As the tablet rush
As the tablet rush seized the world, the tablet market is facing a severe competition. It seems that every electronics company sees it as an obligation to develop a tablet gadget under its name not to miss this evolutionary step in mobile PC technology. The tablet PC is making its way to settle down in business life, industry, finance, education, mass-media and average consumers’ life.
Companies like Mintpass, Lenovo and Cisco Systems are trying to affirm their positions in the tablet market to be able to compete with the titans of tablet business. Certainly each of them tries to add new original features to their devices.
Korean company Mintpass has developed a twin-touchscreen tablet that will boot between Android and Windows 7 operating systems. The value of this development is obvious for users, who cannot decide on one of these two types of OS. The device, yet unnamed, features two screens that are able to function independently, running two different types of OS, or in tandem with one OS spread across the both. This gadget provides more web functions and will be advantageous for those who need specifications of the two operating systems.
Lenovo is going to join the tablet market with two devices: LePad tablet PC and U1 hybrid net book. LePad, based on ARM central processor, will have a 10.1-inch touchscreen and Android 3.0 OS on it. The users will have 512 megabytes of random access memory and flash memory of 16 gigabytes at their service. Another device, U1 hybrid net-book, is a combination of a net-book and a tablet. The interesting fact is that when the tablet is removed it runs Windows 7 on Intel processor, while in detached state the whole system is based on ARM CPU and runs Linux distro.
Cisco’s new release is represented with Cius Business Tablet. The developers of the device are aimed at real time communication and productive business apps usage. The 7-inch touchscreen device runs Android 2.2 OS and is based on Intel Atom processor. Cius can perform as a virtual desk-top and as a mobile phone device. As web features Wi-Fi and 3G connection are included, and users will have an access to Cisco web services like Cisco TelePresece, Cisco Show and Cisco Quad. Also the Business Tablet provides brilliant security system and management capabilities.
With this variety of names entering the tablet market iPad and Galaxy Tab are no longer the only rivals. Users’ preferences may change as a wider choice appears though the iPad still remains the best present this Christmas and the most probable one, too.