In the computing world, 2009 was the year of netbook computers and small laptops. The majority of the traditional computing companies as well as not-too-well-known ones arrived on the scene with small computing products in the range of $300-500. 2010, however, is anticipated to be the year of tablet computers. These are a group of laptops that are lighter and more compact than regular laptops and therefore are not appropriate for processing intensive programs like movie playing. Tablet Computers are more like small laptops with touch screen technology.
Some big companies like Hewlett Packard, The New Sony and lenovo had previously revealed their plans for Tablet Computers in CES(Electronic Devices Show) 2010. In addition, Microsoft has put weight on HP’s model since it supports Home Windows 7 Operating-System. Furthermore, Apple is also rumored to come forth with its version of the device. This product is anticipated to have the ability to perform more complicated computing, as Apple would like the tablets to be used for normal computing needs and never just for reading books or as a multimedia device.
Apple will use more complicated finger gestures with the tablet, which may obviously increase the learning time but could have the desired effect of making them the primary computer in the home.
2010 may also see companies starting various internet and consumer entertainment products. This may include tablet computers, some touchscreen based mobile internet products or some type of smartphone or e-book readers. Overall, the mobile internet device market would be crowded. There’d be many companies with various types of e-book readers, tablet computers and mobile phones, confusing the consumer even more. All this competition among companies may also end up being a silver lining in the cloud since it would ensure the prices of the new products don’t hit the roof. One factor is certain; these technological inventions will have an absolute change in the manner we work and manage our daily lives. One of these simple technologies may also be the way forward for the way you compute and communicate.