Multiple Apple iPad Killer Tablet Computers Loom

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    Jessica Davis

    | Posted 2010-10-12
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Dell StreakWhile the Dell Streak still only runs Android 1.6, it will support over-the-air updates for Android 2.2 later this year. Its 5-inch display has been called too small by some. It offers a 5.0M rear-facing autofocus camera plus VGA front-facing camera and supports a variety of video and audio formats. But it can only be used on AT&T's network.
Apple has enjoyed nine months or so of a relatively uncrowded marketplace for tablet computers. The company's iPad tablet computer has dominated for much of 2010 as consumers and business users have snapped up the iPad for both personal and business use. But Apple's iPad has its limitations as well. What about cameras? And USB ports? Can this ARM-based machine really be considered seriously for business? Or do companies from SMBs to enterprises need something more – something that has actually been designed for business users and IT organizations. Indeed, some of these new tablets planned by computer vendors will be sold through the channel under the tighter control of IT. There's no shortage of options for business that is looking to make its users more mobile and productive while they are on the go. IT organizations are recognizing that mobility is a growing trend. Now is the time to standardize on a tablet. Take a look. Here's what's coming on the business side for tablet computers.
 
 
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com
 
 
 

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