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What are the best new Android tablets and Smartphones for this Holiday season?

Posted by techhackz-admin Wednesday, October 12, 2011


There are oodles of new gadgets and gizmos out there on the market right now, and one of the most popular operating systems that powers them is Android. And, everywhere you look, there’s a smartphone or tablet device running the OS. So much so that buying one of these models can prove to be tricky, simply because of the sheer array of choice that exists out there.

What to buy?

When it comes to tablets, then there is a whole selection of different models to choose from, ranging from the budget end of the spectrum right up to premium models with all of the bells and whistles. One great example at the higher end of the price range is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. This is a revised model that is way better than the original incarnation, with a dual core processor on-board, a great screen and very decent battery life. It looks pretty cool too.

Anyone who longs for a netbook or laptop but doesn’t want the extra weight and bulkiness should consider the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. This funky little tablet is just that – and a whole lot more too, because there’s an additional keyboard dock that turns it into a really productive workstation. Particularly useful if you prefer a physical keyboard instead of the onscreen virtual keys that come on most tablets.

There’s more

The Motorola Xoom is also worthy of your attention because this is another zippy dual core offering that has 1080p video playback, runs Android 3.0 and not only has very nicely designed looks, but is also a treat to use. What’s more, if you shop around then it can also be had for a very decent price too, making it all the more appealing.

Elsewhere, anyone who fancies standing out from the crowd and wants to add that extra little bit of excitement to their tablet activities should check out the LG Optimus Pad. Again, this is a device that runs Android to great effect, only that performance and usability is further enhanced by the fact that this is a 3D tablet. There is a pair of 5-megapixel cameras on-board that allows you to take 3D stills and video, while it can play back the results with ease too.

Smartphone suggestions

Meanwhile, smartphones running Android are also plentiful currently, with perhaps HTC having the lead in the handset stakes with a wealth of models that fit all price ranges. The new Rhyme is a fun and funky Android model that is one of the new kids on the block and it has style aplenty. You should also check out the new HTC Explorer that has just been unveiled too, and which is one of the most affordable HTC handsets released to date. Failing that, check out the latest Android offerings from the likes of Samsung, because their Galaxy models have also been hailed as some of the best on the block.

Shop around though and the chances are that you may also be able to find mobile networks that will offer you a bundle deal that delivers both a new tablet and a smartphone to your door. Those deals are out there; all you need to do is find them.

Author Bio: Rob Clymo writes about the latest android phones and tablet PC reviews for Broadband Genie.

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