Nov 30 2011

4 Tablets to Pay Attention to (That Aren't iPads)

A closer look at the many other unsung heroes of tablet computing.

There's no doubt that the tablet category was defined by Apple's iPad last year. It has become a major force in IT by resolving issues that could not be solved with traditional devices and by introducing new business use cases in customer service and productivity.

Since the iPad’s debut, a flood of tablet computing options has hit the market. These portable, wireless devices are now making their way into the workplace; some, however, may have slipped under your radar.

If you think tablets can help your business but you’re on the fence about what to purchase, let BizTech help. We've gathered three unsung heroes of the tablet market. Each option offers unique features and advantages — you just need to decide which tablet upgrade is best for your business.

Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab

Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab <

The iPad may have defined the tablet space last year, but Samsung has a worthwhile contender in the Galaxy Tab. Boasting support for the Froyo version of Android, this 7-inch tablet is perfect for those who find the 10-inch form factor a bit overwhelming.

Review: Toshiba Thrive

Review: Toshiba Thrive <

The Toshiba Thrive tablet offers users the best features found in both business and consumer devices. Users who choose this tablet will be able to take advantage of Android Honeycomb, the tablet-optimized version of the mobile OS.

Review: BlackBerry PlayBook

Review: BlackBerry PlayBook<

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet from RIM offers productivity and connectivity with BlackBerry smartphones. This tablet option is optimal for users who value security, as data never resides on the PlayBook itself.

Review: ASUS Eee Pad Transformer


If you're looking for a middle ground between a tablet and a notebook computer, the Eee Pad Transformer from ASUS can suit both needs.