Samsung Galaxy Tab

The Galaxy Tab, unveiled at the IFA conference in Berlin, is a 7-inch Android tablet from Samsung. The Galaxy Tab runs Android 2.2, contains an ARM processor, features an AMOLED display, has a screen resolution 1024×600, comes pre-installed with Flash Player, Google Maps and JavaScript 1.5 and is equipped with Bluetooth and Swype.

BlackBerry PlayBook

Quanta Computer has been tasked with manufacturing Research in Motion’s PlayBook. The tablet, which will reportedly cost $499, will have Wi-Fi connections, Bluetooth technology and have rear- and front-facing cameras. The PlayBook will not have any cellular connectivity and will serve as a companion device to RIM’s BlackBerry smartphones. It’s rumored that the PlayBook will diverge from the BlackBerry OS 6 in favor of a QNX-developed OS.

Dell Streak

First available in Europe, the Dell Streak is a smartphone/tablet hybrid being offered through AT&T in the U.S. Equipped with a 5-inch WVGA touchscreen and Android 1.6, the Dell Streak has enough wiggle room between the smartphone and tablet categories to either succeed or fail.

HP Slate 500

The HP Slate 500 tablet is targeted toward enterprise users who don’t usually work at a traditional desk, yet need to stay productive in a secure Windows environment. The HP Slate 500 has a 9-inch monitor and is equipped to run Windows 7 Professional 32 on a 1.86 GHz Intel Atom processor. The unit includes an internal 64 GB solid state flash drive and can include an external USB 2.0 CD/DVD R/RW.

Toshiba Folio 100

Toshiba has released two limited-edition dual-screen tablets in the Libretto W100 and Libretto W105, but all eyes are on the company’s Android tablet. Toshiba unveiled the Folio 100 tablet at IFA 2010 in Berlin. The device features a 10.1 -inch display, runs Android 2.2 and Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor runs underneath its hood. The Folio 100 also includes 16GB of memory, supports Bluetooth 2.1, is equipped with a HDMI output, two USB ports, a SD memory card slot and has 802.11 b/g/n wireless and 3G mobile data connectivity.

By: IT Business Edge

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