s roadmap, posted by Nikkei’s Tech-on website, makes a distinction between the 21-23in screens and larger, 40-42in panels due the following year, in 2010. The latter are described as “full HD”, presumably becuase they’re actually widescreen panels – the UXGA’s have an aspect ratio of 4:3.
SDI began mass-production of the Active Matrix OLED (AMOLED) panels to be used in TVs and PCs this past September. That said, it’s currently churning out nothing larger than a 2in panel for phones and other handheld devices.