Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The big iPad 2 tech rivals

tablet.jpg

You’ve no doubt already got your iPad 2 on pre-order. If not, what exactly are you waiting for? But it’s not the only exciting gadget coming out in 2011. T3.com editor Kieran Alger identifies the five other pieces of tech that you should be considering adding to your ‘to buy’ list.

1. BlackBerry Playbook

“BlackBerry’s Playbook [above] is a direct rival to the iPad 2. It claims to have an operating system that’s powerful enough to be used in space stations. But the standout feature is its multi-tasking abilities. Importantly, the Playbook also boasts a button-free frontage, cameras at the front and back and is fully synchronisable with BlackBerry handsets.”

2. Galaxy Tab 2

“Samsung has upped the stakes with this. It’s bigger and undoubtedly better than the original, with a 10in screen in line with the iPad’s. Add to that Google’s cutting-edge Honeycomb Android 3.0 operating system, adding tabbed web browsing, an 8-megapixel camera and HD video, and it looks like a serious contender.”

3. Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

“The iPhone’s gaming success couldn’t be ignored, and this is Sony Ericsson’s response. Touted as a PlayStation phone, it’s got a lot to live up to. As a gaming platform, it looks solid, but of course, it’ll live or die by the games that are actually released for it. But with Fifa, Metal Gear Solid and Assassin’s Creed announced, it looks like that shouldn’t be a problem after all.”

4. iPhone 5

“Expect the new iPhone to arrive this summer. Rumours include a smaller iPhone Nano, a larger 4in screen, a white version and even a complete form factor rethink. Gossip aside, what we’re most likely to see is an evolutionary improvement in spec, maybe the inclusion of an NFC-powered mobile payment e-wallet and, hopefully, a better antenna.”

5. LG Optimus 3D P920

“You can’t ignore 3D. At least, James Cameron doesn’t seem to want to let us. Incorporating two rear-facing cameras to let you shoot 3D videos, the smartphone also has a Nintendo 3DS-style screen so you can watch 3D on the move without glasses. And LG’s partnership with YouTube to let users upload and share 3D videos could solve the format’s biggest problem — lack of content.”

Related

Tablet.jpg

World’s first 3D tablet

vostro.jpg

Dell’s ultra-sleek silent laptop

laptop1.jpg

Twin Screen laptop

More

Sylvanian Families with dark, twisted captions is hilarious

Prepare to have your childhood ruined

by Dave Fawbert
23 Aug 2017

If you use these 27 words it proves you're definitely not posh

But there's also 27 words that prove you are...

by Tom Victor
23 Aug 2017

German supermarket find genius way to make point about racism

They really hammered home the message

by Tom Victor
23 Aug 2017

Man ghosts girlfriend of three years, now she's his boss

Revenge is going to be so sweet...

by Gary Ogden
23 Aug 2017

The traditional stag do is dying, and guess whose fault it is...

What's the point of a stag do without far too much booze?

by Dave Fawbert
23 Aug 2017

Stormzy calls out Met Police for bizarre Notting Hill Carnival tweet

Once again, he is spot on

by Dave Fawbert
22 Aug 2017

A story saying Big Ben will be renamed for Muslims has upset idiots

Winding up racists - never not funny

by Dave Fawbert
21 Aug 2017

13 facts about cheating all couples need to know

Number one fact: Don't do it

by Gary Ogden
21 Aug 2017

Londoners have revealed their favourite and most-hated Tube lines

Which is your favourite line?

by Dave Fawbert
21 Aug 2017

The 10 most liveable cities in the world have been named

Did your home make the cut?

by Tom Victor
21 Aug 2017