Courtney I have already bought one and there is no doubt its the best tablet.Comparing it with competitors makes other tablets look like a joke.A friend of mine told me last week that the reasons why the iPad sells are self evident. The reasons that its competitors like Samsung Galaxy are struggling are self evident as well. The fact that it is the currently the only product in its segment that is being sold in significant numbers is what makes it news. One week after its launch I have come to think the iPad is for those who have a PC already, and probably a smartphone and a laptop to boot. Harun Makandi a renowned researcher and proud owner of iPad 1 claims that iPad portability combined with its functionality is what sells. He added that someone doesn't have to buy one if you're happy with you tower and monitor.
iPad also comes with a 9.7-inch display, which has, until now, been the largest on offer when buying a tablet PC.Also, few weeks ago Motorola launched the Xoom, which comes with a 10.1-inch display. Tech giant from South Korea Samsung has not been left behind as well after it announced a newer version of Galaxy Tablet model with a 10.1-inch screen.
Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system combines the touch screen control with the added functionality of a desktop computer. The OS also has an improved keyboard and a new Action Bar for contextual applications. Another thing that I lament while using my Apple’s iPad is lack of a dual-core processor that some of its competitors offer. This is because Dual-core processors delivers and offers better performance, making the device quicker and more capable of handing multi-tasking.
Many of the latest tablet PCs, including the Motorola Xoom, offer dual cameras. With new iPad 2, Apple has pulled a first one on its competitors because with the help of dual cameras, users can snap pictures and record video. The purpose of a back camera is multifold. Applications used for business stand to benefit. Just imagine taking videos of your girlfriend around the house and editing them straight away in iMovie.If you want to show someone or something in front of you then the most appropriate feature is Facetime.
In Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Google delivers improved multitasking, allowing users to see each app in windows. That effect allows users to see a thumbnail of open apps. It saves users time and generally makes for a better multitasking option. The Motorola Xoom seems to be one of the more promising iPad 1 and 2 alternatives in my own opinion. This is because the device comes with a 10.1-inch display, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, dual cameras, a dual-core processor, and many other features that iPad 2 doesn’t have.When it comes browsing experience there is no doubt that it is one of the major issues with Apple’s iPad. The main problem is that Safari browser doesn’t deliver the full browsing experiencing those on the desktop offer and even lacks Flash support. To make matters worse it doesn’t have real tabbed browsing as compared to Android 3.0 Honeycomb where tabbed browsing is available.
In my honest opinion with iPad 2 having no USB port, no card reader and no flash, I just wish Steve Jobs will bring them on iPad3. What I really like is that I can still use my same hands for iPad2 that I used for iPad1. Frankly, no one cares for anonymous ranting about card readers or USB ports or netbooks or whether one thinks Steve Jobs is a technology messiah or a total tool. It is common knowledge iPad 3 is in development and scheduled for release in September.Unsubstantiated rumours indicate that it will have 2 x USB ports and card readers, but still no flash, and be virtually borderless. With growing pressure from companies such as Motorola and HP, who have recently launched their own tablets, the Xoom and TouchPad respectively, iPad 2 launched last week is just the right move for Apple. www.wanarua.com