2010 was a great year for electronics and gadgets. We were introduced to the iPhone 4, the iPad, various android tablets and the emergence of 3D entertainment for the home, so what can we expect from 2011? Here is a look at the most anticipated gadgets for 2011.
Apple iPad 2
The rumors have already been flying around about the iPads successor. Details have been leaked from various sources about the new iDevice. The iPad 2 will apparently sport 2 cameras, one on the front and one on the back, one can assume that this will be so that users can use face time on their iPad. A Better, smidge resistant screen and better speakers, have also been touted as upgrades for the iPad 2.
Sony PSP Phone
Quite possibly one of the most anticipated devices ever. There have been rumors for a long time about a cellphone from Sony that would incorporate the PSP into the device. The phone will be android based, and is said to offer unparalleled gaming on a mobile device. Many wonder if Sony have waited too long to enter the smartphone race, but the PSP phone will still be the phone everyone will want in 2011.
There is no doubt that when it comes to handheld gaming, Nintendo is still the reigning king. They have dominated the handheld market ever since the Gameboy was released all those years ago. Their latest device, build on the very successful Nintendo DS line of consoles. The 3ds will be able to produce 3D graphics, without the need for 3D glasses. The 3DS will be released in March of 2011.
The Verizon Iphone
The Verizon iPhone is one of the most anticipated phones of the year. The crazy thing is that the iPhone on Verizon, will be no different from the iPhone on AT&T. The reason people are looking forward to it, is that the iPhone will finally be on a network that actually works! Maybe the full potential of the iPhone will now be realized.
The Blackberry Playbook
One of the most talked about tablets of all time. The Playbook is set to be one of the biggest gadgets of the year. The Playbook offers a fully featured flash web browser, which many tablets do not, a 1Ghz processor and 1gb of ram, not to mention a fully featured app store, and all the other goodies you can get from your blackberry devices. The Playbook will be huge for Rim.
Chrome OS Laptops
As far as operating systems go, we have 3 major players to choose from, Microsoft, Apple and Linux. Well now you can make that four, as Google enters the market with its Chrome OS. While Chrome is still a very new operating system, it has been sent out for testing on a laptop named the CR-48. Be on the lookout for many new laptops in 2011 that use Chrome as their operating system. Google looks set to take a huge chunk of the operating system market from the 3 big boys.
Motorola Android Tablet
One of the biggest problems with android based tablets at the moment is that they use an operating system, which was designed for smartphones. The new tablet from Motorola, will be the first Android based tablet, that will have a dedicated operating system called Honeycomb. Motorola is calling their tablet a game changer. Specs have been hard to come by, but rumors say that the tablet will have a 1Ghz processor, 32gb storage, and HDMI output and a screen that offers to play back full HD content.