2010 was the year of the tablet – mostly because Apple realised there was a market for a large touchscreen computing device. 2011 is set to be the year of the Android tablet, with the first three Honeycomb powered devices either available now or soon to hit shelves. Let’s compare specs, shall we?
As you can see from the table above, there aren’t too many differences between the three maiden Honeycomb tablets to launch in Australia. The Motorola Xoom, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v and the Acer Iconia A500 all have a 10.1-inch screen with a 1280×800 resolution, all boast 1GHz dual core processors and all feature HDMI and USB connectivity.
On purely a spec based comparison, the main difference comes in the shape of the 10.1v from Samsung, which boasts a single, higher capacity battery compared and is also significantly lighter. It also houses a higher resolution, 8MP camera in the back. The other major difference is in storage capacities, with the Samsung only coming in the single 16GB variety, whereas the others come in sizes up to 32GB.
Specs only tell part of the story though – we’ll be getting our hands on the Xoom and Iconia over the coming weeks to put them through their paces. Anybody have any questions?