Tablets On The Today Show
Spoke with Karl this morning on the Today Show about the release of the latest iPad from Apple. While Apple gets all the publicity on a day like today, I thought it might be a good time to talk about some of the other slates out there that sometimes get overlooked. Here are a few others that are worth consideration.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
- First 4G –enabled tablet
- This means faster streaming of video content and faster – download speeds of up to 40MB per second
- Ideal for business travellers
- Rear and front facing camera
- Aggregates social networks
- RRP: $720-$840 depending on memory size
- One of the smallest and thinnest tablets on the market
- Very light
- Easy start up and use
- Ideal for emails, word processing etc
- Rear and front-facing camera
- Really good battery life
- RRP: $579
ASUS Transformer Prime
- Excellent bright screen
- Comes with a keyboard
- Beautiful design
- Can double as a PC at home with keyboard
- Excellent battery life
- Ideal for home office
iPad Trends In Australia
I also recieved some research from Nine Rewards, which has been tracking Australian, as well as international, attitudes towards the iPad. Certainly came up with some interesting information. Here's a brief overview:
- Of the 96% of people in Australia aware of the iPad 2, 8% of them own one
- The slate most like to be purchased by an Australian consumer:
- Pad – 33 %
- Samsung Galaxy Tab – 13%
- Blackberry Playbook – 8%
- Most important factors to consider when buying:
- Cost of wireless plan
- Why people buy iPad (respondents were allowed to give more than one answer):
- Internet browsing – 71%
- For its apps – 55%For social networking/reading books etc – 52%
- The iPad is now being used half has much as your PC, but has overtaken smartphones in usage.
About Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is one of Australia's foremost commentators on consumer lifestyle technology. He publishes, produces and hosts CyberShack, is Channel 9's technology expert, and hosts Life & Technology and 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.
Charlie is able to communicate, educate and inspire a huge audience, without confusing technological jargon.
Life & Technology is on the air Sunday mornings at 10am on 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.