Samsung Windows 8 tablet with keyboard teased for IFA

Samsung has teased its Facebook followers with an image of a new tablet it says will be launched at IFA, the European electronics trade show in Berlin at the end of the month. 

The image shows a tablet-looking device, with the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system on it, on top of a keyboard. 

That implies that Samsung will launch a tablet with a bolt-on keyboard similar to the Asus Transformer and Microsoft's own Microsoft Surface at the tradeshow. 

Samsung already has a Windows 8 tablet, although not one available for consumers to buy at the moment. It has been handed to developers so they can better understand how the touch elements of the new OS - due out on 26 October - acts and works. 

Samsung is just one of many manufacturers expected to announce Windows 8 tablets in the run up to the Windows 8 launch. 

Other manufacturers include HP, Dell, Asus, Acer, and Microsoft itself.

Microsoft announced the Microsoft Surface for Windows RT and the Microsoft Surface Pro that runs the full version of Windows 8 in June, although it has already confirmed that the Pro version won't be available until the new year. 

With IFA starting this week, we won't have long to wait until we get all the answers. Pocket-lint will be covering the show and bringing you all the latest news as it happens.