The first one to come up was Amazon Kindle but it was just meant for reading ebooks then came the Apple Ipad that took the whole commercial market with a storm, Apple Ipad's ability to not just be able to read any ebook but to be able to listen to music, browse the web chat, use Maps for navigation and recently they added Siri(a voice response app to speak and tell the ab do something for you instead of you doing the touch). Apple uses its own operating system iOS(the latest one today is iOS 6.0)
Same way many other companies like Sony, Motorola, Dell, Samsung, Micromax jumped in with Android Operating systems. and them being cheaper then Apple also had lots to offer. The cheapest tablet in India on Android would cost between INR 2000 to INR 5000.
A lot of companies are making tablets in addition to PCs, trying to be serious players in this new market. But with PCs, two basic operating systems competed for market share, whereas with tablets, iOS, Android, and looming Windows 8 all vie for tablet superiority.
And unlike the past PC wars, the tables have turned and Apple now has a huge lead on its competitors meanwhile Microsoft is way behind playing catch up.
It's rumored that Amazon is looking to build a follow-on product to their popular Kindle e-book reading devices, and that this new line of products would resemble the other Android-based tablets that are being sold by Motorola, RIM, Samsung, and others.
Now, I have no clue if Apple is in fact making a 7-inch version of the iPad. Given Steve Jobs' past aversion to a tablet of this nature, it would be quite fascinating if Apple did do something in this size. However, Steve Jobs did things that he had previously said he would not do, so you can't count it out. Imagine if Apple decides to rollout something around 7.8 inches; it would be larger than a Amazon Kindle.
HTC had a big success with their version of tablet HTC Flyer. The tablet has 1GB RAM and 32GB ROM,HTC Flyer along with a 5-megapixel camera, HTC Flyer a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera,HSPA+ support,Bluetooth,and Wi-Fi.
whats unique to it is it comes with a pen(Stylus). The Flyer will feature HTC’s Scribe and digital ink technology to give you the experience of using a pen to take notes,draw pictures.
To me tablets today coming up in the market are much like a polygamy i.e marriage of ebook reader (like Kindle), Music Player(like ipod or Zune), a celphone and a Wacom Cintiq(the one used by graphic artist for drawing with a digital pen. i.e. Stylus).
- 10.1” HD Multi-Touch Display: (1280 x 800) resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio
- NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 Dual Core Mobile Processor
- 1GB DDR2 Memory
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU
- eMMC: 16GB on board
- MicroSD memory card up to 32GB
- Dolby® Mobile Technology
- Dual Analog Microphone
- Dual Speaker
- 802.11b/g/n Wireless(802.11n 2.4GHz only)
- Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR
- 1- Micro USB 2.0 Port
- 1- USB 2.0 Port
- 1- Micro HDMI™ Out (support Dual Display)
- 5MP Rear Facing Camerawith Auto Focus and single LED flash
- 2MP Front Facing Camera
- Sensors:G-Sensor, E-Compass, L-Sensor, Gyro-meter
- Rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer Battery
- Up to 8-hours battery life
We’ve seen more then our share of cheap knockoff Android tablets but this one has fairly decent hardware. Most likely this is similar to those knockoffs and actually doesn’t have any affiliation with Hyundai the car company. What you do get though for a quick $110 is a 7″ 480 x 800 resolution Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet. The screen is capacitive touch and has 5-point multitouch. Read on for more details.
Now what exactly does your $110 dollars get you? A 7″ tablet that should run most games and apps quite decent with a 1.5 GHz Cortex-A8 processor, just not from any brands we know. It also comes with 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and room for more. The A7 has micro-HDMI out for gaming or watching movies on a big screen, and supports micro-SD for extra storage.
Samsung S3 comes with Android 4.0 with Samsung's own TouchWiz overlay, which means that it's not a "pure" Android 4.0 experience. Samsung supplied a fresh white model; it looks as tasty as an ice cream. The SGS3 is a great phone in many ways; it's a perplexing one in others. Having a million settings isn't always a good thing, and if you're used to Android 2.3 then prepare for some mental readjustment in shifting to 4.0, and especially Samsung's TouchWiz implementation, which brings yet more differences. Samsung has thrown the kitchen sink in here with the number of features, so that you're actually unlikely to use them all. for more info visit: www.samsung.com
The iTablet will revolutionise the way that Windows users can access and use data on the move.
Offered with a 10.2-inch widescreen TFT or 12.1-inch widescreen XGA, 1024 x 768 resolution touchscreens (with multi-touch said to be "optional") X2 promises "stunning slimline bezels", "easy-to-use" on-screen keyboards and the ability to view content in a portrait or landscape format.
Specs include 1.6GHz Intel processors, up to 250GB hard drives, built-in stereo speakers, three USB ports, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and optional HDMI output, 1.3-megapixel webcam and 3G.
Microsoft has detailed two new own-built tablets at an event in Los Angeles - the Microsoft Surface Tablet and the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet with the later being a fully fledged Intel-powered PC that will run Windows 8 and all the apps that come with it.
The Microsoft Surface Pro tablet will weigh 903 grams, be 13.5mm thick and come with a 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD display. It will also sport much beefier tech specs over the consumer model, including being powered by an Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge) processor. Other upgraded specs include a microSDXC card instead of a microSD card, USB 3.0 over USB 2.0, and a Mini Display port as well. visit: http://www.microsoft.com/surface/
On a personal note since I have been using Windows 8CP for more than 6 months now, I would really like to have a Surface than any other tablet with Android OS.