Tablet Success Formula: 10 Features That Define the Best Models

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-11-09 Print this article Print
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4G LTE Service

With the iPad Mini launching soon with 4G LTE service, Apple has laid down the gauntlet in the tablet market. Companies that don't support the high-speed mobile service will be ignored. Companies that do support LTE might find themselves landing towards the top of the heap. Don't underestimate the importance of 4G LTE.


Tablets today are extremely popular. From devices such as Apple's iPad to new entrants like the Kindle Fire HD from Amazon, customers have enough options out there to make it tough to choose just one. Since many of those options are such high-quality products, tablet sales are on the rise. In fact, research firm Gartner said recently that next year, 1.2 billion smartphones and tablets will be sold, with tablets driving much of the year-over-year growth. However, not all tablets are created equal. Some tablets are well-built, come with fantastic processors and as a result will sell well. Others are underpowered, but hit the right price point to attract customers. Simply put, there are several ways to be successful in the tablet market. Absent certain features, however, and certain tablets will fail. In the following slides, we're going to examine the features that will make or break today's tablets. Take a looks at this eWEEK slide show to find out what it takes to be successful in the tablet space:


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