I’m pleased to welcome Rob Clymo here to write his first in a series of guest articles, on behalf of Broadband Genie, the price comparison site for broadband deals and Tablet PCs.
There’s no doubt that when it comes to hot new electronic products then the smartphones and tablets that are set to appear this year are among some of the must-have purchases. However, with so much to choose from it can be a little tricky deciding on which option to go for – are you going to get a smartphone or a tablet?
Maybe you’re thinking of getting both! Either way, here are a few prime suggestions…
Naturally, the better the performance then the greater the price tag is usually the case, so expect to pay a reasonable amount for something that really does the job well. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, for example, is a great phone that has only been with us for a short while, and this does everything you need from a mobile gadget and more besides. Adding extra value is the fact that this has a number of future-proof technology ideas packed inside, including a Near Field Communication chip.
Meanwhile, the new Sony Xperia X10 is another Android handset that will surely set the world alight once it starts appearing in stores thanks to an excellent design, top build quality an the usual Android trimmings. Adding to the value for money option is the fact that you’ll get a superior camera on-board too. Anyone fancying a tablet from the Sony stable might also want to investigate the Tablet S too, which is another nifty Android-powered option.
While we’re in the tablet ballpark, lets also consider the options coming from the Asus stable.
This is a manufacturer well known for it’s pretty solid netbooks and mini laptops and it now has the popular Asus Eee Pad Transformer making a lot of friends with people, but it’s the new Prime edition that really captures the imagination.
It’s a quad core offering, but also has the benefit of a traditional keyboard too, so if you struggle with virtual keyboards on many tablets then this could be the route to take.
They’ve also got a device called the Padfone coming out too, which is like a tablet but is actually a phone. The Android-running gizmo sounds unusual, but if the existing products from Asus are anything to go by then this should be an interesting plus reliable investment if you want lots of features and functionality, combined with excellent value for money.
This is a sort of compromise between a tablet and a smartphone, which means its size is one meets the other, while the performance and specification is also able to match anything you’ve also seen from either side of the fence.
If you’re looking for an all-in-one solution that will dispense with the need for a handset and plan to do all of your chores on a tablet style device in the near future, then this little gadget could be the one that’s well worth looking at.