The roaring sixties were famous for dances like the twist and the funky-chicken. The seventies were all about flower power and calling things foxy and the nineties were filled with cheesy ballads and boy bands. Like every generation suffering an identity crisis, twenty-eleven is all set to be the year of technology and the rise of the touchscreen-tablet phone. Ditch the out-dated micro-technology with today’s Groupon: a Touch Tech Android 2.2 7” Tablet Phone from DC Trading for R3599.
Since the birth of computers and cellphones, technology has kept firmly to the path of smaller is better, shrinking everything down and making laptops so small you could store them in your wallet; with a 7” capacitive touchscreen, the Android 2.2 tablet phone is more the go big or go home type of tech. unlike two-in-one-conditioners, the tablet phone combines all the functionality of a regular phone with the much-smaller-cousin of the laptop. Though answering phone-calls on a 7” flat piece of plastic would probably have people looking sideways at you, today’s Groupon comes with headphones which makes answering calls far less dorky-looking.
Whether you’re crossing the street, on a date or just sitting on the train for a two-hour commute, there is always time to surf the blogosphere or catch up on the latest episode of whatever sitcom you watch every week. With 3G and WiFi capabilities, micro-USB slots, you could probably ditch the LCD television and computer you have at home and just do everything on your phone. It even has GPS, so if you are texting while crossing the street and manage to take a wrong turn somewhere, you won’t be lost for long.
Seeing as most jobs come with the boss-peering-over-your-shoulder application already installed and you can’t spend all day playing with your phone, the Android 2.2 tablet phone has nine hours stand-by time.
On a serious note, comparing the tablet phone to other single pieces of technology is like comparing a tin can to a unicorn. Unless you cut your laptop in half, duct-taped your cellphone, nav-system and modem to it, you wouldn’t be able to carry the same amount of functionality around with you. Bonus, the Android App-Store comes with more applications than you can shake a tambourine at; like the teach-yourself-violin app that can have you half-decently playing Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen in no time. There’s probably even an app that could teach you how to pronounce Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen.
Whether you just want to prove how groovy you are by keeping up with the latest technology, or you legitimately want to be able to watch movies, send e-mails and browse the interwebs without leaving your seat, the Android 2.2 tablet phone is perfect for technophobes and technophiles alike.
Cellphone Fact: A cellphone company in India recently debuted their latest technology – a cellphone for primary-school children. The cellphone also doubles as a 2B pencil and eraser, making it easy to hide from playground bullies.