A tablet computer, shortened to tablet, is a mobile computer with a touch-screen display, circuitry, and battery in a single device. Tablets are equipped with sensors, including cameras, a microphone and an accelerometer and the touch-screen display uses the recognition of finger or stylus gestures instead of mouse and keyboard. They usually feature on-screen, pop-up virtual keyboards for typing. Tablets may have physical buttons for basic features such as speaker volume and power and ports for network communications and battery charging. Tablets are typically larger than smartphones but smaller than normal computers. This middling size is a sweet spot for many and more and more people are using tablets for business.
Tablets for business
Tablets can be divided into categories based on the presence and physical appearance of keyboards. Slates and booklets haven’t got a physical keyboard and typically feature text input performed through the use of a virtual keyboard projected on a touch-screen-enabled display. Hybrids have got physical keyboards, but they can also make use of virtual keyboards.
The format was conceptualized in the middle of the ’90s and prototyped and developed in the last two decades of that century. Tablets became then widely popular and a large product category.
The two main software’s tablets’ companies are iOs and Android. The iOs is mainly used in America, Western Europe, Japan and Australia. Android tablets are more popular in most of Asia (except China and Russia), Africa and Eastern Europe.
Tablets’ use by businesses has increased around 2010, as businesses have started to use them for conferences, events and trade shows.
At the start of 2014, almost half of the US population owns a tablet. Tablet use is also becoming increasingly common amongst children: touch screens are the most frequently used object for play amongst American children up to 12 years old. These devices are used more often in play than game consoles, board games, puzzles, play vehicles, blocks and dolls/action figures.
As a mobile
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Sure, they’re not very cheap. But there’s a solution: using a tablet as a mobile!
There are a lot of benefits in making that decision.
The main one is certainly screen size: bigger. With that device you can watch a lot of movies, read books and magazines and surf the Internet in a better way. In fact, the bigger screen is more comfortable from a visual perspective.
But the point is that a tablet is not as big as a laptop, so, if you spend a lot of time away from home or travelling, it’s better for music playback thanks to its portable nature.
Furthermore, using a tablet as a mobile, enables you to use it as a messaging device. You can send a lot of texts, always check your email and use instant messaging services.
And you also won’t give up taking pictures thanks to the two cameras installed on it: the main one and the front-facing one.
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