The Touchscreen Tablet Revolution

The Touchscreen Tablet Revolution

There’s no doubt about it; 2011 is going to be the year of the touchscreen tablet revolution. Despite being around for years tablet PC’s are only just going mainstream and, not only that, but they’re only just up to the standard of becoming functional and user friendly.

Sleek and Chic - the Samsung Galaxy Tab is an iPad rival.

Of course the iPad is the obvious example of a mainstream tablet, but it is not, by far, the be all and end all in the tablet world. Here are our favourite alternatives that are currently on sale and set to tantalise your fingertips in 2011.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is one of the major contenders in the touchscreen tablet revolution and it’s not hard to see why. User response to this nifty little device has been very positive and the spec promises to pack a real punch. So, what do you get for your money? The Samsung Galaxy Tab runs on the Android 2.2 OS, with a 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, comes with 16GB of memory (but it’s expandable up to 32GB), the screen measures in at 7” and there’s 2 cameras; one 3.2 megapixel rear facing camera and one front facing camera with 1.3 megapixels.

Phew! That’s a lot of spec – but what does it mean? Well firstly, it looks great and has a super responsive TFT screen and it’s thinner and lighter than the likes of the iPad which makes it easily transportable and of course you have access to the Android Market and Samsung Movies, as well a wide range of games. If it’s entertainment you’re after – it’s entertainment you’ll get with this tablet.

The Dell Streak is a great all-round choice.

Dell Streak Android Tablet PC


Dell are just coming into their own in the tablet/mobile market. Having been successful in the home computer market, they’ve just started breaking into the mobile phone market and their first tablet: the Streak, promises to help them gain a real following in the electronics world.

The spec for the Dell Streak is as follows: Android 2.2 OS (with an overlapping UI  featuring Dell’s Stage Launcher interface), 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 16GB hard drive, 5” display screen, a 5 megapixel camera as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and inbuilt Google Maps.

The Streak looks great – and it also has a scratch resistant Gorilla glass screen which is perfect if you’re one for throwing it in your bag. It’s smaller than some tablets, but the screen is still impressive and it’s light at only 220g.

The best of both worlds? The convertible Inspiron Duo N550.

Videos and games look great and – couple with its impressive speaker – it’s a great choice for movie lovers and those wanting to use it as an e-book reader.


Inspiron Duo N550

If you’re looking into getting a tablet device, but you’re just not convinced by touchscreen capabilities, then you might want to look at the impressive Inspiron Duo N550 touchscreen tablet. It has a unique flip screen design, which allows you to use it as a touchscreen tablet or convert it to a netbook, complete with keyboard.
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The spec for the Inspiron Duo N550 is: a 1.5 GHz Intel® Atom Dual Core Processor N550, Windows Home 7 Premium, 2Gb memory, 320Gb hard drive, 10.1” touchscreen and a 1.3 megapixel camera. Although it’s technically not a tablet, it is a great device for those who want the freedom of a netbook but the versatility of a tablet device. Access to apps, games and movies is a definite plus and it’s small and light enough to take just about anywhere.


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  1. Posted by paul on March 27, 2011

    So if its going to be a tablet revolution , why is littlewoods so slow in getting the tablets that really sell like the apple ipad and now the ipad 2 , come on littlewoods get it right ,buy being slow costs you profits ?? and upset customers

  2. Posted by admin on March 29, 2011

    Hi Paul, we really want to sell the ipad and ipad2 and are i discusiions with Apple to try and make this happen. We’ll let everyone know as soon as we have any news on this. Thanks.

  3. Posted by omega on May 18, 2011

    Hurry up littlewoods, you sell the new imacs but not even the first generation ipads…. total fail

    also im extra miffed because i ordered an imac (27″) 3 weeks before the release of the new one and i cant return it….

    so get ipads in stock an il forgive you 🙂

  4. Posted by admin on May 18, 2011

    Hi there, our buyers are working really hard to stock the ipad, they’re in ongoing discussions with Apple so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that we’ll be able to give you all some good news soon 🙂

  5. Posted by omega on May 18, 2011

    two words (in the form of one questions)…..

    TIME FRAME ????????????????????????????????

  6. Posted by Kurt on May 24, 2011

    still no word on the ipad??? seriously!! sell the 1st generation at least….whats the delay littlewoods??? your selling the new xoom by motorola (which i broke in a pc world today so its def not an ipad killer lol)

    can someone give a timescale on when to expect to see it on the littlewoods site?

  7. Posted by admin on May 25, 2011

    Hi Kurt, unfortunately we’re unable to give a timescale but we’re working on stocking the ipad and will make sure everyone knows when we have any news. Thanks.

  8. Posted by craig on June 10, 2011

    this is poor the ipad has been out for nearly 2 years ipad 2 since beginning of the year and an ipad 3 is rumoured to be announced as soon as september im bored of waiting on littlewoods will source one elsewhere now i was waiting for them to stock but off i go to another company who can provide it right now not 2 years too late

  9. Posted by jonny on June 18, 2011

    any news on the Ipad yet?

  10. Posted by admin on June 20, 2011

    Hi Jonny, unfortunately we have no news on this yet, but as ever we’ll make sure we let everyone know if or wehn we get a date for stocking the ipad. Thanks.

  11. Posted by paul on June 28, 2011

    what wrong with your buyers , is it to much for them to get something that is worth buying like the apple ipad 2 , dose it really take so much time to sore it, and yes there is an apple ipad3 comming out this year so , will it be at 10 befor you get any ??

  12. Posted by Kurt Nessworthy on July 6, 2011

    how about the blackberry playbook??? will littlewoods be stocking this – the latest must have gadget. working for a telecomms company ive already had a play with one and its awesome…..would be good if like craig said above we could buy these cool devices from you rather then having to source elsewhere cheers

  13. Posted by admin on July 7, 2011

    Hi Kurt, thanks for your comment we’ve passed your feedback about how good the BlackBerry Playbook is on to our buyers. So far there are no firm plans for us to stock this, but if we hear any different we’ll be sure to let you know. Thanks.

  14. Posted by Ricky Davis on July 12, 2011

    Hi all, I have been reading the above blog. I just thought I would ask the question again. Is there any timescale on the IPAD or IPAD 2, bit confused how apple allows you to sell there macbooks and imacs but not IPADS!

    There must be some better update than we have no update….

    Very loyal littlewoods customer who just wants a bit more in the way of latest tech!


  15. Posted by admin on July 14, 2011

    Hi Ricky, thanks for your comment but unfortunately our buyers are still in discussions with Apple on this. But our buyers know that everyone is waiting for some news so as soon as they ahve anythign to tell us we’ll be the first to know and we’ll pass it straight on to you. Thanks.

  16. Posted by paul on July 31, 2011

    hi there is there any news on the ipad 2 , even oxindales sells it now ,would like to stay with littlewood but may now change after 10 years

  17. Posted by mark james on October 10, 2011

    is the reason you can’t get hold of the ipad, that you want them but don’t want to pay what apple wants, because if it is you are doing your customers an injustice because in general your prices are at least 10% higher than anyone else, so you will be getting a good slice of the(apple) whatever you pay.

  18. Posted by Simon on October 27, 2011

    Where is the iPad2 this is such a let down as many have said before. When is this going to be sorted?

  19. Posted by rachel on October 28, 2011

    i am after the ipad2 for my husband for christmas………….. are you going to be selling them soon?

  20. Posted by admin on November 1, 2011

    Hi Rachel, we really hope so! We’re in touch with our buying team regularly about the iPad and they are working really hard on it, but we’ll just have to let you know when there is any news. Sorry we can’t be of more help right now. Thanks.

  21. Posted by michelle on November 8, 2011

    really wanting the ipad 2 any news yet??

  22. Posted by admin on November 9, 2011

    Hi Michelle, please take a look at the blog post which went live yesterday 🙂

  23. Posted by Marie on March 7, 2012

    Are you going to be selling the iPad 3 when it comes out as I want to buy I pad and don’t know if it’s worth waiting for new one. Don’t want to wait ages.

  24. Posted by Brad on March 17, 2012

    Ipad 3 please?

  25. Posted by conor on May 8, 2012

    I was just wondering why the ipad 3 was available and was awaiting stock and will be in stock with in two weeks with a week too go a has pulled from littlewoods and very at the same time when i email costumer services the sayed the dont have the licence to sell them why is this whebn you the ipad two and why pull it from your catalogue at the last minute and when can and if be curtin of obtaining it i as i was geting one before it was pulled

  26. Posted by admin on May 8, 2012

    Hi Conor, we will speak to our buyers to see what’s happening with the iPad and will get back to you. Thanks.

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