Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saturday Seven (7 hot new gadgets)

Hey techies and gadget heads out there...I'm hearing that these are the latest trends in all out gadgetry...check it outtttttttttt!

1. Tablet Frenzy.
Thanks to the success of the iPad, tablets will be the highest-selling consumer electronic devices of the year it's been said, with 40 to 80 new models being introduced this year .Apple has had a lot of success with the original iPad, and let's face it ,folks want electronics. The new Apple iPad 2 is expected to be released between the end of February and early April, and should have two cameras, an SD card slot, HDMI, and will be smaller. Samsung's Galaxy tablet is the only early competition for the iPad, but others such as Motorola, Asus, Blackberry, HP, HTC, Dell and LG are coming and many will offer new features such as high resolution displays, USB ports and carrier subsidies. Even the bargain TV manufacturer Vizeo is getting into the tablet game.

2.Windows 7 Phone.
These phones came out last year, but more models are coming out, especially if sales of current versions are good. Success will depend on size and quality of apps in their new app market and new hardware across carriers in the U.S.

3. Android Phones.
This will be the biggest mover and shaker for 2011, with the new dual-core powered phones and Android 3.0 Gingerbread for tablets. Such phones are making portable gaming systems such as the Sony PSP obsolete.

4. Cloud Gaming.
While smartphones make gaming cheap -- a few dollars instead of $30 for a game -- the new trend of cloud gaming is picking up fast among gamers, You don't have to buy expensive hardware or software because the games are hosted on servers and will give you instant access to tons of titles. Services such as OnLive and Gaikai will steal some spotlight from the new Kinect and PS Move in 2011. It's like having Netflix for video games. My Daughter and Son and Law will love hearing this!

5. iPhone.
Once again, Apple's iPhone is grabbing big headlines. The white iPhone 4 is scheduled to be released in the spring, and Verizon(My provider..who I'm giving a shameless free plug to) is expected to add the iPhone to its network with CDMA technology to improve call quality and give iPhone owners a better option than AT&T. To add to that, the iPhone 5 is expected to be released in June.

6. Internet TV/Streaming Media.
Either via TV or set top box the Internet is coming back to the living room, according to experts. TVs will have fully-integrated apps, features, and Web. "Pretty much TVs are going to have all of the capabilities of a smartphone, but on your wall," he said. Expect new set-top boxes with Google TV, and other boxes with Android to hit the market in 2011. George Jetson ,Mr. Spacely and Cogsley Cogswell never figured on this!

7. Personal Home ATM! - This will dispense money to you from your home to enable you to pay for all of these things! A must have! Okay...I'm kidding about number seven, but it would be really cool wouldn't it?

1 comment:

Arlene said...

These gadgets look terrific, but I find that they don't really serve people. With all this advanced technology people are less connected, and consequently much less caring. Remember when we made special trips to see (put our eyes on) another person? Remember when we sat together (next to each other) to play games? We've lost touch.

And with all this fancy technology, perhaps this is why people have a distorted view of poverty. The poor have phones, digital tvs, cable, tablets, apps just like the rich, but a much lower capacity to live at the same level. It really is sad to see kids walking around with these fancy phones knowing that they can't spell technology, much less understand how it works so they can master it's production. Kids may be relugated to "dropping the fries" at a fast food joint for a job because the focus has been misplaced in their education. Can we iPad that?


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