Is The World Ready for a Full Featured Competitive Tablet
These new tablets are much more than just another electronic gadget. They are loaded with features that compare very favorably with most laptops. Innovative colorful designs, small, thin footprints, touch screen navigation with virtually full Internet access and email connectivity they are poised to replace many laptops, small hand held computers and similar devices.These new tablets will be in it for the long haul. They are not just a plaything with a pretty face. While they may have at first been perceived as just another electronic toy, they have demonstrated that they are pretty good work horses in their own right. They will soon replace netbooks as your second or third choice of computer equipment.
A recent survey (Forrester Research) shows they have overtaken netbooks in gross sales and they are favored by more than one half of those questioned (by Google) to prefer their tablets more than half the time.
At some point you can expect them to replace the netbook, e-readers, smartphones, small personal email devices, and even a personal favorite, my car’s GPS (global positioning device). In the car my wife can easily kill an hour and a half of bumper to bumper traffic, conversation, and beautiful scenery playing “solitaire” while riding shotgun. And for a break she will check her email. She is even beginning to use her tablet’s email feature more than her smartphone.
Tablets not only play games, they also function as a very good business tool. Their small form factor make them ideal to carry with you. With the proper widgets, you can take orders, issue receipts, collect money, and have it deposited to your bank. You can take notes, use your email, watch or present videos and show powerpoint presentations.
Access to the Internet and the enormous flexibility of the Android operating system allow allow a surprising variety of uses when coupled with a seemingly unending supply of program widgets.
On another note, tablets also provide an alternate to popular portable game consoles. The Android operating system and the widget library are the source of hundreds of free and low cost computer games.
They are also a popular alternative for readers reading the electronic versions of ebooks and e-magazines. Intensive development of these tablet systems will continuously increase the capabilities of mobile devices and access to many more applications.
Functionality is much more than on other hand helds. An additional advantage is a high quality touchscreen which greatly approves navigation and provides a much more pleasant, entertainment experience. With the introduction of flash memory cards and USB adapters you can increase the memory capacity to 16 GB or 32GB. Battery life is typically as much as eight hours, which exceeds that of many netbooks. Bluetooth and other companies also provide wireless and fold-able external keyboards that make typing easier and extends the useability for many who do not like the feel of touchscreen displays.