Sony unveiled S1 and S2 Tablet PCs(2)
Backed by promising market of Tablet PCs Sony developed not just one but two versions of its own Sony Tablet PC in order to cut greater market share from dominating Apple iPad2.
Though the company revealed limited Sony Tablet PC technical specifications and release date during the announcement people who have personally experienced S1 and S2 were able to list some.
Sony Tablet S1 is the one larger with 9.4 inch touch screen. It is built with a design making it look like a folded magazine. It will run on Tegra2. S1 is not just a Tablet PC but may also function as remote control for Sony geared appliances.
Second as introduced is Sony Tablet S2 built as clamshell type with 2 twin 5.5-inch wide screen. It will also run through Tegra2 SoC. With this clamshell design Sony is hoping to provide convenience among Tablet users that they can maximize usage of two screens like reading email at the upper screen while mail inbox is at the bottom.
Both S1 and S2 are 3G and 4G enabled with WiFi for better connectivity.
According to initial reports Sony Tablet PC price will range from US$600 and US$700 for S1 and S2 respectively. This pricing scheme is not surprising because of the features that Sony provides.
S1 and S2 are also aiming to get the market of gamers especially those who are dedicated players of Playstation. Hence S1 and S2 is both Playstation Certified software of these Tablet PCs could run the games being played via Playstation.
Sony Corp. is known for delivering high quality products such as LCD monitors TV Sony Camera Sony Mobile Phones, Play Station and Sony Vaio Laptop. So let us all wait and see what could S1 and S2 Tablet PCs give us.
Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Acer Iconia A500, side by side comparison(0)
If you are about to buy iPad2 competitor, you will notice that Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Acer Iconia A500, are being compared side by side because of their similarities with one another. Checking out each Tablet technical specifications may help potential buyers to decide which one to pursue. Here are some critical points that could help in differentiating one from the other.
All of these three Tablets are using the same software, the Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, so there’s no point of difference. But with respect to processor, Motorola Xoom Tablet and Acer Iconia A500 Tablet use NVIDIA Tegra2 dual core 1GHz while Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 leveraged on its own Samsung dual core 1GHz CPU.
Connectivity issue is an important consideration when you buy Tablet PC. Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 are 3G enabled while Acer Iconia A500 is not. All three are WiFi ready and can connect via Bluetooth for convenient file sharing.
In terms of storage capacity, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been left out for offering a device with no micro SD storage capacity, 16GB being the least. Motorola Xoom and Acer Iconia A500 have both expandable memory and have internal memory of at least 16GB.
In overall feature, with 10.1 inch wide screen, these three Tablets look the same at first glance. But, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tablet is the slimmest of them all, and the lightest Tablet, making it perfect communication gadget for always-on-the-go business people.
With respect to affordability, Tablets with almost same features are usually priced similarly. Current Tablets such as iPad2, Playbook from RIM, Asus Eee Transformer, to name a few, were priced at approximately US$499. People were advised to expect that Motorola Xoom price will be same with its competitors. Based on an online store, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v and Acer Iconia A500 prices are US$429.99 and US$449.99 respectively.
So, there are two major factors that you should know before you buy Tablet PC, one is technical specification and the other is the price. It is highly encouraged that buyers conduct comparison to achieve maximum value for your hard-earned money. Refer to Tablets For U for more review and guidance before you buy one.
Different Tablet PCs(1)
The second innovation from Apple in Tablet PC industry that defined the genre is Apple’s iPad2. The advanteges of this tablet is that it is more faster, lighter and runs better than its predecessor. Apple generator aimed to keep the iPad 2 simple – small icons aren’t welcome on a tablet because you have to control it with your blunt fleshy fingers.
The price is one of the most impressive things about iPad2. Unlike initial Ipad which did not have cameras iPad 2 is equipped with two cameras; the rear one for capturing videos and the front camera for video chat.
Acer Iconia Tab A500 is one of the first tablets to run Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system. The most incredible thing about Acer Inconia is that its not a tablet its not a laptop it’s a tablet with a power of a laptop. Acer Iconia’s innovative dual-touch screen design and virtual keyboard work better than you’d expect and unlike other dual-screen PCs we’ve seen this one has enough CPU power for everyday tasks.
HP TouchPad is a a tablet which packs a host of key advantages designed to sway tablet customers away from the market leader. The HP TouchPad is expected this year and will impress with its features. TouchPad has a 9.7-inch display at 1 024 * 768 pixels similar with the iPad. When it comes to processor TouchPad is slightly ahead with a Qualcomm 1.2 GHz processor and has 1GB of RAM. It has web OS 3.0 as its operating system and is equipped with a front facing camera. Most existing applications can be found in HP’s App Catalogue (its version of the App Store). HP TouchPad is not available yet. Tablets For You will come with a complet review when it’s launched.
All of these tablets are reasonable-priced, highly designed and look great on anyone’s desk or in the airline lounge, but these are not the only reasons for you to buy a Tablet PC.
Nook Color has its own applications(1)
Barnes & Noble will make you want to buy Tablets for reading with their Nook Color. Very aptly named, the Nook Color 7 inch touch screen displays more than 16 million colors, and so adds more life to reading. The Nook Color also not only improves but revolutionizes the way you read eBooks with its ability to adjust the screen to the most comfortable of reading positions. You can easily toggle between landscape and portrait views and adjust the screen so that you can look at it from any angle and see it just as clearly as you would have head-on. Can’t read an entire ebook in one sitting? That’s okay; the Nook Color has a feature that automatically leaves a bookmark if you decide to take a break.
Buy Nook Color and you will not just enhance your online reading experience, but you will also expand it. The Nook Color gives a selection of over 2 million titles to choose from. It’s $9.99 or less per book, but if you’re not sure, it’s OK. Most titles can be tried out for free first. Also, if you go to any Barnes & Noble outlet or store with your Nook Color, you can fully read NOOK books with no charge. It isn’t just limited to books, though. You can also view popular magazines or newspapers if you buy Nook Color. Nook Color has 8GB space, so you can easily store all the things you hold close, or find useful.
That’s not all. Buy tablets from any other technology store, and you’ll miss out on all the cool Nook Color apps. For the workaholic, Nook Color includes apps for Microsoft Office programs. It also has apps for music and games. If you are unsatisfied with those pre-installed applications (yes, that’s right, these apps will be available once you buy Nook Color), you can shop for apps at the NOOK’s own app store. Their store provides a wide variety of apps, including those for organization, exploration, learning, and fun, each only worth $2.99.
Buy Nook Color, and you will have automatic internet wherever you go, because the Nook Color has built-in wi-fi connection. It also has a feature that allows you to check your e-mail whenever you want.
So if you buy a tablet PC for reading, buy Nook Color. The Nook Color price is only $249. You can have easy access to all those ebooks and apps just for the Nook Color price of $249.
iPad 2 comes in India(1)
Apple iPad2 now arrives in India. Just two months after Apple unveiled its next-generation of iPad Tablet, the iPad2 is now being released to other countries outside US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand and Canada.
The world awaits for the much awaited Apple iPad2 Tablet. Almost everyone who heard of iPad2 Tablet release vied for one resulting to domination of Apple iPad2 in the Tablet market.
Apple iPad2 will also be introduced to other 11 countries including China, Japan, Macau, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, UAE, and Israel according to reports of the company.
Apple iPad2 remains to be the top selling Tablet PC in the world. Taking advantage of India’s Tablet market is a good strategic move from Apple. The company’s first iPad Tablet version was warmly accepted in India despite of late introduction to this country.
The market is still hungry for an iPad although it is just an improved version of the original iPad. In respect of overall feature, iPad and iPad2 resembles much of each other with same 9.7 inch LED screen and same battery life. iPad2 Tablet is just 33% slimmer than the first and 15% lighter than the first generation iPad Tablet.
In terms of pricing reasons, Apple iPad2 in India will be priced higher than those sold in US. Price varies according to the iPad2 Tablet technical specifications. People can buy iPad2 Tablet of 16GB without 3G capability at the price of Rs.29,500; 32GB is worth Rs.34,500 and 64GB would be Rs.39,500. On the other hand, iPad2 Tablet that is WiFi enabled and is 3G capable will cost you Rs.36,900 for 16GB; Rs.41,900 for 32GB and as much as Rs.46,900 for 64GB model.
iPad2 Tablet is pretty expensive but if you really want one, there is no reason to remain silent and watch iPad2 slipping through others’ hand.
iPad2 comes in India starting 29th of April. If you live in China, Japan, Macau, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, UAE, or Israel you can also buy Apple iPad2 by 29th of April. The iPad Price in China, Japan, Macau, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, UAE, and Israel is set by the local authorized sellers.
Lenovo ThinkPad X220, convertible laptop tablet PC(3)
Computer choices nowadays varies widely than expected, from desktop, to more convenient portable laptop, to as small and handy Tablet device.
Here are some reasons why you should buy Lenovo ThinkPad X220.
Lenovo has strategically positioned its products for being business friendly and yet economical. ThinkPad X220 is one of the latest products of the Lenovo product line. Lenovo ThinkPad X220 technical specifications are almost same with the usual portable laptop. Low weight, long hours of battery life, high performance based on Core i7 processor making it perfectly fit for always on the go business people.
Because Lenovo wants give more value to its customers, Lenovo revitalize its laptop, from a school type bulky laptop to a trendy, sleek and convertible Tablet PC, the Lenovo ThinkPad X220.
When you buy Lenovo ThinkPad X220, you get a Tablet that can be docketed into a usual keyboard for more convenient working. But if you find it hassle, and just want to bring a slim Tablet, the touch screen display is best for you. Built from Gorilla Glass, ThinkPad X220 durable touch screen is scratch resistant and using stylus makes the work easier. Its 12.5 inch screen is wide enough for everyday business use and better entertainment experience while having your business trips.
In terms of pricing reasons, Lenovo ThinkPad X220 price valued at $889 is already light on the budget, as light as the weight of ultraportable convertible Lenovo tablet PC. When you buy Lenovo ThinkPad X220 at this price, do not be surprised if it is more expensive than an iPad2. The convertibility factor, from a usual laptop to a sleek tablet, is enough reason to invest with this amazing device.
What more would you ask for if you have a convertible Tablet PC when you buy Lenovo ThinkPad X220?
Cheapest Tablet PC(1)
When Apple released their iPad, the tablet market came to rise. Months after, most of the gadget manufacturers unveiled their own versions and offered alternatives to iPad.
The good thing about this Tablet war is the availability of more options to Tablet customers. Options vary according to Tablet’s price, technical specifications and the credibility of the manufacturer. Here are some points that you may refer to when you feel you want to buy iPad2 or any of its alternatives.
When we look at the technical specifications of each tablet, everyone has at least one unique feature for itself. For example, the LG’s G-Slate, it has two rear-facing cameras best for 3D video recording. From iPad2, it runs through iOS, the OS unique to Apple products while Playbook RIM is based on BlackBerry OS, an OS claimed to be business friendly platform. Sony has its foldable Tablet S2 that fits perfectly into one’s pocket. Toshiba Regza AT300 has its auto-adjusting screen display that easily adapts to the lighting of the environment. While Samsung Galaxy Tab bags the thinnest Tablet of the world, surpassing the iPad’s sleekness.
In terms of pricing strategies, most tablets are priced similar to each other. When Apple first released iPad2, people did not hesitate to buy one iPad2 in as much as US$499 to $699 depending on the memory storage. And to cut some of Apple iPad2 market share, some tablets were priced in as low as US$199.99, Samsung Galaxy Tab. But the LG priced its G-Slate Tablet excessively higher than all others; T-Mobile is distributing it for US$750 if not tied up to T-Mobile’s service plan. Maybe, T-Mobile is trying to position the G-Slate with a different perspective.
If you are more concerned about the price war of tablets, you would surely vie for the cheapest Tablet with great technical specifications. However, there is a saying that people should pay for the price of quality. It may hold true for some, but not always for everyone. Therefore, before you buy iPad2 or Samsung Galaxy Tablets, it would be better if you compare their technical specifications up to the last bit. You can do this by checking online reviews and check out Tablets For You.
G-Slate Tablet now available from T-Mobile(0)
LG unveiled its G-Slate Tablet, with 8.9 inch screen display runs by an Android 3.0 operating system.
G-Slate Tablet technical specifications are almost same with other tablets in the market. The 8.9 inch screen with 1280 x 768 pixel produces a glossy touch, sharp color and better viewing of movies and pictures. Behind the pixels is a dual core, 1GHz Tegra 2 CPU that keeps this device work smoothly and trendy. In terms of memory storage, G-Slate has non-expandable 32GB internal storage. Battery life is not so exceptional; it works and lasts almost the same with other tablets.
LG’s Tablet has two HD cameras on its back, a feature unique to G-Slate tablet alone. This pair of camera is of 5.0 MP and has LED flash for enhancing captured moments. These rear-facing cameras can also be used for recording videos, use one camera for 1080p and use the two cameras together for 720p and capturing 3D videos. On the other side of tablet is a front facing camera of 2.0MP used for video chatting.
However, G-Slate is priced higher than all other tablets making it a not so threatening competitor as Apple iPad producer said. People can buy a unit of G-Slate if they would avail themselves of at least $529.99 worth of plan from T-Mobile. And according to fine prints stated on the contract’s terms and conditions, non T-Mobile customers could buy G-Slate tablet at $750, that’s worth double the price of the cheapest iPad. You can buy G-Slate if you really want to break your bank and own the most expensive tablet.
Being pricey is hardly justified of G-Slate’s fast internet browsing and 4G connection. The price is just right for claimed fast download speed, and internet access even without Wi-Fi.
For now, T-Mobile is the exclusive distributor of G-Slate and reports say that T-Mobile plans for profit out of G-Slate is a bit slow.
Amazon Tablet and Amazon Android AppStore(1)
Amazon is offering now Android AppStore, and this new Amazon’s offer strengthened everyone’s speculations that Amazon is working on something else, an Amazon tablet.
There have been no official words from Amazon yet. The company remains silent despite the increasing and up roaring rumors in the tablet world. More analysts come out and say that the launching of Android Appstore in Amazon means there is something bigger that the market should look out for. And that’s more probably an Amazon Tablet, to be manufactured by Samsung for and on behalf of Amazon.
So, what would people expect when they buy Amazon Tablet PC? Would it be discounted or free music and videos, free ebooks just as how Kindle has? Whatever there is to come, no one else has yet confirmed.
Amazon Tablet technical specifications are rumored to be almost same with existing Tablet PCs. It will be having an Android 3.0 Honeycomb as its operating system. Again, this is strongly suggested by the newly launched Amazon Android Appstore. According to analysts, if Amazon Tablet would be priced lower than others, then Amazon is likely to come up with the 7-inch version just to augment the price.
As for the pricing strategy, analysts’ say that people could buy Amazon Tablet at a much lower price. This, again, is based on the launching of Amazon Android Appstore, Amazon could still make profit out of the stuff that people would buy from Amazon for their Amazon Tablet PC.
At the end of the day, all speculations about Amazon Tablet are based on the Amazon Android Appstore. And whatever how an Amazon Tablet would be like, it is sure to have the same specifications, with enhanced applications and improved programs compared to existing Tablet PCs.
And where people could buy Amazon Tablet PC? Where else? Of course, from Tablets For You which is affiliated to Amazon.
Sony Tablets want second place(5)
Sony couldn’t afford to lose the train of Tablet PCs and after their official statement this year at CES, Sony has kept its word and come not with just one Tablet PC but 2 Tablets. Nobody knows if Sony will keep its word being the second Tablet PC manufacturer but Sony Tablets are here already. Currently named S1 and S2 they have a different design.
S1 also known as Qriocity is a conventional tablet equipped with a 9.4 inch display with 1280×800 pixels. The design of Qriocity Tablet is compared by Sony with a magazine. Graphical Interface has been modified and optimized by Sony and it’s now called Quick and Smooth. Like other Sony devices S1 Tablet PC has a transmitter with infrared control for Sony LCD TVs, Blue-ray players and Play Stations.
The two Tablets are powered by NVIDIA Tegra chipsets 2. Sony S1 and S2 will be available on the market in autumn this year but prices were not announced.
There are rumors that you will be able to buy Sony Tablet S1 starting from$599 and Sony Tablet S2 starting from$699.
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