Alternatives to iPad2(0)
Apple’s iPad2 can be considered the market leader when it comes to Tablet PCs. However, the competition is not entirely dry and there are other similar products which can challenge the monopoly of iPad2 in near future. Some of the noteworthy rivals of iPad2 are as follows:
HP TouchPad: This product which will be launched on 1st July is expected to be a sound competitor due to its attractive features such as ability to tap an HP smartphone against it to transfer content. An improved version of WebOS and fine ability of multitasking are additional features.
RIM BlackBerry PlayBook: While this might not be the best product for common consumers, it certainly has a clear advantage when it comes to the corporate. The device works great in integration with blackberry smart phone and good thing is its 7-inch display which is less compared to other Tablet PCs.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: With all the amazing features, this is perhaps the most anticipated device released this year. Most distinguished among all Android Tablets, it has a 10.1 display which is slightly bigger than iPad2 and can be perfect for movies and gaming purposes.
Apple MacBook Air: Lightweight and thin footprint are noteworthy features of this product. An access to Apple’s app store is also integrated and multitouch feature also seems to be pretty attractive. This is particularly attractive for those who prefer hand-on functionality.
Sony S1: With a 9.4-inch screen and Android OS, Sony S1 is also a valid alternative for iPad2. Qriocity music and movie service are among the distinguished features of this product, which also has an access to PlayStation suite.
Sony S2: A unique introduction to Tablet market is Sony S2 which contains two 5.5-inch screens with an option to be used together or separately. Clamshell design of the device facilitates easy mobility.
Apple iPhone4: iPhone4 can used along with iPad2 but many people buy iPhone 4 as an alternative to iPad 2 since it has the same operating system, touchscreen functionality as well as applications. In certain cases such as making calls, it even has an edge over iPad2.
HP Pavilion Laptop: 13.3 inch screen and Windows 7 make this device pretty attractive and light weight alternative for iPad2. Both from the hardware and software perspectives, it has a clear edge over iPad2. Contrast its 320 GB of storage with iPad’s 16 GB while the price is same, that is, $499.99.
Toshiba Thrive: This device would come with a 10.10inch display with Android 3.1. With front and rear end cameras, this device offers almost all features of iPad2. Its price, however, is less compared to iPad2, being $479.99 for a 16 GB device.
Samsung Series 5 Chromebook: This is also a pretty lightweight device, although many people might not find it a valid alternative to iPad2. But the device is nonetheless very economical as well as mobile.
It’s your choice, feel free to choose!
“First Impression” Teaser shows off S2 and S1(0)
A teaser running 2 minutes had just been leaked showing both S2 and S1. There was not much enthusiasm in it, but what is important is the view of the two tablets and what is more surprising is to see the S2 with hinges.
Sony Tablet S1, S2: Something to Watch out For(0)
Another Android Honeycomb fever has risen in the market this year. The last thing you’ll know, Sony has already made its way on the verge of releasing two new Android Honeycomb 3.0 operated Tablets-S1 and S2.
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.
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.
Short video with Sony Tablet PCs unveiled: