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9 Tablets To Launch in 2011

The new year is just around the corner, and major tech companies have promised us some innovative new Tablets PC to arrive in coming months.

So here are some of the most anticipated mobile phones of 2011–check them out.

1.Sprint 4G Tablet


Sprint’s president of business markets, Paget Alves, recently told Forbes that the carrier would be bringing a 4G tablet to its network in 2011. The company made similar statements last May. It’s unclear who would make the tablet and whether it would be an exclusive deal. Regardless, Sprint is investing heavily in its so-called 4G WiMax network and will likely be the first carrier out of the gate with a 4G tablet. SlashGear speculates that Sprint’s 4G tablet will end up being the BlackBerry PlayBook.

Expected launch: 2011. Expected pricing: Unknown. Expected specs: Unknown.

2.Hewlett-Packard WebOS Tablet

HP has confirmed that the device is coming, but little is known about HP’s WebOS tablet. It may or may not be called the PalmPad and may or may not run WebOS 2.0. But using Palm’s critically acclaimed smartphone OS in a tablet could be a big winner for HP, and may pose a credible challenge to the iPad. In addition to powering tablets, WebOS is expected to run new smartphones, netbooks, and even wireless printers in 2011.

Expected launch: Early 2011. Expected pricing: Unknown. Expected specs: One-panel touchscreen, WebOS 2, touch and stylus inputs.

3.BlackBerry PlayBook

The PlayBook sounds like an interesting device, and RIM’s recent browser comparison demo with the iPad has whetted our appetite for this crossover BlackBerry.

Expected launch: 2011. Expected pricing: Unknown. Expected specs: 7-inch-diagonal LCD screen, 1024-by-600-pixel WSVGA resolution, 1GB of RAM, 1GHz Dual Core processor, Adobe Flash 10.1, micro-USB, micro-HDMI, 3-megapixel front-facing camera, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi.

4.Android Tablets: Motorola, LG, and HTC

Google’s Andy Rubin was showing Motorola’s prototype in San Francisco recently. Meanwhile, LG’s and HTC’s tablets are largely rumors at this point. Motorola’s version will most likely be running Android OS 3.0 (Honeycomb). LG is working on a Honeycomb tablet as well, according to Android Guys. HTC’s tablet is slated for launch in early 2011 with Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread), according to SlashGear.

Expected launch: 2011. Expected pricing: Unknown. Expected specs: 7-inch to 10-inch screen, Nvidia Tegra 2 processors, Android OS 2.2, 2.3, or 3.0.

5. iPad 2

About: Apple hasn’t yet confirmed the second-generation iPad, but the company has a habit of updating its other prominent iOS devices–the iPhone and iPod Touch–every year. There’s no reason to expect its handling of the iPad to be any different.

Expected launch: Early 2011 (rumor). Expected specs: Front- and rear-facing cameras, thinner, slimmer, faster, lighter, enhanced display. Expected pricing: Unknown.

6. Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Tablet-Netbook Hybrid

This tablet-laptop hybrid was supposed to debut in 2010, but its launch date has been pushed back to some time during the first six months of 2011. It’s another candidate for a CES status update in January.

Expected launch: First half of 2011. Expected pricing: $1000. Expected specs: 10.1-inch detachable LED-backlit touchscreen, 1366-by-768-pixel resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (tablet mode), 1.3GHz Core 2 Duo SU1400 processor (laptop mode), 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity.

7. 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab

Rumors about a larger version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab device have been circulating since the fall, and some company executives have been quoted saying that such a model is coming. But Samsung has not yet officially announced a 10-inch version of the Galaxy Tab, so technically the product remains a rumor. It’s also unclear whether the larger version would have similar specs to the 7-inch Galaxy Tab.

Expected launch: First half of 2011 (rumor). Expected pricing: Unknown. Expected specs: 10-inch touchscreen, Android OS.

8. Windows Tablets

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is expected to announce several Windows tablets during CES to compete with Apple’s iPad. It’s hard to know how people will react to this second foray into iPad-style one-panel tablets since Ballmer introduced the lackluster Hewlett-Packard tablet at CES 2010. Some people are anticipating new Windows tablets, because they love Windows. Others are looking forward to Windows tablets, because they like to laugh at Microsoft. Which camp do you fall into?

Expected launch: 2011. Expected pricing: Unknown. Specs: Windows 7, possibly one Windows 8 device, slide-out keyboard.

9. Atom-Based Tablets

Intel CEO Paul Otellini recently said that 35 Intel Atom-based tablets are lined up to hit store shelves in 2011. Manufacturing partners include Asus, Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, Lenovo, and Toshiba tablets running Android and Windows operating systems. Some of the tablets will be on display in January at the annual CES, Otellini said. If 2010 was the Year of the Tablet, 2011 must be the Year of More Tablets.

Expected launch: Throughout 2011. Expected pricing: Unknown. Expected specs: Intel Atom processor.

7 replies on “9 Tablets To Launch in 2011”

Man although what ever the manufacturer of the tablet but most of them or may be all of them would carry Intel’s Atom as a standard processor to power them up. So in my opinion choosing a tablet would most probably on the basis of software. Thanks for letting us know about the new tablets that are coming in 2011.

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