If you are still struggling to understand what really a smartphone is, be prepared it will be the same mess with Tablets!
Is it a device with a 5” display and 3G connectivity? Or a 10” display device with a 200GB hard disk and just WiFi connectivity ?
How can we compare these 2 tablet devices ?
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||1 530||4900|
|Surf usage time (h)||10||4,5|
|Primary Camera (MP)||5||2|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g||Wifi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||2.0 + EDR||3.0|
|USB||2.0 / proprietary connector||2.0 / 2 x USB|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon||Intel Core I5|
|CPU Speed (GHz)||1||1,33|
|Display Resolution (pixels)||800 x 480||1280 x 800|
|Display Size (inches)||5||12,1|
|Display Size (cm)||12,70||30,73|
|Internal memory (GB)||2,5||SSD 32|
|Card slot||microSD||SD / MS / MMC|
|OS version||1.6||7 Home Premium 64 Bits|
|Text input||Standard||Detachable physical keyboard / Stylus|
|SAR US W/kg (head)||0,725||N/A|
|SAR EU W/kg (head)||0,45||N/A|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||No|
|Dimensions (mm)||152,9 x 79,1 x 9,98||312 x 207.2 x 16.95|
The market balances between these two extremes, mobile and PC industries coliding!
I would exclude from the definition all the Tablet PCs featuring a stylus as the only input method. My definition of tablets would be based on the common features which are (as of today):
- a primary input method based on fingers and touchscreen (no stylus)
- a 5”+ display
- an OS featuring at least one SDK to develop applications
I believe this definition is stable enough to include the coming products of this nascent market.