Next Gen Gadgets: Tablet cum smartphones
Know Your Mobile takes a closer look at devices that bring in the functions and features of a tablet as well as a smartphone
Know Your Mobile brings you devices that are revolutionising the tablet and smartphones market. Known as hybrids, these devices packs in the best features of a smartphone as well as a tablet. For those looking to combine the tablets and smartphones here are our picks for you:
Dell Streak 5: Dell Streak was the first device, which was difficult to decide that whether is should be included in tablet category or smartphone. It is equipped with 5-inch TFT display with Gorilla Glass protection. This device has 3G- connectivity and it runs on Android 2.2 Froyo OS. The tab or phone comes with 5-megapixel camera and 1GHz processor. Dell Streak is a little bulky device, but it is good for those who want a 5-inch Android tab.
Price: Rs. 24,299
Samsung Galaxy Note: Galaxy Note is neither a smartphone and nor a tab but a hybrid of both. It is equipped with 5.3-inch WXGA Super AMOLED display. In addition, it supports EDGE/GPRS, and HSPA up to 21Mbps. This device comes with S-pen, which is the main feature of this device. You can draw pictures with it, so it is good for several professionals like Architects. Galaxy Note has two cameras 8-megapixel on the back and 2-megapixel on the front. This tab cum smartphone is packed with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and 1.4 GHz processor.
Price: Rs.34, 990.
Acer Iconia Smart S300: Acer Iconia Smart looks like smartphone and but due to its 4.8-inch display it can be included in tab category or a hybrid of both. This device supports 3G network, and A-GPS. It comes with Android 2.3 OS and powered with 1GHz processor. The phone is packed with 8-megapixel camera on the back and 2-megapixel camera on the front.
Price : 27, 000.
Samsung Galaxy SII: Samsung Galaxy SII is a Smartphone but it is not less than any tablet. It comes equipped with 4.3-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display. You can watch movies on its large size display by downloading My Movies from Samsung Apps, which is specifically designed for this handset. It’s a 3G handset with A-GPS technology. This device is packed with 8-megapixel-rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera.