Since Apple’s original iPad debuted on store shelves in April 2010, more and more companies have jumped into the current hot market such as HP, Samsung, BlackBerry, Google Android…
At present day, there are a number of tablet choices. It’s overwhelming to pick and choose because each tablet platform and device has certain pros and cons even as most have $499 starting prices. I cannot tell you which tablet is the best because everyone has different needs. But I can offer insights after integrating reviews from others.
When many consumers think tablet, they think iPad, so the iPad has the advantage of successful “first mover” status. Why not? Apple prepared users for the iPad by honing the iOS operating system. Aside from the ease of use, the iPad has not only the most apps available but it also provides the widest array of media options. iTunes natively supports for major music labels as well as many movie studios and TV content providers. The iPad makes a great media solution over competitors.
If people are looking for the more portability, they might consider a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, BlackBerry Playbook, or HTC Flyer for example. If you want a large but lightweight tablet that offers a rock-solid experience and the widest array of applications, the iPad should be at the top of the list. Folks who prefer smaller tablets, need Adobe Flash support, or want to customize the experience might consider another option.
The 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook using QNX operating system bring many superb features, such as excellent multitasking and solid support for Flash. And the fast browser, excellent speakers and the gestures used to navigate the tablet’s interface are perfect.
The 9.7-inch HP TouchPad is very iPad-like in looks, packaging, and components, but once powered on, it’s easy to see the different user interface. The TouchPad faces the same challenge as RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook, a small number of third-party applications.
Consumers have a wide range of tablet choices with sizes that range from 7 inches to 10.1 inches in Google Android tablets. Some android tablets have 3D cameras. Android tablets from Motorola, Samsung, LG, Acer, Asus, and others all run Google’s Honeycomb operating system. Users of Gmail, Google Talk video calling, and Google Maps run well on Android tablets.
It’s likely most people don’t even need a tablet. Smartphones, netbooks, and notebooks can easily suffice for mobile computing needs. But tablets have their strengths, offering a personal, more immersive touchscreen experience in many situations. Each tablet has something unique to offer, while all of them are likely to improve over time. But most are made with similar hardware components so that it’s a greater emphasis on the user experience, software, and ecosystem.