The Tale of the Tablets
January 18, 2012 § Leave a comment
You had to know this was coming. When Steve Jobs introduced the Apple iPad, it may have launched a new era in favorite tech devices: the tablet computer. Of policy any techie will tell you tablets have been colse to forever. However, they have never reached any semblance of commercial success. With several high profile tech giants advent out with their versions of the tablet, it seems like that’s destined to change. We took a look at the best and worst features of a few of the most famed tablets.
With the Apple name alone, it’s safe to say the iPad will be the unquestioned leader of the tablet pack by the end of the year. That’s not an opinion, that’s a fact. In the pre-ordering stage while its first weekend, the iPad sold a superior 152,000 units in the Us. It’ll move millions upon millions when it hits market nationally and globally.
With its crystal clear, 9.7-inch screen at 1024-by-768 resolution, the iPad works much like an iPhone in terms of operating law and apps. Most of the apps available on the iPhone will be on the iPad. According to movable Analytics company Flurry, development of iPad apps have rocketed up 105 percent since the device’s unveiling in late January.
The optical impact of the iPad will make a indispensable mark on the publishing industry. For years, publishers have looked to change and merge magazines and newspapers successfully onto the web. The results have been mixed. This looks to turn with the iPad, whose interactive multimedia capabilities could help magazines shift into digital bliss.
The biggest flaw with the iPad is its inability to multitask. Meaning if you’re reading a document and want to listen to music, it’s impossible. That’s a major inconvenience for company leaders who are used to doing manifold things at once. Also, its lack of Usb slots makes transferring files difficult. Still, despite these flaws, the Apple iPad is going to be an business leader.
While it’s likely the Apple iPad will emerge as the leader, there are already others lining up to get a piece of the pie. One such competitor is the Hp Slate. Debuting at the 2010 consumer Electronics Show, the Slate may not have the sizzle of the iPad, but it has its own strengths.
One benefit it has over the iPad is it features Adobe Flash capabilities. For the straightforward fact roughly 85 percent of the top 100 websites require Flash, (according to Alexa.com) having it is assuredly huge for the Slate.
Now Hp’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Phil McKinney made a point to say that the Hp Slate wasn’t competing against the iPad. But we know better. Hp has been development the press rounds promoting Slate’s quality to use Flash for one surmise and one surmise only: it’s something the iPad doesn’t have. It is expected to hit the markets in whether May or June with several disputed price points.
In addition, the Slate has the multitasking and picture capabilities that the iPad lacks. It also has the Windows platform. And let’s be honest, most company leaders are a lot more comfortable using Windows over Mac Os, that’s just how it is. The Slate does not have the apps that the iPad will feature. This is one of its biggest disadvantages.
The Streak is a bit smaller than the iPad (9.7 inches) and the Slate (8 inches) with a 5 inch screen. If any were to be deserving of the title “Oversized Smartphone,” it’d probably be the Streak. This is probably not a gadget that you’ll be able to do a lot of word processing or creating presentations. Still, it has several advantages. The touch screen gadget uses the Google Android Os and it’s immensely more movable than whether the Slate or iPad.
One of the biggest possible benefits for the Dell Streak is an association with Amazon. business insiders are reporting the Streak might have an Amazon Kindle app, the most favorite E-Book gadget out there. If this is the case, unlike the iPad, the Streak can attract to an audience that already knows the capabilities of its E-Book application. It’ll also use Amazon’s mp3 store.
There are fullness other alternatives (tablet processor builder Arm expects roughly 50 iPad competitors this year alone), but these are going to be the big players in the Us tablet market.
The Tale of the Tablets