Ten Devices Set to rival the iPad 2

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by iDan, Jun 28, 2011.

By iDan on Jun 28, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    While the iPad has had the benefit of a surprise attack, its successor will not be so lucky. Many manufacturers, some from the Android battlefront, others sporting original “home-made†operating systems have worked hard and prepared their reply to the new iPad 2.

    HP TouchPad
    Scheduled to reach stores on July 1, Hewlett Packard’s creation incorporates many interesting features, including the ability to connect an HP smartphone for data transfer purposes through a simple physical touch between the two devices. This and the improved webOS as well as full multitasking support make the TouchPad a powerful contender.

    RIM BlackBerry PlayBook
    While it will never match the iPad 2’s technical abilities, the Research In Motion tablet is a great alternative to Apple’s design for enterprise users, being perfectly compatible with BlackBerry smartphones.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
    Currently considered the best Android tablet on the market, it is clear why this device will strongly compete with the iPad 2. It’s 10.1 inch display will certainly attract consumers who want to enjoy games and other such forms of entertainment.

    Apple MacBook Air
    While some would say that comparing two different device types makes no sense, MacBook Air’s lightweight and thing profile, as well as the soon implementation of Max OS X Lion, which will bring multitouch gestures to the platform ensure that the iPad 2 will not be the only Apple product presenting sleek hand-on functionality.

    Sony S1
    The tablet will come with a 9.4 inch display and Android operating system. While it will certainly not beat the iPad 2, Sony’s implementation of Qriocity as well as the PlayStation Suite, a platform allowing users to enjoy old PS 1 games on the tablet, the S1 will most likely grab its fair share of the market.

    Sony S2
    A stronger creation from the manufacturing company, the S2 will come with two 5.5†displays that can be used either individually or together, creating unique possibilities in the tablet market. Moreover, to sustain this feature, the tablet will sport a clamshell design, enabling consumers to fold the device in order to increase its mobility. This tablet, perhaps even more so than the S1, will indeed prove to be a threat.

    Apple iPhone 4
    Again, like the MacBook Air, this will prove to compete with the iPad due to similarities in functions and design. Moreover, unlike the iPad 2, the iPhone 4 can also make calls.

    HP Pavilion dm3t Laptop
    While the tablet tries to incorporate as many work-related features, ultimately if users want to have increased productivity as well as speed, the Pavilion dm3t, around the same price as an iPad 2, will certainly appease them.

    Toshiba Thrive
    Perhaps not the best of the Android front, the tablet comes with a 10.1 inch display and a front as well as rear-facing cameras. However, coming on at $429.99 or $479.99 depending on storage, it is certainly cheaper than the iPad 2.

    Samsung Series 5 Chromebook

    Although certainly limited to a very select clientele, this notebook is small, easily mobile, and perfectly suited for users who run their daily routine around web-based apps.

    For more discussions on tablets, be sure to check out some of these sites: AndroidTablets.net, GalaxyTabForums.net, ThriveForums.org, XoomForums.com, TransformerForums.com

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Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by iDan, Jun 28, 2011.

    1. Mountainbikermark
      Writers are fanboys . Some are direct and in your face about it, some are more subtle but can be seen by their words of praise toward one direction or "study". It's not just gadgets writers but ideology writers as well.

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    2. Mountainbikermark
      From the marketing of the first ipods by making them personal, Apple has a niche in the market no one will ever dominate. The siloughette of the impersonal person dancing with their iPod resonated with the average consumer in a way not seen before, except in KFC ads promising mom a Sunday off from cooking for the family, or since

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    3. idave23
      Good for Apple. Bad for Apple users. ;)
    4. Mountainbikermark
      Well said Dave

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    5. singlestick
      Yeah, some writers are fanboys. But more writers and their editors are just lazy and shallow. And the easiest article to write, to get a fast reader attention, is a story about the next iPad killer.
    6. ipadbraincell
      That's bang on the nail, 'Hoover' is commonly linked to describe any make of vacuum cleaner - even dyson lol!

      Really clever Apple with iPod, was to emphasise on the headphone lead seemingly to dance with the manikin..
    7. Gunny008
      Touchpad did incredibly well...

      I think apple has this tablet Market dominated and will continue to for the foreseeable future.

      20million shipments expected for Q3... Tablet life can't get much better for apple!

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    8. ipadbraincell
      So who is going to by the new Sony Tablet?
    9. Poisonivy
      iv had an android tablet and i now have ipad2,give me the reliability and ease of use of my iPad any day,not to mention its sexy looks,i was a person who never saw myself with an apple product too.
    10. ipadbraincell
      They say an apple never falls gar from the tree :)

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