Still looking for the perfect new gadget? This year promises to bring some real treats to the dedicated consumer electronics fans, and we are pleased to show you the ten best.
10. Sony Ericsson PSP Phone
With 1GB of ROM, 512 MB of RAM, MicroSD slot, 1GHz processor, 3.0 android, and a 3.7-inch or 4.1-inch screen, this sleek phone will hit the market on February.
9. Nintendo 3DS
Also debuting in February is this 3.53-inch widescreen console. The bad news is that February 26 is its launch date for Japan, while Europe and the United States will only be able to enjoy the new Nintendo 3DS sometime in March. The screen flaunts 800-by-240-pixel resolution and it is a glasses-free 3D gadget.
8. Panasonic Lumix GF2
Panasonic has prepared something really special for the photography passionate out there: the Lumix GF2 is the smallest digital interchangeable lens system camera that the company has ever made, and it is also a record breaker in terms of weight. It features a touch-screen LCD with a 460,000-dot-resolution. One great thing about this device is that it is perfectly compatible with the new 3D interchangeable lens from Panasonic, the Lumix G 12.5mm/F12.
7. Hewlett-Packard WebOS Tablet
iPad may have a true competitor in this tablet from HP (Hewlett Packard). It is a touch-and-stylus-inputs tablet featuring the now famous WebOS operating system, and it will have the approximately same dimensions as the iPad. It is expected to hit the market in March.
6. Sony Vaio 3D Laptop
The list of features on this device is long an impressive: Intel Quad Core i7-2630QM, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), up to 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz SDRAM – 6 GB standard (4GB+2 GB), 640GB SATA 7200rpm, 16.0” (40.6cm) Full HD (1920 x 1080) 3D VAIO Display Premium with LED back-lit control, NVIDIA GeForce GT540M graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM and DirectX 11 support, Standard Lithium-ion battery, Blu-ray Disc Drive, HDMI output, WLAN 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, HD web camera powered by Exmor, S-force 3D with Inbox bass-reflex speakers and Sound System: Intel High Definition Audio with Dolby Home Theater technology.
5. Asus U36 Ultraportable Laptop
Why ultraportable? Because it’s extremely thin and light. The 0.75 inch device has got a 13.3-inch LED backlit screen, Intel Core i5-460M CPU, 2GB of system RAM, 500GB 7200RPM hard disk, HDMI output, USB 3.0 port, and Windows 7 Home Premium. It also features Core i3 or i5 processor, NVIDIA Optimus graphics and a four cell battery that can keep the laptop ‘alive’ for 10 hours.
4. Apple iPad 2
It’s only a rumor at the moment, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be true. Especially since Apple has made a habit of updating their iOS devices every year. If what we heard is true, than the new generation of iPad will enter the market sometime this spring.
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab
This time we’re talking about a 10-inches tablet with the latest Android 3.0 operating system. It is scheduled to appear on the market early this year. iPad, beware!
2. Microsoft Xbox 720
This very futuristic device is the new gaming console from Microsoft. There are no further details available on the Xbox 720, all we know is that Peter Moore, the head of the Interactive Entertainment Business Division at Microsoft, has announced that there is a team of specialists working on an upgraded version of the Xbox 360.
1. Apple iPhone 5
All wrapped in mystery, the latest edition of Apple’s iPhones reveals no secrets about itself. We expect it to be thinner, lighter, faster and able to store even more information than its siblings, but these are all speculations at the moment.