Many new players in the Android Tablet arena this month, but the Kindle Fire still has a strong hold.
And here is the list:
According to Amazon.com the top 10 most popular tablets on Black Friday are:
1. The brand new Amazon Kindle Fire. No surprise here. Amazon has been publicizing the heck out of this one. Looks like a solid little contender to the highly competitive tablet industry. As you can imagine, its not to put much of a dent into iPad sales, but the Nook should look out. For more info, click the link below:
10. OTA 7 inch Android 2.2. Maybe not as pretty as some of the others, at the starting price of $105, it might be a contender for those who can't justify spending $1,000 on an iPad. More info? Click on the image below:
Each one of the images above will link to details, reviews and pricing for the top 10 Tablets. Feel free to browse them all.
Also note that pricing on all of the items will be updated daily and will reflect sale pricing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Now that didn't take too long did it? The HP TouchPad is no longer. Another victim to the iPad juggernaut.
HP's strategy of making their tablet look just like the iPad didn't seem to fair very well. It just got them banned from selling them in many countries. Perhaps this was just one nail in the coffin. Perhaps another nail was that HP doesn't even want to be in the PC business at all, with the rumors of them trying to sell off their entire PC line.
Looking forward to see the Android death toll with the impending release of the iPad 3.
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Could it be that the best and most economical tablet is an e-book reader? Well, sort of. The nook color
has all of the insides of a great tablet, it runs the Android operating system, but is locked down by Barnes and Nobles to help ensure all content is purchased through their stores.
Now an easy hack has arisen that allows Nook Color owners to install Android Honeycomb on to a Micro SD card. The Nook will boot directly from the SD card and pretend its a Motorola Xoom or a Tegra 2. But wait, this sounds too good to be true. Can you really replace a $700 tablet with a $250 eBook reader? No you cant.
We finally got our hands on one and liked what we saw, but it's not as fast as it should be. Even running off of a Class 10 SD card, the Xoom is much faster. Also the Honeycomb SD contraption is a bit buggy. Occasionally apps will crash.
The last real drawback is that the Android Market only recognizes the tablet as an "Unknown LogicPD Zoom2" which prevents it from accessing many apps. We found an easy way to get apps on the device. Just email them to a Gmail account and download and install it through the tablet. Gun Bros never looked so good, but Fruit Slice struggles with the processor speed.
All in all its a great experiment, but until the bugs are worked out, it wont replace the Xoom or Tegra 2.
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Looks like Motorola is coming out swinging, calling out Apple directly in their new Superbowl commercials. Gutsy move to attack Apple and make fun of its followers, the white hoodies were a nice touch.
In a nutshell, the commercials depicts Apple users as hooded, earbud wearing robots, that act in unison, and follow the crowd. The followup commercial, didn't even show the product, but gave a nice explanation of how we can evolve from 1984 to 2011 by stepping off the Apple train and grabbing this new Honeycomb powered Flash playing Dual-Core tablet.
Ending with "It's Time to Live a Free Life" we can only guess they mean Free from Apple, iTunes and Steve Jobs Kool Aid.
We are definitely looking forward to getting our hands on one. Hopefully the commercials will continue to provoke.
When Apple releases any product, including the iPad, there is great fanfare. Press events are planned, reporters show up by the thousands, and the fans line up to purchase these new products by the millions. Steve Jobs has the charisma, influence, and most importantly product line to do this successfully time after time. What about Android?
Google's attempt at fanfare usually coincides with the release of new versions of Android. Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, and the soon to be released Android 3.0 Honeycomb are all OS versions to date. The hoopla was evident with the release of Froyo. Many Android users, including this blogger, were very excited to receive the update on our mobile devices. Now we are expecting Honeycomb, perhaps the festivities will begin shortly.
The Google marketing machine, may just not be enough. Android products are diluted by many manufacturers, styles, and specifications. What they need is a carnival barker/showman like P.T. Barnum to sell the idea of the OS on a family of tablets, similar to what Verizon did with Droid series which incorporates multiple manufacturers and products.
What is missing from Android tablets? HYPE!
The Tablets have descended on Las Vegas. With the open of the Consumer Electronics Show, we were expecting many new Android Tablets, and we were not disappointed. Today Dell introduced the Streak 7 Android Tablet. This fine 7-inch display tablet is set to work on T-Mobiles 4G network. Equipped with front and rear cameras and and built with Corning's Gorilla Glass. Not only that it will ship with Froyo, Android 2.2 installed and will play nice with Flash...sorry Apple.
Toshiba also previewed a new Android tablet, also with front and rear cameras touting their new 12.7" Adaptive Display technology. With stereo speakers, HDMI an SD slot and multiple USB inputs, this one will be well received. Haptic feedback, Bluetooth and built-in GPS round it off nicely. Oh yea, it will be running Honeycomb.
Next on the list is the highly anticipated Motorola Xoom. This pretty tablet has no physical controls. Everything is handled through the touch screen. Running Android Honeycomb, will have its own widgets. The graphics handling on this one is rumored to be second to no other Android tablets.
Can't wait to get your hands on these? We can't either. Take a look at our what is available for purchase now!
The Android operating system has gone through many revisions, and now accompanied by the ever-growing Android Market, many new products, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab are posing significant competition to the iPad and its Apps Store.