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Tablet venders try to get specific

by on02 November 2015

Might save the Tablet industry

Tablet venders are rethinking the model away from the law laid down by Steve Jobs which decreed they needed to be big smartphones which cannot make a call.

The fad for consumer tablets is falling faster than The Flash heading to the loo after a particularly nasty batch of oysters. But vendors have invested a fortune in Steve Jobs’ vision that everyone will be using a keyboard less netbook.

Now apparently they are clustered around the idea of creating n specific applications such as gaming, ruggedized and child-friendly toys.

One example is the Acer’s Predator 8 gaming tablet, and Samsung Electronics and Kurio have launched the Galaxy Tab3 Kids T2105 and Kurio Smart for children.

The Predator 8 will have an 8-inch display with a 1920 by 1200 resolution, Intel's Atom X7 processor, 2GB memory, 32GB or 64GB storage and 5-megapixel back and 2-megapixel front cameras. The device will be priced at around $336.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 Kids T2105 is designed specifically for preschool children and features an interface that can help attract children's attention. Kurio's Smart tablet features Windows 10 operating system and is pre-installed with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and OneDrive.

It is not a bad idea. Other ideas could include specific tablets for waiters or even cheap subsidised magazines or newspapers. The advantage of having a specific tablet for one thing means that it can be customised. You don’t need heavy duty hardware if all you are going to do is run a magazine for commuters, nor do you need many add-ons for waiting staff to take orders.

Last modified on 02 November 2015
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