Tablets and the power of the sun
One of the many advances currently under development in the tablet industry is the advent of solar-powered technology, a feature that extends the battery life of the tablet and makes it more readily available even if an outlet is nowhere to be found.
The most immediate beneficiaries of solar-powered tablets would seem to be business users and travelers. If, for example, a business user needs to access a corporate network during a meeting across town but the tablet's battery power is running low, he or she could simply let it bask in the sun on the dashboard while in transit.
Another area where solar-powered tablets are generating interest is in schools in developing countries. According to a report from news provider Futurity.org, several schools in India that lack electricity are turning to solar-powered tablets to provide students with robust learning tools that can stay charged throughout the day.
While the use of solar-powered tablets is not yet widespread, it is possible to muse about the potential of such a development. When and if the feature becomes more prevalent, it may turn out to be hugely beneficial to those who need a charge in a pinch.