In a relatively short period of time
tablets have come on like gangbusters. First there was the introduction of the Apple iPad and then Android Tablets, each of which were originally based on popular smart phone platforms, but have since been updated to be more functional as tablets. The convenience is in the small form factor making tablets very mobile, yet functional. With virtually unlimited apps available and 3G or 4G wireless capability, a tablet easily bridges the gap betweena a smart phone and a laptop computer. However, there are some important things to consider when deciding to purchase a laptop or tablet. The first thing you should ask yourself is, "What am I going to do with the device I purchase?" If the device will be used primarily for interent access, checking email, playing simple games, etc., then a tablet will work well. If you need something with more processing power, the ability to run full featured programs such as Microsoft Office products, or the need for a DVD/CD drive, then a laptop will be more suited to your needs. One recommendation is to take a look at the apps that are available for the device you are considering for purchase. For example: if you would like to purchase an Android tablet such as the Motorola Xoom, you can browse to the Android apps market at market.android.com
and see if the apps you need or would like are available. Likewise, if you are looking to buy an Apple iPad, then you should browse here, http://www.apple.com/ipad/from-the-app-store/
, for available apps. If you are considering a table for work needs then you should consult your company's IT department for available apps or specific requirements they may have. Additionally, the Techno Professor is a phone call away at 540-745-TECH to help guide you through the decision making process. Citizens is also your local Authorized Verizon Wireless Retailer to assist you with the purchase of your Motorola Xoom.