NUMBERS REPORT: ANDROID TABLETS VERSUS THE IPAD

More Android-based tablets than Apple iPads shipped in the second quarter. But iPad revenue still beats Android revenue, since they’re more expensive. The majority of tablets sold this year have been in the smaller, seven-inch screen size. The new iPad Air ships in November.  

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THE READER’S DILEMMA

A reader presented us the following dilemma: He is retiring soon and will need a phone and a computer, or maybe just a tablet. What should he get? We suggested he get all three, which if bought at current discounted prices, cost no more than just getting an iPad. Buying older versions of each of these, the total cost could come in as low as $400 and $530 at the maximum. Getting a new iPad by itself would cost $500. Here’s how it works: The iPhone Most people say that the iPhone is easier to use than an Android phone. We have to agree. We got an Android phone because we wanted to be able to test Android apps for […]

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NUMBERS REPORT: THE RISE OF TABLETS

As of October, nearly a third of Americans owned tablets, either Apple or Android, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. That’s double the number who owned tablets a year ago and doesn’t count the new iPad Mini.

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SMUDGES

The one thing that’s annoying about tablet computers is smudges on the screen. Until recently, we never thought of using a stylus instead of our finger. We figured the stylus was just for artists. A soft-tipped stylus keeps your screen clean.

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THAT’S AMAZING!

The huge Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas takes place every year in early January, and we have some flash previews of amazing stuff. As always with CES, some things are off in the future, some available now. Here are a few gee-whiz highlights:

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TABLET HORIZONS

Amazon is rumored to be coming out with their own tablet computer in the next several months, and naturally it’s expected to be hot stuff. How hot can it be? If you don’t feel like waiting, here are a couple of newbies out now.

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TWO-SCREEN TABLET

How bout a tablet computer with two screens? Sony is coming out with their “P” tablet later this year (possibly November) and it offers a double display. Of course, since it’s a tablet and not a laptop, the displays are smaller.

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A TABLET AT THE TABLE

“E la Carte,” from elacarte.com, has provided iPad-like tablets at twenty restaurants in San Francisco and Boston. This is their first step in going national; a former executive from the big restaurant chain, Applebees, is a major investor but not the only one interested. The tablet screen displays the menu and you enter your order there.

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A NEAT ZITE

Zite is a free do-it-yourself magazine for the iPad that gets better the more you use it.

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CHEAP TABLETS

The attraction of the Breeze is the price: $180 instead of Apple’s $500 for iPad.

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