Tablet in­no­va­tions at CES 2012

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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.

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