2009 is almost over, and we are all gearing to a new decade in 2010. Android, iPhone and Nexus One were some of the most interesting topics of discussion in 2009. However, that is set to change in 2010. 2010, more likely than not will be dubbed as the year of tablets, where people will ditch their netbooks and laptops, to something which they can carry along easily, and access Internet with the touch of a finger.
2010 will see a lot of new tablets coming into the market, we take a look at all of them and give our own views about them.
JooJoo Tablet would have been known as Crunchpad, however, some problems between Mike Arrington and Fusion Garage saw it’s birth. The device has a 12.1" widescreen multi-touch display and will run on a 1Ghz Atom processor. It runs on custom OS and supports WiFi.
The tablet supports widgets and looks pretty good, however, the pricing is a downfall for this tablet.
Release Date: Released and available for pre-orders.
More Info: http://thejoojoo.com
Notion Ink’s Adam
Adam is a highly anticipated tablet coming from an Indian startup, Notion Ink. Adam has a 10.1" touchscreen display, and weights only 770 gms (~1.5 lbs). It will have a Nvidia Tegra T20 processor and supports WiFi, Bluetooth, UMTS/HSDPA and 3G.
The pricing of Adam is around the same of a netbook. However, a demo at CES 2010 in January, will actually tell us the real potential of this device.
Release Date: June 2010. It will be demoed at CES 2010 in January.
More Info: http://www.notionink.com/
Apple Tablet: iSlate, iTablet, iGuide?
Trust apple to send the media into a frenzy with their secretive ways of conducting business. Apple’s tablet, dubbed as iSlate, iTablet, iGuide and what not, is yet to be officially announced. However, rumors suggest that it would be called an iSlate.
Considering Apple’s strive for perfection, this tablet should definitely be a hit, whenever it launches that is. There are rumors that this device will have a 10" touchscreen display, however nothing concrete is know yet.
Release Date: Rumored to be revealed in January 2010, and go on sale in March or April 2010.
More Info: None (That’s Apple for you)
Nokia has been trying to capture a share in the NAM market, but so far they have failed. What with Nokia N97 being a complete disaster. Nokia N900, the Internet tablet from Nokia, has a better future, thanks to Nokia switching to a Maemo based OS, which again is based on Debian.
With 32GB storage and a 600 GHz processor with a 3.5 inch TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors, Nokia N900 has already won over some fans. Though this device was released in November 2009, it still has the potential to compete with other Internet tablets which will come out in 2010.
Pricing: ~$570 in US
Release Date: November 2009
More Info: http://maemo.nokia.com/n900/
Our prediction is that more and more users will start ditching their netbooks and going for Internet tablets in 2010. Prices of the tablets will also drop once more and more companies get into manufacturing tablet. We should definitely see a tablet for around $200 or less before the end of 2010.
What do you think? Are there any other Internet tablets coming out in 2010? Will you buy a Internet tablet instead of a netbook? Let us know through your comments.