The hottest hardware device on the market today is the tablet computer. Tablets are more portable than laptops, simply because the weigh less and are thinner. Most tablets use SSD storage meaning they do not have internal hard drives like laptops. This makes them able to boot up faster and be ready to go. Even though you do not store programs on a tablet in the same way as you do on a Laptop, you can still run many useful programs on them.

The Popularity of the iPad has lead to many new Tablet Computers being Developed

Several companies have Tablet PCs on the market today. The most popular Tablet on the market today is by far the iPad by the Apple Corporation. Traditional computer manufactures like HP and Dell also make tablet type PC’s but the most innovative new Tablet Computers are being developed by mobile phone carrier companies. Some big names, like Blackberry and HTC have their own versions of Tablet computers either in or on the way to production. Many new Tablet computer developers have chosen not to use a traditional Windows-based operating system (OS) and instead run on the open-source, Google OS, Android.

Tablet Apps

Applications for Tablet Computers are known as apps. There are no physical locations for buying apps; you simply download them directly to your device. Apps can be purchased at apps stores online. The iTunes app store and the Android Market are online stores for purchasing apps. Most of these stores were established initially for purchasing mobile phone apps, but now they also carry apps for tablets. There are also many third-party online app stores that are offering Tablet apps for the Android platform. AppsLib, run by Archos has over 5000 apps available, SlideMe and AndroitPIT are other app vendors that are selling apps online. There are apps available to do just about any task you can imagine. Word processing, financial calculations, GPS tracking and photo manipulation and video editing apps are just a few examples of what is available.

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