Digital News Report – The tablet PC computers are expected to be the big thing for 2011, with many manufacturers entering the market with either a Google Android or Microsoft operating systems installed on the portable devices. The biggest question seems to be what can you use the tablet PC for? There are many uses and it will very likely differ considerably from person to person.
For some people the tablet PC is all about portability. They want something bigger than a smartphone and they want to get on the Internet. There are two different kinds of tablet PC for Android OS. One is the Wi-fi only and the other will have Wi-fi and 3G or 4G mobile service. It can get tricky from there. If a person still wants to use a mobile most of the time, they may want to have a mobile smartphone that can work as a wi-fi hotspot for your other devices, such as a tablet. For others users one device may be all they want, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab offers both the mobile service as well as the Wi-fi.
Another use for the tablet PC is to use it for an ebook reader that is able to do more than just read digital books. The downfall is that the tablet PC computers don’t use the digital ink, which means that when you go out in the sun, chances are you aren’t going to reading your screen very well. But if you read sometimes, and want to play games other times, the tablet PC could be an option.
Keeping up with the news is another option for the Tablet PC’s. If you don’t want to have to read your news while sitting at your computer, you could have the small and portable tablet at your breakfast table as you sip on your coffee. You can also check the weather at your leisure.
If you like to listen to music you can do this. But what if you want to go online and watch some YouTube videos, or connect on Facebook. There will very likely be many educational opportunities for the tablet PC. Even some lessons on learning your favorite hobby. How many times have you wanted to learn something new, but a bulky computer or laptop was cumbersome to move around to were you were working.
While there are games being developed for the tablets, it probably isn’t the main reason for investing in one. It might be fun to play a game while you are waiting in line, but the tablet PC’s will very likely be used as a digital planner and contact for people on the go.
There are dual pane tablets, ones with traditional keyboards that swivel out and ones that uses pens instead of your finger to navigate. There are going to be quite a selection, and if you commit to a tablet, it will take time to configure it to your liking and your interests.
By Victoria Brown