Tablets are portable electronic tablets used for the purposes of reading, writing and data input. Tablets have become very popular with users due to the ease at which they can be moved from one place to another, especially when the device is being transported in an automobile. A tablet computer, more commonly shortened to just tablet, is actually a small mobile electronic device, usually with a touch screen display processing circuitry and a backlight user interface, and usually a rechargeable battery inside a single, flat and thin package.
Tablet PCs or tablet devices have many advantages over traditional personal computer devices, such as iPads, iPhones, and Android-based mobile phones. Firstly, they are generally thinner, sleeker and easier to carry around. Tablets have no bulky keyboards and the screen size is comparable to a paperback book. Also, they run on regular batteries unlike their electronic counterparts which need to be recharged regularly.
Tablets can also be connected to a host computer through Bluetooth or MMS for a virtual keyboard experience. These features make tablet devices more popular than traditional computer systems. Tablets can perform basic functions like word processing, browsing, email, entertainment, business tasks, and internet applications such as instant messaging (IM) and Bluetooth. They can also be used as a media player, playing video and audio files, as well as games and office programs. Some tablet computers are also equipped with cameras, televisions, Wi-Fi and other networking features to enhance its usefulness.
Unlike traditional computer systems, tablet devices can be made flexible to cater for the growing demands of the market. Latest technological trends in tablet PCs and tablets devices have made them ultra-portable, using on-board rechargeable batteries and energy sources such as USB, GSM, CDMA, PCMCIA, and Wi-Fi. These allow for long hours of battery life and extended usage times. Advanced processors, video and audio ports, and high resolution displays to make tablet PCs more versatile.
One of the fastest growing segments in tablet technology is the tablet computer that runs on a smartphone platform. These devices run on a software platform based on the Android Open Source Project, with an interface based on the Java programming language. Android applications include apps for music players, GPS/Tracker, weather reporting, communication, games, and travel. The primary difference between a tablet PC and an android smartphone is that tablet PCs don't come with a keyboard, while most smartphone models do. Tablet PCs has a full QWERTY keyboard, while most smartphones have either a touch screen or a virtual keyboard.
As tablet devices continue to evolve to incorporate greater user input, traditional computer systems will inevitably become obsolete. This is especially true in the mobile world, where people want to conduct business on the go. A tablet PC runs a browser and the same OS and hardware components as a traditional computer. However, tablet computers can be slotted into a laptop case so that users have access to a keyboard and monitor when they are away from their desktop or laptop.
A tablet PC differs greatly from an android smartphone in terms of its processing power and memory. A tablet computer may not have as many features as a smartphone. However, tablet PCs can process basic tasks such as browsing the web, receiving and sending emails, listening to music, watching video, and playing various media files. Tablet PCs also has the ability to integrate with wireless networks like GSM, CDMA, and UMTS. Smartphones have complete functionality when it comes to applications and mobile connectivity.
Tablets are a revolutionary device that provide increased functionality at lower cost. In addition to providing increased functionality, tablets allow users to access information at a faster speed. As we move into the modern world of tablets, traditional computers will become less useful and more dated. The invention of tablets has eliminated the need for many traditional office machines. Furthermore, as more tablet computers come into the marketplace, tablet PC usage will grow at higher rates with no impact on laptops.