2010 Year of Internet Tablets? What’s Coming in the Tablet Store

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.

Pricing: ~$322

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.

Pricing: Unknown

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 N900


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.

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