We’re definitely living in the era of portable devices and the concept of desktop is become obsolete real fast, but we’re really past the whole netbook craziness. Tablets are the new way of getting around and taking your content, info, contacts and social networks with you, wherever you are. IntoMobile has a nifty piece on the top 5 upcoming tablets of 2010 and 2011, that we’ll dissect in the following lines.
We’ve heard tons of rumors about RIM’s very first tablet, but nothing solid till now. Speculations claim it’ll be called the BlackPad, it’ll feature BB OS 6 and possibly serve as a companion for BlackBerry handsets. Its specs should include a 1 GHz CPU, a back and front camera, support for Flash 10.1 and a display that should be about 7 to 9.7 inches.
4) Samsung Tab
Samsung wants a piece of the profitable tablet pie and they’re not afraid to show it, so they’re gearing up to launch the appealing Tab slate. This device comes with a 7 inch display, a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 CPU, Android 2.2 and the TouchWiz 3.0 UI. Expect this slate to land any time now, possibly even next month.
3) iPad 2
The successful iPad will have a successor it seems, maybe even sooner than we thought, if we’re to believe speculations claiming we’ll see a new version of the Apple tablet being launched before 2011. No believable info was revealed till now, but something tells us we’ll see a camera on the new iPad, possibly more memory and a better screen resolution. Retina Display and iOS 4 would also make nice additions to the slate…
2) PalmPad/HP’s Hurricane
Not a day goes by without us learning something new about HP’s upcoming WebOS tablet. The device uses the codename Hurricane, but considering HP’s trademark for the PalmPad name, there’s no telling what the final branding of the product will be. The advantages? Pure WebOS multitasking and maybe that evolved WebOS 2.0 we’re so anxious to see in action. Launch should be somewhere in early 2011…
1) Notion Ink Adam
Notion Ink Adam is by far the most promising tablet we’ll see on the market in the following months. It’s got everything: a 10 inch Pixel Qi display, Android 2.2, a swiveling 3.2 megapixel camera, USB, a SIM card slot, HDMI, WiFi and a potent NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core Cortex A9 CPU. This baby may not look as sexy as the other slates, but it sure packs a punch!
What about you? What’s the tablet you’re looking forward to the most?