I want a 3G Android tablet. Yes; I already have a tablet, a WiFi-only tablet. That’s the BlackBerry PlayBook – and it is a fantastic work and play tool. Only that I am now we wishing that it has a SIM slot. You see, I have to share the mobile internet on my smartphone via hotspot to be able to work online on the PlayBook. This means that both devices run out of power very quickly. The PlayBook gives me the sort of liberty that I want on a mobile device, but the lack of a SIM slot and the attendant issues is getting to me.
I have also owned two iPads – versions 1 and 2. Both were SIM-enabled. Both were good devices, but I cannot live with the restrictions of both iOS and the iPads themselves. Very frustrating for me.
A 3G Android tablet would take care of all the above issues. When I’m working online on my tablet, my smartphone can rest and have its power conserved. Making sure that the tablet runs Android would mean having the sort of liberty that I want too. The liberty to plug my tablet into a PC and copy files across. The liberty to multitask properly. The liberty to enjoy full Bluetooth capabilities.
But most of all, my phone’s battery doesn’t have to run out as fast as it currently does.
I have owned a number of Android smartphones – fourteen (14) to be precise – and not a single tablet on that platform. It certainly is time to try out an Android tablet. A 3G Android tablet.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.