Smartphones, Tablets, And PCs: A Computer For Every Purpose

I’m fresh back from a couple of lovely weeks cruising the Mediterranean. In addition to providing some needed relaxation, the trip convinced me that we are truly living in a golden age of computing. Whatever your need, there’s a device ideally suited for it–and this specialisation will shape the future of the tech market.

I traveled with more equipment than was strictly necessary: A 13″ MacBook Air, a third-generation iPad with a Zagg keyboard, iPhone 4S, and a Kindle Fire (plus my wife had an Acer 10″ Honeycomb tablet.) The iPhone proved to be the workhorse. It was the device for which I had arranged international data service, so it was where I read my mail, checked my Twitter feed, and generally kept in touch.

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