292240The adoption of smartphones has skyrocketed in the recent times and tablets of different brands are invading markets in a maddening pace. Under this backdrop, debates have been brewing over the comparative advantages and disadvantages of the two devices. The article strives to explains why both of them are absolute necessity for not only the gizmo freaks but the busy urbanites, seeking to breathe easy in their daily lives.

Living in the era of social media and armed with a plethora of connected devices, all it takes a few seconds to share everything you feel worth sharing and that is on the go! From paying bills to indulging into the fun of discounted shopping—mobile devices have made urban living more convenient and exciting too. Starting with laptops to smart phones and tablets, it is not uncommon for a savvy urbanite to own all three of these amazing devices that have taken the concept of wireless portability to all new exciting height. When all these devices apparently seem to be integral to our lifestyle, we do not use them simultaneously and one of them definitely cuts more prominence in our lifestyle than the others. While, for some tablets are mostly the tool of personal entertainment at home at the end of the day, others find their smartphones quite handy for performing voice communications as well as basic computing needs—at home or at office. So when someone is posed with the question, which is better—mobile or tablet—it comes ultimately to the personal choice and a lifestyle factors unique to each individual.

Smartphones and tablets have their own unique benefits. Steve Jobs, the person responsible for unleashing the tablet mania, described the iconic iPad tablet as a device fitting somewhere between laptops and smartphones. Pitted against smartphones,, a tablet will definitely give you a better browsing experience. While smartphones too support the E-mail feature, the wider tab screen will let you do it more conveniently.

With tablets, not only typing is easier, its larger screen allows for better gaming experience. And for those avid readers, tablets make it easier for you to follow your stories more easily. The information hunters too find the tab more useful when it comes to performing their researches.

Another important advantage with tablets is makes enterprise mobility a reality by making it easer for the sales persons to keep sales records, for the employees to remotely access enterprise data and relevant analytics. Thus tablets are helping enhance the productivity of the employees across the organizations.

Advantages apart, smartphones still attract the majority votes when it comes to first hand communication on the go. With the emergence of such sophisticated products in the market as Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Razr, the smartphones are offering much more beyond communication and basic computing. As predicts the industry watchers, the larger, high resolution and dual-core processor enhanced devices are going to eventually replace the traditional small-sized phones in the long run. With the world slowly but steadily moving from cellular to all-IP data services, these sophisticated, lager battery powered handsets are going to take the center stage, gradually blurring the distinction line between tablets and smartphones.