The Tablet Scene


by Lander Irwin
Eagle Staff

Nook Color

The nook color is the same idea behind the Kindle. Barnes and Noble put out their own version of the Kindle called the Nook in order to compete. They have fired back once again with the Nook Color. It has a 7″ touchscreen, Wi-Fi capable, and thousands of app, music, movies, and books. The Nook Color also costs $200.

Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire is Amazon’s next generation of its first very successful product. The first Kindle was just a reading device to store your books; this product, on the other hand, is more in line with the iPad in the features available. The Kindle Fire has a full color 7″ multitouch screen and is Wi-Fi capable. It can hold thousands of movies, music and books and is app capable so you can play your favorite games like Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja. The Kindle Fire runs for $200.

Motorola Zoom

The Motorola Xoom operates off the Honeycomb which is Google’s version of Android specifically for tablets. It is equipped with a 10″ HD display, a dual-core processor and up to 64GB of storage. What makes this product a serious competitor to the iPad is that it runs Flash, which iPad does not. It also has a 10-hour battery life. The price of the Xoom starts at $499 and goes up with features.

iPad 2

iPad 2 is viewed as the ultimate in tablet technology. It is equipped with two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording, a dual-core A5 chip and 10-hour battery life. It also has the iCould feature which allows the user to sync all of their songs and data which their computer and other Apple devices. It comes in choices of white or black, 3G only or 3G with Wi-Fi, and 16, 32 or 64 GB storage. The starting base models cost $500.