With that in mind, LR Mobile has assembled a quick summary of the major tablet releases at CES, from Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)'s LTE Cius to the T-Mobile US Inc. G-Slate and many more besides. Please see below for more:
Table 1: The Daily Tablet
|Acer Iconia Tab A500||Verizon Wireless||Android||LTE||10-inch||N/A|
|Asus Eee Slate EP121||N/A||Windows 7||N/A||10-inch||$999 to $1,099|
|Cisco Cuis||Verizon Wireless||Android||LTE/3G CDMA||7-inch||N/A|
|Dell Streak 7||T-Mobile||Android 2.2||3G HSPA+||7-inch||N/A|
|Lenovo Slate IdeaPad||N/A||Windows 7||N/A||10-inch||$499|
|LG G-Slate||T-Mobile||Android 3.0||3G HSPA+||N/A||N/A|
|Motorola Xoom||Verizon Wireless in Q1/AT&T 2H011||Android 3.0||3G CDMA in Q1/LTE 2H011||10-inch||N/A|
|RIM 4G PlayBook||Sprint||RIM OS||WiMax||7-inch||Around $499|
|Samsung Sliding Series 7||N/A||Windows 7||N/A||10-inch||$699|
|Toshiba Tablet||N/A||Windows 3.0||N/A||10-inch||N/A|
|Sources: Company press releases and events, The Los Angeles Times, CNET, PC World & Phandroid|
There are some clear trends and choices emerging as these devices start to pour into the market in 2011. Consumers and carriers will have some tough choices to make:
- A compact seven-inch device or a big 10-inch screen?
- Android, Windows 7 or -- to a far lesser extent -- RIM OS?
- LTE, Fast 3G or WiMax?
- Wait for Android 3.0 or grab a 2.2 device sooner and hope for an upgrade?
Look for updates on the daily tablet table as the show goes on. We'll try to add release dates into the mix too, if possible. As ever, if you have details to add or feel like we've missed an important tablet announcement, please ping us on the chat board below this story.
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile