Just recently we were surprised looking at a survey data that showed there more sold smartphones than PCs in the world. It made many people think the upcoming mobile devices will be smaller than what we currently use, but Apple upturned everything as it always does. I mean when the whole tech world was obsessed with the iPhone and the other manufacturers were trying to create something worthwhile to compete with the Apple’s smartphones, the Cupertino based company announced the iPad—a new device with combination of PC and smartphone capabilities.

This doesn’t mean all hardware maker companies switched to tablets leaving smartphones, vice versa; both handsets were becoming popular simultaneously. As a result now you can find any kind of smartphones and tablets in every corner of the globe, say you can visit Argos for mobile phones to find the best deals.

On the one hand, the smartphones sell a little better due to their mobility, but on the other hand, people want bigger screens with the same functionality as the PCs and in the same look as the smartphones. So we can assume the tablets will become more and more popular in coming years. Returning to the iPad, it’s the first device in its type, but now there are different modifications of it. I mean you can find tablets with good hardware and weak software, and the contrary. You can find tablets with pretty design, but bad combination of features. You can find tablets with different useful accessories coming out of the box, say the Asus Transformer Pad. But click here for an iPad, and you will see it’s the best one nowadays. Well, it’s the most popular tablet in the world, but a few days ago Google announced its own tablet called Nexus 7, which will cost only $200 for 8GB model and $250 for 16GB model. That’s a real danger for Apple, so let’s take a quick look at the best smartphones and tablets to find out how these devices will behave in the future.

Firstly, I want you to pay your attention to the iPhone 4S running iOS, the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III running Android, and the Nokia Lumia 900 running Windows Phone. The iPhone 4S is the being the alerted variant of the original iPhone 4 has hit all the records and became the most popular smartphone of Apple. Though its specs list is very attractive, the main reason why it became so beloved is conditioned by the fact Apple decided to offer its product via several carriers, especially, it brought the iPhone via all carriers that support appropriate networks. This allowed the company to keep the prices on top, and people were paying $200-500 with a smile on their faces. But honestly, the iPhone 4S is perfect with its 3.5-inch Retina Display, dual-core A5 processor clocked at 1GHz, 8MP rear camera, iOS 5.1 platform, and many other features.

Before the Samsung Galaxy S III was launched, the HTC One X was considered as the best Android-packed handset. It was launched in many countries via many interested retailers and carriers, but the Galaxy S III is said to hit shelves of up to 300 carriers worldwide. They are priced identically, so when choosing an Android ICS running handset, users will be led by specs lists and design. As to the latter I won’t say anything, because it’s matter of taste, but you must look at the specs list to find out what’s what.

The Nokia Lumia 900 is the only really highest-end Windows Phone-powered smartphone that can compete with Android and iOS. Moreover, it will be soon getting Windows Phone 7.8 update, which will bring some elements of Windows Phone 8 Apollo. Anyway, under its unibody housing we can find a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass and ClearBlack Display technologies, a 1.4GHz processor, an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash, autofocus and dual-LED flash, a frontal 1.3MP camera, 512MB of RAM, 16Gb of native storage, and it’s available for a cent.

Are the aforementioned smartphones attractive? Want to get one of them? But what will you be doing when got acquainted with the best tablets available in the market. Well, that’s a bit difficult to pick out some of them, since this market is very defragmented. So let’s call the best ones in each aspect:

The new iPad—the third generation Apple’s tablet with Retina Display screen and A5X quad-core processor

Qualcomm’s first autostereoscopic 3D tablet is able to take the object at slightly different angles are viewed together, creating an impression of depth and solidity

The Toshiba Excite is the thinnest tablet at 7.7mm thickness

Amazon Kindle Fire is the only creation of the retailers, though it’s on the first position after the iPad, and its popularity continues to grow, because there are 1 million sold Kindle Fire devices sold each week

Microsoft Surface—the first Windows Phone 8 running tablet

Google Nexus 7—the first Google bound tablet coming with a deep integration of Google Play.

I could continue this list too long, but it would be a misinformation, because you’ll start thinking there are more good tablets than smartphones. Of course, it isn’t so, but I trend of the growth shows many will be choosing tablets than smartphones.

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