This year has been the year of the tablet. Every computer decided to throw a hat into the ring to do battle against the Apple iPad. Some, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab series and the Motorola Xoom, proved to be viable contenders, while others like the BlackBerry Playbook didn't. But that doesn't mean it's game over. Far from it. With Amazon holding a press conference next week to presumably announce its own Android-powered Kindle tablet, it looks like the tablet game is going to get a lot crazier within the next couple months. If you're looking to drop a few hundos on a tablet but don't want to line Apple's coffers, we've put together a quick look at the 5 Tablets We're Excited About Besides the iPad 3.