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January 28th, 2010
iPad Competitors

Freescale Smartbook, Joojoo, Dell Slate, Microsoft Courier – The iPad Competitors

Apple has released a long awaited tablet which had been hailed by us as a “Jesus Tablet” – now officially named the iPad, a device to fill the gap between laptops and mobiles.

Its 9.7-inch display is significantly bigger than what we were expecting. Best suited for mobile video-watching, book-reading, game-playing, photo-browsing, music-listening, web-surfing, and email-emailing device. According to Apple’s iPhone software guru, Scott Forstall, iPad will run all the iphone applications without any modification.

Brief technical Specifications of Apple iPad Drawbacks
  1. No Camera
  2. No Video Output
  3. No USB
  4. Lack of Multitasking
Color display 9.7 inches (25 cm) LED backlit IPS LCD[2] 1024×768 pixel (XGA), 132ppi
Processor 1 GHz Apple A4 system on a chip
Storage 16, 32 or 64 GB Flash Memory
Storage Integrated 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
3G Internet 7.2 Mbps HSDPA using micro-SIM card tray (3G model only)
Operating system iPhone OS
Battery Built-in lithium-polymer 25 W·h (10 h usage, 1 month standby)
Weight 1.5 pounds (680 g), 1.6 pounds (730 g) (3G Model)
Dimensions 9.56 inches (24.3 cm) x 7.47 inches (19.0 cm) x 0.5 inches (1.3 cm)

Complete technical Specification of iPad

 

Tablets are going to be the hot word for gadget market in 2010. There are many models competing for the space in your heart but which is for you ?, and what Apple has to beat?

Competition to iPad

Freescale Smartbook

7 inch screen with 12 hours of running,is at the cheaper end of market, priced £125. It works with Linux, Windows or Android operating system.

Technical Specification of Freescale Smartbook

Joojoo

12.1 inch screen runs on Unix based operating system, it connects to internet in nine seconds, priced £347.

Technical Specification of JooJoo

Dell Slate

5 inch tablet PC with five megapixel camera, runs of Google’s newly updated Android operating system. It could also be a competition to iPhone.

Microsoft Courier

Leaked preview shows two 7 inch screens joined by a hinge

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