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Android Tablet and Phone vs iPad and iPhone -- Which Is a Better Choice?

Posted on 2012-03-13
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I don't have a smart phone or a tablet PC. I am considering getting both but really don't know which is the better choice. I have Windows 7 on my desktop and am using Thunderbird as the email client. I would like to be able to synchronize calendars and transfer a limited number of documents to the tablet. I would appreciate reasoned opinions on the pros and cons of each path.
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I own both a Smart Phone ( Iphone 3gs ) and Tablet ( Ipad 2 )

Iphone -
Pro's: It's a great thing to have as i can do pretty much anything from it. email, calls, navigation, shopping. It also has its practical uses for work as well.  
Con's: screen is small and can be difficult to work on spreadsheets, documents, long emails however any data i need in a pinch can be accessible, modified and sent out.

Ipad 2 -
Pro's: larger screen is much easier to work on with documents with a bluetooth keyboard. If you work in a mobile enviorment, a tablet is great to have as its light weight, fast to power on and off, and long battery life.
Con's: is used mostly as an output device, like just web browsing ect. its exactly the same as a smart phone just with a larger screen. so basically just shelling out money for a larger device.

Just with choosing a Operating System for your new device will be up to you as with an Apple OS you will need to keep in mind file formats for MP3's and videos, working with Itunes (which most people hate), but i find that apple is more functional and easier to work with. Android offers a great platform as well with most of tablets with Android OS's offer SD card expansion slots and the ability to work with more file types without having to pay for software to open "other than apple" files. either way its up to you.

thunderbird from what ive experianced will sync mail, calendar, contacts if you have a gmail account. there is also a little bit of setting up with gmail for syncing these items.

Hope this helped and Good Luck!
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I have decided that I'll go the Android route so I can have more freedom to side load apps, develop my own apps, etc., than I would have with the iPad and iPhone. Thanks for your insight and comments. They were very helpful.
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