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  • tindizzle - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see pen input in the next tablet! Reply
  • JarredWalton - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I know, I'm not eligible, but forget pen input -- I want tablets that can read my brain waves and do what I'm thinking about. LOL. Voice input that doesn't suck would also be nice, but impractical because of noise environments.

    How about: better batteries, better performance, better networking support (like 150Mb connections actually coming close to that figure), better displays, better build quality, and lower prices. More apps that I'm interested in would also be good -- I'm about at my limit for Angry Birds. :-)
    Reply
  • thanhhaimai - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want a tablet with a touch surface on the back, so I can use the touch without obstructing my views with my fingers. User can switch that feature on and off. That feature will help game developers a lot too because they can assign more complex gestures to their games. Reply
  • gifpaste - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    thats a nifty idear! Reply
  • buzznut - Monday, April 18, 2011 - link

    That is a great idea. I was also thinking along the lines of interface controls, especially for games. I dunno, can you plug a playstation controller into one of these things? Because that would be good.
    How about some more compelling apps like say a full rpg like Elder Scrolls III? Maybe FEAR for tablets?
    Reply
  • vol7ron - Monday, April 18, 2011 - link

    About your PS controller, my guess is you could probably find a bluetooth controller if you really wanted to.

    About the apps, anything too computationally expensive would involve plugging in the unit. Keeping the proc running at ~100% might cause the device to overheat and create more of the fires/explosions that Apple saw in first/second generation phones.
    Reply
  • dfhjtykyu - Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - link

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  • Trefugl - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I still want my pen input, but I want it with a transreflective switchable screen... I'd love to finally have a good digital notebook that I could carry in the field or take notes and not have to type everything out. Voice input is useless when I'm in public (I don't want to be seen talking to myself, or tablet) and brain wave input is a pipe dream at this point ;).

    I'd also settle for much better battery life, but that's partly why I want the transreflective screen ...
    Reply
  • Maethorr - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Yeah, my list is the following.

    1 security issues I want to see two factor authentication and passphrase/token support as well as a full encryption option
    2. multiboot support for when windows 8/linux runs runs on arm
    3. larger capacity drives 256g+ or dual drives where you have a standard hdd and a os ssd drive.
    4. 8-10 hours heavy use battery life
    5. if you have 3g/4g support why not add phone capability with an optional phone plan
    6. pen input is also a must with a decent level of sensitivity- about entry level wacom
    7. a good amount of inputs and outputs ie usb 3.0, hdmi, bluetooth at a minimum built in.
    Reply
  • worldbfree4me - Monday, April 18, 2011 - link

    Amazing Idea! Reply
  • kbp - Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - link

    Bit too pricey Reply
  • sirsoffrito - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Brain wave input just sounds scary, for quantum interference reasons. I'd definitely second a new frontier on battery life however.

    Haptic feedback is a good step for touch screens as far as input goes, but what I would like to see if at all possible would be a malleable screen that would actually raise little bumps so that keyboards could be sensed by touch easier, kind of like physical keyboards are today.
    Reply
  • GuySmily - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    I actually remember seeing some apple patents for this - localized haptic feedback would be provided by lifting bumps in the glass, or something like that. I couldn't find anything on google about that specific one, but I did find a few other interesting patents like:
    http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2011/0...

    ---------

    Anyway, as far as my contest entry goes, The #1 thing I'd like is a tablet pen, like the old tablet PCs came with. I know everyone else has said that already, so here are some other things I'd like to see.

    What I'm really going for is an experience similar to what was delivered by my old Compaq TC1100 Tablet PC. Did anyone have one of thise? That thing was GREAT. I loved that the keyboard could be detached (not just spun around like other tablet PCs).

    If not a physical keyboard, then maybe a laser/projected keyboard could be done. My HTC Evo has a kickstand to elevate it off a desk, but something like this (a stand w/keyboard projector) would be nice for a tablet:
    http://www.inewidea.com/2008/03/31/5694.html
    Reply
  • astroidea - Monday, April 18, 2011 - link

    Haha there are a few of those devices for iphones and computers. Although their functions are highly limited at this point.

    Here's one company building them.
    www.neurosky.com

    There are a few other ones if you search for brain computer interfaces.
    Reply
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  • Scabies - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I, too, would go for pen/stylus input, or at least a greater prevalence of capacitive pens (do they exist?)

    big fingers and all. that and tiny buttons on pages and games. yuck.

    (second choice would be gamepad buttons on the back side. four directions and four actions would be fine :)
    Reply
  • pennyfan87 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    i just want it super light, without compromising on battery life Reply
  • Highlyaniamted - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    I agree lighter and somewhere between 7-9inch would be great. Otherwise I am loving everything the current tablets have to offer. Reply
  • GS274 - Monday, April 18, 2011 - link

    21st century...were are the holographic displays etc... Reply
  • Ben90 - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    I think ACCURATE pen input would be a much needed improvement for people with fat clumsy fingers like myself.

    The power of the SoC isn't as important to me because I have a desktop for when I need to run intensive applications. Although I think a higher resolution screen would do wonders.
    Reply
  • Exelius - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    Check out Boxwave's capacitave pens -- I use one for taking notes on my iPad and it's great (the pen will work with any capacitave tablet or phone though.) Reply
  • spe1491 - Monday, April 18, 2011 - link

    I would agree with stylus input! Reply
  • dtkflex - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want to see 20 hour battery life and usb3.0 support Reply
  • vfr840 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Second on the 20 hour battery life.
    I would also like to see 1600x900 resolution or higher.
    Reply
  • Jovec - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Thirding improved batteries. Reply
  • GrimmRimmer - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Fourth on battery life. That's a key, IMO. Reply
  • kuda - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    all the tablets and new gen phones need serious attention to battery life. i'd also like to see a pull-out plastic/paper style full keyboard that would completely disappear back into the tablet and be basically no added weight. Reply
  • mallah26 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I don't care if its free, but for the sake of discussion I'd like to see wireless hdmi for connecting to a screen, Bluetooth support that allows a keyboard, mouse, and stereo headset all at the same time, and xd card support, and/or support for a usb 3.0 or esata external hard drive. Reply
  • notathome - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see higher resolution too. Reply
  • impression151 - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    Definitely resolution + battery life. Reply
  • billyhurd - Monday, April 18, 2011 - link

    I second the need for higher resolution. IPhone 4 pixel density on a 7 inch tablet would be amazing. Reply
  • carmichael - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    That would be nice Reply
  • pikatung - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Second on pen input! Reply
  • dnd728 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Just FYI, HTC Flyer has/will have that.
    http://www.htc.com/www/product/flyer/overview.html
    Reply
  • Phan4tom - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Hi resolution screen, like the iPhone 4 Reply
  • countdooku23 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Battery life is key for me too! Reply
  • anik.m - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want both pen and touch based input, also nfc chip Reply
  • BcWilk - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Yes, an stylus input, and 12 inch screens. That would move these from internet toys to business computers. Reply
  • Naviblue - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Definitely why I like the HTC tablet, but zoom kicks some butt too! Reply
  • und3rcov3r - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I agree a pen input would be nice. I'm curious to see after a few months just how well the Xoom is doing in comparison to the other android tablets and especially the current crown holder. Reply
  • ppod - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    yes, pen input is very nice to have Reply
  • schwinn8 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    High quality screens (no more poor viewing angles)! Reply
  • BroadbandBug - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I second this. Reply
  • jonup - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    As an Archos 101 owner I can agree more with that! Reply
  • 7Enigma - Monday, April 18, 2011 - link

    Agreed as well. Reply
  • taracatac - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I agree Reply
  • bb460ford - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I could use one of those! Reply
  • ahmedz_1991 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    of course pen input is great ;)) Reply
  • maverick2001 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    A pen input would be handy But touch is plenty fine, now if they can get the sensitivity equal to a mid range wacom tablet thats something id be intersted in :) But for my purposes it would help either way. Reply
  • DavisMan - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd also like pen input, but only if they can do it right. Having bad pen input is so much worse than not having any kind of input at all. I'd want something so precise I can use the tablet to design if I wanted to.

    Also, better design. Oh cool, you've made it thinner and lighter, what will you do next? Even thinner and lighter? Think beyond that.

    CONTEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Reply
  • oreo81 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I think pen input is the best solution too. Its the most natural input that everyone is used to. Reply
  • donisvelt - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I too would like pen and finger input, gotten used to it on a Lenovo tablet. Reply
  • Nerdly - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    How about better displays, build quality, and expandable storage. Reply
  • daveinmn - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    Get the Graffiti app for Android. I'm writing this with it right now. : ) Reply
  • slugnut - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a capacitive/active digitizer screen like the one found on the ASUS EP121. Reply
  • stillq2 - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    Pen input...why, that's just something else to keep up with. Reply
  • designerfx - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see people stop basing prices off of the ipad and start pricing these things at netbook prices.

    I will never buy a tablet for >$300
    Reply
  • ImperfectLink - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    Pen input a la Wacom would be my biggest request as well to boost productivity. Next up would be in software: Alchemy, Sketchbook Pro (the desktop version) and Sketchup. I realize that all of this may exist in a Win7 incarnation but that kills the battery and form factor that the Xooms and iPad bring to the table(t). Reply
  • Scarier - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a 1080p screen with anti glare surface, or matte surface if possible. Hate the sun glares. Reply
  • ferrarif1 - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    1. More cores
    2. USB input (although some tablets these are coming with USB, I like standardized)
    3. Better security features (hardware level encryption like AES or something)
    4. GPU power scaling (to save battery when you dont need to run high throughput workloads like Games or handling 1080p output driving a hi-def TV or monitor)
    5. Operating systems that can support cloud computing

    Ofcourse, more apps and host of I/O devices which can make a Tablet a near replacement to small notebook computers.
    Reply
  • blunt14468 - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    I'm in for the win Reply
  • xyn081s - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    I want good, front hd camera, good battery life and affordable price without any contracts. I'm sick of contracts on everything. Reply
  • johnboy - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    Angry Birds- plus popcap bringing its collection of goodies later this year to Android Oh Ya this tab would be sweet. So yes I would love to get one of these bad boys! Reply
  • lordbob99 - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    Pen input would be nice, but definitely still want a capacitive touch screen. Reply
  • cybereql - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    how about:
    -8+ hours of battery life
    -front/rear cameras
    -hard volume rockers on the side
    -pen input
    -coating that does not attract fingerprints
    -comes with a case - so we don't have to think about spending the extra 50 bucks after buying the tablet
    Reply
  • SARS - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    I agree. Pen input seems like a no brainer! Reply
  • nojjjj - Monday, April 18, 2011 - link

    hmm, count me in. Would like to see the one tablet out that none of my friends buy (they all <3 apple and I has no monies) Reply
  • UnlikelyKiller - Monday, April 18, 2011 - link

    pen input would be really nice Reply
  • mimart7 - Monday, April 18, 2011 - link

    The pens always get lost Reply
  • ThatNewGuy - Monday, April 18, 2011 - link

    A pen input for more exact writing and note taking. Reply
  • jonnberg - Monday, April 18, 2011 - link

    I agree about pen input. I don't subscribe to the idea that the finger is the best pointer all the time. Sometimes, yes, but there are times that one needs a stylus. Reply
  • InfoTiger - Monday, April 18, 2011 - link

    I want kinect functions via camera on tablet. Reply
  • slayerized - Monday, April 18, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a tablet with a proper docking station, and one that has wireless display connectivity to a television. I am not interested in something like an Atrix. Reply
  • Arlosian - Monday, April 18, 2011 - link

    Even higher resolution and increased contrast. Let it kill readers only also and be in color. Reply
  • metallicllama - Monday, April 18, 2011 - link

    I would also like to see pen input. This would be a great way to take notes in classes. Reply
  • dfhjtykyu - Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - link

    hello, Welcome to the online store ^__^:

    ^__^:====( www etradinglife com )======

    1) More pictures available on our website =
    3) Perfect quality, small order accepted .
    4) 100% safe door to door delivery, within 5 - 7 days air express for small orders .

    5) We have lots of jerseys in stock

    6) Letters and number are sewn on b2cshop body, 100% embroidery

    7) Size: .48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 60

    8) Delivery by UPS, DHL, EMS door to door

    9) Delivery in 5 - 7 days

    NFL,NBA,MLB all are 18usd!!!!
    Reply
  • Zoomer - Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - link

    Stylus with graffiti would be great. Reply
  • aethalin - Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - link

    I would also love to have a pen input. It would be nice to be able to use a Wacom-like pen. Reply
  • decarlo - Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - link

    I like being able to just use my fingers. I never forget them back at the desk like I would with a pen. Reply
  • punjabiplaya - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    USB3. One of the most annoying things I have experience with phones/mobile devices is the appalling USB transfer rates. Reply
  • shiva013 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    im not sure if this is entirely true, but i always assumed the horrendous transfer rate is not limited by the USB interface, but by the SD card interface (if that's where your problem is).

    the sd transfer interface can be significantly slower than usb...depending on which revision is used of course...
    Reply
  • arepune - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    very true. Reply
  • buda81 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I agree with the speeds Reply
  • 86ed - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    USB input so can use a thumb drive would be great... how about a screen we can unroll a la Earth Final Conflict Reply
  • Muldoonite - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    Yes, a faster interface would be very nice. USB 3.0 is a good option, as is Thunderbolt perhaps?

    Also, I'd like to see all the same improvements that have already been mentioned: faster cpu/more cores, gpu scaling, longer battery life, higher screen resolution (1080p at least). Front and back facing cameras that match in megapixel count would be nice too, as well as better microphones and speakers.

    Another thing that may be nice to see is more branching out among tablets towards different users. Different tablets focused towards business users, gamers, audiophiles/muscians, filmmakers, graphic artists, photographers, etc....
    Reply
  • coreano - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    HOLLA! Reply
  • AdamBombIV - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    w00t Reply
  • gtkurtz - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Native flash support and a USB port. Just one and I'll be sold. Reply
  • themossie - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    +1 on the USB. Also... what happened to wireless USB?

    I'd like an ethernet port (for specific network diagnostics purposes.)
    Certainly not suggesting we put an ethernet port in a tablet... but Wireless USB + USB ethernet dongle would save me a lot of work.
    Reply
  • av911 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    3D. Reply
  • Theron - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    3D = Migraine Reply
  • egtx - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to see more RAM. Too often an app will crash because it runs out of memory. This is made worse by multitasking. More RAM please! Reply
  • evilaardvark - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Gotta agree with this one. And of course longer-lasting, lighter batteries. Reply
  • antons - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Longer lasting batteries FTW! Reply
  • JesseFK - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    More RAM is a good one. Can never have enough RAM! Reply
  • ogreslayer - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I concur, RAM isn't expensive enough anymore to warrant the low capacities they are putting in these things 8GB DDR3 isn't even $100 don't see why 2 or even 4GB isn't in something as big as a tablet. Reply
  • MrFluffo - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    More RAM plus faster processor, I wanna go fast Reply
  • dmanatunga - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see true BluRay playback support. Reply
  • AndresB - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    3D support like the new nintendo console... Reply
  • romo - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    If we are wishing for 3D, then I would prefer 3D with a much larger sweet spot than the nintendo. Reply
  • newshaggy - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    The should make sure the next version dual boots Windows 8 (ARM) Reply
  • neutralizer - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Because Honeycomb on my Nookcolor is still too slow. Reply
  • bill4 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Laptop docks like the eee transformer become standard tablet equipment Reply
  • badjohny - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    the ability to use SDXC cards for extra storage. And more synergy between android phone and tablet. Like on the webos demo. If I am on a site, let me set my phone down and have my current site transferred to the tablet when I pick it up. Roaming profiles if u will. Reply
  • Sty25 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I think the next tablets need to include USB ports to make for easy data transfer and syncing. USB 3 would be ideal.

    Furthermore, alternate input methods such as an included pen for detailed drawing or related tasks would be awesome. If I could get the tablet to replace both a laptop (would need more powerful components, so a ways off), and drawing pad I'd finance one haha.
    Reply
  • doiron - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    easy, a large mirasol display Reply
  • biguns - Monday, April 18, 2011 - link

    I would like to see the tablets use some type of hybrid tech that would allow text to persist on the screen with the power off that would be very readable outside, similar to e-ink, but still be able to play HD video, etc like the regular displays do now. Reply
  • wollyka - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    For movies/files transfer :p Reply
  • stylez_1 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Front facing camera to do Kenetic / Minority Report style input!

    Remember reading Apple had filed a patent for something similar..?
    Reply
  • hammer256 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I hope they work out something for input methods, touchscreen keyboard is just annoying. Maybe just a keyboard. Also, a form factor that's small enough to fit in cargo pockets. Maybe a 9 inch tablet that folds in half. Reply
  • wishinoo - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    ...because i like what i like! Reply
  • The_Crow - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    better displays (perhaps even solar panel integrated into displays) and a keyboard projector + better switchable batteries.

    does austriamerica count ;)
    Reply
  • Silenus21 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Would love to see accurate, smooth and highly responsive Pen support.

    That's the major thing lacking in tablets.

    And better ergonomics.
    Reply
  • pepitojones - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see USB3 connectivity and better input support. Reply
  • ciaphuas - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want a large variety of sizes of tablet screen sizes. Some examples 7.5in, 8in. etc Reply
  • duncan33303 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see a wider variety of sizes for different tablets. Reply
  • arnavvdesai - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Would love auto syncing of states to the cloud from future tablets so I can continue working / using across different tablets & devices. Also interoperability would not hurt. Reply
  • yibrushn - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to be able to plug in my Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad and tap away emails or what not. while the tablet sits on my coffee table and I'm reclining on the couch! Reply
  • CyberMonk - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I currently use a dedicated ION-based HTPC in the living room, connected to the network via Gigabit ethernet for access to the media server in another room, for viewing (mostly high definition) content on the TV. This box is small, but it still has a fan, thus creating a small amount of noise (drowned out whenever the television is emitting any sound), and isn't the speediest thing in the world.

    My ideal setup: some sort of small add-on device that could act as a bridge between a next-gen tablet and the television. The tablet would be used to browse through one's video collection and select from the comfort of the couch and with handy touchscreen interfacing, and then, once selected, the video would be played from the add-on device, freeing up the tablet for other or related activities (e.g., the display of pertinent information about the current television show or film). Alternatively, the tablet itself could act as the streaming mechanism, but there remains the issue of getting the signal to the television.
    Reply
  • Clayton72 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    and USB3 host and slave ports. Reply
  • Waybj - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to see more interaction between tablets and PCs. For example, the ability to use a tablet as a touch input device for your PC or to extend/duplicate your PC desktop, etc. It can be USB, bluetooth, or via some adapter, whatever. Reply
  • thrawn3 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see an OLED display used. Thankfully most of the successful tablets have been using non TN screens at least. Reply
  • galeener - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Id like to see a socket SSD. That way I could have a couple 1 for work one for just messing around.
    Then I could load what ever I wanted to take with me
    Reply
  • gerson - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more student oriented applications. A full blown implementation fo something like OneNote that can take pen input would be awesome. Reply
  • twin - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    USB3 <-- Reply
  • MrCromulent - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Since the iPad2 didn't deliver in this respect, I'd like at least a 300-600dpi display to enhance comfortable reading.

    (I'm not a US citizen, so I don't include me in the contest)
    Reply
  • chocoberry - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Current tablets all use LCDs. Next-gen tablets should use better displays like AMOLED. Reply
  • xbnac - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a significant improvement with battery life Reply
  • adt6247 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a continuous experience with my browser on my tablet, phone, and PC. All my open tabs should be synced, as well as the whole browsing state. Reply
  • aaron92 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    USB Ports for portable flash drives and external HDDs for one.

    With the ports maybe that will let you use a mouse for easier control when available?
    Reply
  • Blaze-Senpai - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd personally like to see some new battery tech in new tablets... why not make the entire back cover of the tablet a external battery? Should be able to get better lifetimes with them if they run like that.

    Also, i didn't know you had to sign up to post comments, been reading for a year and not knowing that o.O
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  • machacks - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    more RAM w/ dual Boot linux x & Windows Reply
  • 457R4LDR34DKN07 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see even more graphics power in project denver and even ivy bridge. Reply
  • Red Storm - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    The ability to flip a switch and have your tablets content beamed to your tv would be an awesome htpc feature! Reply
  • stottle - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Gotta agree that 3D would be great. Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    More tablets need barometers. Sometimes, you just need to know your altitude! Reply
  • mfenn - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    It's all in the software. The next gen tablet should have native wifi sync of documents to/from a PC. Reply
  • Dsmithjr - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to see a tablet that has a "Real Browser" like a full version of Google Chrome or Firefox 4. The Xoom has the best tablet browser to date, but the browsing experience offered on tablets isn't even close to that offered on just about any desktop or laptop. Reply
  • creathir - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Some additional external connectivity options (esata, expresscard) in the next round of tablets Reply
  • bsp2020 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    So I can play smart phone games on a big screen TV. Reply
  • Strk - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Some non-proprietary accessories would be nice. I like the idea behind the Asus Transformer, I just don't like the idea of the supposedly $150 keyboard. Reply
  • CrystalBay - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Yeah, better battery tech is needed Reply
  • michec - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    For ipads, I'd like to see Flash support. For tablets in general, I'd like to see a larger storage space, not just have 16gb, 32gb, and 64gb. Flash memory is only going to get cheaper, so no need to skimp on storage space. Reply
  • Celondil - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    ... Just wished they finished it before release. Reply
  • seferio - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Support for more codecs baseline (MP4 BP, MP, HP), .mkv file format, and better subtitle support. Better IPS screens (viewing angle, color contrast, brightness). USB charging (higher than standard amperage though for equal charging speed to separate AC adapters). Reply
  • nutmac - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like higher resolution display on tablets (doesn't have to be anything crazy like smartphones, but 200 PPI-ish would be nice). Reply
  • Shuxclams - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Been looking forward to getting a Android tablet, this would be an awesome start! Reply
  • h4waii - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    OMAP 5 28nm A15 with a PowerVR SGX 544.

    Oh. A root prompt would be nice also.
    Reply
  • MaxPower555 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a projected keyboard where you could have a full size keyboard projected on any surface when you need to type a lot. Reply
  • ChuckDriver - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Tried one out in a store recently. The GUI wasn't as responsive as the iPad, but maybe Android will improve its support for the Xoom's GeForce ULP. Also, I like the more open nature of Android. I have a convertible Panasonic Toughbook CF-18 that I don't even use as tablet because using a mouse and keyboard is much easier with XP. I would really enjoy having a Xoom. Reply
  • SergeC - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Looking forward to the quad-core SoCs, personally!

    I also second the idea of normal USB-host support (and USB 3.0 both ways)
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  • spctm - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    High speed 64GB SSD storage and true 24 hour battery life. Reply
  • AtwaterFS - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    to make input easier Reply
  • Jax Omen - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    The ability to make/receive phone calls (with bluetooth of course) and texts so it can replace my phone instead of being yet another spare device. Reply
  • Halnerd - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a cheap entry level tablet version geared towards K-12/College education requirements. e.g. eReader, Web-browser, Word Processor, Calculator, Flash (and other) Streaming Video capability, Rugged Design, etc. Would be a wonderful tool for educators and students, and save a bunch on text books if the price was right. Reply
  • tw33kerloki - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    considering the cost, and Apple's lead, this thing could have had slightly better hardware specs. Still, I'm impressed with how fast Android is coming along. Reply
  • icrf - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want to see something based off this 6.6" 1600x1200 IPS display with a tiny bezel and some dual core A9 action.

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/06/hitachis-6-6-in...
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  • ChAoTiCpInOy - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    The next step that hardware manufacturers should take is to increase the resolution of the display. Somewhat akin to the iPhone 4's Retina Display. Hopefully the technology will catch up with the cost and also battery life because those two would be the biggest issue. Reply
  • KevinCL78 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A Kinect-like camera to detect 3D-gestures without touching the tablet screen. :) Reply
  • leonowski - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Next gen tables should have 2 screens - one on each side! Reply
  • chime - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    USB3 and more RAM Reply
  • amitkotwal - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    On-screen keyboards are just not good enough. Something better - pen-based, voice, something. Reply
  • EricMJohnson - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Now that Android includes encryption in the Honeycomb release, I'm all for having a pen input on tablets. Reply
  • df96817 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    As long as it can be changed easily! Reply
  • Impulse411 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A reliable input method on tablets. Tablets aren't going to replace desktops if you can't input data in a fast/reliable way. For consuming info - pretty nice. However, they'll be taking my desktop/laptop from my cold, dead hands before I move to just a tablet as my main machine. :) Reply
  • PeterY - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    higher resolution in a smaller physical display. Reply
  • SlinkyDink - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    push the features more towards being a laptop, and less like an oversized smartphone. Reply
  • Cali3350 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Something like Intels wifi video streaming. Allow you to stream to a projector / tv without the need for HDMI or anything. Infinitely useful to just give a presentation from your seat. Reply
  • billbill5555 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a retina display similar to the one on the iphone but in 7". Reply
  • tbrar - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Flexible screens so that tablets can be rolled. Reply
  • jmckeown - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more RAM and a USB 3 interface so that I can hook up my external hard drive(s). Reply
  • hseldon - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see an 8 1/2 by 11 screen. Reply
  • rpottol - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see something like the OLPC XO's PixelQi screen, lcd, but with a low power sunlight visible ebook mode.

    Thanks!
    Reply
  • bplewis24 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I can't really think of anything at the moment, but I still want to enter the contest :)

    Maybe SXHD card compatibility. A wireless sync spec that allows wireless transmission of files to and from your PC, and the ability to wirelessly transmit video to a display device?

    Brandon
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  • randyklein99 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    For that fat fingered - a stylus. Reply
  • kernelbob - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want a tablet to either stand alone or become a peripheral for my PC. (input device, aux display) Reply
  • beleynn - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see USB charging in the next generation. Having tried a Xoom in the Verizon Store, the lack of USB charging is the only real downside.

    Oh, and Windows 7. No reason most of this hardware couldn't run Win 7.
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  • billinsan - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see more and better voice recognition in tablets, system-wide. Reply
  • clearzero - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A move to thin is always good. Reply
  • DaveStall - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see full USB support, including the ability to install applications on removable devices. Having a user replaceable battery would be a big plus as well. Reply
  • kamiyo - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    If reflective displays can get better, it'll be very interesting to see some full-featured tablets run on reflective displays. Also, a large tablet would be very nice. Paper is 8.5 by 11, and I don't think there's even a tablet that comes close to that size. Furthermore, I'm a pianist and scores are usually 9 by 12. I think carrying around a tablet of that size and being able to use that beats carrying around 10 scores in your backpack.

    more real estate, better on the eyes.
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  • toin7 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to be able to attach usb devices to the next-gen tablets. Reply
  • Aknosis - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    If you could connect a keyboard, mouse, external display(s) these could (when powerful enough) replace laptops and desktops and be extra super portable... It would be awesome to pack a tablet, desktop, laptop into a tiny form factor that is a tablet. Reply
  • vol7ron - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    On the micro-tablets I'd like to see a pico-projector, preferably one on the short end, so a user can be using the device, while the audience (think small business meeting or classroom) can view it w/o having to be obstructed by hands. Reply
  • schizoide - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    ALL the wifi-only tablets lack GPS, rendering them useless for map purposes. I realize that the GPS receiver is usually integrated into the cellular radio, which leads me to the second part.

    Why isn't EVERY tablet cellular data enabled? The chips and antenna might cost a couple bucks ($18, actually, according to isuppli), but you'd think AT&Tmobile, sprint, orange, etc, would want us to have the opportunity to give them money. Why aren't they subsidizing this extremely low cost?
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  • thegpfury - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see more seamlessness between desktops and tablets. Something like the failed Mira approach. Use it as a screen for your PC, disconnect it, and then you have a tablet, with access to your documents either through WIFI or the cloud. And with the option to use the tablet to RDP into your desktop from anywhere. Reply
  • botero7781 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    USB 3 support and buttery smooth 1080p playback. Quad core with really great management would be awesome. Reply
  • eallan - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see beautiful hi-res displays in the next gen! Reply
  • papabear34 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Using a tablet as a secondary controller. Kinda like having all your macro keys on an easy to customize tablet. Reply
  • TheMatrix007 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    The next generation of Tablets needs to increase battery life and allow for a dual boot of operating systems. Reply
  • vstacoma - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see one with 3D incorporated into it. Reply
  • GokieKS - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'm still not sure how well pen input would work on tablets as we currently know them, but I'd certainly like to have one that does it well. Reply
  • reheat - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Make the tablets as fast as today's top end PCs. Reply
  • sdolson - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Until the tablet makers come out with tablets with better input capabilities than currently available, I'm unlikely to buy one. While consumption is all very nice, II'd like to have a better way to respond to e-mail, etc than the on-screen keyboards. Reply
  • nedjinski - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Well tablets are rapidly getting to be fast enough, so speed is not a big draw. Since tabs will be used in high glare situations, like outdoors in sunlight, I would like to see some sort of perfect screen developed that would satisfy all needs of resolution, readability, and minimum glare. Reply
  • gdubduc - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see the company really turn this into a productivity tablet, something promised by many but never really delivered, by putting a wacom 256-pressure sensitive (or more) digitizer under the glass. I'd love to be able to actually use my tablet for sketching or drawing. Reply
  • booters - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a built in card swipe and laser scanner for retail or small business transactions. Reply
  • rmcmill2 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see some kind of pen support. I'm terrible at taking notes via a keyboard, I prefer a writing instrument. Reply
  • Reynn - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more ram and better battery life Reply
  • matnlaci - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Would like a screen that would alternate between eink (low power high res) and a backlit display so I could do my ereading and fb/twitter/email. Reply
  • drasey - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Quad core + longer battery life :) Reply
  • york04 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Augmented reality on tablets would be great for education, travel, and entertainment. Reply
  • tcboutte - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I think the first thing I would like to see is higher res screens. Reply
  • nickersonm - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Stylus support and more common SD card expansion capability would be nice Reply
  • Rocktober - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a mini projector built into the tablet for the ultimate presentation/movie device. Reply
  • pyrthas - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Please? I'd love a USB port on a tablet. Reply
  • msgsoupaman - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Stable flash support. USB. Reply
  • rjameson - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    To be able to use on multiple screens - both ways - from Xoom to PC/Mac screen and from a PC/Mac to Xoom screen - wireless. This would allow it to be used as a viewing from a PC in a conference, class, training or stick them to a wall and stream. Also in reverse - use the Xoom and have it show on a second LCD in mirror or extended on another LCD or Xoom.

    That would be a nice addition.
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  • antigrapist - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    :D Reply
  • wayliff - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see the ability to use pen as input! Reply
  • s3cur3 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    All I want to see in the next-generation of tablets is the ability to run Microsoft Office apps (specifically, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) natively. I want to be able to edit a document on my PC and have the formatting flawlessly preserved when I move to my tablet, and vice versa. Reply
  • dillius1024 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I for one would like to see a more tightly integrated remote desktop experience through RDP and VNC. With all of that screen real estate, you could very easily work on another machine while on the road. Reply
  • curse - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Like retina display levels of clarity, man. Also a pony. Reply
  • DeviousB0B - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Honestly, I'd love to see better synergy between devices. For example, easier transfers of data and more comprehensive additional hardware options. Preferably using a common standard like Bluetooth. Reply
  • UberLaff - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    More cloud! Everything should be in the cloud or accessible. No more USB to a computer (or ever touch iTunes) Reply
  • Vincent - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    USB3 Reply
  • michal1980 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Same profile as these tablets running windows. Reply
  • OakGrove - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    It would be nice to have a small dongle that would allow any standard keyboard/mouse to be connected when using Citrix Receiver or RDP to connect to remotely running applications and leave a laptop behind. The tablet would offer highly portable casual interactions while allowing conversion to an impromptu thin client when a monitor and keyboard/mouse could be borrowed. I'm sure docking stations could do the same, but this would be a really small piece that could be stashed with the charging cable for the road. Reply
  • svx2005 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Higher clock speed, more cores, more ram, faster graphics, direct X, support to install other operating systems, more connectivity (USB 3) support for hard drives or soilid state drives, so your not limited by the onboard flash Reply
  • Spacebob - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Pen input would make a great addition Reply
  • NathanStrutz - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want to see software that syncs and shares better with desktop PCs. Also, much, MUCH bigger drives. Reply
  • sammyxiboy - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to see pen input for taking handwritten notes. Reply
  • tpounds - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'm with tindizzle. I'd love to see pen input with handwriting recognition like I had on my old Palm Tungsten E. A docking station with USB ports to use a mouse / keyboard. How about a small face side solar panel along a top edge or something to provide additional longevity to a session without having to recharge. A fingerprint scanner for security? And how about a model with color e-ink so that I can use it outside without having it 3 inches from my nose. I'm basically looking to have a "close to" full portable tablet that is thin, light, and multifunctional. Reply
  • Bacalou - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a tablet that you can dock your multicore phone into. I don't see a need anymore for them to be seperate. Reply
  • phaet2112 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Better interoperability of apps between platforms. If I buy an app for Android, it would be nice to work on windows, and apple, and such. Some sort of standards to move forward with. That and better privacy features for apps. Reply
  • NTruong - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see the fingerprint security login feature that most business laptops have on these tablets. Reply
  • Bibble - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see quadcore (or other higher multi-core) processors in next generation tablets. Reply
  • clearest - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want an e-ink / lcd hybrid display. Kindle + iPad combined. For less than $500. Reply
  • beret9987 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love the next generation of tablets to become essentially become my e-scribe. I'd want capacative touch, with pen input, so it would allow me to take notes in and out of class.I'd love to also have an e-bookstore JUST for textbooks, and have web links in the textbooks itself, and some videos showing like processes of whatever the subject is. That and USB 3, to enable faster transfer of content! Reply
  • cheeftun - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Undoubtedly modular hardware. Motorola's adding 4G radios to the 3G models through an upgrade, which is nice. You know what would be better? If we could eventually upgrade the radios to 5G, or upgrade the processor to a Tegra 3 or OMAP 4, or upgrade the RAM to 2GB. Wouldn't it be nice if these tablets were modular like our PCs? Reply
  • johnclevenger - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see Android tablets adhere to a set of resolution and minimum performance standards so that game and app developers could be assured a relatively consistent performance for their apps. Reply
  • whitelight - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    unlimited data plans Reply
  • kesryth - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    More RAM Reply
  • CrazyIndians - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Pen Input, Textbook Friendly, Dual Screen,Screen that is readable in sunlight , Low Cost and All Day Battery Reply
  • phu5ion - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    more processing cores make for lighter work. Reply
  • kh812000 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a quad core A15 with stacked 2GB DDR3 DRAM in a TSV stacked formfactor plus a native 6Gbps SATA interface w/a high end SSD (OCZ Vertex 3) incorporated. This thing would scream.... Reply
  • Suvin - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A built in projector will be very useful when you have to give presentations to a small group of students. An USB 3 port is a nobrainer these days but something which i am sure will not be added anytime soon Reply
  • stm1185 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see in the next tablets ones with 12+inch Full HD screens with pen input, and the ability to run Zbrush, Maya, and photoshop or a tablet specific version of them; so that I can pick up the tablet and draw and sculpt on it, then pass that file off to my desktop for rendering and more cpu/gpu intensive work. Reply
  • retrac1324 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd love to win this awesome device Reply
  • brownk5 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would really like to see full flash support. I want to see hulu and all of the heavy flash sites I can't see now. Reply
  • shooty - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want one and i would like to see to see tablets standardize some sort of docking port Reply
  • JeremiahWeed - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Screen: 1920x1280 (Covers Full HD with a good Aspect Ratio for other Apps)
    USB Port
    SD Slot
    Reply
  • gozno42 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    an entirely new tablet os from microsoft built from the ground up... like they did with wp7 Reply
  • Thermogenic - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A screen that I can use outside in the sunlight.
    A kickstand like some of the HTC phones have.
    Reply
  • thomp237 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Higher resolution screens. I hate all the scrolling you have to do to surf on tablets/phones/etc. Reply
  • zm15 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see Near Field Communication. Reply
  • nandreetta - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see Thunderbolt support since I'm sure I'll buy a new Mac at some point. I'd also like to see increased pixel density, with or without the "retina" marketing moniker, and some kind of communication between tablet and smart phone that makes it somehow advantageous to own both. At the very least, I should be able to pass websites and data freely between tablet, phone, and laptop and not have to deal with notification redundancy. Reply
  • davehries - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a USB port, Bluetooth. Reply
  • biscuitti - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I wold like to have finger print or retina recognition. Reply
  • angusii - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more size options along with better battery life Reply
  • 1541 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see 22nm SSDs Reply
  • Kibbles - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    First thing I expect is better battery life. Ease of charging would be needed too. I don't think I'll be carrying a charging brick around, and should I run out of juice I'l like to be able to charge (even if slowly) with any standards micro USB cord. Also, a good display is essential. I consider the Xoom's 1280x800 the minimum for even a 10in tablet. Reply
  • yyang2 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    More than anything else, I want a good way for me to produce content on a tablet, rather than just passively consume media (whether its video, audio, or written words). On screen keyboards just don't cut it. Pull-out keyboard perhaps?

    Unrealistically - I want a tablet with a flexible form factor. Something that can be packed up to be portable - but then can expand to provide the necessary screen space for comfortable use. Probably a long shot, but definitely would be awesome.
    Reply
  • Lensflare - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A user-transparent file system. This like pdf's need to go into different programs and they need to go back and forth between the tablet and real computer without the atrocity that is iTunes. Reply
  • JonnyBlaze - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Would love to own one!! Reply
  • Neo Elemental - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    IMPROVED TEXT INPUT! Reply
  • The_Hungry - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see the next wave of tablets allow "docking" as the ASUS eee pad transformer does. That kind of flexibility will expand what we are able to do on tablets and how we use them. Reply
  • Snapbox - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd love the ability to have two sim cards in the 3G version as I travel frequently and it'd make it easier to switch between carriers on the go. Go XOOM! Reply
  • claude5181 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    How about we stop with the silly rear camera megapixel rat race. Reply
  • genedude - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Windows 8 and Android in the same tablet, with a rapid switch button (no rebooting required). Each OS uses two or more cores and has its own memory space and drive partition. Reply
  • mindcloud - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Capable of doing good 3D rendering Reply
  • DanNeely - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    hybrid LCD/eINk screen (pixelQi) Reply
  • kurahk7 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see better battery life in next generation tablets without sacrificing performance. Reply
  • Sunagwa - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I've always found battery life to be my most important feature. Anything that allows me more control over how much power it consumes and just better more efficient batteries. USB3 would be a nice perk as well. Reply
  • fralexandr - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    i'd like more choices of OS, most noticeably a fully functional windows like windows 7 (non starter)
    it would also be nice if new technology would come out in batteries, though thats not really quite as feasible
    Reply
  • dinobyte76 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    My wife wants one now. Reply
  • pranoliver - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    SD Card support and Silverlight support. Reply
  • S1DIMMER - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd love to win one of these but I never win anything. Have to try. Reply
  • crunkazcanbe - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    would love to see fast USB3 speed. Reply
  • aedgy - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Would like to see more affordable price.

    Compared to the margin levels for selling an established windows netbook/laptops, these tablet pricing, to me, reflects manufacturers making much better profits by taking advantage of sudden growth and relative lack of competition in small tablet space so far.

    I almost think these MFGs intentionally waited til Apple come out with iPad and set a high pricing level for it and hence higher margin (as they always do for all their products). Then they follow suit with comparable devices after the public "accepts" and gets used to the high prices.

    Lower cost Soc design and component costs does not reflect fair end user pricing levels.
    Reply
  • Romberry - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    ...I want to see drag and drop (without an intermediate software interface) supported so that when I plug a tablet into my laptop or desktop, it appears in Windows Explorer as another drive. And oh yeah, I want a tablet that can stand alone, i.e. there would be no PC/Mac required to activate it. Reply
  • paul878 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see the next generation covert into a laptop with a real keyboard. Reply
  • curtez - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I played with one at Best Buy and they are great, but the price point seems high and I'm not sure who the target market is. I would like to see them bring the price down on the next version. Reply
  • phobos512 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see display size optimized and bezel size reduced - get rid of the physical buttons except for on/off, add in one of those little tiny buttons for a soft reset that you hit with a pen. No need for the giant bezels and physical buttons anymore. Reply
  • lovelyjoe - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    would love higher resolution like 1920 x 1080 Reply
  • zoku88 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd really just like tablets to have wireless display support. And background movie player support.

    As in, I could 'hook' it up to a display wireless and display a movie on the monitor, but also continue to do something else on a tablet. Maybe not too hard if the movie is decoded in hardware?
    Reply
  • hanky44 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    First
    Wireless hdmi, usb 3.0 more than 1 at that and probably 1 usb 2.0, Kinect technology, Av input to play your consoles games, Can install any os you want, Able to upgrade
    Dam im already talking a about a desktop
    Lol
    Reply
  • Hruodgar - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Better cameras, much better battery life. Reply
  • Kbwheat - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Use the hd tv in the living room as a second mirror display for the tablet wirelessly. Reply
  • giderac - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Playback of hd audio + video formats with Hdmi output! Reply
  • Badmonkey0 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Kinect like camera that let's you interface with the tablet without touching it :). Quad core CPU to make it scream. Reply
  • Willardjuice - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Dual-core A15's with a GPU that is equivalent to DX10 in flexibility (i.e it doesn't have to have geometry shaders, etc.). Reply
  • Davabled - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see stylus character recognition similar to Palm's Graffiti. Reply
  • lastsoldier - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    an end to the stuttering and freezes when doing very simple things, like scrolling a menu... Reply
  • gonzo98x - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Hardware wise I would love thin bezel tablets...that would look awesome.
    Software wise better syncing with pc software.
    Reply
  • sin_tax - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Because Xoom sounds better than iPad. Reply
  • spungo - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I need a xoom Reply
  • Animebando - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to see the ability to use an accessorized pen input for more precise drawing control (especially useful if Adobe releases Photoshop for android, or Corel Draw).

    I would also love to see better out side source connectivity, such as the ability to use eSATA drives or USB drives to transfer media to and from the tablet devices and other devices that may not be on the same network. Even on the same network, it'd be great to be able to transfer files without jumping through hoops.

    Streaming media through Windows Media Center for XBox Live purchases would be great as well, thought I doubt Microsoft would go for that on anything but a W7 platform.
    Reply
  • Digobick - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to be able to set my tablet down on an inductive charging surface and not have to fiddle with any cords. Reply
  • I. Liveclean - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see expandability and a removable battery. That way you get more life out of the device. Reply
  • RTSamuels - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a full size SD card slot. I would love to pop a card out of my D7000 and instantly view it on my Xoom. Reply
  • Teman - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    more usb plugs for things like keyboards and stuff Reply
  • dunkinchris - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a way of having power always flowing to the tablets. so there is no actual charging. Reply
  • NOTrahmemanuel - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    In addition to lower MSRPs, the next-gen tablets need higher-res screens and improved GPUs to suport them. Reply
  • martyrant - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    My company gave the sales people all iPads, so naturally the IT admins all got them as well. I would say not very many sales people use them, and neither do we (they were supposed to be for doing sales presentations, etc.) and I can say the most common thing I've heard people do with them is give them to the kids to play with and never really use it for business. I think a lot of the other tablets out there fix (non apple) fix a lot of issues of integration with the workplace, but even the reviews of the playbook, xoom, and others leave a lot of things lacking. It's great that they're toys, but to be adopted by business I would like to see support for Windows 8 (ARM) and more RAM, with just even 1 USB3 would be fine, you could essentially make it a thin client if you wanted and could really accomplish whatever you wanted. It's fine to have the "bread and butter UI" (music, video, chat, email, games) but being able to actually use it as a tool is nice as well. There's no reason these things should cost as much as laptops and not be able to at least replace them for most tasks that do not require the use of heavy typing/precise mouse work for formatting, but with a bluetooth mouse/kb even that could be accomplished! It's not like they are running CAD applications. Laundry list! Reply
  • thecoolnessrune - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    To me this really makes sense because then we'd be capable of driving large arrays of displays using small tablets! Reply
  • itswulfy - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to see some implements in order to make tablets more friendly to students, like pen inputs, and 1080p playback Reply
  • wburningham - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    My brother just bought one. I would love to get one for myself to try it out. Reply
  • SkullOne - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want ultra thin bezels and zero mechanical buttons. higher resolutions as well. Reply
  • Chungster - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    The next generation should drop the price. Tablets don't quite replace laptops yet but you're paying the same price. Reply
  • ShortyZ - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    This would do nicely. Reply
  • ShortyZ - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    USB3 would be a great improvement. Reply
  • joetakoolie - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A really fast quad core would be really cool Reply
  • kentsupreme - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Thunderbolt Connector! Reply
  • PWRuser - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Dual channel memory/better memory performance. Reply
  • pjfan - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Support for multiple users Reply
  • jefeweiss - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    mostly on the couch while watching TV on the internet. I'm interested to get a chance to use Android. Reply
  • I312 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    More unlocked bootloaders. Reply
  • elfrider16 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Best portable computing device ever! Reply
  • JGE1 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Native sync with Google Docs. Reply
  • Belegost - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Dual hot-swappable batteries with included external charger.

    Wacom-esque pen for drawing and writing.
    Reply
  • roedtogsvart - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a 10" 4:3 IPS display at 1280x1024.

    I'd also like to see unified hardware acceleration allowing for the playback of ~25mbps bitrate 1080p rips.
    Reply
  • Leif52pickup - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Great give away Reply
  • thestinkinggenius - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    USB 3! Reply
  • uwon - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Not as good as an ipadII. Has a lot of catching up to do! Reply
  • uwon - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    True! Reply
  • pitBullXXX - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    USB3, smooth 1080p playback, and better displays. Reply
  • tlassanske - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    While I would not expect their performance to rival a desktop, I would like to be able to do everything I would use a desktop or notebook for, so I don't need multiple devices. Reply
  • bbarrera - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Thunderbolt for I/O Reply
  • johnyaskme - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Ati/Amd forthewin not nvidia. Reply
  • aeolist - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like a tablet that can sync with a PC to extend the display over USB Reply
  • bloodhawke83 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    give it to me! Reply
  • Flessan - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    battery life is aweful. I wouldn't mind a little extra girth for a bigger battery and more hours of active use. USB 3 has been mentioned and would help. Reply
  • ursusarctos - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see the new tablets with a higher resolution screen. Reply
  • smackababy - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I have been wondering about this tablet, and I'd take a free one to "test". Reply
  • ied - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    It'd be great to be able to create a remote desktop view on the tablet of a desktop machine. In addition to tablet optimized apps, you'd then have the benefit of any repository on your machine machine. Monitoring long builds or downloads, etc... Reply
  • PTrussell - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    How about a tablet that can boot into Android, Meego and QNX? Reply
  • pjs37007 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    What I want to see in the next tablet generation is the ability to use a pen to handwrite notes. Don't make the interface pen driven but at least make it suitable enough I can handwrite notes. Reply
  • kkwst2 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see back-of-device interaction, at least for gestures like scrolling and perhaps volume control. Touch screens are actually a bit awkward on a tablet when you're holding it. Reply
  • dbone1026 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want to see better codec support (ie mkv, DVD folders, etc...). I am tired of encoding to mp4 just to have a mobile version Reply
  • Kenneth2011 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see screens that have the same advantages several of the e--readers out there have, such as being able to keep a single image on screen without using power, screens that use ambient light to save power, things like that. Anyone who does a lot of reading would be able to get much better battery life. Reply
  • luda4thewin - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    BluRay playback support would be nice:) Reply
  • Sahrin - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Read above. Reply
  • otokoyama - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to see AMOLED screens in the next gen tablets. Reply
  • viatorci - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see an HDMI IN or similar HD video capture device to use the device's portability and power to make capture of uncompressed video a breeze. Reply
  • TheBlackVista - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    More RAM, or better batteries. Reply
  • kvort - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Being able to view it outside should definitely be a requirement. Reply
  • apexjr - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a tablet pen input included for better interface when connected to RDP and Citrix type of sessions. Reply
  • bunsenbunner - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Something has to compete with AirPlay, right? Reply
  • jstapels - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to see someone experiment with touch screens on the back of the tablets. I'm always washing my hands but my phone's screen still gets smears on it. Plus, my hands get in the way with the more interactive apps. A clever resistive panel on the back that shows a cursor and allows for a gentle push to click... now that would be cool. Reply
  • chriztrax - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    USB port that can power a portable USB 2.0 hard drive so I can watch movies on the go. Reply
  • OctaneZ - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Yes Please. Reply
  • dave_shame - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Lower prices Reply
  • prees - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I may be asking for too much but I'd like to see some real computing horsepower in the next gen tablets. I'm talking running Matlab sims, 3D rendering, full blown Adobe Photoshop etc. Reply
  • JTK21351 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    i can has xoom? Reply
  • krashe - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    pen input is a good one, but i'd like to add greater power efficiency/battery life, and higher RAM counts. Reply
  • Methusela - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    And make a heavy-duty tablet that I can use in a professional office setting! Like, with Gorilla Glass and such. :-) Reply
  • baffledCoder - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I hope to see more glasses-free 3D screens in these types of devices, like the 3DS. I think a lot of cool things could be done UI-wise (window management, widgets, etc.) with that kind of technology in a tablet. :) Reply
  • SNM - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want to see wireless USB with good support for that kind of external storage in the OS. Reply
  • dchippendale - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I know it's a bit out there, but I would love to see a tablet with more depth to it. There's been a consistent paradigm of having screens be these two dimensional surfaces of glass (or plastic). This has been a static model for 40 years or so, with little evolution.

    Seeing a screen that added a 3rd dimension, i.e. a tablet that could have buttons and objects pop out just a bit from the physical screen (and I don't mean poorly done 3D effects), would add so much to the experience. It would make it feel so much more human.

    I don't think that's gonna happen in the next gen Xooms, but if Motorola or NVIDIA had it on the horizon, it would be phenomenal.

    Thanks Anandtech!
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  • akers - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see Personal Area Network wifi. Reply
  • yruoc - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Who doesn't love the stuff? Reply
  • Amoro - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want to see price parity with notebook hardware. In addition to that, I want to see ULV hardware like the Celeron B810. Reply
  • Bad Bimr - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Would love to see the next tablets become a bit more powerful and software and hardware (docks, keyboard, mouse etc) developed where they could transform into netbook/laptop replacement. I would love to own the Xoom!! Reply
  • phrosty - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I really want a 400+ DPI screen that will function like an LCD when I want, and then function like e-Ink at the press of a button. Pixel Qi, are you listening?? Reply
  • Jaybell - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    more ram and space like 128gb flash drive. Reply
  • tecknurd - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I have not used a tablet, but I have read a lot of reviews and video reviews. Tablets are just over size cell phones and this makes typing or hunt 'n peck typing seems old fashion. What I liked to see is a virtual keyboard be cut in half and laid out on the sides of the screen in a half circle.

    Another feature that tablets should have is speech recognition to take the place of typing into the tablet. The speech recognition should not be cheesy software have to be taught of the person's voice, but just work out of the box with no learning required. This is 2011 for crying out loud, so speech recognition should just work out the box after several decades of research.
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  • owbert - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Battery life that would allow users to fully enjoy the product made without concern of duration. Reply
  • ratbert1 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    i want dual screen tablets, c'mon folks. Reply
  • tfranzese - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    More performance such as more cores and ILP improvements in newer ARM architectures (e.g. A8 to A9) will hopefully bring a convergence between netbooks/notebooks/desktops for the majority of everyday tasks such that one device is the brains and merely augmented to fit different environments, taking the brains with you wherever you go (i.e. an Atrix that doesn't suck). Also the operating systems need to improve their multi-tasking capabilities (the better of the lot being WebOS and to a lesser extent what looks like Microsoft is doing in Windows Phone 7/Next this fall).

    More powerful machines/architectures will certainly still have their place, but for the majority of tasks (including software development), tablets could quickly be approaching fast enough while maintaining their power efficiency in the appropriate scenarios.
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  • dapneym - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'm in :) Reply
  • jkuo13 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    The thing that would make the next generation tablet more compelling is having polished software to start with. Reply
  • xandorg - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    ...was a 14.4k modem. Reply
  • xandorg - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Oops. I mean I would like to see built-in wireless charging. Reply
  • QuantumOps - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    300+ ppi screens would be best. Reply
  • mga318 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    It'd be nice to see storage expansion via SDXC and USB3 for fast transfer rates.

    Having some extra memory wouldn't be a bad thing either.
    Reply
  • TheAugust - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    As a tablet, this device most notably represents a sheet of paper. What I would love to see is a huge emphasis on note-taking ability with a stylus, applied in an intuitive manner (all sorts of overlays can be created).

    If I can replicate a binder or pad of paper with a tablet that can also simultaneously replace a book, then this form of hardware technology perfectly lives up to the still-hard-to-place form factor between phone and netbook.

    P.S. - I love this website! Been reading for almost a decade now!
    Reply
  • technotica - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    While the displays on these new tablets is pretty great, I'd still like to see better resolution and true HD playback. Reply
  • corrion - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I may not want to hold a tablet to my face to make voice calls, but at least give me the ability to make calls via Bluetooth! Reply
  • GprophetB - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see higher quality cameras for video chatting etc Reply
  • tacobff - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Light peak is the future gaiz. Reply
  • Aphelion02 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see future tablets support greater integration with my PC! I should be able to pick up a tablet and instantly work from where I left off on my PC, and vice versa! Reply
  • llelooq - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to see a tablet launch only after all features and function were fully tested and ready for prime time. Highly unlikely, but a guy can dream. Reply
  • fangx03 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    never used an Android device before Reply
  • ccgenerals - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    higher res screens and more powerful cpu/gpu. a lower price wouldn't be bad either Reply
  • tonyn84 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Anything that will play nicely with my htpc out of the box, be so nice to stream recordings and other things I have saved on it and watch in bed or something. Reply
  • jsullivan1976 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    working out in the gym with one of these one be nice , running wile watching your favorite off of netflix ,take some off the pain away , Reply
  • elgrego7 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    SD card support would be nice. Reply
  • Black Sea - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    1. Dual front cameras, dual rear cameras, and an embedded projector. Better 3D = more expansive user interface: Gesture control; tracking in 3 dimensions; virtual keyboard (or display).

    2. USB 3.0 port.

    3. Phone service without resorting to VOIP.

    4. Windows 8.
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  • Turnkey1 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A mirasol screen option (6" maybe) for tablets would make for a handy smaller form factor variant. Reply
  • bmcg - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    3d without the glasses Reply
  • mbadur - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Built in USB port Reply
  • VenomXTF - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    WiDi or another similar type of wireless HDMI (video/audio) streaming. Reply
  • seojuhwan - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Would be great for school! Reply
  • Cliche_Guevara - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life, SSD and USB/Thunderbolt support! Reply
  • wgupta - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    As a secondary screen. That's one feature I want. Reply
  • rashole - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    i would like to see usb charging capabilities Reply
  • mortzz - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Native USB host support for mass storage. Reply
  • twilightomni - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love especially if HP pulled a smart one and licensed Touchstone enough to make it ubiquitous for all tablet devices.

    Walk in, set it on the table, sit back and charge/sync/stream/whatever. Pick it up, go somewhere. It would be make excellent simple "office" setups with bluetooth keyboard, music, and some sort of wireless display technology.

    No more device wires, just set it down, grab it and go, available on every tablet. The future.
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  • randomlinh - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    a 9" tablet that breaks the 1lb barrier while still feeling like a high quality device. Or better yet, some kind of hybrid IPS/e-ink screen. Reply
  • Carefulmage - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    My screens always get smeared. Reply
  • PrasTech - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Easier access to my files and documents Reply
  • slash196 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Some bigger screens...not quite enough usable space to really supplant my normal browsing habits. Reply
  • garrisj - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Entry level fee must be lower. This is a third+ device for most users. Nook Color provides a decent entry point price Reply
  • BreakingStrata - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    usb or other port for connecting peripherals. Reply
  • carleeto - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Excellent sound. The phones are expensive enough. Give us DACs and ADCs that actually sound good, so that when they're paired when a good set of headphones, you're blown away by the quality - not just of music, but of voice recordings too. Do that and you will out sell anything else on the market. Reply
  • maroon_sky - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    USB charging, bigger RAM, additional memory card slots, and battery life of more than 20 hours. Reply
  • hogsdill - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see the price point lower for me to jump on the tablet bandwagon. Reply
  • rhgills - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Retina quality display. Reply
  • greggm2000 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Displayport or perhaps DVI (through an adapter) so that it could be used as an adjunct to a PC as a secondary display. Reply
  • Connoisseur - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I commented on another Anand article that i'd like to see some sort of typing recognition that drastically improves input speed. A system similar to Swype that can recognize typing patterns, spacing and maybe even timing to improve the speed and accuracy of tablet typing. Reply
  • zakpak23 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Native support for more media formats would be nice. Rockplayer isn't great on the tablet. Reply
  • subflava - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    For things like opening an app, sending e-mails, etc. Reply
  • SniperXRG - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    The ability to upgrade a tablet with time instead of buying a new one every 2 yrs. Reply
  • JBird7986 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a tablet with the features mentioned in my subject line. That being said, I'd gladly take one of these!!! Reply
  • LeeKay - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see it make me my breakfast. Built in toaster and Coffee machine. :)

    Then I want USB3 support and a stand.
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  • ThankZero - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like the larger tablets to be easier to hold with one hand. I have an iPad2, and without resting it against something, I find it too heavy to hold for very long with one hand. I find that my thumb creeps onto the screen in search of a better grip, resulting in unintended UI operations.

    It would be easier if the bezel was wider, the device was lighter, or maybe if there was some kind of strap or handle on the back.
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  • sleepyTiger - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Two related things:

    1. Pen input for note-taking, drawing doodles etc.
    2. Higher resolution screen for reading technical papers, usually pdfs, with text, equations and plots with good readability.

    Together these can make me, and probably most tech-savvy people, almost paperless.
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  • DJBoyle - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    USB 3.0! Also, more RAM so I keep more browser tabs and Excel sheets open! Reply
  • benwilber - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    no dalvik, flash, other vm or web browser crap (hi webos) gumming up the works. relatively lightweight runtime like objc is okay, though. Reply
  • deputc26 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Since tablets have more internal space and larger batteries it would be nice if the next generation of tablets supported Wide Area Augmentation System for GPS (power draw is less than .3 watts extra). It makes GPS 10x as accurate (theoretically) and enables faster fixes. I use my android phone to track treks, runs, flights and many other things, the gps often loses me at some point in the run making the data useless for comparison purposes. I'd also like to see a waterproof tablet, as that with the big screen and GPS would make a perfect boating companion. Really would like to see scalable widgets and more user configurable multitasking options. Reply
  • NoNoBadDog - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A fully functioning USB port. Reply
  • Sb87 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    SMB networking support when on WiFi. Reply
  • Edshugeo - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I suppose next gen is too early to see that kind of motion control in tablets, but that's what I'd *like* to see. Not that I could afford it (at first) if it happened. Reply
  • maharajah - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    That all I need. Get it below $300. Reply
  • markmd624 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Support for all high-speed connections like USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, SATA III, 1Gbps ethernet via any combo of adapters and in-built ports.

    More RAM!

    More cores!

    Combination multi-touch/pen input.
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  • jon928 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    more RAM and 3D would be nice Reply
  • taisingera - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see, Win8 for ARM for compatibility, faster I/O options like USB3 and pen compatible since touch with your finger is not very accurate.

    Awesome giveaway!
    Reply
  • shredman - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    3d support and fast wireless network Reply
  • rlhunts - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    USB & IPS display and not from Apple, are the top items on my wish list Reply
  • allansmiley - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Flash and ipad like battery life Reply
  • fazzal - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to pressure sensitivity. Sorry Wacom! Reply
  • weavsnake - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    The integration of Thunderbolt I/O for pulling raw photos off my DSLR. Reply
  • MonkeyPaw - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see battery life continue to improve. Asome really solid office apps would be awesome for my work. My biggest wish now is for more tablet friendly apps, and for a tablet mode for websites--you either have full or mobile options, and it is hard to use either for different reasons. Reply
  • PseudoKnight - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a tablet optimized in size/weight for comfort when holding it in with one hand. (ie. a bit smaller) Reply
  • welshy992 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I think if a tablet had a built in kickstand, similar to the large smartphones AND, you're gonna love this one, a pico projector keyboard that illuminates the area directly in front of the tablet. Now of course this would work quite wonderfully on any standard flat surface, but the tricky part would be getting it to work on the opposite, like your leg for instance. However, in most places you'd use a laptop with proper posture, like a desk or even an airplane, this would solve the problem of needing any silly dock accessory. I should file a patent for this! ;) Reply
  • crumja - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see how this one compares against the other tablets coming up. Reply
  • jjoseph - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see USB3 and better battery life. Reply
  • jeffapohl - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Definitely mor RAM. Reply
  • flexium - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Better OS optimization. it was still terribly sluggish when i tried it out Reply
  • dlong9 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I really want an Android tablet but I wish someone would make one with a full size SD slot. There's plenty of room for it. More space for movies and other media is always nice. Although, if the Xoom was $200 cheaper, I'd buy one in a heart beat. Reply
  • fobis - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more integration of digitizers into these tablet devices. The HTC Flyer is a step in the right direction, but ultimately not the ideal tablet experience.

    The ability to pull out a portable device (e.g., a tablet) and start taking shorthand notes with a stylus, to take notes while reading an ebook or pdf (annotations, lines, boxes, etc.), or even to make a quick sketch would be an extremely useful feature. Until something like this is fully implemented, then the tried and true pen and scratch-pad will always be preferred to a tablet.

    Hardware manufacturers and software developers will have to work very closely together to make something like this a reality and not just a gimmick.
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  • marebare1 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see more RAM & faster processors ( like a quad-core). Reply
  • TeacherTim2 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Would love to see Android apps on webOS, or something similar. Reply
  • ockky - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    hello world! Reply
  • Xorg - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Tablets and smartphones - why. Turn them into one device. Make the tablet the phone and a small remote handheld to control it. Reply
  • pakya1980 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    If someone can beat apple to putting a high rez screen (ala retina display) on the next tablet, that would be great. Reply
  • SURFERMIKE00 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see much more fluid file transfer to/from traditional pc's. I shouldn't have to sync manually -- my data should just follow me around, and be accessible even when offline. Background syncing is probably the answer I'm looking for. Reply
  • jlbarber - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Better resolution Reply
  • engrpiman - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    It seems that Tablets are great for the web, email , and video but not so good for read work. I want to see office (or something compatible ) so I can use it for real work. Also the ability to use a virtual machine so we could load our apps would be nice. Also a keyboard on the back of the tablet (with a thin cover to prevent keystrokes when reading. ) so we can flip it over and type our our message and then turn it back to the screen to do easy edits and then end it. this would make it much better. Reply
  • Hardlin - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a tablet that's more responsive when multitasking but more importantly, has a longer battery life. Reply
  • SURFERMIKE00 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see much more fluid file transfer to/from traditional pc's. I shouldn't have to sync manually -- my data should just follow me around, and be accessible even when offline. Background syncing is probably the answer I'm looking for. Reply
  • hungcoc - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Love to see USB 3.0 please Reply
  • paulteini - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Winner, winner, chicken dinner Reply
  • xeni - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    More USB Reply
  • dbishop - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    better form factor (thin and grippy material) and lower weight for extended holding Reply
  • arcountryboy - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Would like to see pen support. Reply
  • Vesku - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Definitely USB3. Reply
  • MarkLuvsCS - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    It would be nice for a better battery life and about $100 less! Reply
  • ionis - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Battery life can always be better. Would like to see it improve. Reply
  • booneco877 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    My wife has been bugging me for one of these since the 3g version came out. I am one win away from being a hero. Reply
  • BobDaMenkey - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I hope I get one. Reply
  • catsgomoo - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see better dynamic clock governing and battery tech. Maybe lithium polymer battery cells like in the Macbook Pros. Display tech that doesn't use as much juice would help, too, though AMOLED is still pretty expensive, especially at the tablet size. Reply
  • doc5md - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    HI there! Thanks for a great giveaway. I'd really love to win one of these devices! Reply
  • hardwareguy - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see the next generation of tablets include more buttons for "traditional" gaming. I think there would be a lot more options if we could use physical buttons/toggles/sticks for input. Reply
  • Antewn - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Som serious Kal-el power, ability to read from usb hard drive and enough guts to act as a decent HTPC. Reply
  • Kyokusui - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want tablets that allow me to install any tablet OS or multi-boot several. Too many closed systems! Reply
  • peterz - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Handwriting recognition via pen input Reply
  • Kincaid - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see better battery life. Reply
  • EDALBNUG - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Extensive system level multi-touch controls! Not the two/three finger boring stuff you see on the current ones, but the ones that currently only exist in patent articles. Come on Apple/Google, it's time to have more fun with our fingers. Reply
  • Grebuloner - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a kind of windowed mode available for apps...would be great to have side-by side documents or browsers, mix-match apps, etc. but without going full-Windows capable hardware/weight. Reply
  • Sangueffusor - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    They should become more than oversize smartphones. Reply
  • Hillw - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Better text rendering. Reply
  • matthew.kowal - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Greater workflow integration. Similar to what Adobe is doing with CS5 + Tablets.
    Tablet as dual screen, alternative input device, etc
    Reply
  • ZivNYC - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    ....like the Galaxy 8.9 Reply
  • n8equalsd - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want rockets in the next gen tablets. Reply
  • godfa7h3r - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    For the next crop of tablets, I would like to see them have the ability to project a keyboard onto a surface that can be used as input. I think the touch screen only keyboard is what's keeping power users from dropping their laptops. And carrying around a bluetooth keyboard or dock defeats the purpose of having a tablet in the first place. Reply
  • spidey81 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Netflix support would be great! Aside from that, the obvious better battery life, performance and built in wireless charging. Then again, that's what I'm hoping for for all wireless devices! Reply
  • Merad - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Better integration with existing PCs, so that tablets could actually start to become useful. Reply
  • AirZurk - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A good pen input device will actually make tablets useful at school and work! Reply
  • doofstructor - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    If we can't get better battery tech, how about just getting more creative about battery shapes so that we can cram more in there? I mean, ever see the contortions modern vehicles manage to design/mfg in their gas tanks? I would like to see something similar to fill every nook and cranny on our battery powered devices. Reply
  • junk2011 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    3D game please! Reply
  • zeagus - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Looking forward to Quad core SoCs with another quantum leap ahead in mobile GPUs! Reply
  • LKO - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    More Ram, more CPU. You can never have too much of that! Reply
  • CorsairMO - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see USB support and finer screen resolution! Reply
  • jaysns - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Looks sweet :) Reply
  • munkle - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would really like to win this one! Reply
  • Malatar - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want that and Google voice working... Reply
  • efeman - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    At this point, these mobile devices have enough umph to do whatever we would need from a tablet, yet experiences don't feel silky smooth (like those convenient commercials and tech demo videos. The iPad seems to feel the most responsive, but I want that from every platform. In for great justice. Reply
  • Reilly27 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a rear touchpad, like the upcoming NGP. I would also like to see a SOC with a little bit more oomph than the current generation. Reply
  • FragKrag - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    4G support on tablets seems obvious Reply
  • Aaron_W - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    ...and while we're at it, IR and more radios, e.g. zig-bee. Maybe even a fully programmable radio so that it would be upgradeable? Reply
  • gbronzer - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see the prototypes of transparent eInk layers with LCD screens become the norm to make tablets a true all in one reading device. Reply
  • joeballow - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    a tablet with a good browser, a slide out keyboard, and decent battery life is all i need to bite. Reply
  • Ard - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I think one of the things I'd most like to see in next-generation tablets is an operating system & file system amalgamation that resembles a combination of Windows and Android 3.0. One of the things that keeps me from replacing my netbook with a tablet is the inability to directly manipulate and transfer files on my other networked machines. DNLA streaming is great but there are times when I need to move, copy, or rename files and today's tablets simply don't give me the ability to do that in any meaningful way. Reply
  • notposting - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    regular usb host support so you can plug in whatever (external optical, keyboard, flash drive, etc) and it will work

    mmm hope i win
    Reply
  • tenacious d - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    espresso machine dongle Reply
  • jrel187 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more memory maybe 2gb-4gb and a better battery tech. Reply
  • gearhead364 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like a stream lined way to allow my phone to interact with my tablet. An example of this would be implementing an easy way to link your iPhone with your iPad, at which point you could edit videos and pictures from your iPhone on your iPad. The software support is there, there just needs to be OS support. This is just an example and I would love to see other manufacturers achieve this as well, Google I am talking to you. Reply
  • RugosaRock - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Stylus for SURE. And a basic wacom kind of screen, not with as many pressure sensitivties, but something like that would be GREAT. Reply
  • EndingPop - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see higher resolutions screens and battery life on order of 20 hours. I know, those are probably conflicting and I know, the current crop does pretty well with ~10 hour battery life.

    I like the iPhone 4's 300+ dpi screen, and I'd like to see that be standard on tablets (and phones, for that matter).

    On the battery life issue, I see it getting its most use while on vacation, which is when I typically have less consistent access to outlets for extended periods of time.

    Regardless, I'd love a XOOM to play with at the lake this summer!
    Reply
  • pachecolljk - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Induction charging and possibly, data transfer built in by default. A way to just set a tablet/phone ontop of a surface (your desk!) and have it immediately start charging as well as have it link to your computer. In case you want to trasfer files to or from the device, and to start charging it without having to clutter your desk with cables. Or your outlets! Reply
  • gregor1942 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    i would love to see usb 3.0 suport and/or thunderbolt suport. Reply
  • tdawg - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I definitely want Netflix & Hulu fully accessible either through the browser or dedicated apps. Reply
  • Drag0nFire - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like a editor capable of editing word and excel documents in their native format.

    Thanks!
    Reply
  • dark4181 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like one of these tablets :) They look cool Reply
  • mattmarino - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    In the next generation of SoC's firstly I would like the obvious; higher performance with lower power consumption. Also, I would like to see tablet operating systems take advantage of these new multi-core SoCs, instead of bumping clock speed and reducing battery life. I would also like someday current generation games graphical quality on tablets, we have already came close with games such as Infinity Blade. I also hope SoC's will start being implemented into low cost laptops and desktops, with full desktop operating systems. Imagine Tegra 2 in a laptop running Windows 8, the Tegra 2 platform has enough performance to allow you to watch HD video, run a office suite, browse the web, do light photo and video editing, listen to music etc (which is what a lot of people are mainly using their computers for), Whilst having low power consumption for great battery life, be ultra slim and light weight. Most importantly though, be very affordable for everyone, just imagine a sub 300$ laptop that actually is pretty nice. Very cool to say the least.

    As far as tablets, I currently own Apple's iPad 2, and wow! I've owned tablets before (Samsung Galaxy Tab, iPad 1, etc) and I felt like, "Well, this does everything my phone does and nothing else, meh". With the type of performance the iPad 2 has and how far tablet operating systems and applications have gone it simply blew me away when I got it. As far as the future, imagine recording your 1080p HD content on your tablet, using advanced video editing software to edit it to your liking, and then driving it to your home theater system wirelessly all from your tablet. We're close, I just can't wait to see it become full circle. Also, I want to see more elegant solutions in these tablet operating systems for a few things. Firstly, It hurts the experience to not be able to update the operating system right from the tablet instead of having to plug it in to another computer. Also, I wish there was wireless solution to sync your data and backup your tablet to your computer. These two simple additions to the tablet operating systems would really make the tablet feel more like a tablet computer than a tablet/phone. Lastly, I can't wait till all this tablet technology trickles down into a sub $300 dollar price point!
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  • Terzo - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    ...but I'd love to see a tablet with an OLED screen. Reply
  • kamsar - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see more stable software with a better experience overall (especially killing the android crapware). Though die shrinks and faster SoCs are certainly nice too. Reply
  • bootswithdefer - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    x Reply
  • deadsix - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A Wifi bridge to my phone can connect to my tablet. So I can respond to my incoming text and class on my tablet while leaving my phone on the charger/base. Reply
  • megatron2009 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see Netflix on xoom. Reply
  • reacean - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Entering in this here contest, yep. Reply
  • TheCheesePlease22 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I don't know why this option has been neglected, but why can't there be multiple micro SD card slots? The fast moving area of expansion in the tablet world seems to be SSDs, since their evolution overlaps. Rather than charging 900$ for a tablet that is only somewhat spacious, you could just put 2-3 micro SD slots and leave it up to the user and the evolving world of micro Sd. Reply
  • jerick70 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    3D support would be my choice.... Reply
  • TrustedOak - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I really want more battery time and more memory. Reply
  • Shadious - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want a next-generation input system. It's about time to ditch QWERTY. Dvorak is not suited for tabets either. We need a way to type out long emails or response papers easily without a bluetooth keyboard. Voice dictation will no suffice nor will swype. I want an efficient, comfortable text input system. TBD what form this will take. Reply
  • nshower - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Mini projector would be cool Reply
  • tsaritsyn - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see a little more attention paid to anti-glare coatings and visibility in high light/outdoor environments. Reply
  • sddsgffgg@yahoo.com - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want one. Reply
  • littvay - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    SoC - energy efficiency, performance and compatibility. (Oh yeah, low heat.) But isn't this what everyone wants? Reply
  • RandyN - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Make them lighter, so it's more reasonable to hold them in one hand for an extended period of time. Reply
  • deurbroucq - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see apps to run virtual machines. Like run Android, Fedora, or even XP on an iPad. Reply
  • Lightingguy - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Great - more competition in this form factor. Reply
  • leefuji - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see some 3D and maybe higher resolution screen. Reply
  • sdsdv10 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Another vote for better batteries. I would like something I don't have to charge every day. Reply
  • jimbowdang - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Never to have to sync again with a designated computer. Back up to the cloud, stream anything, removable media, anything to make it more autonomous. Reply
  • Omid.M - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    The ability to virtualize a user "session" on another machine (PC, smartphone, etc), but bringing the laptop near that machine. This might require communication between the two devices, but with a biometric authentication, the login should allow the tablet user to transfer his or her session to a different machine, in order to utilize either greater computing power or more productive inputs.

    I don't know if this would require something like NFC+WiDi or what.

    I say this because tablets are mostly for consuming existing content, not really designed (yet?) for creation of content.

    Create on external machine, "siphon" back to tablet for your viewing pleasure.

    I'm in CA :)
    Reply
  • luke51087123 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Ill be glad to take that off your hands Reply
  • BreezeDM - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Krishna Reply
  • SylvyrRavyn - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    3d support Reply
  • Quixote One - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    More RAM, more GPU/CPU performance (ideally scaling up and down according to demand), higher-rez screens, USB2/3 connectivity. Reply
  • logic_88 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Higher resolution displays would be nice. Something along the line of the iPad's rumored 2048x1536 would be most welcomed. Reply
  • denwin1102 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    higher res screens, a screen size between 7 and 10, more tablet centric OS/use model Reply
  • binarypickle - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Not really a hardware feature, but I'd like to see more design-centric apps. Sure, Omnigraffle is on the iPad, but Android is pretty bleak for doing layout work. Would be all kinds of useful for me and my fellow ux'ers. Reply
  • neoimp - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Design a browser that will run just like the browser on my desktop. I hate that tablets can't display elements of some webpages and sluggish or delayed performance of java and Flash. Reply
  • Plyro109 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Would be a desktop/smartphone sync option. I'd like the idea of just being able to send a tab of a website I'm browsing, or my IM conversation over to a tablet for use elsewhere. Reply
  • berniesiao - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    NFC and a screen that can actually be easily read outdoors Reply
  • adhan24 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I could definitely use one of these as I move forward in my education. It's either this or I go with an iPad/Kindle. Reply
  • sherazch - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Here is my tablet wishlist (will probably never become a reality)

    Two 6-7inch IPS screens with a minimal bezel in a clamshell; Thickness when closed of less than 15mm; Durable outer shell so no additional protection is required; Pen and capacitive input; Of course an OS that is touch and pen friendly and can effectively utilize both screens.

    The Courier would have been near perfect but MS killed it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmIgNfp-MdI
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  • Doublejr - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    More CPU/GPU power and enough battery to use it for a least a day of heavy use. Reply
  • Zelos689 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    While Android is already an improvement over iOS, I truly believe that for tablets to really succeed they need to deliver an OS that provides a similar experience to what people expect on desktops and laptops. Namely, multitasking still needs to be improved (which may also mean a need to increase RAM sizes as well) so that users can open applications, switch between them, and close them all with as few taps and as little difficulty as possible. The user shouldn't need to pull up a list of open programs to switch between them, there needs to be a persistent list of them on the screen at all times as in traditional OSes, and either a button on the program's listing that can close it, or some gesture that can be made over the button. Reply
  • meanbeans - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to see a tablet half the weight it is now and a screen with higher resolution and ill be quite happy. Reply
  • bechols0626 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I think that the current tablets are fine, just lower the price already! I can buy a fully functing laptop for $800. Reply
  • mikedice - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    a cheaper price! Reply
  • ZivZulander472 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    MORE RAM!!

    and charging through USB
    Reply
  • paigeinfull - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want better video playback. Enough for 1080p in 3d at 24 or 30fps not that I would use the 3d but it's always nice to have that extra power Reply
  • Ensign - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    SUPER long battery life!!!!!!!!! Thanks! Reply
  • waltercln - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    SOLAR POWERED!!!! the ability to use the world's important resource to power a humans desired tablet. Essentially saving lives. Imagine the possibilities if our gadgets were powered by the sun!!! this needs to happen fast!! Reply
  • nithinsujir - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    color eink and a good comic reader Reply
  • bryanb - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a tablet running one of the new low power x86 CPU+GPU chips (Atom or Brazos.) Would make it much simpler to wipe the system and reinstall a standard Linux distribution. Reply
  • flexcore - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'm in for one! Reply
  • MagicMeatball - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Being an illustrator, time and time again I have wished for a tablet that would not only handle all the media I can throw at it, but also let me do what I love... draw! Yes, there is a stylus for the iPad, but let's face it, it's just not up to snuff.

    Now an iPad with the pixel-perfection of a Wacom tablet would be amazing!
    Reply
  • jimmyg39 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    The use of hand motion to interact with programs. No touching! Use the camera to track hand movements to move back or forward in the web browser ect. Touching takes too much effort. Reply
  • vanteo - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Speakers that don't suck. Reply
  • philsan - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life! Reply
  • nargesem - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd love see support for master mode USB as well support for on device development. Let's face it, these tabs are getting powerful enough to support some code compilation... Reply
  • Myrandex - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I love seeing the advancements in SoC's occurring in tablets. More cores, more memory, greater battery life, etc.

    What I really want to see is more acceleration though. I love seeing the performance that Microsoft tweaked out of wp7, and its a shame how long its taken to get that. Take advantage of that GPU that is inside of the SoC. Also no more of that bs about no video chipset drivers getting included (thinking back to the HTC class action website for the Kaiser).

    Jason
    Reply
  • hoshun - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    obviously better battery life and stop thinking they can sell at the same price as ipad or more expensive. Reply
  • Runhan - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    It would be great if future tablets could have a small projector it. It could be used as a extra screen. If combined with a camera, a "light keyboard" would also become possible. Reply
  • CountZero - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A screen that manages to combine e-ink and a standard backlit screen without reducing usability of either. Reply
  • bulls4141 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    XOOM XOOM! Reply
  • darkonejr - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Me Me Me Reply
  • Tifosi248F1 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a device between tablet and smartphone size. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a device with the functions of android in a package small enough to still fit in a pocket, without having to pay for a monthly data plan. I barely use my phone enough as it is, so a smartphone plan is just a waste of money for me. Reply
  • jordanclock - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to see options for wireless display. Whether it's through WiFi or a proprietary dongle, it doesn't matter. It would be awesome to have this functionality built into the SoC so it doesn't matter what software is running. Reply
  • jordanclock - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to see options for wireless display. Whether it's through WiFi or a proprietary dongle, it doesn't matter. It would be awesome to have this functionality built into the SoC so it doesn't matter what software is running. Reply
  • armz12 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    i hope i win this thing Reply
  • DudeInMaine - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    USB support and HDMI out Reply
  • Zalanak - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to see better support for document editing. For example, pen input and improved support for actually creating and reading .doc and .odt and the many other formats. Reply
  • disastar2 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want the next SoC to support full 1080p HDMI out with mirroring of the tablet display to the TV, and an indication of where my finger is on the tablet screen to appear on the tv. A lot to ask, I know, but the next SoC should be more than capable of pushing all those pixels and layers around! Reply
  • skatalic - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see cheeper prices on tablets and more 7 inch choises Reply
  • mattsaracen - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Great question! For the second generation of tablets, I would love to see a good voice enabled feature that would be able to control anything in the tablet. Reply
  • cjarrett - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see an easier transition towards a 'light' OS when docked.

    The current OSes, Android and iOS, are severely lacking when using the tablet as more than simply a lap device. These tablets would greatly benefit from more compatible OS 'modes'. One non-docked, one docked.
    Reply
  • jfish2d - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    One of the coolest things introduced with the MacBook Air was the capability of using a DVD-ROM drive from a different computer to stream video to the MacBook. While not as convenient as having an actual optical drive, this was one neat feature. I have been impressed with the decrease in Blu-Ray drive costs in PCs, as well. It would be awesome if the next tablet could provide a combination of Blu-Ray and Wi-Fi for streaming HD videos. Love the XOOM! Reply
  • DroidX - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Count me in. Reply
  • bionicjim - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd love to be able to print stuff to my wi-fi printer with a minimum of setup. Why doesn't it just work? Reply
  • HanSolo71 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I hope that as these systems get more powerful I will be able to more effectively integrate them with my entire network. Reply
  • GustavoX - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Pen Input and lighter weight Reply
  • Volumvax - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to be able to use my tablet as an input device for my desktop PC. Being able to draw or manipulate things on my PC using a touchscreen would make tasks like using the Android App developer much more intuitive and smooth versus a keyboard and mouse combo.

    Also, being able to use the device to browse through my collection of movies and to then select a movie for viewing on my living room TV would make it a must have gadget.
    Reply
  • Rhodenator - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Remote display and audio capability, inbound and outbound. Thus if I want to "stream" audio/video to a monitor, TV, etc.,, I want it to natively support it (I realize a standard would have to be used by the display/audio device). I would also like to be able to do the same to the tablet... Reply
  • mliska1 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    i'd like to see more RAM in these things. Reply
  • nitrous9200 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like one please. Reply
  • ddecag - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see better multi tasking functional spps, specifically split screen functionality where two spps can visible at the same time, this would obvisouly be more feasible on tablets and could be beneficial when looking through and email and searching on the web or youtube for something, this is nice essential but would be convenient Reply
  • pomegm - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I like to see tablets that can measure our heart rates and take our temperatures (with included Bluetooth enabled devices). Reply
  • srp49ers - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    i would like to see pen input as well. Reply
  • farleytron - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a tablet with all the normal features like capacitive multi-touch, wifi, 3G, etc. with a pricetag of under $250 Reply
  • H36 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Would like to be able to use a docked/connected tablet as a secondary monitor for a PC/Mac...no software, no VNC, no virtual display driver, just connect to its dock or HDMI port and maybe hit a button or two to get it as a secondary monitor for a PC/Mac. Reply
  • H36 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    To clarify, this would be so that the tablet can remain useful while I'm using my PC/Mac.

    Also, would give an excuse to bring both a laptop and a tablet when traveling (though that would require drivers, display-over-USB, and/or lugging a dock and HDMI/DP cable--not as elegant).

    Idea adapted from the 27" iMac.
    Reply
  • pakpak - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    more haptic feedback Reply
  • TrustingRat - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Less than a pound for the 10in ones. Reply
  • Corman - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see higher DPI displays come to tablets. Reply
  • QSwordFish - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see WiDi streaming flawless 1080p to HDTVs. Reply
  • nismotigerwvu - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A pen based input option would make something like this into the holy grail of college student note taking devices. Reply
  • Seekerofkiwi - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Hi Res screen, pen input, windows but with good battery life =D Reply
  • danteken - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to win this tablet, as it would be the perfect compliment to my Nexus S! It would be the equivalent of having a PlayBook with a BlackBerry phone, or an iPad with an iPhone. Reply
  • pja - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see ANANDTECH treat its international readers as equals to its US based readers. I live in Australia and would like to inform you that its not the third world. We get regular mail services from the USA so delivering a prize ought not be a problem (I'd be happy to pay the additional freight). Guess what! We also have wifi, some of it is even provided in McDonalds and Starbuck stores (that's right! we have McDonalds and Starbucks in Australia so that proves we are not third world).

    So I can't see any viable reason for not extending the competition to international readers.

    Some how, I expected something better from a website like yours; you've disappointed me and many other readers as well I would presume.

    Regards,
    Peter
    Reply
  • pja - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    After I posted the above message I noticed that the posting date was Friday, April 15. Well its actually midday on Saturday, April 16.

    Now I understand why you don't include international readers; we are actually ahead of you folks in the USA and you don't want to load us up with old technology (like the crappy F-35's our Government is buying from you) :-)

    Regards,
    Peter
    Reply
  • anactoraaron - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want the next gen tablets to have eye recognition to be able to tell what my eyes are looking at so I don't have to touch it. It would make typing on them work... swipe with your eyes. It may give people headaches for a few years but people can adapt. Just place controls in the corners and when I look at the bottom right corner I want a keyboard... bottom left I want the OS menu, top left maybe put in something to switch tasks, etc. Top right would be the 'lock' area so if you are reading a book you won't make the tablet go haywire... It could happen... Reply
  • sherazch - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to see a Courier type tablet with: two 7inch IPS screens that when folded are less than 14mm thick; durable outer shell so no additional cover is needed; pen and capacitive input; an OS that can make the most of a two screen layout+pen+capacitive input.

    The Courier as it displayed in the concept videos would have been close to perfect.
    Reply
  • Jory - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A Super 3G / 4G tablet which will work on ALL North American and European cell systems.
    And have the WIFI auto tune itself to maximum throughput, and 'auto-heal' after a system or network crash or drop.
    Reply
  • DataPath - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see the next generation of tablets have longer battery life, especially when watching video. Reply
  • sacsteve - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see wireless HDMI Reply
  • gamefreakgcb - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to be able to drop true 1080p video in mkv containers. And try to work on conserving as much power as possible I guess. I'd like to not have to carry a charger for a 12 hour trip. :-) Reply
  • superart2 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    viewer for 3D CAD files.
    I want to be able to meet with a client or machinist and pull up SOlidWOrks files to show him.

    I don't necessarily need to be able to make/edit them, just a viewer would be good.
    Reply
  • bmkaplan - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    It needs more RAM so applications can run faster.

    Blake

    blakekap1@aol.com
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  • TheUsual - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see higher res screens, especially in the 9-10" form factors. Reply
  • ProviaFan - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see USB host support, so that you could back up your camera's photos onto your tablet. Or perhaps you could plug in a USB microphone and record a simple podcast. Or you could plug in one of those USB-powered Peltier coolers for your beer. ; ) Reply
  • TheMile - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I just want to be able to run Stock Android without jumping through any manufacturers' hoops. Reply
  • Houdani - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    How about a 1080p screen which also happens to be impervious to smudges? Reply
  • eljefe62 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    USB 3.0 as already mentioned. And can we please get Netflix on Android??? Reply
  • aravindp - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'm sure the SoC wars will continue unabated, but we need Pixel Qi or Mirasol screens on these tablets to really define a new generation. Reply
  • rayjay1359 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    honey sounds good to me Reply
  • number58 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see more robust cloud storage options. It would be great if my data on my pc was available on my next tablet at all times. Reply
  • matrix2004 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    The tablet experience will never be enjoyable until there are dual stereo speakers on the front. I've played with a Xoom and the sound is great if you turn the Xoom around. Reply
  • cwilliams5 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Better batteries for sure! Reply
  • Moolelo - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    We have been promised natural motion interfaces and physics since before the original iPhone. Yet still have yet to see a consumer product that functions naturally as if moving with hand motions and natural physics. Reply
  • busdriver7 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    It's a race! I hope I'm winning! Reply
  • shrky47 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see higher resolution displays in the next batch of tablets.

    ...but I'd take a Xoom if you've got spare ones lying around.
    Reply
  • ChrisRhodes - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A better method of holding them. Currently they seem rather unwieldy. Reply
  • royhobbs23 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to see some productivity stuff along the lines of what was in the concept videos of the Microsoft Courier. I would love to be able to do design work like wireframing and collaborating with a stylus on a tablet. Reply
  • therealnickdanger - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see tablets and smartphones use SSDs with modern read/write access times and throughput. What good is a quad core SOC that's held back by a 6MB/sec flash module? Reply
  • PryNc3 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    more integration with cars Reply
  • unclben - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I think more next-gen tablets should implement gesture areas like Palm pioneered (and then abandoned) and RIM adopted. Reply
  • Bloodnofsky - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see hardware buttons on the face of the tablet. EG a D-pad and other buttons Reply
  • davolfman - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like a tablet with ejection-tolerant removable media options in the form of a standard USB A receptacle and a full-size SD card slot (both externally accesible of course) in addition to the transflash or whatever used for storage expansion. That way I can get files to and from PCs and digital cameras by field expedient methods like thumb drives and the original camera memory card.

    My cheap little Coby already gives me this. But to pull it off I have to use a transflash card in an adapter in my digital camera, and remember to bring the standard-violating mini-B plug to fullsize-A receptacle adapter cable that came with the tablet (and would be interesting to replace). Heck, my old T|X does this right for SD media at least, why don't most tablets and smartphones? Android has the architectural muscle to pull this off already we just need some sort of simplified (by hiding unimportant directories) file manager built-in to make it useful to non-geeks.
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  • rraman.ca - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Definitely a USB drive. All the easy extensibility it provides is a big deal! Reply
  • bzsparks - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a more connected tablet, one that syncs my data seamlessly to all my other devices. Reply
  • jpokeefe13 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to see Flash come as a standard, a thin and light hardware design, and plenty of physical input/output options like USB and genuine HDMI out! Reply
  • phreaqe - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I have an 1st gen ipad and it annoys me that i cant have true multitasking. i would love to be able to have something like picture in picture. during the NCAA tournament i was watching the games on it but i would have liked to be able to watch it on 1 half and play a game or something on the rest of the screen or browse the web or anything. Reply
  • Actius - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see combined penta-band UMTS/HSDPA and CDMA support in either the future SOC or next generation tablet. It's a shame that you have to choose either in some situations (Ipad 2) or have no choice at all (almost every other 3G tablet).

    Regarding penta-band UMTS/HSDPA support, Nokia managed to do it in their current phone line up so it's not exactly next gen, but every other manufacturer needs to get up to date . . . especially with tablets.http://www.anandtech.com/show/4276/the-motorola-xo...
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  • denniseatsfood - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see more RAM! Reply
  • ken88 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    quad core Reply
  • SolarBlue - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want to have 128GB solid state storage - if this is a true media powerhouse, i need to carry a large chuck of my media collection. Who wants to stream all their movies across their network? Reply
  • pikahatonjon - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    built in projecter
    user replaceable batteries
    no proprietory charging cables
    Reply
  • Jingato - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    What about force feedback? These things are becoming major gaming devices. It's about time I feel it vibrate when I get shot! Reply
  • CrimsonFrost - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Well, the one thing I'd really like to see in a tablet is decent stylus input. Like something on the level of Wacom tablets. Of course it's possible, I've just never seen one that can do that level and also do the touch input just as well. That's my wish. Reply
  • vsilgalis - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    better peripheral support and standardized cables Reply
  • MrBlonde42 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Full HD1080p playback support, in more codecs, and high bit rate. Reply
  • DaveSylvia - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Personally, I would love stylus-input with superior hand writing recognition software. It would be great for on-the-fly note taking! Reply
  • pinesol - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see more powerful graphics on phones/tablets. Reply
  • kimmer2k - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    woot woot Reply
  • qashar - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I like interaction between gadget, so I would like wireless synchronization and automatic caching system: basically you decide a percentage of your disk to dedicate to media and through an app you pick up item from your media server (dlna?) and automatically they are copied in your tablets. The old one are overwritten starting with the older. Reply
  • aprice - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Is that so much to ask? To plug in a simple, every-day USB keyboard and have it work? Bluetooth keyboards are expensive, and support is spotty (SPP vs. HID? This is something I should worry about as a user?) The on-screen keyboard is fine most of the time, but a compact, battery-less USB keyboard could bring a tablet much closer to a netbook/notebook replacement. Reply
  • saminiam - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Hardware: optional pen input with paper feel, more memory (RAM and storage), tactile feedback, slightly higher resolution screens, hardware authentication for better security and quick access, NFC for easy integration with nearby devices, better battery tech, inductive charging (I should never have to plug this thing in)... heck, maybe even a micro projector for giving presentations without setup!

    Software: complete and seamless location aware integration with home/work surroundings, better syncing, desktop-like multiple user accounts with fast user switching.

    Make it more powerful and useful so it can replace my laptop when I ask it to, but "flip" it back into a touch-friendly tablet when I need (for casual use).
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  • NXT - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Windows or Linux :) Reply
  • alershka - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I've had the chance to play a bit with honeycomb on a nook color and it is a great os. I can only imagine how great it would be on this hardware, Looking forward to trying it out, Reply
  • gloomydog - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Phone capability. Seriously. Can always use headphone. Reply
  • darkx132 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Bomb Looks looks good here Reply
  • Amit_Sarker - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I am not going to win but you never know.... Reply
  • Lord Stig - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a proper file system. I want to be able to edit a document in one application and then work on it in another. The search needs to be centrally located, and it should really have all the features of Finder or Windows Explorer. Reply
  • Amit_Sarker - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Why all the device's are priced 599+? Reply
  • judasmachine - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want one so I can finally get a truely stock android device. Thanks, and AT is the best. (Hey flattery can't hurt.) Reply
  • haldamar - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link


    Different pricing for students (like academic versions of software)
    Reply
  • jshrinivas - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    higher resolution displays, better capabilities to project content on to external displays and full-keyboard projection for easier typing Reply
  • waynedixon - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    my selection is more software than anything, but Id like to see customization for any hardware item. For instance, say how quickly the screen refreshes or something else along the same lines. Reply
  • jgoers - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Instead of just with cell phones. Reply
  • kwlee - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Flexible display would be quite awesome Reply
  • Jhatfie - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd liek to see a 3d capable screen like the 3ds and built in wireless controller support and ability to play more advanced games rather than poop games available on them currently. USB support would be nice for once and ability to push full 1080p, 7.1 over hdmi and built in or compatilbe gamepad support over infared or bluetooth Reply
  • franklin12 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Need to have retina level resolution as standard. Tablets are held closer to the eye than laptops. Also need intelligence to learn touch habits of user, to provide more accurate input and reduce frustration. Reply
  • josephhoffmeyer - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A longer battery life and more RAM would be great. Reply
  • squidsauce - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a tablet that charges itself using available wifi signals in the air. Basically integrating this thing: http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/09/airnergy-wifi-p...
    into a tablet.
    Reply
  • Kasekopf - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I have an Ipad, it would be nice to compare the two. I REALLY want flash. How about a way to add more internal memory. Reply
  • guyincognito99 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see something similar to wireless display integrated into the hardware. Ideally something that is compatible with the current widi so you only have to buy one dongle for you HDTV for everything. Reply
  • compulov - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see more sensors on SoCs, like a thermometer for outside temperature and maybe a barometer. Reply
  • vtx1300 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    HD front and rear cameras - USB2/3, GigE and E-SATA connections and a Free (commercial sponsored?) Data Plan Reply
  • Elementrat - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want to see the next generation of graphics chip sets provide visuals on par with the current generation of home consoles, and do so without significantly increasing power demands. Reply
  • Rlad78 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I feel that tablets are going to become insanely popular over the next couple of years, especially in the work force. Because tablets are basically easily-maneuverable laptops, they are quite the gadget for people who need to take their information on the go (doctors, teachers, data-entry, etc.). Therefore, I think that tablets of the future need much more ram and central computing power than they do now to be able to keep up with the workload they will be required to handle. Also, I think a variety of OS's need to be put into place for different enviroments, or create tablets specially designed for specific purposes.

    As for home use, I'd say the next big step for tablets would be home-integrability. This would solidify the futuristic "sci-fi house" that humans have been dreaming of for the past century.
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  • dch921 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see multiple applications running side by side on a tablet Reply
  • Title - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Wireless Syncing Reply
  • ColdMist - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want a capacitive screen, IPS.

    Then, it has to have a Wacom pen, so I can hover over stuff, and take notes.

    I really like the ones where you can clip it onto a keyboard to make it look like a small laptop as well.

    I'm still waiting for the above combo...
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  • Freyzz - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    ability to open 2 apps at the same time split screen and use both at once Reply
  • Hrel - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I think for what they do we're at a point where performance is "fast enough". It's time to start focusing on providing solid, RELIABLE build quality at lower prices. WHY is Archos the ONLY company offering anything worth buying at less than 400 bucks?

    I'd like to see Anandtech review some Archos products this summer/fall.

    I'd like to see some more focus on gaming and cameras with actual OPTICAL zoom. As far as gaming Sony's new hand held looks promising; I guess we'll just wait and see.
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  • PatrickFromSC - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want a form factor roughly the size of an iPhone, but the top screen slides sideways to reveal a 2nd screen underneath, doubling resolution. Give us a high-res 4" screen when collapsed, 7" screen when expanded, and a pocketable form factor... and you'll have replaced the netbook.

    I'll even name it - the DoubleTake Tablet.
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  • Linwood - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Xoom me in coach! Reply
  • cobberbearr - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see USB 3 capability Reply
  • Basilisk - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    There are times faster I/O and more connectivity are really useful. Reply
  • e36Jeff - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    USB 3.0, better x86 hardware(ie lower eletrical power zactate or higher computational/gfx power atom), more battery. Reply
  • KendoTek - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    USB and SD card support get my vote. Reply
  • smsmith - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see higher quality screens, in terms of contrast, gamut, and resolution. 300dpi is unnecessary, but 200+ would be nice. Reply
  • DarkNeutron - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    It is hard to tell what would be useful without having used a tablet before, but Thunderbolt ports (Light Peak) would be nice for faster video transfer. It could be used for external video output too. Reply
  • ChugokuOtaku - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    a CFAST slot would be nice for a tablet form factor. I'm sure microSD/miniSD/SD to CFAST adapters should come pretty cheap once the interface becomes more common. Reply
  • sircod - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see some decent cheap tablets. The Nook Color shows it can be done for less money, it would just be nice if you didn't have to go through the hassle of rooting and flashing it. Reply
  • blfinche - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Pen input Reply
  • davegraham - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    better screen options (super AMOLED, for example) along with resolution updates.

    same goes for outputting video to secondary sources.

    dave
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  • steffmn - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    1) A usable filesystem.
    2) Better file type support (MS office, PDF, etc..).
    3) complete independence from a host computer
    4) but if connected to a computer, easier and leaner sync software and faster interfaces (USB3, Thunderbolt, etc..)
    5) wireless connection to external storage (I hear wifi enabled external HDDs are coming)
    6) outdoor readable, non-reflective displays
    7) sand-box VM for secondary OSs
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  • jaydee - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    2 USB ports, with at least one that can be used for input devices. Reply
  • DeepDive - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Something that helps me calibrate the screen to my fingers. I noticed that where I think I tapped on the screen is not where the tablet registered the touch. This is especially annoying when I think I touched paste and it registered I tapped delete. Reply
  • kenyee - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    USB3 for me too
    and 3D
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  • jumptoconclusion - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I think Xoom was really good. I was surprised by the low sales. Maybe it needs more traction in the market.

    Does anyone know if there is demographic information available for tablet owners.
    Reply
  • manoj252 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    The Notion Ink Adam tablet has 2 USB host ports and an regular size HDMI out port. I'd like to see more tablets with these ports and more RAM never hurts, especially with quad-core ARM chips on the horizon. Reply
  • jebo - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    my request is easy: better GPU power! Reply
  • smjunk - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    wacom like pressure sensitive pen input,
    with higher resolution screen
    Reply
  • shermanx - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Android sucks. it's like Windows 98. Reply
  • peterphile - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see remote control for everything around the house. Reply
  • roadkill1313 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A full version of OS X with apps optimized for the tablet on an iPad 2 platform, with more memory and the ability to charge via USB from a PC, and with a standard USB plug on the device. The device should be available in multiple sizes like the Galaxy Tab.

    I think Honeycomb v2 will be pretty awesome as v1 has a lot of great things now, but needs improvements and apps shouldn't crash as much as they do, however the Xoom is too little too early IMO. It's heavy and pricey. I still love it, don't get me wrong, but not admitting to your flaws and not looking for improvement is a recipe for failure.

    Thanks for the opportunity, Anandtech!
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  • microAmp - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Full size SD not microSD, full size USB port. Reply
  • lijebaley - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Okay, if you're going to have dual-core processors and 1gb or more of RAM, I think the next logical step for a 10" tablet would be the ability to open multiple windows on the screen at once--at least two side-by-side... Reply
  • jrmint77 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Google lover forever!!!!!! Reply
  • abrar - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    i think implementing a finger print sensor will become handy in the future devices. Reply
  • bobkschmidt - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Good luck everyone!

    No USB charging is just an odd decision. Can firmware upgrades change that?
    Reply
  • sshetty - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    To be powerful enough to be my main computer Reply
  • RetroChaos - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Aside from the obvious of better batteries for longer life, I'd still like to see a smoother interface. I've got an Atrix 4G and despite it being fairly powerful it still feels clunky at times. No idea where the optimization path lies but it really feels like it should be better.

    That being said I'd still love a Xoom!
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  • fb39ca4 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    The front facing camera should track the movement of your eyes so you can execute eye gestures. Reply
  • sfisher64 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like an Android tablet with native iTunes integration. Reply
  • MmmmmBeef - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Quad core processor. Reply
  • rimscrimley - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a bluetooth controller accessory. I think if Apple launched a gamepad for the iPad devs would definitely use it and the tablet could start to actually compete with consoles on the games front. Reply
  • LordConrad - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    IPS screens on all tablets. Reply
  • OMGkragnor - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I suppose what i would like to see most in newer tablets would have to be a tie between longer battery life and increased resolution. Reply
  • zaben - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Accelerate encryption in hardware to minimize the performance and battery penalty for full device encryption. If they want to go after the enterprise market this is a no brainer. Reply
  • tjmm - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Native Flash, this is the deal breaker with the IPad, and USB 3.0 conectivity...I want to have all options open. More memory since it is cheap these days. Reply
  • Zeta Syanthis - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Similar Concept to the Motorola Atrix 4G, but with a tablet rather than a laptop-style device.

    (It seems to me a cellphone with the ability to dock as both of those things would be pretty awesome, though it definitely needs the ARM A-15s to come out to be powerful enough to drive them well.)
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  • kiskopata - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Ability to change settings such as apps displayed on home screen, wallpaper etc based on GPS location and time: Reply
  • ehume - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    How can we know what a tablet can and cannot do until we have a tablet? Let me win one, then I'll tell you what it needs. ;-) Reply
  • dougarcher - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Lower prices! Reply
  • yoowin - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Integrated with Phone, to be able to switch to your phone while you are using your Tablet. Reply
  • asoccerplayer99 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want to see better/native support for streaming videos from NAS servers Reply
  • kiskopata - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    How about something similar to the wireless display technology. Reply
  • aniemann - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see great apps Reply
  • EliteRetard - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I think itd be nice to get mouse/keyboard input working correctly...have bluetooth and a kickstand. Yeah its no replacement for a real PC, but they are begining to compete with netbooks and itd still be very usefull to be able to whip out a real keyboard/mouse when your not walking around.

    Have you seen an expresscard mouse? Something like that might work, pop the mouse outta the side and use a projection keyboard. Then you wouldnt actually have to carry anything extra. Corse itd probably make the thing thicker...

    Say how do I even find my posts here? They always seem to dissapear, and I dont see any way to search the comments section. With these contests I dont want to risk posting twice, but I also dont want to miss out.

    Thanks to everyone for donating the goods and doing these giveaways...its awesome.
    Reply
  • TheMan876 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd really like to see an e-ink layer, or whatever it is the Notion Ink Adam has, become more common for better reading in daylight and reduced power usage. Reply
  • artvscommerce - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would really like to see handwriting recognition or some other type of input method that is more efficient than whats currently available. That being said, I would still really like to own one of these tablets. :) Reply
  • Cash4clunkers - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Optical out or 7.1 sound out to tv or stereo. Reply
  • crazy4xoom - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Would like to see quad core tablets.Lower prices, have tablets over take laptops.Have Google android ecosystem over take ios. Reply
  • Brittle - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see multiple micro SD card slots. Reply
  • sjankech - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see them spend more time to polish the code cause imo this is a beta Reply
  • LowRez - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would love to see better power management on a hardware level. More importantly, I'd love to see hardware level encryption acceleration akin to what Intel have done on their latest processor family. Reply
  • levste - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    security feels like the neglected child in the phone and tablet designs. I would like the next soc chip to verify permissions and or the app itself and try prevent execution if it fails. something like DEP/execute bit disable. Reply
  • M_E_H - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    The lighter weight the better. But it's still needs to be durable. Reply
  • TyphoidMary - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see more baseband processing offloaded to the CPU, maybe with some fixed function unit. I'd also like to see support for LPDDR3, so we can see lower power uses in the memory controller and in the memory proper. Reply
  • corvisrex - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Better, lower powered oled screen for longer battery life Reply
  • brobichaud - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a realistic docking solution with keyboard Reply
  • Theron - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    They spelled Zoom wrong. It never hurts to run spell check every once and a while. Reply
  • kiskopata - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    The tablet would be just a touch screen display with a slot in the back where u can dock your phone. Once the phone is docked the tablet will display all apps and data on the phone and convey all the touch input to the phone. No need to buy 2 data plans or tether etc, also no need to sync manage apps and settings on 2 devices.. Reply
  • machinat - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    The number one thing I would like to see in the next generation tablets is greatly increased battery life. Second is wireless charging, likely more difficult to achieve. Reply
  • Chapbass - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see something similar to the Notion Ink Adam with the e-ink + color LCD combo, but from a major manufacturer like Moto. Combining the battery life + sunlight readability with the full functioning Tablet would be absolutely perfect :) Reply
  • jthoms1 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more Honeycomb tablets closer to a $250-$300 price point. SD card support would be nice as well. Reply
  • gegt06 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    PC-level gaming on the go, more Windows based. I know this is wishful thinking, but a stand with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, and I could fire up some old Counter Strike Source, and then play Defense Grid or good 'ol Age of Empires on the go with the touch screen. Reply
  • kwigybo - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    It would be great if there were support for a normal SD card slot that is easily accessible. Viewing photos and videos right out of a digital camera would be great! Reply
  • hosps - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a remote desktop feature that could leverage the power of your PC from the tablet. Give you the ability to work with all your main applications while sitting on the couch. :) Reply
  • whenamanlies - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    More sizes. iPad is just too big and heavy for longer usage. Nook Color has a better size but it's too slow... Reply
  • beowuff - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a tablet specifically designed for music creation/generation. That means more ram. I like what apple is doing with Garage Band on the iPad 2. Does anyone else have anything similar? Reply
  • EnerJi - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Over 600 right now...I'd guess close to 4,000? That makes it a 1 in 1,000 chance...certainly better than the local lottery! :) Reply
  • wonslung - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a tablet which has a higher resolution screen and a better battery life Reply
  • digitalrefuse - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'm still skeptical that I'd get much use out of a tablet, but I'm certainly willing to be proven wrong! Reply
  • brimon924 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a near real time, small and efficient OS that is elegant in it's simplicity.

    In other words, I would like to see a new and updated Amiga OS running on a tablet. It's been a long time since I have been blown away the way I was with the original Amiga. If you think about it the Amiga was one of the most advanced OS's when it made it's debut. It was designed to boot from Rom. If you did not have a hard drive you could still use the OS. In a lot of ways it was made for the solid state computer era. (No hard drive) It was just a few decades early.

    Imagine being able to run new and improved versions of sensible soccer, alien breed, pinball fantasy, lemmings, worms, stardust and many more games. Or how about new versions of SCALA and DPAINT. The list goes on and on.

    Of course everyone knew it was inevitable that the AMIGA was going to be mentioned in this contest. By the way the Hyperion Amiga OS is still moving forward.
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  • SimKill - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I think the Honeycomb UI is almost perfect for the tablet bar a few refinements. What I'd like to see in any tablet is something that we take for granted in the PC world. I want to be able to control whether I minimize or close an application. This will solve all memory management issues, and issues with programs doing things in the background. Reply
  • Voidman - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Some way to improve the touchscreen keyboard. Or some kind of slide out keyboard, though that would be difficult..... Reply
  • privater - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    3D is a tendency of screen technology, I myself bought at least 10 titles of 3D bur-ray combo. And I really want to share the experience remotely with others. Reply
  • LuluTheMonk - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Easier ways to tether to a dslr Reply
  • Brazos - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Battery life that lasted days or weeks. Reply
  • balthozar - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Battery Life! I should be able to sit in my living room, move between rooms, use it at work all without having to constantly worry about charging it. I should be able to access nearly anything I want for at least a solid 12 hours. I don't mean estimated 12 hours maybe or 12 hours with the screen dim and running in some sort of battery saving mode. I want a solid 12 hours of a well lit screen, playing movies and games. Perhaps Zoom 2? Motorola, if you're listening; please help, all without making it thicker and slower. Thanks. Reply
  • Homelessboy - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want to be able to take notes with a tablet the way I can with pen and paper. That means it needs something that I can write on smoothly. Reply
  • privater - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I like to share my 3D blu-ray titles with others and remotely. Reply
  • ilrosewood - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want better input options. Pen input as an option maybe a good start but I need more. I need some way to actually type. Reply
  • Jambe - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Universal adaptation of USB charging. I don't care if it's in conjunction with a more powerful proprietary adapter or not; let me charge via USB either way, please. Sheesh! Reply
  • skubie_co - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Xoom needs better GPU and battery life. Price point for WiFi only should be lower. Reply
  • Seperfy - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'll start by beating a dead horse. USB 3.0 kplzthx.

    After running into this problem with my EVO I have decided that all next gen tech should have a high quality "lock" for the charging cable. Everyone has had issues with loose charging ports because these devices require daily charging if you use it for more than a toy. That is a 700$ replacement. Ouch.

    Saving the least likely for last. There have been several requests for dual boot tablets but no explanation about why. My reason is for auto tuning. I have a 1g DSM that requires a laptop to tune various settings. A tablet would be more cost effective and much more awesome.

    As always fellow AnandTech readers, thanks for being smart. :)
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  • rafamelob - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a compact bluetooth gamepad as an accessory. Reply
  • NanoRon - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Voice-to-text capability accurate enough to use as a primary control method. Reply
  • sakanade - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'll say improved battery life and USB 3.0. Reply
  • faizoff - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I have to say that Eee Slate had a lot of the features I'd want in a tablet PC. It was probably the closest thing I've seen ever since I wanted a tablet.

    Great PC portability. Once they get it thinner and make the battery last longer I'd get that for sure.

    I'd like those features on the Xoom. To be able to support Windows.

    But for now a Motorola Xoom will do :-)
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  • opooto - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Battery life, battery life, battery life. That's it! Long life for playing videos. Reply
  • hwhacker - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I simply want to see resolution scale for a given size at around 12-18' away, similar to the retina display at 10-12'' away. If it's not possible with OLED, then at least IPS panels should be feasible.

    Also, at whatever cost I hope the next generation resists any possible urge to switch to 16:9 and keeps 16:10. They may force HD onto our mainstream monitors, but let them never take W(/U/S)XGA(+) from our tablets!
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  • Cuhulainn - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Better batteries. Reply
  • butch84 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Right now the iPad2 has a great display but crappy multi-tasking. The Playbook has a crappy screen and good multi-tasking. Is it too much to ask for both in the same tablet? Reply
  • bgilly - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Hope I win! Thanks Anand and Motorola. Reply
  • MeSh1 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Wireless display. I wanna be able to zap my tablet image to my tv wireless., The with videogames the tablet becomes a controller and you can elegantly display pictures and videos without the need for a cable. Reply
  • hr824 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Pen support like the wacom's Reply
  • jc582 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Higher resolution Reply
  • commandoinaction - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Who doesn't want better battery life, but not by increasing the capacity which equals more weight. How about throttling cpu/graphics automatically and user controlled? Angry birds does contribute to lower battery life... Reply
  • beats1234 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I wish I didn't have to buy and bulk up my device with a case. I'd love a device that came with a user-replaceable body for under $100. Instead of a $30-$50 case, I'd just replace the body when it would inevitably get scratched up and be able to carry around a slim device sans case. Reply
  • Kjelstrom - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I think its awesome. I hope I win. Just saying. Reply
  • JMS3072 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    ...I'd like to see better interfaces. The Playbook is a step in the right direction, I think, and I am really excited about the potential for the TouchPad coming up this summer. Tablet interfaces need to be different- they can't just have more/bigger stuff. Reply
  • Bass - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Definitely a resolution bump, 1280 x 800 now feels a bit small. I am sure something like improved DPI scaling would really help in this regard. Reply
  • RaLX - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    That way we could finally use the tablets as a full featured advanced notes taking replacement with audio, video and handwriting recognition. Reply
  • DesertEagle86 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Wireless display technology...it already exists so it shouldn't be too hard. More internal memory, especially with newer 20nm flash memory coming to the market soon. A Quad Core SoC for good measure (hopefully with low power consumption). Reply
  • BopTop - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like the tablet to be a universal interface. It could interface and control my home electronics, home appliances, my work computer, and vice versa. Reply
  • UBNO - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Deeper desktop integration/syncing. If I'm in the middle of a massive, multi-tab browsing marathon on my computer I'd like to be able to shift that session over to the tablet and seamlessly continue it from there. Same goes for a lot of other apps. Working between the two platforms should be as simple as 'flicking' a workspace between them without having to plugin and futz with sync software or having to work a third party cloud storage system into your workflow. Just tap and go. Maybe something along the lines of what HP demoed with Web OS integration between tablet and phone but on steroids. Reply
  • clairvoyantx - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Wireless external display output and easier readability in bright sunlight without draining the battery Reply
  • mostro - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life and less recharge time Reply
  • m4v1s - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    For me, a tablet is all about replacing pen and paper. I'm always going to have a full blown computer, be it a desktop or a laptop. The tablet needs a way of taking a physical document and digitizing it on the fly. Reply
  • baymon - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see HTC's Scribe technology be implemented, with modifications so that it acts pretty much like the SMART podium that you'll find in major universities. I would like to be able to edit PPT/PDF on the fly, and save the overlay addition directly into the files itself. Reply
  • lstdgtfp - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Sine tablets are vastly more powerful than the computers of the 1990s, I think that they should have at least as much functionality. You should be able to use printers and get pictures off of cameras using them. Reply
  • Amagus - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    For tablets, high ppi retina displays and eink like mode. For smartphones, longer battery life. Reply
  • GivMe1 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Always wanted a tablet. Reply
  • odysseyofpui - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Better synchronicity between phone/computer/tablet would help put android tablets way ahead of competition. NFC chips used to "tap" transfer between devices would be a very good candidate. Also, the ability to leave your computer, have chrome or your web browser transfer all your tabs and information directly to your phone and tablet would be amazing-and entirely plausible at this point. Reply
  • rcabor - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Higher res screen Reply
  • dmv915 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see high quality digital to analog converters with swappable opamps in the new tablets. Reply
  • paradoxical - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want to see a browser comparable to the desktop experience. For one of the main purposes of these devices, their browsers are always lacking! Reply
  • prickly - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Better multitasking and peripheral support ... Reply
  • Shinji - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    An SDHC slot. Reply
  • thdanh90 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    On the software side, I would like to see the implementation of the virtualization of different OSes on the same device. One restriction for current tablets is that they use propriety repo and users familiar with one software (or app, to be more modern) can't find similar experience in other device. On the hardware side, I would like a better sound system, a more durable build and longer batter life. Reply
  • destrekor - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see more tablets with Transflective/Reflective displays, or in general, more displays with the ability to rival eInk displays when desired, but retain the ability keep a fast refresh rate with full color when low-battery display tech is not needed/wanted. Night-time reading, magazines, videos and etc? Full color. Want to read a book, newspaper, RSS feeds, or reading text-heavy websites? eInk-style display. :)

    Pixel Qi has released such a display (found in the Notion Ink Adam and one of Pixel Qi's own devices), and Qualcomm is actively working on a display that is basically a more advanced eInk with full color and faster refresh rate. Color looked more like ink on a page too, so that would make magazines and newspaper awesome to read, websites would be cool, but videos would be weird. That would be like watching a video in a magazine. Wait, that would be cool actually.
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  • lthlspd - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    xoom giveway = awesome. love you anandtech! Reply
  • wmkconn - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Tablets will get more usefull as they lose their tethers. From recharging to HDMI... No cords!!! Reply
  • Reikon - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Gpu accelerated browsing or whatever it takes to make browsing the internet on a tablet as fast as desktop browsing. Reply
  • KTDannyCZ - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to be able to see tablet capability where you can boot into a Windows OS or Android OS. Reply
  • dirthead11 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see next generation tablets have the ability to run multiple operating systems, including Windows 7. Also have increased performance and longer battery life. Reply
  • empi - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Would really like to see a pressure sensitive pen option, to make note taking and drawing a real option. Reply
  • heavyboots - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I don't think Android currently support bluetooth kbds and mice, does it? If not, that's a big one.

    Might be able to sell my folks on one if it did. They are sort of waffling between a tablet and a netbook as a web-browsing/emailing device for their summer cabin but I have a feeling they'll end up going netbook just because they're not excited about the idea of typing a bunch on a virtual kbd.
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  • hansmuff - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A built-in stand that lets one use the tablet as a TV or a picture frame (of course both temporary modes of operation!) Reply
  • LilNiikkiiX3 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    What i would like to see is a tablet that would have the ability to go from an average touch screen..to a 3D projection coming out of the screen and air touch ability..and not some average projection against a wall...im talking fully fuctional like high tech csi miami computer touch projection....AMAZING :)

    Also an amazing amount of ram at least 8gb..

    Perfect HD video conferancing...

    Perfect 1080p no pixalation video recording....

    Brilliant video streaming playback ...
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  • JPyott - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Already have this one and love it.. want another for the Wife so she'll stop taking mine! Best thing is Kid's Apps, it's great for teaching your young children with all the Kid's Apps! Reply
  • FearoftheNight - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    better compatibility w/ usb ie mice/keyboard/external hdd Reply
  • MadSage - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want to see more IPS or equivalent displays! No more cheap TN panels, they're no good for tablets. Reply
  • NinjaCommando - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    physical keyboards! Reply
  • Moksh.Mridul - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Anand, please open your contests to all of us international readers so that even we can participate. i understand shipping and customs will be a big pain.

    but either ways great giveaways all year round :)
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  • Yangorang - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a tablet with full official Microsoft Office support. I'm personally a big fan of OneNote and I would like to be able to access my notes from my tablet. Reply
  • ThatDave - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    While the ability to physically hook up the table to duplicate the video content is interesting, until it goes wireless, I cannot ever see me use it for this functionality. Reply
  • Macazian - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    THUNDERBOLT! FTW and no, not HTC's. Reply
  • dror707 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to sync all, data and apps with my droid x, same way the Atrix works. Reply
  • Radon_22 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I've tried to use both the iPad and pre-Honeycomb Android tablets as laptop replacements. There are 3 things that I really miss in the experience, though, and would love to see in next gen tablets:

    1) Windowing. You don't really miss it until you try to edit a document or follow web instructions on another app. As dual and quad core units with GPUs become more and more commonplace, I hope to see this feature brought to newer tablets.

    2) Keyboard Options. There is a lot of progress being made in this area, including the Atrix, Transformer, and Zaggmate for iPad, but they are still imperfect afterthoughts and not really inegrated into the unit/OS as well as they could be.

    3) A Decent Office Suite. Even the best office apps feel like a windows 95 program and often can't handle complex documents. To be taken seriously by the corporate world, modern tablets are going to need to be able to edit and create modern documents.
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  • jberek - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a more sync'd up tablet. Meaning one that is more easily synced with my phone and computer. Reply
  • ct760ster - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'm here. Reply
  • GivMe1 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Oh, I read fineprint before the top article. Double post...

    I would like to see 3d screen ;)
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  • ravenhill - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a better screen resolution and size closer to 8x11 letter size. So when i am working on notes, memos, and markups, it is a better size to relate to. Reply
  • sjsajj - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    better battery Reply
  • adstechie - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Better input... I would like to see more creative options along the lines of the eee pad transformer. Also more productivity software apps like remote access, etc. to make the tablet more usable in a business respect. I'd also like to see company-specific apps written for honeycomb. If Sysco reps (food supplier), restaurant servers, etc. could use these devices, it would make the tablet market explode (think about having your server at a restaurant inputting your order directly into a tablet, which in turn would be linked to the POS system, thereby sending your order to a kitchen printer, etc.). Current implementation in this market is clunky and expensive. That's just in the Food & Beverage industry... Reply
  • lgaspari - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    * 1 week battery life when used only for reading content on the device (such as eBooks)
    * disk encryption security option
    * lighter ... less than 8 oz
    * built-in true barcode scanner...not some flaky camera implementation.
    * lower cost data plans with 'tethering'

    Dreamin...
    * Screen that can be switched between current color screens and black & white LCD like on Kindle via user interface.
    * multi-OS support - via virtualization or multi-boot
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  • policy11 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    You know you want to. Reply
  • thepowerofdonuts - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Only the ipad2 has good battery life. would be good on android tablets, or a good windows os for tablets Reply
  • darckhart - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    easily replaceable batteries. ability to use stylus. regular-sized hdmi ports. none of that stupid mini crap. usb3 port would be nice too. more ram. higher resolution screens. Reply
  • ascus - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Bring on the super duper resolution Reply
  • LyCannon - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see pen input, USB 3, and eSATA as well as more memory. 1GB really isn't enough, 8GB is much more reasonable these days. It would also keep people from having to continuously kill memory hungry apps.

    A battery that's a little more beefy would be nice too. 8-10 hours of web surfing is nice, but I think they can do better!
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  • Greg512 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Better apps and battery life. In particular, I would like to see better productivity software with tablet optimized interfaces. Reply
  • vahe87 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    make adobe software to run on it. Reply
  • CheesePoofs - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Easy text input, long battery life, and low cost Reply
  • qhoa1385 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    whoa Reply
  • Thmstec - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A built in projector would be awesome, especially if the two displays could be independent of each other.

    Prices also need to come down, like $300-400
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  • TooYellow - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    A built in keyboard! Essentially make it a laptop haha Reply
  • chrisbenuggets - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Like lots of people I would love to win a cool item like the xoom tablet. It would make a sweet gift to anybodies home and mark the turn of so many new hi-tech toys that come into play on our daily lifes. For the next gen of Hi-tech toys a general ID reader like eye scaner for safe guard from other tablet owners taking your info. Reply
  • AlvinPing - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    GPU-accelerate *everything*. Smarter CPU/GPU management so that intensive computational tasks do not hamper the UX at all. Also, more highly-customized or better-integrated LiPo cells to increase battery life. Reply
  • ljtatej - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would be the kool kid in the house! Reply
  • ninjackn - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see my face reflecting in the glorious glossiness of the next generation tablet.

    On a more serious note I would like to see fully functioning SD(XC) card support, a stylus that can also function as a stand and some general purpose input output ports.
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  • pingpongboss - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Super long lasting batteries please Reply
  • Cerrad - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Connect my wireless xbox 360 controller. Reply
  • jkresh - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    first, a built in kickstand like on the evo 4g, this is relatively easy and would save the need to get a case with a kickstand.
    pen input would be nice (wacom active digitizer), I know there are pens that work on capacitive displays but they tend to not allow fine control.
    usb 3 would be good.

    on the more complex (less feasible) side, compatibility with the arm version of windows 8 would be nice, improved better life (maybe silver-zinc batteries?), a built in micro-projector might also be nice
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  • Solidstate89 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I know the whole point of these mobile tablets is be more simplistic and be based around Mobile operating systems. But I'd love to see them to become as universally interoperable as today's laptops and desktops.

    It's so easy to uninstall Windows off of an OEM machine and simply install any Linux distro you want, or even a different version of Windows. With all the updates done by the software company. Where as in the tablet space all the updates (with the exception of those companies like Apple and RIM that do their own hardware/software) are done by the hardware company, while the software is built and distributed from a second company like Google or Microsoft. What sense is it that I should have to rely on the handset/tablet manufacturer for a software update they had no hand in creating?
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  • chrisbenuggets - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Like lots of people I would love to win a cool item like the xoom tablet. It would make a sweet gift to anybodies home and mark the turn of so many new hi-tech toys that come into play on our daily lifes. For the next gen of Hi-tech toys a general ID reader like eye scaner or a hand scaner for safe guard from other tablet owners taking your info. Reply
  • Mikefrombx - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I have been reading your site for about 2 years and this is my first post. I do love the recent advancements in smartphones and tablets, however I feel that in order to make tablets useful they need to have a stronger processor, which we are beginning to see with the dual core processors, true synchronization with the other computers, not just through itunes or android programs, (possibly increased cloud computing through google services and apple's mobileme, greater storage options, and more accessories like the bluetooth keyboard cases for the ipad. If these options became the standard within the next generation of tablets or even the ipad 4 and its android equivalent the tablet computer will truly be able to replace the laptop for most consumer grade computing. Reply
  • spectre3541 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    i'm all for usb 3.0. and lighter better batteries Reply
  • jppu - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    My pet peeve about all of these devices is that despite rather powerful CPUs and GPUs the codec support is incomplete and/or buggy. Yes, I know - there are often 3rd party programs (none that use HW acceleration from tegra2) or one could re-encode (obviously a bad option until there is a universally well supported codec). And yes, maybe VLC when released for Android will help. Reply
  • microe14 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I actually would like to see a bit of a size reduction. The 7" models are a little fat. I prefer the 5" or 4.3" of the Nokia N810. I also would like to see these devices behave like Internet devices and not media consumption devices. For instance, I would like to chat or be connected online in a more engaged way. Reply
  • aikiwoce - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I recently bought a Motorola Atrix 4G. While I love the concept of it's webtop. I'd like it more if it wasn't so limited. A tablet seems like a perfect form factor for such functionality. Reply
  • karthikp - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    following would be great in a tablet:
    1. Digitizer support
    2. native voip support
    3. USB3 (including plug and play)
    4. 10+ hrs battery support
    5. desktop browser
    6. thunderbolt
    7. true multitasking (ability to view multiple apps at one.. similar to eden on Notion Ink Adam)
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  • SixGreenbean - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    More storage and longer battery life. Reply
  • jimmi102 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a wireless link to TV. That might include an Apple TV type hardware.

    Jim
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  • Boobs McGee - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    slap a keyboard on one. Reply
  • middlehead - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    And DisplayPort, for some odd reason. Reply
  • guardianzwill - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see stylus input in next generation tablets, preferably with a Wacom digitizer. Something like the Microsoft Courier or close to it. Reply
  • thrust2night - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    me Reply
  • InTheBoilerRoom - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Tablets need to be fully functional as independent personal computing devices (looking at you, Apple).

    An OS that works just as smoothly and naturally with mouse and keyboard inputs as with multitouch gesture inputs.

    Applications with the functionality of desktop productivity apps. Current productivity apps do not come close to meeting the functionality of Microsoft Office applications (as an example), at least for my needs. Those apps need to be able to work with office files without altering the formatting.

    They need to improve in performance while also improving in battery life. A tablet needs to be able to last a full day (12 hours for most needs) on a single charge of the battery.

    Codec support for all audio and video formats.

    They need to be offered in various size increments from each manufacturer, just as desktop monitors and laptops are. There is no one size fits all in the computing world. Some manufactureres already understand this.
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  • zenit55 - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I would like to see true android-like muti-tasking with iPad smoothness, particularly in browser. SoC must be able to keep scrolling super smooth, even when flash content is displayed. So basically I would like to see less focus on 3D performance and more focus on simple tasks like scrolling and smoothness in 2D environment. Reply
  • Deleted - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see one of those transparent LCDs Samsung is making, better wireless, and a service sort of like like OnLive, where all of the processing is done offsite and then transmitted to the device. Then, it could have a far weaker (and therefore lower consumption) processor, and still be useable. Reply
  • Vnimen - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Standard support for SDXC and better capabilities as an eReader. For example, better integration of iBooks and pages... Reply
  • AKFlyerFan - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I'm sure that many people have already mentioned these, but...

    Better and removable batteries,
    More Ram. If they want to compete/replace netbooks, they need more ram
    More than just micro-sd for storage
    Easy upgrades from 3g to 4g that a savvy user can do
    Reply
  • Ajaxify - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    I want the next generation of tablets to integrate with my phones. It'd be nice if the phone could slide into the tablet and run it, while also getting charged from the larger battery on the tablet. Reply
  • cgalyon - Friday, April 15, 2011 - link

    Would love to see future tablets support pen input for note taking. Things are moving in a good direction already, but this would be a nice addition. Reply
  • DragonMantis - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'm still hoping that the Android tablets build some real competition in the tablet space. So far, Xoom looks like the best contender in that area. Reply
  • raced295 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Next gen Soc should include the "unexpected". Faster, less power hungry, we know that is coming. Give us a new enabler for software to make possible. Reply
  • jpochedl - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    More RAM, definately more RAM.... Reply
  • jt63 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see user replaceable batteries in tablets. When they go bad, I'd like to be able to pop in a new one without needing an engineering degree. Reply
  • Stuka87 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I know there is a lot stuffed into a tablet, but when in normal use, they can get to be on the heavy side. I would really like to see their weight trimmed down if possible. Reply
  • asgallant - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    If tablets are ever going to be more than casual content consumption devices, they will need an input method that is better than the clunky-at-best on-screen keyboards they have now. Stylus input with handwriting recognition could be one method, voice recognition another, but they both have their drawbacks that will probably make them as problematic as the on-screen keyboards are today. Ultimately, what tablet makers need to do is throw out the traditional human-computer interface methods, rethink the ways in which we *could* interact with a computer, and then implement something that takes advantage of the strengths of the tablet platform while avoiding its weaknesses. Reply
  • Viros527 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Probably glasses-free 3D or options to connect gamepads. Reply
  • SongEmu - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    can't say i've ever owned or used a tablet... but i have always wanted to try Android... my jailbroken ipod touch has held my curiosity in check thus far. As a tech enthusiast, I'd love to form a first-hand opinion... Reply
  • CKTurbo128 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Hmm, the Xoom is indeed a nice tablet. I can't really say how it should be improved, other than perhaps the price. Reply
  • droid00 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    This would be my first tablet. Reply
  • dagamer34 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Gotta love dual-core tablets. Makes everything feel snappy! Reply
  • DukeToma - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Woot! Reply
  • bomaster97 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Definitely have to reiterate USB3 is needed on any new devices that come out. USB2 has long outlasted its usefulness. Reply
  • farleytron - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    $250 or less with all the normal features. Reply
  • nemoshotyany - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Support for SDHC cards. The full size cards are cheaper and faster. Reply
  • nerdknow - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    the ability to take handwritten notes, like the windows 7 tablets. Reply
  • ThePoliteGuy - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    In future I would like to see displays that could also be used as e-ink displays. This would mean that I would have to carry only one device with me... Reply
  • seamonkey79 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like more seamless interaction between the phone, tablet and any networked computers. I'd really like to be able to stream media without having to go through all sorts of steps to get it playing (installing software to transcode and whatnot)...

    Full network interaction and (this is cell network issue) free sharing amongst all of my devices.
    Reply
  • timzen - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    This looks cool, but I think I'm waiting for HPs TouchPad to hit the market. Reply
  • themaker00 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Winning. Reply
  • e. - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Free worldwide 3G (like Kindle).

    Okay, more plausible:
    - Some kind of reflective display (e.g., Qualcomm Mirasol), so I can read for long periods of time;
    - More RAM and whatever optimization needed for more "serious" internet browsing.
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  • hito - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Would like lighter batteries, dual screen modes like Apple is rumored to bring - one for outdoors and one for indoors for ease of visability.

    and of course make the tablets faster, quad core and higher! (while preserving battery life)
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  • Wuzup101 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    The number 1 thing that I would like to see is more advanced batteries / better battery life. That is, asside from raw performance (which everyone always wants more of). I would also like to see better support for usb, flash, etc...

    More like a PC... less like a big cell phone (I already have a cell phone).
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  • MauiFlipFlops - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    my wife won't believe me and will be looking for the receipt! Reply
  • Tigerwraith - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Id just like to see more affordable prices.... I mean gees these things are not even on par with Acer Aspire One yet you can buy two netbooks for the price of one of these and have more computing power. Make them to where they are 175 and can do what the xoom does and now you have something... Reply
  • th5418 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Some native USB port would be awesome! Also the option for having a drawing tablet deal Reply
  • roadhowl - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    An IR emitter Reply
  • CubNorris - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    How about some real game controls? Digital pad on one side + some buttons on the other. Tablets get used for gaming quite a bit. Reply
  • Mithoran - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see an implementation of the slide-out keyboard, which I find invaluable on my phone. Old fashioned, but I love a hardware keyboar, and my tablet needs one. Preferably buckling springs. :) Reply
  • claytontullos - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like tablets to represent constant work flow.

    For examples if I am working on my laptop or desktop and I leave my seat for any reason - I want my tablet to have the same windows or browser tabs open so I have a seamless experience.

    I would not feel tied to one device.

    -
    Thanks
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  • Taenon - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    As a grad student having pen input for marking up papers would sure be nice. As would a real, low-latency terminal emulator for ssh and the execution of simple command line programs. All of that plus software updates on my terms, without having to root, and I would be a happy camper. Reply
  • tercathian - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    For producing music on one of these, I'd like to see improved I/O (XLR, 1/4"), more RAM, ability to have more than one app open at a time, more RAM, standardized audio/MIDI format for all apps, more RAM! Reply
  • plion - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    usb3 would be very nice with my new p55 board Reply
  • paxswill - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I still miss handwriting recognition from the later Newton models. Reply
  • harbin - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I like it. Reply
  • vpm2 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would really like to see pressure sensitivity in a tablet. Drawing apps, games, note taking would all be better. Reply
  • sheh - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    300dpi or higher hybrid OLED/eInk displays Reply
  • jt8913 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    A kickstand would be nice for watching videos. Reply
  • DaveX - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    USB 3.0 Reply
  • derschizo - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Looks good. just need to wait for more honeycomb apps to come in. Flash still doesnt' work too great. Reply
  • GeoBoy)SU - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'm also all for dual digitizer mode..pen, and touch. With decent handwriting recognition nowadays, a pen would make up a bit for the lack of keyboard. Reply
  • Jebzilla - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Quad core computing with more ram. Reply
  • bLast0 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    It would be cool if there was an in-dash car docking system that could integrate the tablet as the car entertainment computer. Coupled with an app that served as a GUI interface for connecting with satellite radio, music app, podcast streaming, and navigation, but it should be more polished than Car Home or similar apps that are simple shortcut interfaces. Reply
  • Poohbee - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see better protection for the screen, other than buying third party overlays. Reply
  • SAMSAMHA - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Something I really want to see on the next gen of the tablet is USB ports for data transfer. Reply
  • niketa - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Display which is hybrid/changeable between LCD and something like the Kindle's e-ink reader that is very easy on the eyes. One spends the whole day in front of LCD monitors and it would be nice to have an easier on the eyes display for reading ebooks, etc. But, LCD displays are nice for watching videos, pics, etc. So, a best of both worlds would be great. Reply
  • Gabriel7125 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    How about a pico projector? Reply
  • dryloch - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    IPad 3 needs some way to expand the storage cheaply. Reply
  • rsjet - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see fuel cells finally come into the main stream and be reliable and long lasting (not to mention cheap). We've been promised fuel cells for years. It's about time :)

    Thanks Anandtech!
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  • erple2 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    More precise input. Someone mentioned pen input. Reply
  • bebimbap - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    any competition for the ipad is good competition.
    On the usb3 note. The limiting factor would probably be the storage itself and not the usb. I doubt any current tablet could saturate a USB2 line...
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  • mr.foo - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    30+ hour battery life (under use) Reply
  • erikiksaz - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I am an optometry student and I would like to see the next generation of tablets integrate with electronic medical records. If we could wirelessly sync the data, I would be able to enter information into the medical record without ever turning my attention away from the patient. That and being able to demonstrate the principles of how the eye works would be so much cooler on a tablet, especially being able to sit side-by-side with the patient. Reply
  • HylianSavior - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    USB would be nice Reply
  • nimus - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    quad-core
    Pixel-Qi/Mirasol display
    multi-boot option
    Reply
  • YoPete525 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Next generation tablets need next generation tablet OS's. Honeycomb is a good start, but it remains buggy and aside from some graphical prettiness and tablet-oriented widgets, is very similar to the smartphone versions, rather than the "ground-up" OS it is advertised as. iOS is behind the curve. The Playbook OS is very nice, and its gestures are intuitive and useful.

    The software side of tablets is definitely improving but there's still a need for forward-thinking ideas to optimize the experience.
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  • anandtech pirate - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a truly polished version of android that runs as smoothly as iOS does on ipad2 and is not hampered by stupid carrier provisions & restrictions. It should also have glasses free 3D which can be turned off, dual cameras on the back (maybe dual cameras on the front for 3D video chatting with other 3D tablets [sure, this might be stupid but I can dream]), an actual working (aka non buggy) native video chat integration, a lot more ram, unsigned boot loader, and super amoled plus or IPS LCD. Reply
  • Yosh5 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    A standard microsoft office app that comes included (for viewing mainly, but a bonus would be even low level editing features) Reply
  • pawns17 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I hope that the tablets can connect with my wifi printer so I can print out photos, documents, and web pages. Reply
  • ShadowBrains - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see some modularity in devices where displays, processing power, radios, and the like are at least somewhat swappable. In a field where the technology changes nearly daily, the idea that you should be tossing out large chunks of still usable hardware to get that one item that is better seems nearly insane. Reply
  • jerryw72 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    All tabs need IPS displays. After seeing some non-IPS LCDs in other makers' units, I can say that skimping on this is a huge mistake. Reply
  • Ottscay - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    It appears that Honeycomb needs to see some garbage collector improvements for memory, as the Xoom slows down after a couple days in a way that Gingerbread based phones don't (including older ones with "leaked OTA" updates like the Droid X). I'd also like to see Android SoCs add a bit more segregated/specialized silicon for the types of calculations that tablets need to do (which is what Apple may be doing for the iPad2).

    Finally, although this is something Google probably needs to do, we need more killer apps that really create buy in to the ecosystem. A music system that makes it easy to drop iTunes, a local Google Docs app front end so that using Google Docs feels completely tablet optimized, and some excellent augmented reality apps. Also better support for a wide range of AV codecs would be nice.

    Things like longer lasting batteries are nice, but not really the sort of breakthrough that SoC companies can create. I suppose with quad core systems and better multithreading support combined with specialized silicon for common functions we could see better efficiency though, which would be nice.
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  • govenar - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want a device I can carry in my pocket like a phone, and then unfold and use like a tablet. Reply
  • rza93 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    quad core cpu with builtin gpu processor and improved OS/ gui Reply
  • edma - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    XOOM, ATRIX. Good job Motorola!!! Reply
  • DeathscytheFish - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Kinda weird, but i'd like to see a tablet with no radios built in and a somewhat decent processor and GPU but then it has a docking station in the back for a phone to slide in and combine to use the phones cpu/gpu/radios to make the tablet itself more powerful and at the same time able to pull whatever it needs off of the phone's sdcard or whatever. Reply
  • unrulycow - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    The main thing tablets need now is a transflective screen. Increases battery life, readability in sunlight, and reduces eyestrain. With that I can finally replace my kindle with a tablet that has more functionality Reply
  • Cobalt512 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    enough processing power and decent graphics to run a decent first person shooter with touch controls. something simple, nothing like crisis, more like dumbed down version of counter strike source. just someting to kill the time. Reply
  • Kaboose - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    We need faster GPU's and more RAM, as well as more apps that are multi threaded. Reply
  • shawjushui - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like CUDA support in future Tegra and tablets. Reply
  • stiggy8 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Document creation needs to be the focus of the next generation of tablets. Reply
  • colinw - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    How about some thunderbolt IO? Just for fun. Reply
  • gss4w - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I haven't been able to read all of the comments to see if this has been mentioned, but something I'd like to see in future tablets is higher DPI and other improvements to display technology. Ideally I'd like to have reading on a tablet be as nice as reading a magazine. I've used an iPad and it's nice, but not nearly as nice as a magazine. Reply
  • ron_nelson - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    local cached/synched storage with google and/or amazon.

    Might be already there? but full "cloud" backup/restore and media management would be keen.
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  • Vous - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see more tablets focus on screen quality. Higher resolution, better viewing angles and color reproduction (e.g. IPS), and better build quality. I'm surprised manufacturers these days don't put this higher on their list, considering tablets are basically all screen. Reply
  • ComputerNovice22 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'm really hoping I will win this ... Reply
  • randinspace - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    If I had a high quality tablet like the Xoom I think I might take another hack at college.

    I have high functioning autism (no longer officially referred to as Asperger's, apparently) and didn't even bother going to high school at all. A few years ago I decided to try and do more with my life than lurking in the ubiquitous mother's basement that I'm in right now and headed to Community College after getting a GED. I found out that GEDs weren't really equivalent to diplomas when I had to take all kinds of remedial classes, but with extra test time, a note taker, and a digital voice recorder things were going great (straight As) even though I could only manage 2 classes a semester because of how much studying I had to do to get things to stick. Then l I hit the actual collegiate level algebra. I'm not sure what it was about the jump from pre-college algebra to college algebra that my brain didn't care for, it wasn't imaginary numbers or the quadratic formula though both fail me now, but I just couldn't get things to stick in my head properly, then I got stubborn, barely getting Ds for the first time since I was a kid in the wrong system affected me to the point of distracting me from my other class, and I ended out dropping out to avoid failing my courses.

    Apparently two of my autistic quirks are ridiculous difficulties actually writing and drawing (anything) paired with a near inability to do arithmetic in my head, but my "computer literacy" is passable and I could do algebra on a graphing calculator (Texas Instruments' Math > Frac combo got me 100% on a test once). So part of the complication for me when I was going to CC was having to spend about 4 hours away from my house for bus transit which also precluded me from making use of my highfalutin Toshiba 15" laptop powered by an Intel Centrino to study. If anyone remembers those early models they'd recall that they weren't exactly modern ultra portables and I don't think mine ever got more than 2 hours of battery life even though the unit itself has outlasted everything else I've had before or since (it's all I've got left and I'm using it right now actually).

    At the time the only "tablets" in my mind were palm pilots and even though I'd hear anecdotal tales of people whose cousin had a job with a company that gave their employees RIM's stuff I don't recall anyone using the term "smart phone," but I nonetheless convinced myself that if I'd had one of them I could find a way to mold it into a study tool to overcome my developmental disorder and at least pass Algebra. Then I could go to a "real school" and get an English degree that would inspire the manager at Barnes & Noble to hire me instead of just laughing in my scraggly bearded face when I tried to hand in one of their yellow applications that I'd gotten my third cousin to fill in for me since my handwriting looks like a preschooler's attempt at using their offhand even though I was assessed a respectable 135 IQ in my youth despite an inability to add fractions or do long division (I suspect a correlation between the two but I can't prove it).

    I have no idea whether I actually could have done any better at algebra then if I'd been able to afford a Blackberry or whatever or if I was just using my poverty and other differences as an excuse to give up. And of course after writing this much I also have to admit that instead of letting myself get caught up in things like that I should just try taking an online class again since they're a lot better now than the broken ones my CC offered 7 years ago that didn't actually teach or test anything.

    Nonetheless, even though in the grand scheme of things giving it to me is unlikely to benefit anyone aside from myself and my parents who would love it if I could get a job and finally move out, I promise you that if I had that Xoom I'd put it to better use than looking up baseball stats when I was too lazy to turn on my laptop which can't actually leave my desk anymore, or watching porn on the bus while surrounded by old ladies and homeless guys just to be a dick.

    OK I'd still use it to look up baseball stats and I don't have the guts to watch porn on the bus anyway (which is probably good since it's undoubtedly somehow illegal), but I WOULD go back to college and this time I wouldn't settle for that phantom job at B & N or Starbucks! Aspie power!
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  • randinspace - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Argh. Sorry. After all that I forgot to get to my point about how I'd like to see a umm... full graphing calculator mode. I suspect that there are apps out there for that anyway, but damn me if the most expensive calculators for collegiate level math and engineering and what have you don't cost nearly as much as tablets anyway. Reply
  • peterfares - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I think we are reaching the point in speed for mobile devices where the interface just won't seem much faster. What we need is massive improvements in battery life, especially for smartphones with carry small batteries.
    Other things that would be great: wireless display technology like WHDI and obviously more and faster cores.
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  • genpat - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    the iPad has a nice screen, more of them need better screens Reply
  • Andypro - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like some company to bundle in an ultra cheap passthrough plugin for thermostats which can transmit data wirelessly, and a very nicely designed tablet app for controlling and monitoring it.

    I know; I'm reaching here.
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  • benso87 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Lots of people have said it, but some good pen support would be nice for things like drawing or handwriting. 6 Reply
  • nerd65536 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'm a big fan of high density screens. If a 4" smartphone can have a resolution of 480x800, a 10" tablet should have a 1920x1080 pixel display. Reply
  • Panther8644 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    the ability to just plug in a flash drive or something so you can edit documents or watch movies without having to transfer them. it sure would make thing more convenient to most people imo Reply
  • xsplice - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Next gen SoC's should focus on multitasking performance. Not one or two threads, 4 or even 8 threads running simultaneously. only then would they be able to kill off netbooks and seriously cut in to the notebook and laptop market shares.

    And as always, great job Anand!
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  • ProDigit - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see high energy efficiency, 10 hours of battery life, 3D view without glasses, remote keyboard and mouse (via bt), gaming capabilities, HDMI plug, wireless b/g/n, MS windows installed, SSD, 2GB or 2x2GB of DDR3 RAM, sleeve or padded shoulder bag, CPU and GPU overclocking, passive fan system for standard use, but with a fan to prevent overheating when gaming or doing cpu/gpu intensive calculations.
    E-ink like LCD on a white background to view the display without the need for a screen backlight (kind of like from Pixel Qi).

    3mpix webcam, line in and phones out, one LFE out (for sub woofer), SDHC card support, 2xUSB 2.0 out if a wired keyboard has a dedicated output, or 3xUSB out when using a USB keyboard; chiclet keyboard with wide key spacing, and ~80% keyboard size.

    Wifi and 3G/4g unlocked hardware, with switch for increased security as well as for best possible power saving.

    Possible docking station, tiny power brick, 12V DC (car) cigarette lighter plug, GPS antenna, widescreen of at least 720p, 10" screen size, thin bezel, thin device, mouse tracking ball or IR fingerprint reader type of mouse, a couple of menu buttons (menu, escape, enter, 4 arrows, volume up/dn, power switch), touchscreen, Blueray reader (CD/DVD burner).

    FM and AM Radio receiver, with telescope antenna for better reception of all wireless signals.

    Wireless remote signal for sending image/video data to a remote TV or monitor, and/or audio sound to remote speakers.

    Possibility for extension batteries for longer running times.
    A hand generator to charge lithium batteries for in remote areas.
    Basic skype headphones with mic connected in one unit.
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  • jgarcows - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I haven't spent much time with tablets, but I'd like to see a high quality development tool chain. Reply
  • teddog - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a desktop cleanup wizard. Reply
  • skiboysteve - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Id love a legitimate file explorer and USB host support. Also windows file share local network access Reply
  • grajasekar - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Better Batteries. These days, tech is increasing and SoCs are improving when it comes to limiting power consumption, but not enough that they compensate for battery tech stagnating. So yeah, better batteries please.

    More cores would be nice, but not a requirement. More GPU power please though - and I think Kal-El / Tegra 3 is on the right track here.

    I'd also like to see a large scale shift towards the usage of AMOLED screens on tablets, but that doesn't look likely what with even the people who make them not having enough to go around for their own devices.

    If only USB ports for flash drives were standard on all tablets. OH well..
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  • MrSewerPickle - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Minimum IPS display
    Good Build Quality
    $300-400 price range.
    10 hours battery life
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  • bektasa - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I just checked out Xoom at a BestBuy store today. I like the responsivenes and ergonomics. I'd buy it if it was around 400 or less. Pen input would be nice addition. There is no need for a camera on the back in my opinion since all cellphones have one that takes similar quality pictures. Front cam is good for video chat.
    Last but not least. Honeycomb is too complex. Everywehere on home screen full of different sized icons and widgets. It should be more clean for my taste.
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  • rlink - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Quad core, while maintaining longer battery life, and better input options than the virtual keyboard. Reply
  • pleg - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    More battery, less weight, HD wireless display: then I'd finally know what to use a tablet for :) Reply
  • Bluestealth - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want to see USB host support and a full featured web browser. Reply
  • voneyman - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Removable battery, that could be replaced with an extended battery Reply
  • zielhts - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Oh, just love in it. Want the device Reply
  • kb9fcc - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    The ideal tablet would have a high speed color reflective display, such as Qualcomm's misasol Display technology. It'd be capable of full motion video, and be more power efficient than e-ink. This could allow for longer battery life and/or smaller lighter batteries for comparable run times. Reply
  • SecretAsianMan - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Would love to see USB host ability and a native file management system. Reply
  • papajohn - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    3D and USB Reply
  • StanTech - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    For 10" tablets, I'd like to see 1920x1200 8-bit panels (if the OS/apps scale nicely and the SoC can handle that many pixels). Reply
  • Silent001 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see USB 3, HD resolution, Pen input, better typing interface. Reply
  • glynor - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see future versions of Android have software updates (and restores) managed directly by Google, like a real software platform, rather than used by device manufacturers as a tool to motivate new sales.

    I'd also like to see Android have a real, built-in backup solution.
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  • bebimbap - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    -_-; Reply
  • xameius - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see the next generation of tablets be lighter and have better battery life. I realize the two are generally exclusive of each other but I think there's got to be a way of getting a little bit of both. Reply
  • Trotwood - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    True USB support. Until tablets are freed from computer middle men they wont reach their potential. Reply
  • buschris - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see the tablet work with what it came with next time. Reply
  • sabot00 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like a slider tablet with a textile-like surface with micro-raisable dots that will create keys, either T9, QWERTY, console-style dual-analog, or any picture. Reply
  • Marwan - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    An IPS panel would be the way to go. Apple and Asus already did it. Reply
  • asmitty - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    higher quality ccd on the onboard camera and improved shutter delay Reply
  • p1lgrimm - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Better procs, more memory, better panels, video, etc. Reply
  • chaudx - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    The ability to sync what I am doing on my desktop to my tablet when I switch to it, at least for the browser and emails. USB3/Thunderbolt couldn't hurt either! Reply
  • stiggy8 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Tablets need to focus on the ability to create and transfer content. I'm all for the ability to consume information... but at some point, I want to take that info and create! Reply
  • omfgoats - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Ya. I'm not going through that BS with a tablet that i had to go through with the Ipod Reply
  • dalenchm0b - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Since tablets are doing HDMI, why not go to the next level with wireless HD, if the power requirements and hardware can be miniaturized? Reply
  • jcr916 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    PixelQi screen with great resolution! Oh and at least 12 hours of battery life during practical use, meaning WiFi and Bluetooth on, 2 apps running, and 2 email accounts with push enabled. That would be awesome. Reply
  • Akv - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Yes, PixelQI would be great. Reply
  • Naveel - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    this will make a tablet much more useful rather than just a consumption device. Reply
  • alexanderlin - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would love to have quad core on future tablets with upgradable ram. Currently, there is no way to upgrade the ram and the tablets are not too customizable.

    Also would like to have the OS improved a lot more including better interface.
    Reply
  • Boogaloo - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see more wireless connectivity. Charging through one of those wireless charging pads, displaying to your TV using that intel wireless display technology, and an easy way of connecting to a wireless keyboard and mouse. Ideally, you'd be able to just prop it up on its side at home, and without plugging anything in use it as a computer. Reply
  • harrisd63 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see WiDi on tablets Reply
  • brucek2 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Hassle-free streaming of all my home media content to the tablet (while its outside of the home.) Reply
  • the901 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    A more powerful audio processor for use in music production. Reply
  • hyperdoggy - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    side panel gesture would be nice for media playback control and bring up keyboard control. Reply
  • Redstar92 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Better media center integration, far more extensive cloud sync capabilities, support for external gaming hardware, pixel qi displays, ... Tablets in general feel like they need a couple of years of baking. Typing this on one and I am imaging awesome possibilities :) Reply
  • Shaunio - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see an SD card slot so I can expand storage as desired. Reply
  • zhexio - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better battery life in tablets, but with devices getting thinner each generation, batteries cannot get larger, only more efficient. Advances in battery technology might take longer to reach commercialization, but software optimizations could possibly be implemented.

    There's been some progress on dynamic voltage and frequency scaling techniques, which have been proven to improve battery life. I hope the next revision of the Android OS incorporates such improvements.
    Reply
  • Subdude - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) support for watches, toys, fitness monitors, tethering, home automation, etc Reply
  • knurdle - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Some kind of switchable screen. eink/lcd hybrid.
    Not sure what else I would ask for since I don't have a tablet to know what I might be missing.
    Reply
  • uop - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    i don't want to have to think about the device's battery. as long as it's at home and near one of the desks then it should be charging the battery. There are some existing products that achieve similar (limited) feats, but have't seen a tablet like that. Reply
  • blahoink01 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see the tab and next gen gaming consoles merge. As power in this space increases, lets ditch the dedicated consoles for something portable. When we want full screen, dock it or use some sort of remote display function. Reply
  • projeczero - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    More RAM would be nice. Reply
  • Trodomir - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    How about a see-through screen with simple LCD for transparency? Reply
  • vshah - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    more screen's like pixel qi's screen in the adam would be nice. Reply
  • invinciblegod - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a tablet with the ability to play any video file. Even RMVB files. And possibly hardware accelerated flash video support. Reply
  • kapoww - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Agree on the USB port(s). More supported video formats is also at the top. Reply
  • cherryp00t - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I like to wirelessly stream content from the tablet to a TV. Reply
  • slice - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    faster and better Reply
  • kyuxan - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Tablots Reply
  • Tegeril - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Hardware controls in some capacity. It's not a gaming platform for everyone at this point. Reply
  • harrisd63 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    WiDi!!!!! Reply
  • vivekv80 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Tablets are picking up My three things on wishlists:
    1. Stylus for the capacitive touch screen,
    2. 3G acess by default like the Kindle
    3. Better screen
    Reply
  • huan01 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    i like to see adobe light room or similar raw photo editing software build into the OS Reply
  • Tarvaln - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see very thin bezels and the ability to connect the same type of tablets together to make larger screens. This would allow you and your friends (who own the same tablet) the ability to watch movies or clips on large screens instead of everyone crowding around a small one. Reply
  • allingm - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want a tablet that is shaped like a book or ds. I know it has surfaced before, but its never really come to market. Reply
  • Gear7 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Some people prefer a real keyboard to touchscreen keyboards. Like some smart phones, someone should create a tablet with a flip out keyboard. Extra credit points if it can be pulled out in 2 directions for landscape and portrait. Reply
  • sullrosh - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    a usb port and an sd/micro card slot Reply
  • shade88 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Pen input would be useful in a tablet. Reply
  • heero884 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Would love to see a full sized USB OTG port. That way you can connect your USB flash drive directly to the tablet and access it's contents without a dongle or adapter. Reply
  • snail3 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    hopefully next-gen SOC would be able to replace desktop PC, ARM A15?? Reply
  • geezman - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    All I'd like to see in the next gen android tablet has nothing to do with hardware. I'd like to see a lot more apps designed for the tablet. Reply
  • Denbo1991 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    USB3 and a longer lasting battery! Reply
  • craig0ry - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Multiple USB ports and USB OTG support.

    I would love to see a tablet that in some way approaches the usability of the old Toshiba M2 tablet PCs with an interface entirely designed for touch...
    Reply
  • gadget_hero - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    in a tablet: USB 3.0 if you are going to use the cable why make me use slow USB 2.0, the ability to make ad-hoc networks with tablets around me to send stuff back and forth. in a SoC: I think Quad-Core will be perfect for a tablet other than that I think newer fabrication will solve my main complaints 32nm should make the chips fast and cool. (or whatever level if they skip 32nm) Reply
  • Xenon14 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Fingers crossed. Reply
  • guna15 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    PICO Projector. Its a great addition to smartphones...but good on tablets too. Reply
  • chrisprcr - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    better battery life and USB3. Reply
  • phantom404 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I wouldn't mind a built in mini projector. It would be any is way to show off something especially if your showing a group of people. Not to mention throwing a movie up on just about any service you can find. Reply
  • ajhix36 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Native Flash Support and USB 3.0 would be awesome. It makes me angry that Apple products still refuse to work with flash. Reply
  • TyX - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want a tablet that can easily share my phone's 3G connection so I don't have to pay for two data plans. While we're at it, let's make my phone able to share text messages and other notifications with the tablet as well! Reply
  • Possum - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Comprehensive playback support of all popular video and audio file formats. Reply
  • computergeek485 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    It would be nice to see some USB3 inputs on these devices Reply
  • crazylocha - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    The ability to slide a document off my tablet and onto a friends/coworkers tablet next to it.

    Thinking along the lines as seen in Bond movie with the touch table that interacted with the wall monitors etc. Would be nice to share a file similarly.
    Reply
  • timothevs - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a higher res display on the tablet, with active wrist rejection, so that I can take my notes in class with ease. Reply
  • FSWKU - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see newer tablets start using AMOLED screens. If Samsung could get the prices down on larger Super AMOLED screens, they could make a killing selling them to other manufacturers. Honestly, the screen on my Galaxy S phone is why I haven't gone with something more powerful (like the Atrix), so one of those screens in a tablet would be awesome. Reply
  • phatboye - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    The biggest problem with the first generation Xoom tablet was not the hardware but it was the price. I think the biggest area of improvement for the 2nd Generation Xoom needs to be getting the device to hit the magical $499 price point. Other than that these are the things that stand out the most

    Updated 28nm NVidia Tegra Kal-El Soc (don't need anything more than dual core)
    2GB ram
    Built in 4G LTE radio (for the non wifi version)
    Pen/Stylus input
    1080p video play back.
    Standard USB plug (avoid mini USB if possible)
    USB 3.0
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  • LinusP - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I don't care too much about thickness, heft, or processing power; I just want a well-built tablet that doesn't cost as much as a laptop. Reply
  • sosotired - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    usb port Reply
  • nutz4cycling - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see an integrated IR transmitter for use as a universal remote with macros. Reply
  • thinkwhy - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Lower price would also be nice =) Reply
  • augiem - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Well, I'm not really into tablets, but a free one may change my mind! :) Reply
  • Peteman100 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see higher resolution screens and better integration of remote content Reply
  • Michael McNamara - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    As echoed by quite a few I think the really only missing mainstream tech is USB...

    In only 6 hours there have been 995+ comments, that's a lot of comments!
    Reply
  • AndroidFan - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    gesture, augmented reality, face detection Reply
  • dantsai - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    i'd like to see a quicker, more responsive UI that requires fewer touches/taps to get things done. Not sure how that'd work out, but if some smart engineer could figure that out, i'd be game. Reply
  • ZoSo - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Gigabit Ethernet support, especially on a dock. Reply
  • LeTiger - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Larger capacities at the same price point, as well as higher resolution screens Reply
  • Bizxaro - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    My (original) iPad's browser (on wifi) is too slow.... Reply
  • destrobig - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    So I can easily hold it in one hand. Reply
  • tmanenator - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    would like to see OLED and e-ink display Reply
  • flickz2000 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    a usb port that can read flash drives,, Reply
  • MrManNo1 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I think higher resolution, Super AMOLED screens would be nice, but longer battery life would be a close second. Reply
  • benkalziqi - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see dpi greater than that of the iPhone 4 on next gen tablets. 1280x800 is not good enough! Reply
  • brollo - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see future tablets with a USB port that supports external storage. I would like to be able to play my movies and music just as I would with a laptop or desktop computer. That would be the next step to making the tablet a true desktop/laptop replacement. Reply
  • HungrySpirit - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    USB3 support and more RAM Reply
  • shiva013 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see tablets better integrated with the laptop/PC/phone ecosystem.

    Specifically for android, i'd like to see better continuous interaction between the tablet format and phone format. Being able to register mobile devices under a tablet environment, and then pushing content back and forth would be a really nice plus. In my ideal world, all content should be eligible for a bidirectional push, so you can grab any device and be on the go. (being able to select WHAT device to push to would really be nice... i hate the fact that chrome to phone is based on login..really interferes with a family laptop type of setup)

    I'm sure this is something that will be abstracted into the cloud..so..crossing my fingers...

    I also like to see better input capabilities. Specifically, a docking format with a tablet would be GREAT. I realize this feature is already there in some tablets on the market, but the current cost of it of course is the heft of the tablet. I also feel this concept should be merged with the cell phone web-top idea. (Somewhat an extension of my previous point, if content can have a bidirectional push, a webtop wouldn't necessarily be required. Of course, in the absence of a tablet, a web-top would have some value)

    Further more, I'd like to have better hardware decoding support for various video formats, the battery power implications are enormous.

    FINALLY, multi-profile support built directly into the tablet OS. Most tablet OS's on the market today seem to be extremely catered to one user. A system similar to the window different user system really would be great. I'd love to a tablet where i can share with my wife, and we can each customize our system as we see fit.
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  • marxom - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    What would I like to see in future tablets & SoCs? Well I suppose many people
    would say many of the obviously things, faster processors, more memory, more
    storage, more apps, etc...

    Not I.

    The problem with so many of these small devices is a lack of choice. One of
    great things about modern PCs is choice. Choice of applications, choice of
    operating systems, choice of peripherals. Now I do love these tablet devices,
    along with all the netbooks and smartphones and such, but the thing I miss
    most with these devices is the ability to do with them what I choose to do.

    Currently what we see in the portable device industry is a few companies
    dictating how these devices are made, what may be installed on them, and how
    they are to be used. When I think of portable devices, I think of freedom,
    freedom from my desktop, my office, and wires that connect them altogether,
    freedom to go where I please and still have full access to what I need. Yet
    when I use the current devices out there I don't feel free at all.

    Now many of you are probably expecting to go into some rant about open source
    and free software and all of that, and while I am a Linux user, it's not really
    about that. Right now when I purchase a device, such as the Xoom, I get what's
    on it and the "privilege" of downloading or purchasing a limited set apps from
    one of the app stores. I cannot install another operating system, such as Linux
    or Windows where I might have a different set of applications to choose from.
    Yes I know there is no Windows for these devices yet, but when Windows 8 for ARM
    does come out, will I have the choice then? I think not.

    Now this is partially due to the fact the producers of the devices do lock them
    to prevent tampering (you can't be allowed to do want you want with a device you
    own after all), but there always seems to be ways around that. No, the real
    limiting factor is in the hardware itself. On a PC when it boots up, the software
    really has no idea what kind of hardware is installed, it makes some basic
    assumptions, like there's a CPU, there's some memory, most likely there's some
    sort of storage in which to load software. For everything else, it has to probe
    around and see what's available, where it is at, what kind it is, etc...

    In the mobile space it's a bit more complicated. While the software certainly
    can probe around for what is available, that is not always possible for all
    aspects of the device. These devices are much closer to what PCs were 20 years
    ago, back when we had to worry about jumpers, IRQs, telling the drivers exactly
    what IO port to look for the device on. For those of you not old enough to know
    what I am talking about, ask an old geek or nerd about it, I'm sure they have
    plenty of horror stories to tell you.

    Because of the lack of "automaticness" of the devices in regards to being able
    to dynamically know everything about them, most mobile operating systems are
    usually custom built per device or set of devices. This makes it very difficult
    to install a different operating system onto a device unless it also specifically
    made for that device.

    Compare that with a PC, where if you buy a computer you know that regardless of
    the hardware inside there are at least 2 or 3 operating systems you can install,
    and be comfortable in knowing if there is a driver for a device with the PC for
    said operating system it should work without you having to know all the specifics
    of the hardware itself.

    What I would like to see in the future of tables and SoCs is less specialization
    and more generalization in the hardware. Make the hardware more dynamically
    discoverable to the software. Stop designing the hardware for one specific use
    and one specific set of software, design it with the assumption the consumers
    may and will use the device for other purposes.

    I want the ability to buy an iPod and install Windows 8 on it, replace Android
    with WebOS on a tablet, or erase Windows Phone 7 and load Linux. Once we have
    that freedom other freedoms will follow. If Apple decides you can't use VOIP
    on their phones because that's incompatible with their business model, you'll
    have the choice to install a different OS that does support VOIP. If people have
    such freedoms, and no lock-in on their devices, it will be harder and harder
    for these companies to dictate how we use the software and what apps we are
    allowed to run. Leading us to more freedom in apps and more choices in the
    available apps out there, not just the approved ones.

    Once we get this kind of freedom in mobile devices, the level of freedom we've
    enjoyed on the desktop for years, will tables, smartphones, netbooks, etc..
    really be able to replace the old, wired down, immovable desktops that we have
    used for so long now.
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  • bui628 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I hope Honeycomb stability fixes are underway, really would improve the experience. Reply
  • spthealien613 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want longer battery life as well as support for tons more video capabilities (try playing Windows Media Center recorded TV shows). Reply
  • hardapple - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Forget USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt ports. In the 21st century, data should travel wirelessly. Every copper wire should be devoted to charging/powering the device and nothing else. I want automatic syncing and updating over W-Fi. I realize there are technical challenges to this, but none are insurmountable. Reply
  • Dantari - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Maybe something a bit smaller/more portable. Not that I would complain if I won. Reply
  • miltduds - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    a usb port would be nice. Reply
  • eriksattva - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see Android develop efficient sync and sharing of data between handset and tablet similar to blackberry bridge. I always carry my phone with me. Why have 2 data plans when I already have a 3g connection on the phone. I know I can set up a WiFi hot spot with my phone, but I think it should be more streamlined. Reply
  • hotsacoman - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a Tablet that has solar cells on it so it can be recharged by just being exposed to the sun. Reply
  • The_AC - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Over 99% of the time, people use headphones with these things, but the sound is set up so it sounds best on stereo speakers. I'd like to see algorithms that make the sound sound better over headphones. Dolby headphone, for example. Reply
  • devum - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Including Pixel Qi screens would be perfect for those of us that mostly use their tablets for reading e–books. Reply
  • arepune - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    is it really worth the money spent?
    wouldn't an ipad be more roi for $$.
    Reply
  • hrothgar22 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Would like to see them lighter with better batteries Reply
  • AdamPflug - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like android tablets with color e-ink like displays (something like the mirasol would be good). Battery life is my biggest complaint about android devices right now. Reply
  • Powerserg85 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Yup. Voice recognition would be very kool, and who needs a keyboard.................. Reply
  • mailchandler - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see something smaller ....that being said....am not gonna complain if one is given to me.... Reply
  • mailchandler - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see something smaller ....that being said....am not gonna complain if one is given to me.... Reply
  • servererror - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see an improvement in form factor. It's hard to quantify how that would happen, but I feel it is one of the primary things holding back tablets. I've had a wooted Viewsonic Gtablet for a few weeks, and while I enjoy the hardware and the excellent custom software the community surrounding it provides, my neck pain seems to have increased ten-fold since acquiring the device. Reply
  • TheTotalPackage - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Next generation tab should include a few great features.

    1. Since tablets are primarily used for gaming a wireless bluetooth capability that you can purchase a video game controller and play on your tablet wirelessly. Imagine playing your old nintendo games or apps you download with a wireless controller! Or maybe just insert into usb slot to make wireless controller.

    2. instant streaming to television. Next generation tablet should be able to send whatever you are working on or watching directly to your television. If i am playing words with friends or watching a netflix movie it should stream wirelessly right to my 42inch television.

    3. Ability to use as a GPS/Music Player/Navigation system in cars.
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  • xxtypersxx - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    As others have said, give me a way to take notes and I can retire the latitude XT. Reply
  • reded2 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    how bout flash that works. R Reply
  • kmmatney - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    In 4 1 Reply
  • bryan.sewall - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Some interesting/new way of doing input (that doesn't involve plugging a keyboard into the tablet and isn't just an updated software keyboard). Reply
  • Rylan - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a tablet with either transflective LCD screens like those made by PixelQi or Qualcomm's Mirasol. Reply
  • css_67 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    This device is a nice alternative to either iPad units. Attractive price point. Reply
  • IlllI - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    well it might not seem like anything very creative but maybe a rubberized exterior. something a little more shock absorbent? or waterproof? :) Reply
  • k2340 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'm most interested in USB host and NFC in future devices. As an academic working in ubiquitous computing, I would like to use tablets/phones for field work with various sensors and other devices. Reply
  • hyperphysics - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see voice to text capabilities / vocal control. Reply
  • Loafers - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see an OLED screen. Reply
  • bae0wolf - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Much like the atrix, but maybe better integration with chrome OS on a lapdock with a keyboard and battery a la the Atrix but better executed? Reply
  • plague911 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    thanks Reply
  • npoc - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Higher Resolution. I had 1280x800 back in '94 *(actually it was 1280x1024). Can we beef up the resolution a bit more than 1995?

    I know it's going to be a couch computer and all, but I really hate to scroll.
    Reply
  • baadcat - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Multiple things named previously by others: USB3, voice input, higher resolution, pen input; but also add the cell radios/chipsets so we can use a bluetooth headset to make calls and not have to carry our cell phone! Reply
  • gugawu128 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    3d ipad lets go Reply
  • ARoyalF - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    An eye tracking camera for selecting what I want to click on? Might be helpful on a page loaded with links vs blowing up the page so my not so fat fingers can select what I want. Or how about typing too? Reply
  • okko321 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want to see quad core processor because it will enable greater multitasking and make it more smoother. Reply
  • jlafount - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    The ability to use a game controller like a PS3 Dualshock Reply
  • Colorblinded - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I really don't think I'd buy this tablet, but I'd take a free one and use it quite a bit! Reply
  • taskmaster76 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a carbon fiber body design rather than metal to reduce weight. Reply
  • stealer85 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Thunderbolt could be interesting on this. Reply
  • mendozaronie - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Quad-Core!!! Reply
  • mchu168 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Wireless charging Reply
  • Zakin - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Motorola Xoom give away? Anandtech seems to have all the mob..er company connections. Reply
  • AyashiKaibutsu - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    USB3 Reply
  • guyagl - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I look at the number of slates out there today and all are touch only. However, to get some serious work done, a physical keyboard is still a must. If the E7 was available as a slate, I think it would become the perfect slate device hardware wise; the software is another matter. Reply
  • pwrntspd - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    It will be interesting to see how nvidias Kal-el handles next year...quad core ARM with the performance of a Core 2 duo... sweet Reply
  • cbgoding - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see higher res, higher dpi screens, like what apple did with the iphone 4. Reply
  • Ecmslee - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Impromptu meetings and movie screenings would be possible with a microprojector built in. Reply
  • ydc - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    It would be really nice if tablets had a slot that you could plug in a 3G/4G/WiMax/etc card from a carrier of your choosing. That way you wouldn't have to replace the whole tablet if some new wireless technology comes out or if you want to switch carriers. Reply
  • Trubyd44 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I think an onscreen tactile keyboard that is transparent would be a huge step forward for tablets, although the implementation would be difficult. Thinking outside the box would definitely be necessary. Reply
  • smartalec - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Many times I've read some email on my Viewsonic tablet, started to reply, then realized I wanted to email back more than a single line. So... out comes the laptop. Ideally there would be some better input methods, such as:
    * robust speech recognition. Tablets usually have microphones and enough CPU horsepower
    * handwriting recognition. Touchscreens + enough CPU horsepower already exist

    The Viewsonic tablet has Android 2.2. I've read that Android 3.0 is buggy, thus the scarcity of Android 3.0 tablets and apps. I'm planning on waiting to get my next tablet until Android 3.1.

    Another complaint (which might be addressed by Android 3.1) is many apps don't work on the Viewsonic tablet. They crash a lot, or simply can't be launched. On windows, you don't see 25% of the apps being impossible to run on your PC.
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  • bmullan - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a published standardized, approved dual boot capability to allow installation of different OS's on tablets.
    -- would allow use/testing of open source alternatives to android on any tablet which could accelerate innovation

    Reply
  • Morphuess - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I know current flash storage capacities have OS space limited, but I'd like to see tablets with the ability to install more than one OS in the future, perhaps through virtualization. Currently, iOS and Android offer the best user experience for tablets, but it would be nice to hook up a USB keyboard and mouse, install windows, and have access to the thousands of programs compatible with that OS. Reply
  • filibusterman - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Thanks for the chance to play! Reply
  • SpartanJet - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see WiDi (or WiHD) support. I know some have HDMI mirroring but it really ruins the experience having to stay connected with a cord (especially on games that use the accelerometer). Reply
  • Darkhynde - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Especially for games that require quick touches to the screen. Reply
  • williambuchwald - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see in the next generation tablet, the combination of capacitive and magnetic input (multi-touch and magnetic stylus). It seems that the issues with tablets is how uncomfortable it can be to try to type on one. Reply
  • cookie-monster - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    My wishes in near term:
    1. more weight reduction without sacrificing battery life (current 9-10 hours is good enough)
    2. improve UI usability (this is for android and ios, for latter major overhaul is long due)
    3. data/work context mobility
    I'd like to be able to move or share my current work context/state of applications between devices directly without forcing to use cloud and specific applications
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  • avinash1234 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    definitely a ssd would be nice in the next versions Reply
  • P_Dub_S - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see Higher Resolution screens and better color quality. Reply
  • tpfaff - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Honeycomb tablets need netflix, I simply cant recommend an android tablet to my father because theres no netflix(versus the ipad). Reply
  • Cyborg7th - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    What would be very interesting to have in a tablet would be IR. With the right software the possibilities would be endless. Reply
  • radorix - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Late to the party but when I first saw the question I thought of the one tablet that I read about the other day I thought how cool that would be if more did that. That and these new expected duel and quad core tablets because right now if I feel like something is to much for my phone I personally just jump straight to my desktop and skip the whole laptop/netbook/tablet thing. Reply
  • Wiggy McShades - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see some sort of input that's more tailored towards games, tablets would be a great mobile gaming platform if they weren't limited to touch screen. Reply
  • bitdecay - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see better multitouch--like, 10 point multitouch or higher--on newer tablets. Reply
  • chapagetti - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    a 12" high definition screen with an active digitizer Reply
  • Jwsonic - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would love to be to write notes in a meeting. Definitely holding me back from using a tablet at work. It would be nice if some OCR came into play too :) Reply
  • pk2010 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    How about a tablet that can run any OS of your choice. Linux, windows, android are all easily available. Asking for iOS too might be a stretch. Reply
  • Venya - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    No need to add any new features (maybe NFC ;-)...
    Just lower the prices and success is guaranteed! :-D
    You can cut builtin flash amount as long as microSD slot available, just dont use cheap LCD!
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  • strahd13 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like it to be a USB 3.0 so we can add portable HDDs to expand storage to no longer be a real issue. Yes we would have to swap using what mem is in the device but that is not so bad and better than what we have now. Reply
  • t_case - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    screw pen how about a new tactile input that works with the way I hold a tablet already, some kind of back input or a thumb based keyboard would be cool Reply
  • EvilCoconut - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like a tablet that can go 24 hours usage without compromising on performance Reply
  • Zeus9387 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Better price points and. Better portability would be nice. I would also like a more diverse collection of peripherals. Reply
  • Dianoda - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a tablet that could function as a highly mobile and lightweight extension to my camera. Short form concept: Everything a pro photog would want in the field - low user involvement image backup, image review (grade, categorize, minor image optimization adjustments such as resize/crop, contrast, white balance, etc.- from camera RAW), rapid image distribution, ability to function like a WACOM back in the office.

    Here's the list of awesome ideas: a tablet that could serve as a receiver for image data from the camera, I.e the camera would wirelessly and seamlessly (hands-free low power receiving option while in a bag/backpack) transfer all images as they are taken to the tablet - the user should have the flexibility to additionally record to the camera's memory card as backup to the tablet. The tablet would need a sizable amount of memory for all this data storage, I'm thinking 128gb is a good place to start. The tablet should have additional high speed connectivity options for memory expansion on the fly or unloading image data (wireless, usb 3.0., Ethernet, CF slot, SD slot).

    Streamlined instant image review - screen needs to be high res, highly accurate color (built in calibration/ color space profiles), give me a retina IPS display, 7 to 10 inches, 3:2 aspect ratio. Fast processing a must for basic image editing, and a high speed mobile connection would be great, too. Make it built to last - exotic materials lightweight materials for the body - carbon fiber sounds like fun
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  • Rainmanpaco - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a pen/stylus for the simple fact that it won't be all smudgy with finger oils. Reply
  • LordOfTheBoired - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    High-resolution screens. Not LARGER screens, but higher-res ones.

    TRULY high-res, even. None of this "1280*720 HD" or 1366*768 crap.
    If you want me to take any claims of high resolution SERIOUSLY, you need to be running higher than my computer was displaying A DECADE AGO.
    I know 1280*1024 and it's 4:3 friend 1280*960 are inconvenient for the modern marketing division, but... they still existed. HDTV resolution should be a minimum acceptable level, not a goal to shoot for.

    16:10 would be nice, too. Maybe even 4:3, if we're feeling exceptionally bold in our requests.

    Do I expect any of this? Nope.
    Hooray for another round of 768p 16:9 displays being touted as high resolution!
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  • mmshah - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    A stylus. Reply
  • Gridlynk - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see the use of lighter weight materials like carbon fiber to get the weight below one pound for a 10in tablet, a USB port, and the ability to switch between a backlit LCD screen and a e-ink-like screen for reading ebooks. Reply
  • scotjo - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see improvements in battery technology. I'd like batteries that charge faster, last longer, and are easily replaced. Reply
  • Kensei - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would mostly like higher screen resolution and better battery life.... although better screen resolution is the most important. Reply
  • alaska13 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Pen input is essential! Watching people in cafes try to write emails on the soft keyboard on their iPad is just painful. Reply
  • tapmal5 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like it to use full blown version of Adobe flash as bare essential to be able to not just use it but enjoy using it Reply
  • eggrolls - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    longer battery life without compromising on performance Reply
  • skyskier - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a usb port, usb 3.0 if possible and i'd like a removsble battery. Reply
  • yellow9271 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I don't keep up with tablets and phones, but where's the 3 stream 802.11N? Unless I missed something everything is g probably because most hot spots are g. When you pay $600 for something that is wifi only N should be standard. Also, more companies should take advantage of dual channel memory which will probably be a necessity when kal-el. and other 4 core arms come out. Reply
  • balief - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Honeycomb FTW!! Reply
  • Cullinaire - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see power efficiency to a point where you could run a tablet like a solar powered calculator - no more worrying about power at all as long as you have light. Reply
  • misterglass - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Keen to see creative ways of implementing dual screens like a book with very thin bezels. Reply
  • miketlo - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want to see the new tablets with tactile touch screens and software for continuous work flow between phones computers and tablets. It would also be nice to have wireless charging. Reply
  • Ramshambo2001 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    These things need more gizmos on them! Give me a pico projector! Reply
  • tzirf203 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see two things, true HD displays, I am tired of these resolutions and the fact that these manufacturers still think 1024 X 768 is mainstream. The second, a price drop on these devices.

    I have a hard time justifying the cost of one of these, considering what kind of Desktop I could build for a similar price. I realize that this like comparing apples to oranges, and most people probably won't agree with me, but I often compare my Desktop or Laptop to these devices, because they are realistically just a more compact, portable computer and I know if I had one I would do things on them that I could easily do on a laptop/desktop computer, but also have the option to do more intense task. So IMHO, I find it hard to justify $600 for one. That aside I would love to have one. Cheers :-)
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  • Clockw0rk - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I've seen it on a few tablets, but what I'm really looking forward to is when HDMI becomes a standard on tablets and cell phones the way it has on recent laptops.

    More than ever, Tablets and Cell Phones are people's portable media devices that they consider more portable than their laptops and often keep with them more often. That sort of 'at hand' accessibility lends them to be a very 'show your friend' friendly mechanism for showing off internet videos and music, but isn't fully there on the level of showing more people than can huddle around a small screen.

    Being able to use any tablet as a on-the-go media center solution, to bring netflix with them to the hotel while on the road or to bring over movies to a friend's house that may not have a means to use your content on their television is the next big step.
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  • timmciglobal - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more use of unique multitouch gestures. Like 3 finger "spin" at desktop to do something or on lock screen. Seems like just pinch zoom is the only really "well used" feature right now. Reply
  • maxdavid - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    faster cpu's that start pushing these tablets into laptop territory Reply
  • fluxtatic - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    as mentioned previously, HDMI consistently - that is, I'd rather HDMI not be a tipping point in favor of one tablet over another. If they all had it, then I'm set.

    Swappable wireless cards would be good, as well...at least let me try the mobile carriers I don't already hate.
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  • Deepcover96 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Wow. This question is harder to answer than you would think. Most ideas gave some kind of solution or workaround with an app. I'd like to one day be able to code, compile, and run code on my tablet. In the search of being able to get real work done while laying on my back, I have tried several things, but my device always ends up being a word processor that's missing a built-in thesaurus. So I guess step one would be an integrated thesaurus into the OS or at least a way of integrating a third-party thesaurus. Has nothing to do with coding, but at least it will cover some of my other bases. Reply
  • Scorned - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Biggest want for new tablets is more storage...just can't find the space for all my movies. Reply
  • gadgetconnoisseur - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    It bugs me that tablets and phones are fundamentally tactile devices yet are made to look good primarily in a photo shoot and only secondarily in actual use.

    How about a tablet with a sculpted soft-touch case like the back of an HTC Incredible, only more so. Then have a rubber trim that wraps the edge of the whole device - like a Live Strong wrist band protecting a temperamental iPhone 4 antenna - filling and smoothing the sculpted edges. Crop the corners of the hard case so they can be formed by the rubbery edge. It would be like a built-in Otterbox without the bulk and eye sore. You could have replacements in different colors. The band could protect less-used ports like sdcard slots.

    Secondly, handles: on the back of the device between the seem of the battery cells and between the batteries and pcb compartment inset some crevices your fingers can slide into when gripping the device for carrying. Doesn't have to be too big, just enough to stop my precious gadget taking a dive on the floor.

    Thirdly, oleophobic screen coatings are a nice idea but they still end up looking pretty disgusting. Add some silver particles for the coating mix for the anti-septic properties.

    I want to use my tablet device, not take pictures of it.
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  • dhessi - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    why don'tt any of the "modern" tablets have active digitizers? really, they're the most accurate way to input writing Reply
  • Undertow101 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see active widgets. Where programs / apps are actually running 100% in the background. Then I can just click on them to make them the main screen. Reply
  • z4r0sp4c3 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want to see some sort of session persistence from tablet to desktop. I think Apple has the best shot at it with OS X (Lion) and iOS, maybe HP with WebOS. That, and perhaps wireless syncing, which should be plenty fast as long as it's through ad-hoc and not through the router. It would work as long as you have the same recent wireless hardware that AirDrop requires. Reply
  • LordSojar - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    With the next generation tablets would be OLED screens for big power savings.

    As for SoC design, that's easy: flawless high profile x264 1080p playback.

    Also, just another side note: MKV support natively in the OSes please!

    As for a free Moto Xoom... COUNT ME IN! :)
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  • jimthev - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    3D with eye tracking and a slider. Reply
  • purrcatian - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    A USB host that can't be disabled.

    SATA (I know this isn't really needed on a phone, but some people use ARM SoCs for things other than phones.

    Some consolidation wouldn't hurt either. Almost every smartphone has GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi. Many smartphones have digital compasses, FM transmitters and FM radios. At least some of these things could be integrated into the SoC.
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  • luvthatstuff - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    more inputs (e.g. usb, firewire...) Reply
  • vpr - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    This is my 3rd time typing this because the other two times aren't showing up :(

    There are several things I'd like to see:

    On the hardware side of things:
    (1) Someway to eliminate fingerprints on the device - keep them from showing up in the first place
    (2) A built in Creditcard reader/slider to be used in more corporate environments
    (3) New battery technology - longer life, cleaner energy, and lighter
    (4) Higher resolution screen to make text look clearer and easier to read
    (5) New screen technology that makes reading easier than on a computer screen (like e-paper)
    (6) Some way to give tactile feedback, especially when typing

    On the software side:
    (1) More intuitive UI that isn't over simplified, or trying to show off how cool it is by doing so many different things at once
    (2) An MMORPG that allows me to play with people logged in on PCs/Mac/Consoles
    (3) Better auto-correction
    (4) Some standardization on what will be used for rich media - For example Flash vs HTML5

    Thank you, hope I win, I've wanted to xoom for a long time now!
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  • Senhsational - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    The next-gen tablet must have 3D w/o glasses. Like the Nintendo 3DS, it is a technology that eventually capture all home displays. It'll make you look and view things differently whether be it icons, buttons, movies, gaming....it is a technology that will eventually get to the mass. Reply
  • Nerfpaladins - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'm so out of touch with tablets and smart phones lol. I still use my old fliptop cellphone. I need to get with the times.

    So I really don't know what's what with today's tablets.=[
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  • omghaxcode - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    hook a brother up dog Reply
  • atong01 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see USB 3.0 ports and a detachable soft touch keyboard made of flexible yet durable rubber like material. You can attache it to a USB 3 port! :) Reply
  • thoze - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd also like to see them with usb 3 support. Reply
  • jakewit - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a more energy efficient display, since that's where most of it is used. Maybe OLED if they work out the kinks. We are way overdue for a new technology, and we don't seem to be having a lot of luck in the battery department. A non-reflective surface default would be nice too. Reply
  • Magnus55 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd really like to see higher resolution displays to enjoy reading even more. Maybe it's even to possible to reduce the glossy-ness of current tablet-displays without losing the high contrasts and glass-surfaces. Reply
  • Reflex - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a reversable tablet. IPS LCD on one side, eInk screen on the other. Best of both worlds. Ability to use as both a reader and a tablet computer... Reply
  • moiaujapon - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    battery life + instant on + easy navigation of current arm socs

    but

    1.) lighter is better
    2.) pen input (tablet... like a pad of paper... on which we... WRITE!)

    I want to be able to jot down quick notes, diagrams, etc. For those of us who actually use an iPad, Xoom, etc., I notice that most of us still keep a pad of paper and pen handy. It's not impossible with current hardware, but an active digitizer would take things to a the level that we could actually leave the pad of paper at home - which is the idea after all, isn't it?

    And make sure the pen slides into the body (which should be metal most likely - premium products should feel premium), not on a string or just thrown in the box.

    x86 would be good too IF we kept the above mentioned battery life, etc., because then we could program a little, etc., on the go, leaving behind the netbooks and most portable notebook computers.

    Here's the point, the iPhone worked because it worked (not crashing constantly like Windows Mobile was) and it offered real convergence. It really did keep us from carrying a phone + an iPod + a PDA +...

    Once the tablet offers real convergence (no more need for an e-book reader, a netbook, or a pad of paper), then the market will grow exponentially. But you CANNOT sacrifice the
    1.) Truly touch friendly UI
    2.) Battery life
    3.) Instant on ability
    4.) Extremely portable form factor and weight

    That's why the Windows tablets never caught on (and I admit, I had a few).
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  • Djmk - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd be interested to see how the experience of this compares to iPad! Reply
  • utilitarism - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    windows and android on the same platform that is virtualized. Reply
  • shumyikwing - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to have Thunderbolt and USB3 Reply
  • Mercdoc - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see better support for all next gen tablets. Esp for the current Tegra II tablets that are out. If Nvidia wants to show the market what they are capable of doing, then drivers for their chips would say a lot. (better, current)
    There are several tablets out already that have the Tegra IIs but hardware driven graphics seem to take a big hit. But thank the Lord for the devs out there that supply ROMs that work compared to what current manufactors are suppling that just seem to get by or just squeaking by.... check out the update pages for eLocity or viewsonic, its really depressing.
    For the owners of tablets out there that have Tegra IIs, ask them how many of them still have the factory ROM loaded. Unless Android 3.0 is loaded, most will speak out and say the first thing they ditched was the less than satisfing factory ROM. So if Nvidia wants to corner the market on the best chip on the market (imho) for tablets, better support for these chips are what a lot of people would like to see. Especially me.
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  • werd - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    xoom xoom Reply
  • SmCaudata - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Think retina display at 10" Reply
  • albel65 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Something I would like to see in the next generation tablets would be a capacitive touch field placed behind the device. Hell, I want to see Windows 8 on a tablet too. I mean, they are building an ARM version of that OS. Reply
  • nameeman - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Xoom me baby... Reply
  • frnzkfk - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I know someone was demoing something like that a while ago, I think it could be a major advantage for tablet gaming or anything else where one doesn't want his fingers running over the display. Reply
  • vertigomhs - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    quad core ARM (like NGP), USB Host ports, and higher resolution displays. Reply
  • sligett - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like an optical drive, let's say blu-ray. Without adding size or weight to the tablet. (Or price, while we're asking...) Reply
  • ajcarroll - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see further evolution of cloud based synching - think dropbox on steroids.
    i think eventually, at the os level, your data files will just show up on all your devices. while there are already products to do this, eg. drop box, and other approaches such as digital lockers for music etc. none of them are ubiquitous and seemless.

    ie. There are tools thst do this today - but they require invidivuals to participate - for example drop box requires a special directory..

    to date there's not yet a seemless 'just works' flavor of thisl

    i think part of it is that no one has really cracked the correct paradigm yet.... and i dont know exactly what form it will take - but i think we'll recgonize it when we see it.

    so to me, the big shiift with these things will occur when all of a sudden , you can edit a documient at work, go home and continue editing it on your tablet, but it DOESNT require specific steps on your part to make it work. ie. seemless, ubiqutous - data is just everywhere.

    i dont expect it to occur in a single generation - but i'd love to see a seismic shift occur.
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  • Hexadecazetton - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Sony has already shown touch input on the back of their next gen PSP. I don't see why it wouldn't work on a tablet. Reply
  • mwc4897 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    ...USB3.0 and 3D displays. Reply
  • konakt - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'm a bit of a linux fan, I use Debian on my laptop, but I use Windows at work and at work is the most likely place I'd have use for a tablet.

    So what I'd like to see is a tablet in a similar form factor as the Xoom but able to run full fat Windows. This would let me use the same apps I use on my workstation on a tablet, Mathcad, eDrawings etc. Great for offsite meetings where a laptop is overkill and I usually bring a notebook (paper!).

    I reckon this will be feasible in a few years time as Intel chips get competitive in the mobile sector.
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  • uncola - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    matte screens Reply
  • theineffablebob - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want to see higher quality displays in the next generation of tablets. Like a super-sized Super AMOLED Plus with amazing pixel density. Would also like to see higher refresh rates for screens and better touch responsiveness. Reply
  • Terris - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    USB 3.0 support would be great. Reply
  • bobeedee - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life, USB3, Lower price :). Reply
  • smaloney46 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see both ports. Reply
  • Oneidbndt - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a built in pen and scroll touch function on the back. Reply
  • Bernster - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Need 4G wireless availability. Reply
  • Skylee131 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Increased battery life for sure Reply
  • Abra Cadabra - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Back or bezel to have discreet solar panels to continuously trickle charge... Should increase average batt life by at least 50% for it to be worthwhile. Reply
  • xphiledan - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    wishlist: higher resolution screen, light peak connectivity, and bigger battery Reply
  • MakingMonkeys - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Add a laser projected keyboard. Reply
  • MakingMonkeys - Sunday, April 17, 2011 - link

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ProjectionKeyboa... Reply
  • Robear - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see something, anything replace the qwerty keyboard (Voice regognition, etc). Reply
  • gamester5525 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Good luck with the Xoom promotion! Reply
  • dali71 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    USB3, AMOLED, and better battery life would be great. Reply
  • ravissimo - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I like this gen of tablets, but as close as you can get to computer specs, while running an OS that is made for tablets and extremely efficient means long battery life, lots of usability, and portability. I'd love to see 2GB RAM, at least 64GB-128GB of storage, and some IPS & SAMOLED+ screens.

    Motorola Xoom is an amazing start!
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  • pewter77@gmail.com - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    for transfer rates that aren't horrible
    <3 andantech
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  • TGMGroup - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Tablets are interesting... recently bought an Acer W500, since I need MS Office, and would like to see AT review that, but android looks interesting, too, if a little too entertainment-focused for me. Reply
  • dawp - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    usb3 would be nice, as stated previously. Reply
  • CalvinHobbes - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    USB 3 would be nice as well as ultra high resolution displays. Reply
  • todlerix - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    The only thing precluding me from buying a tablet right now is the additional data plan.

    My monthly fee for the my smartphone(android) covers unlimited data, most I've managed is 240MB in one month.

    I'd like to see some sort of system that doesn't require me to set my phone as a hot spot or any method that renders the device unusable until I'm done.

    Perhaps a different billing scheme where you pre pay 250MB or 3 months.
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  • robjw - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    longer battery, better performance, and oled screens Reply
  • cdoubleu - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Terrible transfer rates and proprietary connectors need to go. Reply
  • robertfoss - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see improved portability.

    Maybe folding is an option, flexible displays might be an option as well.
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  • gimli321 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Solar power augmentation would lengthen battery life (similar to old school calculators). Reply
  • Bob47 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    My oldest son recently purchased on and loves it,
    But extended battery lif would be great.
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  • Jedi2155 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would love for tablets to be more tightly integrated with your main computer system. I have largely shied away from purchasing a tablet due to a lack of need as I already own a powerful Desktop, Laptop, and Smartphone.

    A tablet would be much more useful if it could be used as another display for my PC/Laptop, and disconnected at will to behave as remote desktop viewer (as an application) if the bandwidth was available. Otherwise run tasks/utilities directly on the tablet. This way I'd be leverage the power of existing systems in my technological ecosystem on top of what the Tablet adds.
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  • christopherbarran - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Like say something akin to IPS. Reply
  • Terrigno - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would love for a tablet to be made that has the standerd goods of Androids Honeycomb OS and everything that comes along with that. But it needs integration with something better. Orginzation. Overhaul the companys version of a skin that will alow easy integration of different organizing components. Organizing finances, Bills, Home Life, Work along with Play. And have that come with a compatible version of a software download on Windows and Mac computers, along with Cell Phones so that the program can sync with everything together. To this day I still havent found the one stop program and skills to accomplish this. Reply
  • RoboKaren - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    It'd be great if the vendors could find some way to build in *fast* emulators so that we could run the one or two must-have Windows / OSX / iOS / Android applications without having to have the whole baggage of those systems. I was so excited about the notion of fast emulation on the fly when Linus Torvalds got involved with Transmeta, sad that it didn't turn out as promised. Reply
  • MarkP. - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I know I'm repeating some other comments, but tablets really need features that pull them out of the "computer toy" paradigm and into the realm of all-around productivity/entertainment/personal management tool. So it needs much better input, the ability to switch instantly to different types of usage, and the battery to withstand nearly constant use without charging every hour.

    --Mark
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  • danjw - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would love a Xoom! Reply
  • damnthedaystar - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    yes yes, i think tablets are silly, but my woman wants one, so give me one to give her Reply
  • stomper1784 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    one that has better graphics and sound. Reply
  • slashdotcomma - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more tablets include wireless charging like HP/Palm phones/tablets or at the bare minimum quick external charging contacts additional to charging via usb like the RIM PlayBook. Reply
  • mysweepslink - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I Would love to see keyboard gloves that you can wear, so you can upside down if you want, on your leg or on the desk. Reply
  • reckert - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Make use assignable hardware buttons around the edge so you have quick access to features you want, and make sure there are dimples on the buttons so you can tell by feel where they are.
    I know its not really the 'touch screen' feel that many people want, but it does make it easier than navigating through menus/app lists to get to where you want.
    Reply
  • rgladiator - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like a pen input / handwriting recognition. Reply
  • nermie - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    new toys! Reply
  • arenared - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    The one thing I would like to see with future devices is a dedicated 3d viewing experience without glasses, more like what they are doing with head tracking via a camera that changes the perspective in real time. Reply
  • Kromis - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    No contracts. Enough said! Reply
  • mxjcmxjc - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would love to see the ability to use the tablet as a second screen for your desktop. When not using the tablet. Reply
  • Mormegil83 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I love the quick controls on the honeycomb browser (settings=>labs). It is less obtrusive than menu bars that take up space across the top or bottom of the screen. You simply call it up when needed. I wish Google would implement some form of this throughout the rest of the so. After long browsing sessions I always find myself swiping the edge of the screen to call up the menus or go back in other apps. Reply
  • RoboDave - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would love to see a thunderbolt interface on the next tegra revision. Reply
  • troyster - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link


    an optional death ray would definitely be bonus
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  • yuej - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    A little projector would be different. Reply
  • dumpsterj - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would a tablet that will let you run 2 apps splitscreen , like gtalk on one side with a browser on the others. The screen are finally getting big enough to support this yet i have not ever heard of anyone working on this !!! Reply
  • melted829 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    i would love to see cortex a15 designs soon..but i know they're at least a year out..please please please....me want a zoom Reply
  • strahd618 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would love Pen input of course, but I'd be perfectly happy with the removal of the rear camera if it meant they put a higher res camera on the front for video chat. Reply
  • xixer - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    the tablets of new should bring back the stylus of old for quick and easy typing through handwriting recognition Reply
  • Anman64 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see an IDE for coding, and an easy way to attach a keyboard. Reply
  • cwilson - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I think the functional bezel in the blackberry playbook is a great idea and would like to see it incorporated into future android based tablets, a lot of people also mentioned a stylus or pen input which would be great but only if it also included some real amazing handwriting recognition software Reply
  • Mozee - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see support for USB 3.0, as well as a USB port to use thumb drives with the next tablets. Reply
  • HoagieMon - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Better battery, pen/stylus input seems like a good idea. Reply
  • dcohen32 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would love Windows ARM support Reply
  • Ishwa - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    In order to increase market penetration, I think a more modular design such as is seen in laptops and desktops, might be of use.

    For those who want a higher specification system, they could order it with the better screen, ram, battery, and so forth. For those that are buying only on price, the monetary hurdle can be lowered with the use of less costly components.
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  • Ing - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see the following:
    -a retina display
    -Android 3.0
    -USB 3.0
    -HDMI Out
    -as thin as the ipad 2
    -9+ hours of battery life
    -dual core processor
    -1GB + of RAM
    -micro SD card slot

    To me, that'd be the PERFECT tablet.
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  • kd0frg - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    A really nice10+ mega pixel camera with flash and attachments available, like some nice lenses for panoramic or fish eye photos, that would be cool. Reply
  • Robikonobi - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    The next generation tablet should provide a one handed input option so you don't need to put the thing down on your lap or table. Perhaps swype or some kind of next gen software based hand input option that is small enough to use with just one thumb on the edge of the screen. Reply
  • JameX_0 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I will agree with many others and request better connectivity, along with an attempt to allow more customization. Higher speeds, such as USB 3 and/or eSATA would make filling the increasing large storage much less annoying. A USB host controller with even just one or two ports would move the tablet a long way towards replacing laptops and netbooks for many people.
    Also, would it be possible to setup tablets to be bluetooth HID devices for connecting and directly controlling computers?
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  • Klausi - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Two things bother me on current tabs:
    - I can see the single pixels, as I'm holding the tab closer to my face than a laptop.
    - Annotating is a pain.
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  • Sergeant Pete - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Higher resolution displays, flexible OLED preferably
    Voice recognition/commands
    Full USB functionality for use with external drives
    Slide out keyboard
    Much more full featured software (with sortable and usable app store)
    Swappable batteries with 24 hour battery life
    bluetooth control pad support for gaming (or some sort of more functional control scheme)

    Thanks for reading :)
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  • justinkim - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Multi-day battery life Reply
  • a.vandelay - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    better software! Reply
  • luv2liv - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    needs handwriting recognition. as of now, typing on the screen is difficult Reply
  • crispbp04 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want to give a xoom a good home where it will be treated fairly and raised in a supportive environment. Reply
  • Xajel - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want a tablet that can be used as a replacement for my laptop in case all I want is web browsing, do some office documents editing and do some fancy games... I like it to be open I hate to be limited by exact amount of memory for example like iPad so having a card reader is a must for me, I like to have other features that will make me happy, USB flash support ( mass storage ), using USB & bluetooth keyboard...
    I like it to be able to handle FullHD video decoding and capturing, so I can watch my favorites movies where I want and when I want... I would love to have a tablet with a docking station so I can easily dock it for charging, connecting it to my PC or my TV with HDMI or what ever !!

    In basic words, I want a tablet that I can be sure I don't want to say ( I wish I had another one !! )

    So, I just want a tablet !!
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  • mrpk - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    1) Reliable voice to text translation
    2) Pen input without compromising touch sensitivity.
    3) Handwriting recognition
    4) Great annotation software for major e-book formats.
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  • vinadoros - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Probably the biggest thing I'd like to see is a reduction in price. Compared to the competition, $599 is pretty reasonable for a Xoom, and while I cant compare it to a laptop, I could get a pretty good laptop for the same price. Once the price goes down, itll be like the 2nd generation of netbooks! Reply
  • javabrak - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want a tablet you can play Rifts or WoW on... Reply
  • pilotError - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a higher res screen and more battery life in the next Gen tablets. Make it a little easier to read with these old eyes! Reply
  • justaviking - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    When I get home, let my Xoom, desktop, and TV become one, seamlessly sharing files, input devices, and displays wirelessly. Reply
  • duffman55 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    In the next generation of tablets, I'd like to see support for more input devices. Touch screens are great for mobile use, but when I'm at home I want to be able to use all of the input devices I can use with a full computer. Gaming controllers would be a welcome addition. Reply
  • jdavenport608 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    It would be nice if one of these tablets had a projector built into it so you could use it for presentations and to share photos. Maybe even watch a video or youtube on a screen or blank wall. Reply
  • s1175290 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Thanks for offering this! Reply
  • lorribot - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    It would be nice to see some pricing based on reality rather than random price points.

    Does it really cost $200 to add in the electronics for 3G? I can buy 3G phones for less than that so I think not.

    Netbooks did so well despite everything because they were very cheap at around $250-300, a smart phone can be had for $300. If they can do a tablet, which is very similar hardware to that in the mobile phone, for around that sort of price they will actually sell them by the truck load. At the moment they are pricing in hope. rather then based on reality.
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  • macky_r - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I hope I win. I've been entering since high school, now I'm in college and I never won anything in my entire life! Reply
  • lorribot - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    How about a micro Ethernet port. I know every one does wireless these days but sometimes a wired connection can be a god send and is somewhat more secure. Reply
  • righteous_tech - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see tablets and PCs and handphones work together perfectly.
    That I transfer data between any of my devices in a convenient, fast, and reliable manner without third party software
    That the same programs will be available on each (with modifications maybe for the form factor)
    That I can easily access my computer through my tablets or handphones, and vice-versa.
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  • Lnolon - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link


    1. 128gb on board
    2. faster processor or more cores for multitasking.
    3. longer battery life 16 hours would be nice
    4. Keyboard dock or a projected keyboard.
    5. Charging over the usb port.
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  • pres_pharm - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    and translation to text. My health care notes would be much easier if this were available on a light Android platform.

    Living in Virginia !
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  • kevinb66 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see an operating system on a tablet that doesn't make me purchase an app for things that I can do for free using a real browser. This entire app business is fairly annoying. Reply
  • nyonya - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Full 1080p would be great. Reply
  • skirmash - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see full playback of 1080p content supporting a wide variety of AV container formats such as ISO and MKV as well as BD folder Structures. Reply
  • reeper - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see tablets with higher resolutions.... Reply
  • wileycbii - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    longer battery life Reply
  • beenboy8 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    How about two 5" screens that fold? When open they make a full sized tablet, and when closed the screens are protected for damage. I would be very interested in a design like that. Reply
  • TheSev - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Pen input as an optional input method would be great - which probably means they'd need a place somewhere in the hardware to store it.

    Better battery life seems to be a popular suggestion - and I approve.

    USB3.0 would be great for when you want to plug in an external harddrive for all that extra storage space. Make it so, Number One!
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  • Diesel Donkey - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a larger tablet in the size range of a piece of 8.5x11" paper. Reply
  • niblifa - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want full system encryption like TrueCrypt. Reply
  • iamlilysdad - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I think tegra 3 pretty much has the next generation nailed. More cores (with an OS that can support them), a GPU that drive an extremely high-res display, and on-die DRM support for apps that require it.

    I would basically want the ability to run desktop quality apps on my tablet. Tegra 3 seems like it'll have the horsepower, but nvidia will need to partner with app developers to take advantage of that.

    Integrating all wireless radio modems on the SOC would also be something I would desire, then I could choose which data provider I would want to use based on who has the best service in my area.
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  • Solandri - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    After realizing my phone and tablet have full access to my email, I had to lock them down with a passcode. Unfortunately it's really inconvenient to unlock the device every time I use it. I was thinking a fingerprint scanner would be a lot quicker and easier. Put it on the back and you could also let it do double duty for scrolling content without having to touch the front of the screen. Reply
  • WillieB2 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I have been fascinated with the convergence of tablets-phones-laptops. I await to see how the market "shakes out" the optimal screen size that a smart-phone user will tolerate. In all consumer gotta-have-it products, it takes the efforts of several "tangent" technologies to bring about a truly inspired product.

    As how to improve the tablets, a better keyboard interface is necessary. Perhaps thumbable keys along the sides...
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  • busterTI - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    sign me up. I think they are cool. Reply
  • allancr - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Having Pen input would be nice, as well as a full fledged office suite (MS or open).

    Apple's tablet is great but its limited connectivity prevented me from getting one.
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  • Krause - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    The ability to run as a secondary monitor to a PC when docked always seemed like a cool feature for a tablet, so you can get use out of the screen even when its docked next to your main PC. Reply
  • bkp57 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see the tablet be able to be configured as a programmable keyboard/keypad type controller/extension to a PC (something like that new laptop with the touchscreen keyboard)

    I would also like to have tablets just a bit bigger than the current ones, I tend to like my fonts a little on the big side.

    Bri
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  • foreignmike - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Native USB OTG - I travel a lot, so this would be perfect with a 1 TB HD... I can't stand bringing out 2 Laptops (1 work, 1 personal) Reply
  • rick.blaine - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    i would like a slide-away keyboard, somewhat like a bb, but larger. Reply
  • Darkness217 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Would like to see native wireless printing in all tablets not just through Google Print. Reply
  • MrMeanGuy - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would love to see a device that you take to a meeting, take notes, and hook up to a projector if required. Once back at your desk, it can dock and be your desktop. Kvm support, etc. I want the ultimate productivity tool, no need to transfer files, everything in one place. Reply
  • jbuddie - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    To really make it more valuable to students and business professionals, I would like the next xoom tablet to include a faster dual core with more RAM and also a true digitizer pen (i.e. the type found in lenovo x201 tablets). With these you can actually take notes in class or meetings very quickly and maybe some day replace paper notebook. Reply
  • rachenev - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    The mechanical packaging needs a 'Kick Stand' for viewing videos instead of holding the darn thing constantly while on a plane. Reply
  • check - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Next Gen SoCs I would like to see a significant speed bump, or a complete architecture overhaul (like what intel did with Conroe). I never want to see my phone/tablet hesitate when I'm looking at a web page or navigating the OS's UI. (more ram would probably help with the web pages) Reply
  • ecuador - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    What I'd like for the next gen is an OS that is easy to use yet runs on a regular linux kernel. A MeeGo with a polished user experience for example, so that simple users don't have a hard time using it, but harcore users can compile and run whatever linux package they want. Reply
  • mdbrotha - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Would be Nice Reply
  • Anonononomous - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Let's have that in a tablet. Reply
  • tmheroes - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    USB 3, pen input, more RAM and more storage. Higher resolution displays. LONG battery life - I want to (theoretically) be able to take a transatlantic flight, watch videos the whole time, and still have a good amount of battery left when I arrive.

    And some variety. I want to see some tablets that are different colors!
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  • Meghan54 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    is a functional keyboard that doesn't obliterate most of the screen. Something along the lines of a slide-out sort of board. The onscreen keyboards are horrible to use, provide no tactile feedback, and are just poor to say the least.

    Once some tablet maker puts a "real" keyboard onto a tablet, it'll slam all the others on the market.
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  • amitkottur - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    List of must haves for tablet and SoC

    a. Face recognition based user account
    b. Dual-band wireless chip to do both CDMA and GSM
    c. Quad-core ARM chipset
    d. Retina display
    e. Pico projector
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  • I'mYourHuckleberry - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    USB 3.0 and longer battery life for sure! Reply
  • carlsonad - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    More Ram would be nice! Reply
  • Xichekolas - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want a sunlight reflective, full color, full motion video display (like Mirasol) on an Android tablet.

    I've seen the Pixel Qi, and it's sadly not that great for reading text in sunlight mode. If they could magically speed up e-paper, I'd take that too.
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  • dave 2010 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    the ability to share GPS data with a phone for mapping and perhaps data plans. Reply
  • afluth - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    A WIFI XOOM would be great! Reply
  • ccjoe18 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    would love to see the resolution increase and usb3.0. simple requests this time :) Reply
  • Drhst20 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Tablets still need multiple user login so that I and my significant other can have our own desktop views. Reply
  • 45danny671 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would love to see USB 3.0 and more competition in the market to bring prices down even further! Reply
  • petem - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I for one love to use my tablet for multimedia enjoyment. Games, movies etc. I want to see IP's displays with higher resolutions, have quality stereo sound. USB support for adding peripherals when the screen is not ideal for control input and flash memory support so not being limited to onboard memory storage. Good build quality is also a given to support portability as well as improved battery life, perhaps an array of solar panels built into the outer edges of the screen to assist in recharging the batteries when not in use. Reply
  • Scott314159 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    A tablet that I could pick up and go to a meeting, or take on the plane, or read on the couch, that is the purpose of a tertiary computing device. It needs to be flexible for many computing needs.

    It would need to be able to support a more accurate input device (not just fingers) for sketching and note taking, support for quick equation entries (also important for students in the maths and sciences). It would have to support some type of remote connection to my workstation (VNC, RDP), so I can basically just use it as an extended screen to demonstrate the latest compute models or 3D rendering over wifi. Better yet, enable CUDA/OpenCL directly on these devices.

    It would have to constantly synchronize with my work computer over wifi (and optionally over 3G). So I can just pick it up and go, no thinking required.

    The device would need extended storage (64GB is nothing to brag about these days) so when I'm off on a trip, I could throw several blu-ray movies or TV shows on it and watch them when needed. Those movies/shows should play regardless of their codec or packaging or resolution.

    Most of these items are partially implemented already, or could be done with current generation technology, we just need to motivate the manufacturers that its not just casual users that want tablets, but power users too!
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  • Dradien - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I know this one is a technological hurdle, but a greatly improved battery life would be a boon to tablets (and all portable devices). That and some really aggressive power saving/gating technologies would be awesome as well. This is just dreaming as well here, but USB 3.0/eSATA would just be icing on the cake. Reply
  • nightfox - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    USB host support would be nice. Reply
  • Myrkul23 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Been looking forward to the xoom for a while now Reply
  • Taronga - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Would love one of these Xooms, thanks! Reply
  • rberger - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd love to win a Xoom. Any others who would like to see USB host support in Android? I'd like to use a tablet to drive a USB DAC for music! Reply
  • Nathanb - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    USB3 and/or pen input Reply
  • dannocron - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Terrabyte memory card Reply
  • gr00vem0nster - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    A single display that is full color and fast responding like LCD/OLED but power efficient and text friendly like e-ink so that it can replace computers and books equally well. Reply
  • RobFluth - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see Intel's Widi standard implemented on Tablets. Reply
  • BioHazardous - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    For me if I could have a tablet I'd want the storage to be more SSD speed like instead of flash drive like. I'd want the latest nVidia mobile SoC. I'd want to be able to stream HD to my PS3 from it. I'd want to be able to have a USB or bluetooth keyboard which I assume is already possible. I'd want a better resolution screen and better battery life. Just the typical things people always want more of out of mobile devices.

    Basically I'd want it to be like a small laptop or netbook without the bulk and inefficiencies.
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  • ksarma - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I don't understand why we haven't seen more digitizer-based tablets... this just seems so obvious Reply
  • awan2011 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    IPS screen, thinner, lighter.. Reply
  • Exodor - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    A USB3 port would be nice Reply
  • d2thez28 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I love nVidia and think Tegra will take the world by storm! Reply
  • millercommamatt - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I Would like to have a combination like screen that also provides eInk-like readability. Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see no locking of bootloaders, higher graphics performance, and better battery life. Reply
  • The Hardcard - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Some innovation that would allow a device to be pocketable and still have a larger display. I have been thinking about how this would work with touch and battery life, etc.

    Critical, critical critical - there is no value in coming to market unless the display is at least of reasonable quality.
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  • BlindZenDriver - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I have a hard time understanding why it has to be like this!?

    Having bought things from even small shops without actual online shops I know shipping stuff from the US to most of the world is easy. Surely it could be done if there was a will to do so but I guess the international readers here are considered 2nd class :-(
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  • battle1990 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    On the next gen tablets I would love to be able to have two applications open at once. Like re Roth day I was trying to sketch something up in autodesk sketch that I got the idea from while surfing the net and I had to go back and forth between apps way to much and would have been a whole lot easier to just have both the browser and sketch up at the same time. Reply
  • Colin1497 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Well, probably not, but who knows.

    There are plenty of obvious things, better screens top the list of obvious things for me (iPhone 4 dot pitch everywhere, please). The fact is, until this merges with the thin/light laptop segment, a Toshiba Portege 835 is more useful than a tablet. Ultimately these things have to go multimode on input and grow keyboards. If you could keep the same form factor or even get slightly thicker but have an elegant keyboard that folds out when you need it, you would have something much more useful.
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  • dawza - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Affordable docks/battery slices for example. Reply
  • qwerty2011 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I think tablets in 3d like the 3ds would be pretty sweet. Reply
  • DragonX2ooo - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Wish tablet have PEN input along with touch. Reply
  • Saidas - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see all of these suggestions happen. Reply
  • bobobeastie - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    MKV support in android, and ability to use tablet to select media from netflix, hulu, windows media center so that on screen action is never interrupted. Reply
  • GotThumbs - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    In the next generation of tablets, I'd like to see a more towards home connectivity. Connectivity to Home Servers and home appliances. Such as coffeemaker recognition and programing. It would be great to turn on the coffee makers from my bedside tablet. :-) I see the future of computing to be a central home server and connections to that central storage location using tablets and home tv interfaces. 46" touch screen/voice activated tvs will be great. Reply
  • Jorgisven - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I find one of the biggest things lacking from tablets is the ability to truly multitask. I think with the increasing prevalence of multi-core processors in tablets, this will become easier. I want to be able to have a web page keep loading (or playing, in the case of music or video media) while using other applications. That doesn't currently happen on either Android or iOS.

    I'm aware of some of the other limitations, such as battery use, in multitasking. Again, I think as the chips get more efficient, and batteries get more dense, this will become easier.

    Until we start seeing 4G tablets and beyond, with significant provider coverage, the time it takes to load pages and increasingly complex web apps limits what I can do with it (and how much time it takes) over a full non-mobile OS tethered to a mobile device for internet. As I have an 80-minute commute (one way) on public transportation, that's a lot of time I could be productive if my mobile devices could do more than one or two web-related things at a time.

    Personally, battery life for tablets have generally been pretty decent for me. Mobile phones have some room for improvement, however. I've yet to have my iPad run out of battery during a work day if fully charged in the morning, even through heavy and regular use throughout the day. The iPhone 4 and my Droid X are usually down to 20-30% by early afternoon after heavy use. Many times, I've been left hanging with a dead phone on my commute home on the bus/train (I have an extended battery for the Droid X as well).

    Pen input on a tablet seems somewhat superfluous for how I use them, and would actually hinder my use on a commute due to jostling, getting bumped by other passengers, etc. Since I rarely transfer large amounts of data over USB (wifi/mobile networks more frequently), USB 3.0 would be nice, but not nearly as crucial for me. NAND speeds are still faster than most available readily available mobile networks, so I think those are already ahead of the game in most cases.

    These are mobile devices first, computer replacements second. If I can't use them well on-the-go, I certainly have little use for them at my desk.
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  • JohnCarney - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Back surface controls would be something I'd like to see. Reply
  • bcg27 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Tablets are neat for what they do, but pricing them at the upper end netbook/low end laptop price range is a nonstarter for me. ~2-300 dollars is where I would become interested in a wifi version I think. Reply
  • johnp888 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Next Gen tablets should be light and more portable with HD screens and quad core processors. Reply
  • Vijay1912 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like a Wi-fi relay of information from my tablet to a TV or a monitor. Reply
  • Jnutt - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I used to think pen input was totally necessary, but honestly, its quicker to zoom in and use a finger to click then pull out a pen. Reply
  • georgefe - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see better options for powering next gen tablets. If they could fit a small fuel cell, you could just insert some more fuel to power the device when it runs low. Another nice addition would be built in coils for wireless power charging. Airports and large areas could just have enabled tables and people could charge their tablets without any physical connections. Reply
  • bahnzii - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see (feel) better touchscreen haptics instead of the all to common "buzz".
    Clicking a button that has feedback in the same location on screen or a keyboard that provides feedback on each key as you press it, is what I am looking for...
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  • mike123abc - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a tablet with 1920x1080 screen resolution Reply
  • Teetop - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Sign me up! Reply
  • britchie - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    SD Card Reader in next gen tablets Reply
  • sithscout80 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a USB port and easy access to watching movies from the flash drive. Reply
  • BetChesed - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see additional ram in the next generation of tablets! Reply
  • tammlam - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more tablets running Fusion and windows-based. It should be cheap...around $300-400 and have 10 hours of battery life. Reply
  • gt9766b - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    In their current form, tablets are somewhat difficult to get large amounts of text entered. Typing a long email, for instance, can be somewhat cumbersome, especially if you have large hands/fingers. I think more attention should be paid to voice recognition for text input. If tablets are going to eventually replace laptops (instead of supplement them), I think this is a key hurdle to clear. Reply
  • vcorem - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see HDMI wireless streaming support Reply
  • iNi - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Wishlist for Next Generation Tablet Features:

    - Rugged mechanics and IP67 spec with a screen that actually works under the sunlight.
    Would love to take the tablet outdoor next to the pool, balcony, and beach to read/surf the www under the sun not worry water splashing and a "occasional" drop into the sand.

    - Cintiq-like sensitivity screen with a stylus input feature that toggle between resistive and capacitive touch. C'mon when am I going to get a real tablet that I can take outdoor and sketch the things around me like i do with my indoor Cintiq . The human hand deserves better than a multi-gesture invention.

    Is a wish..... :)
    Reply
  • Phasenoise - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see higher DPI on tablets for even better font rendering. Reply
  • iconn - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I choose u xoom wifi version! Reply
  • pie36 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    A USB 3 port would be nice so it would be a standard connector and it would be faster. Also an AMOLED screen with the normal pixel arrangement of rgb instead of PenTile. Reply
  • l3iggs - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd really like to see a quality, daylight readable transdlective display. Capable of stylus input. Reply
  • Stillglade - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    an ultra-slim blu-ray drive. Tablets always assume you will convert and transfer media, but a good ol' disc is sometimes nice for watching movies in the car with kids. Reply
  • cparka23 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    tablets need screens that are usable in sunlight. Reply
  • sthiggins - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Yes! A screen capable of use outdoors. I understand that direct sunlight is impossible, but on a bright day I'd like to at least be able to see my screen. No more glossy screens please. Reply
  • Sergilicious - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see USB3 for data transfers and back-up. A memory card would be nice for those times when you just don't want to connect. A non-glare surface of some sort would be great so I don't have to use the tablet as a mirror and I don't fixate on the swirls of my finger prints.

    Finally, add some bacon because bacon makes everything better.
    Reply
  • semandjem - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I know its old school, but adding a stylus allows for free hand drawing, simpler photo editing...its just a nice little addition and for those with no interest, you won't HAVE to use it!!

    Oh, and a battery life that meant I didn't have to plug in during my long trips/flights would be friggin amazing! I would happily carry the extra couple of ounces to make sure my 12 hr flights had power!
    Reply
  • slacker190 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Having a standard USB connection for flash drives makes a lot of sense. There is a disconnected feeling when trying to transfer files without it. Reply
  • Sebec - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Better battery life. Reply
  • LStoops - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I have thick fingers and it's hard to type quickly on small keyboards, so I wish they'd bring back pen/stylus input. It might be slow but it's better than constant mistakes from fat fingers. Reply
  • chadjm - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see tablets with IR and possibly RF blasters for controlling TV and home theater gear. A tablet seems like the perfect remote control device. With proper peripherals, next generation tablets could really help push home automation. Reply
  • gjhoddy - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to get in line with everyone that wants usb support. Reply
  • wukkuan - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see an optional digitizer input in the next tablet. Reply
  • garkon8 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Is Dual core really necessary, for a smart phone? And I don't mean crappy, bloated software needing an extra core just to run smoothly on my phone. Reply
  • runner7775 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would want pen input along with touch. Reply
  • ervinshiznit - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better battery life. Reply
  • Lupy314 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I feel that tablet manufacturers need to realize that just because Apple does something does not make it right. Specifically, just because Apple has created a device that takes two hands to hold does not make it right for Motorola and friends to do the same. In the next generation of tablets the only improvements I really care about are form factor diversity and battery life. Perhaps with Samsung and HTC rocking the 7 inch size and Samsung about to get in the 8.9" we are about to see some diversification in tablet size, but we still only have 10 hour battery lives. I would love it if tablet manufacturers would put some effort into letting us go longer between charges as opposed to adding in new hardware features. Reply
  • Buen - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Tablets with more powerful video and memory. Reply
  • gldnduck - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    More RAM would be nice. Reply
  • tmok2008 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    For next gen tablet, I would like to see a built-in super-slim slot loaded Blu-ray player and built-in AM/FM and ATSC reception. Reply
  • bobharp - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Input is always a problem for tablet devices.
    Decent Bluetooth support would offer all the keyboard and tethering/connectivity options one might need.
    USB 3.0 support just needs to happen.
    Reply
  • KTL - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    More battery life as well and reduced weight. Reply
  • NoStress - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Voice input would be great. Could simple beamforming technology could make this happen? Reply
  • Brainonska511 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more pen input - touch screens are great, but typing on them is a pain. Reply
  • whim8y - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'm curious if the screen ratio the zoom uses is as awkward for non-movie-watching uses as it seems to be. I suspect for my key use case, reading, the longer/narrower would end up being better than a 4:3 ratio but it's still looks like an odd size... -J. Reply
  • NonTechi - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Would love to see increased battery life (15+ hrs) and retina display. Reply
  • aaggarwal01 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Hi rez screen - atleast 225dpi
    Pen input with a pen that can toggle between highlighting and writing for reviewing documents
    inductive charging
    Reply
  • RBrian - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see USB 3.0, higher resolution screens, and ability to use a stylus. Longer battery life is always good... Reply
  • bobufus - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    yeah, stylus/pen input would be nice. Reply
  • stretchmonkey - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more powerful GPUs and higher resolution screens - I think this would really allow the gaming space to develop nicely. Reply
  • douglasbb - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Is RCA still working on the Airnergy batteries (the ones that supposedly charge off of wi-fi signals)? That would be a great addition to the Xoom.

    Also a dual e-ink and lcd display.
    Reply
  • javuno - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would love for it to have a better dock equipped with speakers since the xoom speakers aren't kickers. Reply
  • furfoot - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Xoom, want to see some MS office support here. Reply
  • dkulinski - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see a quad core CPU in the next version. It would seriously up the horse power and hopefully keep the user interface nice and lag free. Reply
  • SoccerCore11 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want to see a detachable keyboard dock. Reply
  • tellus - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want tablets that have a slight flex to them. The screen, the internals, the battery, the whole thing should be able to handle some bending. It would improve the tablet's survivability. I'm pretty sure Nokia has something like this, if only they would release it.

    Also, better quality. If I want to keep using the thing five years from now, it should last that long. None of this planned obsolescence crap. Tablets are expensive enough as it is.
    Reply
  • aghory1 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want to see better battery life, much more memory, maybe some kind of solar charger embedded like a film on the screen...and USB 3.0 Reply
  • wouterkcs - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Easy interface to add movies, pictures, music , access all files on home network , be able to do work on tablets. Reply
  • mauler1973 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see better built in support for all video formats available so everyone has more choices and I can watch as many movies as possible on the go! Reply
  • powr_user - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see a Meego tablet! Reply
  • btracy - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Tablets need a better input interface to really use them on the go. Their compact size is great for replacing a laptop and they excel at reading/responding to light e-mails and web surfing but any real amount of composing requires you bring an external keyboard. Reply
  • rruscio - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    For a company to shorten the time between press release and product availability.

    If tablet press releases were food, the world wouldn't be hungry.

    The idea of Android tablets 'knocking off iPad' from it's share perch is stupid when you can hardly buy one (away from the phone carnivores).

    Oh, and stylus input would be good too.

    And, on and on and on ...
    Reply
  • arnoldra006 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    hooray free tablets! Reply
  • mindspawn - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Dual screen with one being LCD and the other being e-ink based. Reply
  • lsnyder68 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    USB3... Reply
  • nanobreath - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    USB connection with more than just USB flash support. I.E. able to attach different peripherals such as CDROM keyboard etc. Reply
  • cditty - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I think their should be a number of things in the next generation of Motorola tablets.

    1. Higher Resolution (Pixel Count).
    2. High Quality DAC/Camera. Tablets can be utilized in the media better out in the field. With custom apps, the ability to deliver high quality field reporting on a limited budget would be nice.
    3. Integrated SSD. It's time to let go of the SD Card.
    4. For next gen ARM based tablets, dual boot options for Honeycomb or Windows 8. Docking stations as well.
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  • toms98pc - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Great tablet Reply
  • Soccerman06 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Id love to see multiple microsd slots in a tablet. Would be nice to stick all my old 8gb into a few slots and get some use out of them. Reply
  • rdlind - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Pen and touch input capabilities Reply
  • tabish121 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Need better resolution and wider viewing angles. Reply
  • tommy2q - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    wider viewing angles would be nice. Reply
  • grahamiam - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Would like to see a connector-less charging adaptor so you don't have to worry about that very small power connector tab. Just lay on top of the charger and the battery recharges (perfect for living room use). Reply
  • rembo666 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    It's not just the hardware, it's the software. I want to be able to connect keyboard and mouse or touchpad and have a mouse cursor and support for keyboard shortcuts. I want the tablet to be a tablet, but be more like a netbook once I decide to do some content creation. Reply
  • FrCorySticha - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Eye-tracking technology is currently available for those who are unable to operate a computer with their hands, but is outrageously expensive ($7,000 and up). Using the front-facing cameras that most tablets have, it shouldn't be difficult to add eye-tracking input. In fact, it could become an option available right out of the box. Reply
  • tlanghals - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a wireless hdmi link to output for presentations. Reply
  • woody345 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Count me in on the USB 3 crowd. File transfers are just painful, especially if you are running late and have to leave now and you are waiting for your files to finish copying over. Reply
  • HammerStrike - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    How about something like a T9 style soft keyboard that one could opt to use in replacement of the full keyboard you typically have to bring up - would be nice to have an input option that gave you the option of "seeing" more of the desktop. Would be especially nice for smaller tablets, like the 7" Playbook, where the soft keyboard pretty takes up the whole display. Reply
  • raymondsung99 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Enter me please! Reply
  • raymondsung99 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Oops sorry ... forgot to include my wish list item.

    While touch input is good to use most of the time, I feel that a small trackpad, like in the blackberry phones, actually reduces the amount of effort involved in scrolling through some pages, so I would like to see that.
    Reply
  • multifoiled - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Would love to have one. Thanks for the opportunity. :) Reply
  • HolidayCT - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Pressure sensitivity. Perhaps with or without a stylus (pressure sensitive capacitive stylus?) It might be interesting to see what could be done with a photoshop like application on a tablet. Especially with the SoC's that are being put into these tablets. Having a way to then quickly and easily port those into a desktop workstation for full use later. Seems like it might be a niche feature but I could see it being useful for on the spot designs for various fields. Reply
  • DarrenD - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see the thickness reduced. Ipad 2 is nice, but thinner is nicer. Reply
  • sab3000 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    One thing I would love to see improved upon within the next SoC is an extreme focus on aggressive power management. It seems that devices these days are just getting faster and faster without much gain the area of extended battery life. Reply
  • loeakaodas - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a large increase in performance in both CPU and GPU power as well as higher PPI screens and some sort of WHDMI or WiDi implementation to stream content to a TV without any wires or problems. Reply
  • moon02 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see better integration for a digital home, ie built in features to connect to security systems and smart devices. Reply
  • squishyTurtle - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Not just pen input, but I think an active digitizer would be perfect. Then I can take notes on it AND get rid of most of the scratch paper I have cluttering my office. Double win right there... Reply
  • Citezein - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want to read text on a 300 DPI screen and I'll buy the first tablet that lets me do that. Reply
  • debillin - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Wirelessly transmit video to the TV so you don't have to look down the whole time. Reply
  • mpklein13 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Like to see larger screens but they fold up to fit in your pocket. And of course there would be no visual breaks from the folding (Maybe they can roll the screen into a cylinder?). Now that would be cool! Reply
  • rockon2113 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would have to go with longer battery life. Reply
  • xweb - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    ...so that developers don't have to roll their own back-end storage for data shared across devices. Each user has their own ID, each app has its own database structure at the back end (and cached on the device for performance and when offline). This would be a killer feature for devs that would drive development mind share. Reply
  • kent1146 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    ala the Motorola Atrix 4G. A tablet PC that can dock into a battery + keyboard base, giving you the real-estate of a laptop / netbook. Reply
  • SilkySmooth - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want real time audio translation. I don't care if the output voice sounds like peewee herman. I am so tired of screaming louder and louder when I travel only to have people run away from me. :P Reply
  • geostep64 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    As good as they are, all the hardware features will demand more power. Even smarter power management and enhanced batteries must be considered for any revision. Reply
  • tborthwick - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Free tablet please! Reply
  • dvel101 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see an overclock mode such as a button you can press for those occasions you might need a little extra power. Reply
  • jaypr9 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    How about 3D Reply
  • johnnybn - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    It would be sweet if someone seamlessly integrated the device with whatever you happen to have been doing on your desktop. Example: I'm browsing four open tabs on my desktop - would be nice to walk away, pick up the tablet and have them all ready to go. Reply
  • aburhinox - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see higher resolution displays in next gen tables. I've gotten too used to larger desktop display. Reply
  • jasonah - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Pen input please. Reply
  • poweraid - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'm looking forward to this way more than I was the iPad / iPad2! Reply
  • vxrocketman - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    already have an ipad2 but i want a droid tab! Reply
  • enrique - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    nice offer!!! Reply
  • belcherjohn - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Post! Reply
  • worthless - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I love my kindle. I would love if it could do full color games and web too, but I wouldn't sacrifice the way e-ink is easy on the eyes. I can't read a novel on an LCD, I have tried. Reply
  • TowerShield - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want a dual capacitive and resistive screen with the sensitivity of a Wacom tablet. Reply
  • TETRONG - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    SSD's of 128GB or < Reply
  • MasterTactician - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    USB host functionality in more mainstream tablets would be nice. Also, what ever happened to the galaxy tab OLED rumors? Reply
  • Averox - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    If it included an awesome VNC client that isn't all jankity and costs a buttload of money. I haven't bothered trying to VNC from my Android phone and would love to do so from an iPad except arguably the best client is $30. For most of us tablets are only an extension of what we do on our PCs and will never replace them.

    That and a m-SATA slot for storage. Beats using a slow SD card!
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  • Rictorhell - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    The main thing I want is more storage space built into the tablet itself; at least 128gb. Really responsive and intelligent voice recognition would be very cool also. Reply
  • Chandria - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would love to see a tablet with longer battery life, where I don't have to limit my activities in order to save the battery when I am on the road. Did I win? :D Reply
  • lmschless - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would love to see smart bezel being used on tablets! Reply
  • Ironchefhkk - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like an IR transmitter so I can use it as a universal remote. I'm usually watching TV or listening to music when I'm surfing. I know there are accessories you can by, but why need one when it can be integrated. Reply
  • MyrddinE - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Random gifts for the wife are always rewarded well. Mmm. Rewarded. Reply
  • obsidian009 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    integrated pico projector w/kickstand Reply
  • teldar - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Needs to be competitive with ipad2. A stock arm core for phone use won't cut it Reply
  • jedimed - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    A mechanical keyboard would be idea. That alone might make my laptop unnecessary. Reply
  • JPS - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    1) USB3 is a given

    2) 128MB of NAND
    Reply
  • JeffS - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    browser speed. Our iPad is great, but when given the choice, I browse with my laptop because pages load so much more quickly. Reply
  • mbizzle - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see new tablets come out with a Thunderbolt port. Reply
  • strafejumper - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    i like to store stuff on the cloud and have it wirelessly sync with all my computers
    no need for much internal storage i want it designed from the ground up to be cloud based with wireless transferring of all my files
    Reply
  • hambone - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Would be nice Reply
  • MRider - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    It would be nice to see alternative input modes for tablet app commands. For example, voice control for simple repetitive operations such as 'Next Page' and 'Page Down' when reading. I have arthritis and although I am fine most of the time with the touch inputs, some of the repetitive operations become painful over time for me. Reply
  • kalensglitch - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I too would like to see pen input. I still have to carry around a pen and paper on the job as it is still quicker and more convenient for me as I have to make annotations on plans and do quick sketches. Reply
  • teo - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    A mimic feature.Quick ability to see\interact with what is on another device in close proximity.I'm tired of leaning across desks to see a monitor or wedgeing myself into a group to see a screen that most of the time is a 1.5" display.All the devices seem to be built for distance communication,E-mail,text etc.Anything sent goes out around the world using up bandwith just to be recieved accross the room by you.So,better close in connectivity/interactivity.Not having used one maybe they do this already.If so i'll buy one,but I'd rather win one! Reply
  • dolphumous - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Any of them work with the Zoom yet? Reply
  • Elliott92649 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    A touchpad and buttons so that it would be a le to simulate a mouse. Pair that with logmein or similar software core remote computing and you have a desktop on the go! Reply
  • olydrh - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better battery life and quicker support for new interfaces like USB3 or Intel's Thunderbolt.
    Also want to see OEM's announce how long they will support the tablets with updates, etc. Don't want to buy a tablet one day and find out 2 months later it will no longer be given updates.
    Reply
  • Dreadmourn - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    USB3 would be very nice Reply
  • btgorman - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    DLNA. I'd like to access the content at home from far, far away. Reply
  • visyz - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Browsing the internet on my desktop, decide to go to the living room, pick up the tablet, bump my monitor and have it transfer my browsing session to the tablet.

    Extend this a little further to making the tablet just an input/output device and put the processing power for it elsewhere (e.g. my desktop which is orders of magnitude faster).
    Reply
  • Drrllchn - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see higher density IPS displays! Reply
  • taltamir - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Its hard to think about what could be added to the device.
    I would also like to see a stylus option... but not having it is not a deal breaker.
    Mostly its just a matter of improving performance, reducing cost, improving battery, reducing weight, etc.
    Can't wait for color epaper.
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  • someguyinmd2010 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see Pen input, but at a whole new level. I'd like it to be able to tie into a whiteboard type environment. Take a classroom for example. I'd like it to sync to a classroom whiteboard and whatever a professor writes on the whiteboard i would like it to appear on the screen and be saved in some sort of video type of format for playback at another time.

    Bill Kodzis
    Reply
  • oasis789 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Better battery life/power management. Seriously, for a mobility device this is crucial Reply
  • sickNtired - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    They need to have longer lasting batteries Reply
  • JohnB123 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    it could be done with a pair of cameras and a low power IR emitter, smaller than the kinect. Reply
  • kau9791 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    A tablet with enough processing power or a quick enough cloud connection which recognizes speech with close to 100% accuracy. Reply
  • Sigma4506 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see it integrated with my automotive software, be nice to work under the hood of a car with something small and wireless Reply
  • kaleb77 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see much higher resolution displays -- particularly useful for remote desktop. Also out-of-the-box support for USB host mode would be very useful. Reply
  • NXTwoThou - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    After my notebook just died, this would be awesome! Reply
  • MichaelCG - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more desktop class applications like Garage Band on the iPad. Reply
  • frosted1030 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see waterproof tablets, I want to take a long hot bath while playing angry birds, or take video in the pool. Reply
  • atomsapple - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Higher-PPI displays (e.g. Retina-style) Reply
  • Rocket321 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    If I had to pick just one it would be a new innovative method of input. Something that would allow a more comfortable typing. Like what swype did for the smartphone.

    I'd also like to see more aluminum body construction and other high quality materials. The Acer really caught my eye for this reason.

    Finally, OLED, IPS, and other higher quality screens.
    Reply
  • Influence - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    As an optional method of control of course. I hate having to glom up the screen with my greasy fingers all of the time. Plus, it would allow for finer control with certain apps/web sites/etc. Reply
  • BOLt - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    How about a soundbar like on one of those Win7 phones? Reply
  • AlexO210 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Usable usb ports. Nothing more annoying than a gadget without 'em. While one would be nice, 2 ports would be great, or 3 if they could fit it in. Also a volume rocker on the side, although I'm sure some tablets already have this. Reply
  • adamcress - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Having a 10" screen is nice, especially compared to using any smartphone, but many complaints about the size and portability are still not addressed.

    How about using the new flexible screen tech to incorporate a folding tablet? For instance, your "new" iPad 2 It would go from a thin reiteration of last year's model to a folding length of 5 inches = portable.
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  • asandok - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want the retina display! Reply
  • trev311 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    How about something that I have a little more control over what exactly is running. Meego seems like it would fit that a bit better than Android. Reply
  • gabraham - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Better batteries, better batteries, better batteries! Every mobile device, including tablets, is plagued by terrible battery life. We need to have much better battery (and battery charging) technology if we really want to make mobile devices truly ubiquitous. Reply
  • mnkyboy57 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Better ability to playback HD content in a variety of codex. Reply
  • set12 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I've love to see more Graphics power, I'd like to see next gen mmos come out with clients for Android / IOS Reply
  • dnd728 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Fold in half would be cool, if it can still be used as a single display. Won't be easy... Reply
  • rickon66 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Old goat ropers need love too! I been around Anandtech began. Reply
  • sir_captain - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    What I would really love to see out of the next gen SOC/tablets is the ability to play 1080p h.264 video smoothly. Android tablet + no need to transcode video = killer feature. Reply
  • sapient2k7 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a tablet with ability to pair up with my phone so that I don't have to drop one to use the other for calls and texts, native flash support, unobtrusive notifications, more RAM, glasses free 3d support and a better keyboard with less button presses needed for simple password entry. I know all of these features are individually coming out on different tablets, at least in some rudimentary form , but I would like to see them on one. Reply
  • shiny6301 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Agree 100% with shiva. Gotta have higher xfer rates for all the uses of flash drives. Pen input would be my second choice. Reply
  • Phaedras - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd love to be able to manipulate things in 3D, with data visualized as objects that can be moved, rotated, tossed, etc.

    To be able to hold the tablet with one hand and use the other to make gestures.
    Reply
  • Nsk122684 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Sign me up Reply
  • thisisnotadrill - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    a seamless browser session sync, so that i could go from phone to tablet to full computer reading an article. Reply
  • krithren - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Spot on speech to text input.

    Wireless HDMI built in. Adapter for monitors.
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  • FatalFlaw - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see greater integration with HTPC solutions whether they be open source like XBMC, or set top boxes from cable/satellite providers. Reply
  • BubbaJoe TBoneMalone - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Good luck everyone! Can't wait for 2012, USB 3.0 with Thunderbolt (a.k.a. Light Peak) integrated motherboards. Hopefully using the next version of Thunderbolt (100 Gb/s) having fiber optics instead of copper wiring. Reply
  • jmcelroy - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    i would like to see cheaper tablets w/ x86 processors that are still efficient enough to maintain a long battery life, so I can install linux or another real operating system. ^^ Reply
  • DDrakemon - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would really like to see a tablet that is lighter then the Xoom and alittle thinner. It gets tiring holding one for extended movie watching. Reply
  • kevmanw430 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like a modular tablet, one where you can possibly add more RAM, or more space, or even upgrade the GPU, to allow it to play games better. I think all of us techies out there would find a modular tablet beasty. Reply
  • Lax25 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see fast inductive charging, USB 3.0, SD card reader, and user upgradeable parts (memory, battery). Reply
  • imaheadcase - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Boomboxes had handles, lunch boxes have handles, thats what you use when you want to carry something around. Have recessed handles in the plastic so you can carry it in the field when working outside or large factory. Reply
  • jgrnt1 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I read a lot on my iPad -- books, magazines, news. I'd like to see a much higher resolution screen. I often notice fuzzy edges from, I assume, the font-smoothing when I read and can really see the difference higher pixel density makes on my iPhone 4. Reply
  • jgarcows - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see high quality development tools on future tablets. Reply
  • vikassv - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    It would be good to have tablets geared more toward content creation than just consumption. Reply
  • jefmes - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see quad-core chips, because why not? :) More cores don't hurt, throttle down cores to save power, win-win. Also looking forward to updates to Honeycomb to increase performance and smooth out the experience a bit. Reply
  • laurie1424 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Pen input and a larger screen Reply
  • Spacecomber - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'm afraid that I don't really have any experience with tablets; so, it is hard for me to say what needs to be done with them to make them better. Honestly, my level of interest in winning one of these devices is mainly to see what I'm been missing and whether I would find something like this very useful.

    Off hand, I find myself thinking about things like using it as a kind of remote for a desktop computer hooked that is up to a stereo system and functions as a music server and internet radio device, but I don't know how well one of these tablets lends itself to something like that.
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  • Nimiz99 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    One of those integrated laser keyboards that project onto a given flat surface in front off them Reply
  • vexingv - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Having the ability to hook up USB peripherals (and of course the requisite driver support) would really make tablets a netbook/light laptop replacement. Reply
  • xgmdx - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    A neat thing for the next generation tablets would be a recovery/back up app that works with SD or another type of media that interfaces directly. This would allow for a secure backup without the need to connect to a desktop computer directly. The best solution is a probably going to be a cloud backup and a way to restore your device directly from the network, but a hard copy option with out the need to sync to a desktop would be nice too. Reply
  • sasuke415 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Proper PSP-style game controls. Moving your thumbs around on glass just isn't the same thing. A lack of real controls is what's limiting more traditional adventure/action games on tablets and phones.

    USB host and Lightroom-style cataloging software. I want to be able to download pictures from my camera and store/catalog/upload them on the tablet.
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  • rncnvn - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    This will go nicely with my new Atrix. Reply
  • Timewasted - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I, like many others have already mentioned, would like to see tablets offer better input options. Pen, better keyboard, I don't know. Just, something! Reply
  • jeffkz - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would also like to see pen input. Reply
  • kurz316 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Been looking at tablets lately, hope i get lucky =D Reply
  • gman2600 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see "retina display" type screen resolutions. Reply
  • Cykoth - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Many people have commented already, but to be successful and USEFUL, a tablet needs to be convenient, portable, and as good as having your computer in front of you. It also needs to be able to blend together many disparate technologies and make them EASY to use from one platform (always the Holy Grail and almost impossible due to manufacturer specific inhibitions). In a nutshell, tablets need these:

    1: Pen stylus or some sort of wireless pointing device.
    2: Light sensor to determine ambient conditions and adjust automatically.
    3: USB/IR/WiFi connectivity.
    4: A Cloud to send/accumulate data to.
    5: A built in stand like those found on some cellphones with a compact wireless keyboard, and you essentially have a docking station.
    6: Of course full touch capability

    Just my 2 cents!
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  • Deepcover96 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Everything you mentioned is already being done. Reply
  • DParadoxx - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Retina has spoiled me. I'd like to see Retina level DPI screens on 7-9" tablets. Reply
  • TheStuck - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    This would be nice. I didnt pull the trigger when the first IPADs became cheap. Reply
  • rodhines - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a decrease in the time to charge so I don't have to be tethered to a power cord as musch as I do now with some phones. Reply
  • shadvich - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Just more battery life. Reply
  • vasanth - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    count me in! Reply
  • plectrum - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    It seams like a tablet is an ereader and more, but without the good screens on ereaders like e-Ink. I can't wait to see more tablets with Pixel Xi like the Notion Ink Adam or straight up E-Ink tech. Reply
  • y3n0 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Thanks, anandtech! Reply
  • FlausFSU - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a quad core Tegra 3 with a Retina Display-esqe pixel density or IPS panel. Also, a more intuitive file management system and better integration with Windows OS Reply
  • ts279 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like to see something that gives more accurate input that the virtual sticks in most games... maybe something similar to what's on the 3DS or optical tracking Reply
  • siggins - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want all my portable devices to be waterproof, and able to survive the environment they are used in. Reply
  • silver_surfer - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Count me in .. Reply
  • Shapyi - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Pressure sensitive pen input is a must for these devices. The of all the art apps that would benefit. Reply
  • ZixacunX - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would love to see 3D screen on the next gen with fusion apu chips. Reply
  • alyarb - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I want to see higher-res screens, better battery technology, more and faster nand with a fast external interface like USB 3.0. possibly more RAM. Reply
  • Kougar - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better interfacing capability with nearby desktops, specifically over wifi. Perhaps there are already apps towards that effect, but if I owned a tablet I'd like to have easy access to my NAS, desktop, and programs running on my desktop anywhere in the house without a great deal of software fiddling to make it happen. Remote desktop control from the tablet would be awesome. Reply
  • gslarkin - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see the day when the flexible screen let's you roll it up when you're done.

    But I guess we'll need to wait a bit longer for that.
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  • Anigma - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    Phones are getting 3d screens, why not tablets? Reply
  • Shemmy - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    i'd like to see another company actually make a successful selling tablet so apple can't dominate the market. Reply
  • arun__ - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    UI - would like to see a cross between IOS and Xoom where the UI is simple to use but at the same time not locked down.
    Under the Hood - instead of going over board on specs the companies should try to bring the cost down by just having the right horse power.
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  • l012d.anubis - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I would like it to have more functionality and features like perhaps more ports to include USB 3.0 Reply
  • collegeguypat - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    I like the 7-9" form factor for portability, but with something that size a normal keyboard requires one hand to type and one to hold the device on the go. There needs to be some sort of better text input initiative. I've got swype on my thunderbolt and I can type faster on that than with the Android keyboard. I don't see how swype would be as useful on a 10" device. Reply
  • Assimilator87 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - link

    All I want is WebOS with better app selection, especially in the games department, then I'd be all set. A 10" OLED, would be a dream come true, but that would obviously cost a fortune and a half. Other than that, we really need more widespread adoption of expandable flash storage because being locked into one size on such expensive products is BS.

    Good luck all!
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  • chillmelt - Saturday