We’re back again for the latest instalment on the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This time around we’re looking at the amazing tablets unveiled. Which gadgets promise to be the tablet for 2012? Our run down shows some intuitive new ideas…
Lenovo IdeaTab S2
Our first Tablet for 2012, packs more punch than a super heavy weight cage fighter. Offering the tasty Ice Cream Sandwich Android fans are salivating for, the IdeaTab S2 has a 10.1 inch screen and 1.5 GHz dual core processor. Connectivity is aplenty with the micro-USB, microSD and micro HDMI ports. Much like the Asus Transformer Prime, when connected to its keyboard dock, battery life is extended; up to 20 hours in the Lenovo IdeaTab S2. Slot in your SIM card to turn this laptop tablet hybrid into a functional smartphone.
Tablet for 2012? Yes expect a summer release.
Sony Tablet P
Our next Tablet for 2012 is the Sony Tablet P which promises to be one of the most portable tablets yet! Shaped similar to a Nintendo 3DS, the Tablet P holds two screens of 5.5 inches, so you can fold the tablet away into your pocket. You can “Throw” content from your Tablet P wirelessly onto home entertainment devices, such as TV’s and audio systems to give your portable media more kick. Running Android Honeycomb, a tablet tailored operating system; Sony’s latest tablet is ready for entertainment and information at your disposal. In addition, the Sony Tablet P is PlayStation Certified so you can get your hands on some classic PS action.
Tablet for 2012? With the Sony Tablet S already available in the UK, it’s likely that the Sony Tablet P will be released in the UK very shortly.
Razer Project Fiona
Currently a concept, the Razer Project Fiona is a cut above the rest when it comes to running demanding PC games on a tablet device. With two controller arms for immersion into a fast paced world of virtual action, Project Fiona looks set to grasp the attention of the hard core gaming community. The experience is further enhanced with force feedback and THX certified audio. Working closely with Intel, the tablet boasts unbelievable tech with a third generation Core i7 processor and Windows 8 OS. In addition, Project Fiona would allow multiple ways to play beyond controllers, as touchscreen and optional USB keyboard or mouse plug in may be more suitable for alternative games. Project Fiona demonstrates what can be possible when creating a tablet device specifically for gaming.
Tablet for 2012? If Project Fiona gets the thumbs up, expect a winter release.
The kitchen can be a hostile environment for a tablet. A utensil scratching, sauce spilling, danger zone where the last thing you want is to drop your tablet on the hard surfaced kitchen floor! Fear not, for here’s a tasty tablet that won’t crumble with disappointment at the crucial hour. Introducing Qooq (pronounced “Cook”) it’s a specialist tablet designed for kitchen assistance. It’s so spill proof, you could probably drink off it! Running off a Linux based system, Qooq serves up the social media updates, YouTube access, weather reports and music and video functionality you would expect from any tablet. Qooq goes beyond the basics and offers rich content; video recipes with step by step chapters for each instruction. Choose the recipe for tonight’s meal and Qooq can send the shopping list straight to your smartphone. This Qooq won’t spoil the broth.
Tablet for 2012? Already available in France, this tablet looks set to cook up a storm globally this year.
Acer Iconia Tab A700
Acer are well and truly raising the bar in our last tablet for 2012! The Iconia Tab holds a 1.3Ghz Tegra 3 quad core processor with a 9,800 mAh battery to chomp through your tasks on its Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Hosting a full 1080p experience upon its 10.1 inch screen, the Acer Iconia Tab A700 will compete directly against the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab and the Asus Transformer Prime.
Tablet for 2012? Unfortunately Acer has confirmed this tablet will not be released in the UK. Let’s hope they change their minds.
So there’s our round up of tablets for 2012, fresh from the international Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Which devices are you looking forward to getting your hands on? Would Qooq lessons ease you off the potato waffle diet? Let us know on our Facebook page.