Tablet innovations at CES 2012
Fujitsu’s tablet can be fully submerged in water for up to 30 minutes without any damage Lenovo’s tablet can be converted into a laptop with double the battery life Toshiba’s Excite is a 1.7cm (0.67-inch) thin tablet coated with anti-smudge surface ity. In most tablets, the storage medium is a solid state device (SSD). Tablets come in various storage capacities and many a times the price varies with different storage capacities among the same model. Map your requirement and also look for availability of storage expansion options such as micro SSD.
Support for call function. Many tablets can also make a phone call. Look for one if you really don’t wish to carry two gadgets in your pocket. A tablet in hand with calling facility is worth two gadgets in your pocket.
Camera. Some tablets have a single camera, some have a dualcamera (one frontfacing), while there might be some tablets without any camera. The best option would be to go for one with dualcamera. One of the important reasons is that it will allow voice chat. Also, check the camera resolution.
Features. After comparing the different tablets in terms of basic features and functions, check their specific features as well. There are various features, which vary with different tablets. For example, ipad cannot play Flash videos. Blackberry Playbook on the other hand does not have native email support. It has to be configured with the Blackberry phone for the same.
What’s in the offing?
With technology advancing, new trends are hitting the tablet space every day. The Consumer Electronics Show 2012 witnessed tablets with 3D and Super AMOLED displays as well as tablets that run Ice Cream Sandwich. There were even waterproof tablets on display. Singleand dualcore processor tablets have ruled the market for quite some time, but now tablets with quadcore processors are making inroads. These would offer better performance and therefore better battery backup as well.
Though quadcore tablets have not been officially launched across the globe, these will be up for grabs in no time.