VR-Zone Christmas Gift Guide – Tablets
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
If you're hunting for a tablet this Christmas, you may want to consider the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1. It claims to be the world’s thinnest mobile tablet and features a 10.1-inch high definition WXGA touchscreen that offers crisp visual whether you are viewing movies, pictures and webpages . The GALAXY Tab 10.1 incorporates the company's TouchWiz user interface that is implemented on Google Android 3.1 Honeycomb platform for enhanced user experience.
Price: S$668 (16GB Wi-Fi), S$798 (32GB Wi-Fi), S$848 (16GB 3G+Wi-Fi)
Where to buy - at all major electronics store, all three telco operators – SingTel, M1 and StarHub - and Samsung flagship store at Vivo City
Toys R' Us Nabi Tablet for kids
In November, Toys R'Us has introduced a new tablet device for kids (aged six and older). Called Nabi, this tablet is powered by a 533MHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU with 4GB storage and sports a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen (800×480 resolution). It runs Google Android operating system and has a customized user interface that is easy for younglings to navigate the screens, play games and read books. On top of that, the Nabi also has a "Mommy Mode" that offers a more mature experience. But best of all, unlike most tablets on the market, the Toys R'Us Nabi is selling at an affordable US$199.99.
Price: US$199.99 (+$39.99 2-year service plan, +$54.99 3-year service Plan)
Where to buy: Toys R' Us
Like other device makers, Research in Motion has also jumped onto the tablet wagon and launched their PlayBook. Designed to deliver professional and consumer-friendly experiences, the BlackBerry Playbook measures half an inch thin, weighs 425g and features a 7-inch high resolution touch display. The tablet also boasts web browsing with Adobe Flash support, true-multitasking, high definition multimedia, advanced security features as well as enterprise support. However, only the Wi-Fi models are available, no news on a PlayBook 3G version yet.
Price: 16GB – S$668 ; 32GB – S$798 ; 64GB – S$928 (all pricing are inclusive of GST)
Where to buy: Available at SingTel, M1 and StarHub, as well as retail outlets including Harvey Normans and Best.