Specific requirements for business usage


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  1. Obsidians

    Obsidians New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi there,

    My organization is looking to replace some handheld units, and I'm looking into the possibility of developing something on an Android tablet that would fulfill our needs. However, there seem to be so many options floating around, some of dubious quality, that I'd appreciate some help in narrowing things down a bit. In particular, there seem to be a number of tablets coming out in the near future that look very solid.

    What I need:
    7" display
    capacitive screen
    Android 2.2
    enough computing power to be snappy
    a rear-facing, quality camera
    lightweight
    WiFi but not 3G

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab looks like a strong contender so far. Is there anything else I should be looking at?
     

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  2. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time... Moderator

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    At the moment it's believed that the Samsung Galaxy Tab is a 3G tablet. We don't know all the specifics but there have been recent reports that Verizon Wireless will be selling them. As there's little recurring revenue from non-3G tablets, it's unknown whether or not they will also be selling a non-3G version.

    The new Archos tablets look promising as do tablets in the works by LG, ASUS, Toshiba, and others. Expect, however, that you'll see these mainstream tablets start to hit the market is late November at the earliest.
     
  3. Obsidians

    Obsidians New Member This Topic's Starter

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    It was my understanding that the new Archos 70 had a front-facing camera only, not a rear-facing one. That is, you could do video calls, but not see what you were taking a picture of. Is that correct?
     
  4. darndot

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    Other features include two cameras. There is a 3 megapixel camera on the back with a flash and auto-focus, and a 1.3 megapixel user-facing camera.

    I have been worried that good tablets without G3 are going to be priced out of the market, but I could be wrong. The non G3 ipad is cheaper.

    Archos would be the other company to look at for now.
     

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