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As the saying in the World Wide Web goes no juice they are all tablets. Your head buzz from all the beatings it got from those oozing press releases about the latest in iPad, the wonder Kindle Fire and the lukewarm Blackberry Playbook. They may be all tablets but each is a tablet on its own.

Let’s take the apple iPad this is the great old ancestor of these trendy tablets; trust apple to always come first in anything techy. This is the one most desired by many technology savvy personas including yours truly. There are so many things you can do with this apple iPad away from your desk tops and laptops that you’ll feel bereft without it after owning one. The only con for the apple iPad is it doesn’t support Flash. All the others; uses Flash on their tablet. One other thing is it has no front facing camera and cannot support video chat. This also has no support for sending messages because it can only connect to Wi-Fi and not to 3G.  You can never multi task with an iPad.

Then let us do the kindle fire turn in the pit. Grilling the kindle fire will reveal flaws or heighten its spitting image more. The kindle fire by Amazon the newest addition to the family is still in infancy or shall I make it a little mature “a kid”. Amazon’s first tablet the kindle fire has been recently launched in the market without much ado, unlike the buzzing electrifying wait for the release of the iPad. This latest genetic generation of the tablet has a promising future or like the rest of Amazon’s wonder child will die a slow death. This is powered by Amazon’s promise that battery life is akin to immortal’s life or somewhat a little lesser. This is also supporting the Flash which apple has banned for their iPads. This also sports the Amazon’s latest browser that makes downloads a breeze.

We’ll do the blackberry playbook last but not as the least. This tablet shows a lot of multi-tasking features. Its speed makes email sending and updates like an expressway cruise. Managing accounts and communication is a love dance. This blackberry playbook belies its name but validates every online workers dream. This packs all the jack of all trades productivity dream. This features the most ultimate in reliability operating system. Just connect your blackberry smartphone with your blackberry playbook and use the smartphone as keyboard and mouse. With your blackberry playbook you can send messages and video chat. And you have to go visit someone in the great rural wilderness who is out on vacation you wouldn’t get lost with it GPS navigation system. This is great for business and work.

You have one or the three; nothing else you’ve missed. One is slightly higher priced than the other and one offers lesser features. Just choose what work best for you and go buy the hottest addition, the slightly hot or the ultimate hot. Which is which it’s up to you.

 

 

 

 

With the current happenings in the world of IT and the impending release of Windows 8, Microsoft may be able to jump up and eventually keep at pace with its competitors. As it is, the publicly listed company is lagging behind giants like Apple, Samsung, and Google. However, since Microsoft is not seen to take a slice of the Android platform, developers are inclined to take the company as a possible alternative, especially since the Bill Gates firm is not in any way connected with the ugly fight for the Android market.

Microsoft had already taken a slice of the tablet pie by offering its own Surface tablet. Although its competitors are waiting for it to fail, stock market investors are waiting for the effect of Windows 8 release. As always, the pessimists believe that Windows 8 is a massive failure although it hasn’t even been released yet. But, investors will have to decide even before Windows 8 is released. If they don’t see any value in the new Windows 8 operating system, stock market prices will surely fall. Currently, the price has risen by as much as 19% this year but it failed in comparison to Apple’s 60% increase in the same period.

Experts are predicting that Samsung and Google will suffer losses in terms of market share and there’s a possibility that the new Windows 8 will rake in a conservative $8 to the company’s stock market price, which represents a 26% increase in share price. But with the impossibility of foretelling the future, no one really knows how Windows 8 will fare. However, there are signs that it will be the company’s best OS since Windows 95. Microsoft is also to set to conquer smartphones and tablets. Windows 8 is said to be the OS of choice for Microsoft’s Surface tablet and will compete against Apple’s iPad and similar devices from Dell and Hewlett-Packard.

Aside from the effect of Windows 8 on the company’s share price, it is also interesting to note that Microsoft has huge $29 billion free cash on its coffers. It is expected that the 2.6% dividend yield will also increase by fall. With this, the value of Microsoft’s share price and value will also increase. The free cash is really not unexpected because Microsoft does have large gross margins.

Recently, the company has received a lot of flak for its decision to write down a Quantive’s value by $6.2 billion. It can be remembered that the online advertising agency was bought by Microsoft for $6.3 billion in 2007. However, its purchase of Skype in 2011 for $8.5 billion may have been a better decision.

With about $70 billion in revenue and $22 billion in operating income for the 2012 fiscal year which ended in June, investors are expecting more than the usual 80 cents dividend per year. Therefore, with solid cash in Microsoft’s coffers, experts are predicting that even if Windows 8 doesn’t perform above par, the money generated by Microsoft due to its high gross margins is enough for investors to be confident about their earnings from the company’s stocks.