The one question that is often the hardest to answer is: tablet or phone? The iPad 3 is great, but the iPhone 5 is tempting as well. Even more remarkable, however, is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. It functions as both a phone and a tablet, cleverly referred to as a “phablet.” The large display is a little daunting, but the various features that accompany this device make it a must-have.
There are several reasons why you should choose the Galaxy Note over the other devices recently made available. Instead of being made with weighty aluminum, as with the iPad, the Galaxy Note is constructed with lightweight but durable plastic. The iPad is also restricted to its 16GB of space, while the Galaxy Note is fitted with an SD card that expands memory to an impressive 32GB of storage.
Further comparison shows that the displays are relatively similar. As well, the Galaxy Note stands out with the addition of its creative S Pen, which does more than just take notes. Unlike a clumsy stylus, the S Pen allows for changes in pressure and movement that provide the user with a creative outlet. Even better, you never have to worry about misplacing the S Pen, due to its convenient but inconspicuous placeholder within the “phablet.”
Another thing to consider is that while devices such as the iPhone have applications that can be downloaded, the Galaxy Note is already equipped with several features not available on any other device. With a quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos processor and Samsung TouchWiz, in addition to the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform, you can multitask beyond the capabilities of other devices.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has everything you love about a tablet and a phone and so much more. It is expected that this amazing device will be available in the United States in mid-November, and is likely to hit the United Kingdom approximately a month afterwards. For those who refuse to wait the extra month, US Unlocked is able to fulfill all of your international shopping needs.
Officially released 2 days ago, BlackBerry PlayBook tablet pc sales are surprisingly good: 50,000 consumers picked one up on the first day. The device has a rubberized, sturdy feel to it and comes with side speakers (as opposed to rear in iPad). The critics are excited about the touch screen functionality and the beautiful screen resolution with HD video.
US Unlocked users are running hot for this gadget and BlackBerry PlayBook is only for sale in the US. We recommend picking yours up at BestBuy, it will ship the same day to our warehouse. Just use your US Unlocked Card and shipping address or use our Personal Shopping service. Prices: $499.99 for 16GB, $599.99 for 32GB and $699.99 for 64GB. Add 7% sales tax.
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Of all tablets pc's presented at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011, most buzz has since been about the Motorola Xoom as it is the first tablet computer to run on Android 3.0 aka Honeycomb.
At the CES 2011 in Las Vegas the crowd was only shown videoed demos of the device and did not allow to get hands-on. Yesterday, however, journalists were treated to a completely different experience at the Google headquarters during an official Android 3.0 presentation.
PC World's Melissa Perenson was wowed by the amazing screen resolution, super-responsiveness and 'zippy' functionality and less impressed by its pixel depth, hefty weight and the camera app. That said, Google says it is still tweaking the Honeycomb OS.
The big question remains - when will we get our own hands on the Xoom - which runs on Nvidia's Tegra 2 platform, with a dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of on-board user memory (plus an SD card slot)? Motorola has said it is aiming to ship the Xoom end of February.
How to shop on Motorola from outside the US? All you need is an Amazon account and a US Unlocked shipping address to zip through check out and before you know it UPS knocks on your door with your Xoom.
UPDATE: Motorola Xoom now available at Amazon, $799.99.
Motorola's first tablet ever was unveiled, yesterday at CES 2011. The Xoom is also the first tablet to run on Honeycomb, Android 3.0 developed by Google with Dual-Core Processor.We'll help you to order at usunlocked.com.
The device is a definite competitor for the iPad2 and the many other tablets to be launched this year. Xoom supports Flash, can function as a wifi hotspot and comes with video chatting through Google mail and a 10 inch high definition screen.
The Xoom is rumored to launch as a 3G/wifi model in March and to cost between $600 and $800.
The US Unlocked team will keep our valued international customers up to date regarding news about the release date as well as where and how to buy.
UPDATE: Motorola Xoom now available at Amazon, $799.99.
Read here what other tablet pcs we can expect in 2011.
Gadget lovers had a great year in 2010 with the release of the iPad and all the other tablet pcs that were launched. 2011 is promising to be an even better year with the release of the Blackberry Playbook, Motorola and Acer Tablets and Apple iPad2.
What can we expect? - Let's have a look.
In love with your iPad, but just wished it could do those extra things as well? Or, never got the iPad but now want one badly? In that case, you might want to hold out for April, which is when the iPad 2 is rumored to launch. It will have the same thin look as the iPhone 4 and allegedly will feature FaceTime. Prices for the first-generation iPad will most definitely fall when the next model arrives.
Research in Motion announced a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet Monday that will do battle with Apple's iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab early next year when it becomes available. The BlackBerry PlayBook debuted at the BlackBerry developers conference DevCon. PlayBook will have an immediate advantage over the iPad and Galaxy Tab when it comes to wooing business users who already are familiar with the BlackBerry mobile operating system.
Google's Andy Rubi demo-ed a Motorola one tablet device running on Android 3.0 (HoneyComb) which will be released "some time in 2011" just after he presented the Google Nexus S smart phone at a technology conference in San Francisco in December.
Update: Read about the Motorola Xoom here.
Acer Android Tablet
Acer's taking no chances with both 7-inch and 10.1-inch Android tablets, coming April 2011. The smaller version is notable for beating Samsung's Galaxy Tab on resolution with a 1280-by-800 display. It also has a dual-core processor, front-facing HD camera and Flash 10.1 support. The larger tablet uses Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor and offers 1080p video and "complex 3D games." Both models support 3G, Wi-Fi and HDMI output. No word on price.
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