Holiday gift guide: Best tablets for Christmas

Apple's iPad has taken the tablet market by storm, but Samsung, Dell and Telstra all offer alternatives.

Apple has played alone in the tablet space for almost a year, but genuine alternatives to the iPad are finally hitting the shelves. This Christmas, at least five tablet devices will be available in Australia, with many more following in 2011. Check out our guide to the best tablets on the market this Christmas.

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Dell Streak

The Dell Streak is an easy to use tablet-cum-smartphone that benefits from the simplicity of the Android OS. Unfortunately, this hybrid device feels unfinished due to the older Android 1.6 operating system it runs, and its odd size may make it too big for a phone yet too small for a tablet. Ultimately, the Dell Streak is an impressive, lust-worthy gadget but we can't justify shelling out for it just yet. Watch this space.

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  • 18th Aug., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Dell
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  • Pros:
  • Slim design, build quality, excellent display, ease of use, access to Android market, excellent Web browsing and video playback
  • Cons:
  • Outdated Android 1.6 OS, uncomfortable to carry in jeans pocket, glossy screen doesn't have great visibility in direct sunlight

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