Apple’s Ipad 2 tops world exclusive tablets

The world has been introduced to an invention known as the touch screen computer without the use of keyboard. We can choose to call it a tablet or touchpad. The Apple Ipad which came out first is now competing with a whole range of tablets. Examples of 10 tablets out include: Acer’s Iconia Tab A500, Apple’s Ipad 2, Asus’ Eee Pad Transformer TF101, Dell’s Streak 7, HTC’s Flyer, Motorola’s Xoom, RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook, Samsung’s 7-inch Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi and Galaxy Tab 10.1, and T-Mobile’s G-Slate. It’s fascinating to bring a product out and be followed so closely by competitors.

Taking a look at the most popular five tablets and why they are performing better. Most of the tablets use a type of Operating System (OS) known as Google’s Android 3.x Honeycomb operating system. The 7-inch Galaxy Tab and Streak 7 rely on the Android 2.2 whiles the Flyer uses Android 2.3 the two tablets with their own proprietary mobile operating systems are Apple and RIM. There are a lot more tablets emerging from companies such as Lenovo, HP and Toshiba with Android 3.1 WebOS- based touch pad. When it comes to consuming content and apps, the Apple’s Ipad iOS platform is at the top with over 90,000 tablets optimised apps to date. Upon research, the Ipad 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 received great ratings and liked by most buyers.

Currently, the Apple Ipad 2 is slightly ahead of the others due to its display giving more natural colours and its wide range of easy to find apps. Others with special features like the Eee Pad Tranformer has a keyboard dock that transforms the tablet into a netbook; the G-Slate captures 3D video;  and the Xoom supports software upgrade to 4G LTE. The Iconia has a full-size USB port. Touchpad users acknowledge the fact that Ipad 2 is the top on the market but a look at these will broaden buyers’ outlook when purchasing a tablet in the future.

A look at the 5 top tablets will enhance consumers to make right choices. The top 5 are Ipad 2, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Eee Pad Transformer, Xoom and G-Slate in that order. The following are performances, features and specifications of the top 5 tablets:

Ipad 2  –  9.7 inch display, 1024 by 768 resolution, 1.33 pounds or 0.60kg, 9.5 by 7.31 by 0.34 inches, Apple iOS 4.3, Optional HDMI dongle and camera connector kit for SD Card and USB access.

Galaxy Tab 10.1 – 10.1 inch display, 1280 by 800 resolution, 1.25 pounds or 0.57kg, 9.7 by 6.7 by 0.34 inches, Android OS 3.1, Optional HDMI, SD Card and USB port dongles.

Eee Pad Transformer TF101 – 10.1 inch display, 1280 by 800 resolution, 1.5 pounds or 0.68kg, 10.7 by 6.9 by 0.5 inches, Android OS 3.1, gains keyboard, touchpad, two USB ports, and one SD card slot.

Xoom – 10.1 inch display, 1280 by 800 resolution, 1.6 pounds or 0.73kg, 9.8 by 6.57 by 0.51 inches, Android 3.1, Micro USB port and Micro HDMI port

G- Slate – 8.9 inch display, 1280 by 768 resolution, 1.37 pounds or 0.62kg, 9.6 by 5.9 by 0.5 inches, Android 3.1, dual rear facing cameras for 3D video capture, Micro USB port and Micro HDMI port.

By Joshua Anquandah

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  1. Jeff Roesler says

    I’m not sure you want to include HP in the list of companies developing tablets. They just got out of that business.

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