Top 10 Gadgets: In No Particular Order

July 27th, 2011  |  Published in Electronics, Featured, Mobile Phones  |  2 Comments

Nintendo Wii U: Unveiled in June, this next-generation game console features a 6.2-inch touchscreen controller. It can display information or provide different experience on its screen that is not visible on the TV.

Price: Yet To Be Announced

Motorol Xoom: A tablet PC, though smaller in size, has PC-like functionalities. Set to hit the market anytime soon. Xoom, powered by Android platform, has a 10.1-inch HD display, 1GHz dual-core processor, a five megapixel rear facing camera and a two megapixel front facing camera.

Price: Rs 40,000

Apple iPhone 4: Said to be the world’s thinnest smartphone, it was launched in India this May. It has a 3.5 inch retina display and 5 megapixel camera.

Price: Rs 35,000

Samsung Galaxy S2: Launched this June in India. It is one of the most sought-after Android phones. It  has 32GB built-in memory, a 8 megapixel camera, HD video playback and recording.

Price: Rs 30,000

LG Optimus 3D: Promising to be a great bet, it will ship with dual-core 1GHz OMAP 4CPU, video codecs. LG says it will have “four times more video decoders than competing designs”. It is apparently the world’s first 3D smartphone. This mobile phone from LG is rumored to be the 3D version of the LG Optimus 2X, and is expected to be powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform.

Price: Yet To Be Announced

New Mac Book Air: This has been touted as the laptop of the future. Apple’s two new MacBook Air-11.6-inch and 13.3-inch have replaced mechanical hard disks and optical drives with internet services and solid state flash storage. It supports up to seven hours of battery life and up to 30 days of standby time.

Price: Starts at Rs 59,000

Samsung Google Nexus S: This legendary high-end smartphone that arrived in April has a 4-inch contour display and runs on Google 2.3 Gingerbread OS, powered with 1GHz Hummingbird processor with 16GB internal memory.

Price: Rs 30,400

Sony Playstation Vita: This portable entertainment system offers motion and touch-based next generation gaming. It has a 5-inch multi-touch display at the front and a multi-touch pad on the rear. Offering new game play experiences, it features two analog sticks, which enable a wider range of game genres.

Price: Starts at Rs 12,500

Apple iPad 2: Apple left the cat out of the bag in May, and it surpassed competitors with its fine display quality. The new version is thinner, faster and lighter than the previous one.

Price: Starts at Rs 29,500

BlackBerry PlayBook: One of the most sought-after gadgets of the year, it hit Indian market earlier this week. Featuring Wi-Fi support, it is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models. The 7-inch tablet is flat, black, and minimal in its design. It claims to provide Flash and HTML applications for a smooth browsing experience. It also has multi-touch capacitive display screen and dual camera.

Price: Starts at Rs 27,990


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