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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The iPad Alternatives

Not convinced that Apple's iPad is the tablet for you?By November 2010, we were finally introduced to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Korean company's answer for a 7-inch tablet powered by Google Android 2.2. Right after that, the 5-inch Dell Streak, which was launched much earlier in the United States, also joined the party, preloaded with the same Android 2.2 OS. The equation is finally complete when Viewsonic launched their tablets, one of which is the Viewsonic ViewPad 7. Here's a concise list of features you can expect from each tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Powered by a Cortex A8 1GHz processor and Google Android 2.2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is the company's first tablet device that brings a wide variety of multimedia content via its 7-inch TFT-LCD screen at 1024 x 600 resolution to the masses.
  • OS: Google Android 2.2
  • Processor: Cortex A8 1GHz
  • Display: 7-inch TFT capacitive touch screen / 600 x 1024 pixels
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB internal storage / microSD expandability with SDHC support
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Dimensions: 190.1 x 120.5 x 12mm
  • Weight: 380g
 Dell Streak

The new Dell Streak is touted to have the best features of both a phone and tablet with its in-between, sweet spot 5-inch display. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor runs the show with the Streak's Google Android 2.2 and a bevy of Dell customized widgets.
  • OS: Google Android 2.2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250 1GHz
  • Display: 5-inch TFT capacitive touch screen / 480 x 800 pixels
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Storage: 2GB internal storage / microSD expandability with SDHC support
  • Battery: 1530mAh
  • Dimensions: 152.9 x 79.1 x 10 mm
  • Weight: 220g
 Viewsonic ViewPad 7

Designed to meet the work, lifestyle and entertainment needs of today's sophisticated consumers, the ViewPad 7 integrates unique and innovative functions and consolidate a multitude of individual electronic devices into one. Users can surf the Internet, take and share photos, play games, listen to music, and connect with friends via the ViewPad tablet.
  • OS: Google Android 2.2
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM7227 600MHz
  • Display: 7-inch TFT capacitive touch screen / 480 x 800 pixels
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Storage: microSD expandability with SDHC support
  • Battery: 3240mAh
  • Dimensions: 179.4 x 110 x 11.5mm
  • Weight: 380g
 Or, if none of these alternatives match your taste, there's always one last tablet to look out for. It is iPad from Apple.But fair warning - that tablet should be getting an update very soon, so you might want to hold out and see how the tablet scene develops in the next few months.