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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Telstra T-Touch Tab

Despite its obvious shortcomings, the Telstra T-Touch Tab is a reasonable multimedia device and Google's Android operating system is far less restrictive than Apple's iPad/iPhone platform. The T-Touch Tab is effectively alone as an affordable, entry-level tablet that doesn't skimp on too many features.

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  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 1st Nov., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Telstra
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  • Price:
  • Pros:
  • Low price
  • Flexibility of Android platform
  • Integrated kickstand
  • Cons:
  • Resistive touchscreen
  • No multitouch, Flash or haptic feedback
  • Mediocre battery life

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