• Top 5 worthy Android tablet alternatives of Apple iPad for enterprise and individual mobility

    Posted on April 20th, 2012 David Brooks | 28 comments

    Out of doubt, the Apple iPads have been top popular tablet among so many tablets in the existing electronic market. Especially since the new iPad comes out, which features the advanced Retina display to allow owners could even watch full HD Blu-ray movies on iPad with its 2048×1536 pixels HD screen resolution, the Apple iPads have attracted more eyes worldwide. The Apple iPads are certainly great buys for would-be mobile customers, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be replaced by other wonderful tablets, as every tablet would own their own advantages, either in screen display, processor, battery, camera, or price, an important element to help buyers make their decisions. In fact, there are a host of Android-based devices on store shelves right now that might just make Apple’s products far less appealing to both enterprise users and consumers.

    Apple iPadToday, I would like to share a top 5 list of Android tablets which could be worthy of alternatives of Apple iPad for enterprise and individual mobility. The following devices might not all be able to stand up against the Apple iPad. But for those who don’t want to succumb to the Apple craze, these devices might just be worthwhile alternatives of Apple iPad. Check through the following listed alternatives to find out about Android tablets that might be worthy alternatives to the iPad. You’ll find more choices to choose.

    Amazon Kindle Fire

    Amazon Kindle FireObviously, the Amazon Kindle Fire should be a choice for those who want an alternative to the new iPad. The device was claimed to be as a strong rival of Apple new iPad ever since its designing, not only in features, but in price as well. It comes with a 7-inch screen and just 8GB of storage, though, its access to Amazon services and the competitive $199 price tag makes it one worth considering.

    Acer Iconia Tab A500

    Acer Iconia Tab A500Check the specs of Acer Iconia Tab A500: Android Honeycomb, 10-inch capacitive LCD (1024 x 1280 pixel resolution), 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 1GB RAM, 5 megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash, secondary 2 megapixel camera for video calling, up to 8 hours battery life, microSD card support up to 32GB, 1080p HD video playback, HDMI port and Dolby Mobile surround sound.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

    Galaxy Tab 10.1The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is undoubtedly the best iPad alternative on the market right now. The device comes with a big, 10.1-inch screen and boasts 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity. Though not featuring the same resolution as Apple’s Retina display, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 still enables users to have quite excellent visual effect on its 1280 x 800 pixels screen display.

    Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet

    Nook Tablet Barnes NobleIf the Amazon Kindle Fire is a worthwhile purchase, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet must be, as well. The Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet is a 7-inch Android tablet with 7-inch touchscreen IPS display, Wi-Fi, 1GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Of course, another advantage of this tablet is also its price, which is the same as that of Kindle Fire.

    Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

    Asus Eee Pad Transformer PrimeWhat’s not to like about the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime? On one hand, the device will allow customers to engage in typical tablet activities, but with the help of an additional physical keyboard, it can double as a notebook. That’s something Apple’s iPad and most other tablets just can’t do.

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  • Galaxy Tab 2 vs. Kindle Fire: Is Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 going to be a Kindle Fire killer

    Posted on February 16th, 2012 David Brooks | 94 comments

    Prague, February 13, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today introduced its first line-up of tablets for 2012 with the launch of the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0), expanding the choice of tablets to customers. Light and portable, the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) is the ideal personal on-the-go device, available in 3G and WiFi versions. Starting from UK, the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) will be launched in global market from March.”  (click to get the full Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Press Release). This Monday, Samsung officially released the successor of its Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet, the Galaxy Tab 2, also the first Samsung Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) powered tablet. “The new GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) will provide people with delighted multimedia experience and allow efficient communication.” said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 2Samsung has promised to bring more delighted multimedia experience to users with Galaxy Tab 2. And it really does. The Galaxy Tab 2 comes in 7.0 inch large LCD screen with 1024*600 screen resolution, 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 out of the box, all of which really produce delighted multimedia experience for you to watch HD videos on Galaxy Tab 2, or even play and watch HD Blu-ray movies on Galaxy Tab 2 on the go at your own will. From the excellent multimedia experience only, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is a good choice for you when you want to get a tablet. If you are still not sure about it, let’s just make a comparison (based on the source from geek.com) between Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and Kindle Fire, one of the biggest products of the 2011 holiday season. This comparison of these two smart tablets would include several aspects: dimensions, weight, display, processor, RAM, storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, camera, battery, price, etc.

    Dimensions

    Galaxy Tab 2 vs. Kindle Fire - DimensionsFrom the pictures above, the Galaxy Tab 2 is 122.4mm*193.7mm*10.5mm, while the Kindle Fire is 120mm*192mm*12.4mm. We can easily get the conclusion that the Galaxy Tab 2 is slimmer, longer and wider than Kindle Fire, which no doubt brings more delighted multimedia experience for users.

    Weight

    Galaxy Tab 2 vs. Kindle Fire - WeightObviously, the Galaxy Tab 2 (weights 344g) is much lighter than Kindle Fire (which weights 413g). This could be considered as a big advantage of Galaxy Tab 2 over Kindle Fire.

    Display

    Galaxy Tab 2 vs. Kindle Fire - DisplayWell, for the screen display size, both Galaxy Tab 2 and Kindle Fire own 7 inches screen with 1024*600 screen resolution and 169 pixels per inch. There is no difference on screen display size actually, but as the Galaxy Tab 2 is slimmer, longer and wider than Kindle Fire, it seems that the Galaxy Tab 2 would be a little bit larger than Kindle Fire. And the Galaxy Tab 2 uses Samsung’s new PLS LCD, while the Kindle Fire uses a standard IPS display.

    Processor

    Galaxy Tab 2 vs. Kindle Fire - ProcessorThe device processor weights a lot for its competence and competitiveness. The Galaxy Tab 2 comes with 1GHz dual-core processor, inferior to the 1.2GHz dual-core processor of Galaxy Tab Plus, but evenly-matched to Kindle Fire. But we know different processor chips vary in performance, the Kindle Fire sports a Texas Instruments OMAP 4, while the processor chip of the Galaxy Tab 2 is still unknown.

    RAM

    Galaxy Tab 2 vs. Kindle Fire - RAMAdvanced RAM configuration would surely bring faster device processing and more smooth multimedia experience. From this point of view, the Galaxy Tab 2 again gets a great victory over Kindle Fire with its 1GB RAM. Compared with Kindle Fire, the Galaxy Tab 2 produces better multimedia experience for you to watch HD videos.

    Storage

    Galaxy Tab 2 vs. Kindle Fire - StorageAs nowadays the HD movies are the dominant for multimedia enjoyment, thus larger memory storage is required upon devices. Again, the Galaxy Tab 2 makes another beat on Kindle Fire. Samsung provides three different models of Galaxy Tab 2 with external SD card memory extension: 8GB, 16GB and 32GB, while Kindle Fire only provides 8GB memory storage without external SD card memory extension support.

    Wi-Fi connectivity

    Galaxy Tab 2 vs. Kindle Fire - WiFiSamsung also offers more options for wireless connectivity. Like storage, though, you’ll have to pay for it. Those who opt for the more expensive 3G/4G version will enjoy HSPA+ 21mbps speeds. It isn’t LTE, but it should suffice for most users.

    Camera

    Galaxy Tab 2 vs. Kindle Fire - CameraThe Galaxy Tab 2 features dual cameras, respectively 3GP for rear and VGA for front, which aren’t particularly mind-blowing, nonetheless. That’s been enough to compete with Amazon Kindle Fire, which has no cameras.

    Battery

    Galaxy Tab 2 vs. Kindle Fire - BatteryIt’s a little surprising that Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 opted for a lower capacity battery than Amazon Kindle Fire. Battery life in the Fire is solid, but it could have easily been improved upon. There are many other factors that can determine battery life, though, so perhaps Samsung found the 4,000mAh battery to be sufficient. Future testing will tell us more here.

    As for the price comparison, it is still uncertain for Samsung hasn’t yet priced the Galaxy Tab 2. But the price might be the biggest advantage of Kindle Fire, which is priced at only $200. The Galaxy Tab 2 would have different prices for its three different models. Until the prices are unveiled, we couldn’t make sure of that.

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  • Six tablets that come to premature end and never appear in market

    Posted on January 10th, 2012 David Brooks | 94 comments

    The year just past by has witnessed a fast and strong growth in tablets industry. Various popular and powerful tablets emerged in the market to meet users’ needs, like the Amazon Kindle Fire, Motorola Droid Xyboard, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, HTC EVO View 4G, etc. all of which are the result of high tech and provides users excellent user experience. In fact, these tablets are just partial of tablets that various tablets makers put into market in the end. There are also a lot of tablets which come to a premature end and never appear in the market, which means these tablets are dead before being put into market. A ZDNet Author has made a collection about these premature ended tablets for us. The following 6 tablets all belong to this kind of tablets. Check the following original content to get to know more insight about tablet market.

    Sony Tablet P

    Sony Tablet PWhen Sony announced its entry into the Android tablet game in August 2011, it showed off two devices. One was the Sony Tablet S, which made it to market a few months later. The other was the Sony Tablet P (then known as the Tablet S2), a unique folding tablet planned to be released by AT&T in time for the holidays. It didn’t.

    Dell tablet of Android version

    Android version 10 inch Dell tabletTo Dell’s credit, the company was one of the first major players to challenge the Apple iPad with the Android-based Streak tablet. So when it announced its plan to deliver a 10-inch Android tablet tablet for 2011, we had every reason to believe the company. Well, it produced a 10-inch Windows 7 tablet, but an Android version never made it out the door. Maybe the cardboard mock-up company reps showed off during the announcement event (shown here) should have tipped us off.

    Lenovo tablet

    Lenovo tabletLenovo first showed off its IdeaPad U1 concept at CES of 2010, and its hybrid concept turned a lot of heads. The device worked as a Windows notebook when docked, but its detachable screen acted as an Android tablet when used separately. It missed its 2010 release, but popped up again at CES 2011. Who knows? Maybe we’ll see it again at CES 2012.

    Kno tablet

    Kno tabletUnlike most of the tablets on this list, the Kno tablet wasn’t geared for consumers. Its dual-screen design was made specifically to address the need for a full-size, full color replacement for large textbooks. Unfortunately, it never happened. In April 2011, the company decided to change direction and abandon hardware creation to focus specifically on software development.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 4GDuring CES 2011, Samsung announced plans to release a 4G version of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab Android tablet for Verizon. Though Samsung went on to make many new versions to its Galaxy Tab line in 2011, a 4G version of this original Galaxy Tab never materialized.

    BlackBerry Playbook 4G for Sprint

    BlackBerry Playbook 4GWhen RIM unveiled its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, the company publicly announced its intention to release a 4G version of the device for Sprint. In August, Sprint nixed the idea. For more products we never saw in 2011, check out CNET’s Top 5 vaporware from CES 2011.

    Source from: http://www.zdnet.com/photos/tablets-that-never-happened-photos/6335942?tag=photo-frame;get-photo-roto

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  • How to freely watch Christmas movies on Amazon Kindle Fire

    Posted on December 6th, 2011 David Brooks | 314 comments

    As we’re drawing closer to Christmas, our thoughts turn to things with which we could create a more enjoyable and unique Christmas celebrations for 2011. As before, watching Christmas movies is a good choice for all of us. Of course, to make a special and enjoyable Christmas celebration, we need to make use of some advanced devices. Just like one of my friend, who has got an Amazon Kindle Fire and downloaded a lot of classic Christmas movies like Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Elf, The Nightmare before Christmas, Bad Santa, The Santa Clause, The Muppets Christmas Carol, etc. He prepared to watch Christmas movies on Kindle Fire, but find that some of the Christmas movies couldn’t be played on Kindle Fire. Well, if you also have such kind of questions like how to watch movies on various portable media players like Kindle Fire, iPad, smartphones, or any other media players. This how-to post would help you easily get through your difficulty.

    ChristmasTo get the problem solved, we need to figure out which video formats Kindle Fire (or your devices) are compatible with. This could be a quite easy task, only by searching online we could get to know that Kindle Fire supports at least MPEG4 and H.264, thus we only need to convert Christmas movies to MPEG4 or H.264 video formats would be ok. Now, since we have figured out the video formats Kindle Fire supports, we need to use a video converter to convert Christmas movies to MPEG4 or H.264 for Kindle Fire. We could now use the Leawo Video Converter (you can use Leawo Video Converter for Mac if you use a Mac computer) to act as a Christmas movie converter to freely convert Christmas movies to Kindle Fire videos to freely play and watch Christmas movies on Kindle Fire.

    Video ConverterLeawo Video Converter is an all-in-one best video converting software for downloading to convert videos between popular formats like AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, FLV, RM, MOV, Xvid, 3GP, etc., transform audios between MP3, WMA, WAV, M4A, AAC and AC3 audios, and create fascinating photos from video files. It could easily convert Christmas movies in various formats to Kindle Fire MPEG4 or H.264. Check the following simple guide to get to know the detailed steps on how to convert Christmas movies to Kindle Fire MPEG4 or H.264. Only three simple steps would help you convert Christmas movies to your Kindle Fire:

    1. Add Christmas movies you downloaded to the converting program.

    2. Select MPEG4 or H.264 as output video format for your kindle fire.

    3. Start to convert Christmas movies to Kindle Fire videos.

    Then you can freely enjoy these Christmas movies on your kindle fire after conversion. With this video converter, you can freely convert movies to videos in various video formats for different portable media players.

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