Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Top ten best gadgets of 2011

2011 was a great year for tech toys. Here are the top ten gadgets seen in 2011.


1. Samsung Galaxy Nexus



The Galaxy Nexus is a touchscreen slate Android smartphone developed by a partnership between Google and Samsung. The phone and operating system were developed collaboratively by engineers from both companies. It is the third generation successor to Google's previous flagship phones, the Nexus One and Nexus S. It has a curved HD (1280×720 pixels) Super AMOLED display, an improved camera system, and Google's new version of its Android operating system, version 4.0, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich.

2. iPhone 4S
iPhone 4S is the fifth generation of the iPhone, a device that combines a 3.5 inch (89 mm) touchscreen iPod, mobile phone, and internet client. It retains the exterior design of its predecessor, the iPhone 4, but is host to a range of improved hardware specifications and software updates. iPhone 4S has two cores in the A5 chip which delivers up to two times more power and up to seven times faster graphics. The iPhone 4S camera gives you 8 megapixels — that’s 60 per cent more pixels than the camera on iPhone 4. And they’re engineered with a higher, full-well capacity to collect even more light.

3. Nokia Lumia 800
Nokia Lumia 800 is a Windows Phone OS powered smartphone, first unveiled by the company's CEO Stephen Elop, on 26 October 2011 at the Nokia World 2011 event. It is Nokia's first mobile phone to run Windows Phone OS as a part of the first wave of Windows Phone devices to be released by the company as it shifts focus from the Symbian and MeeGo platforms for premium priced phones. Nokia Lumia 800 has a curved 3.7" AMOLED ClearBlack glass touchscreen display seamlessly integrated into a smooth one-piece body.

4. Samsung Galaxy Tab 750


Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 offers a superlative experience with the thinnest and ligtest large screen tablet available. Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 is powered with 1 Ghz Dual-Core Processor for more efficient multitasking. Its high definition 25.65 cms (10") display delivers excellent screen sharpness. With 1280x800 WXGA display boasting a pixel density of 149PPI you can enjoy better details.

5. Apple iPad 2


The iPad 2 is the second and current generation of the iPad, a tablet computer designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. The iPad 2 has a lithium-ion polymer battery that lasts up to 10 hours, a new dual core Apple A5 processor and VGA front-facing and 720p rear-facing cameras designed for FaceTime video calling. The iPad 2 uses the iOS 5 software that was released on October 12, 2011 and is supposed to bring over 200 new user features including Notification Center, iMessage, and an updated notifications system, using a new "banner" style instead of the originally used pop-up "alert" style. The iPad 2 comes with Photo Booth, an application in which users can take photos and effects on them. The iPad 2 also adds to capability to support GarageBand, iMovie, and the iWork apps Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. These applications do not come with the iPad but are instead official applications from Apple sold within the App Store.

6. Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note is an Android Smartphone and Tablet PC. It has attracted attention because of its 5.3-inch screen size – between that of conventional smartphones and tablets – and because of its included stylus. It has a dual-core 1.4Ghz processor with a Snapdragon S3 Chipset. It also has a 8-megapixel main camera that can record 1080p video, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. An unusual feature for such a device is a built-in stylus, which Samsung calls the "S Pen".The stylus tucks into the bottom panel of the phone, and can be used in a variety of apps. It can simply replace the use of a finger in situations where precision is needed, but it is also equipped with a "shift" button, which when pressed enables other functions such as grabbing screenshots (which can then be drawn on using the stylus) or starting the S-Note note-taking application, which is a facility for recording sticky-note-type notes which can include drawing/handwriting (using the stylus), text input, and pictures.

7. Kindle Fire


The Kindle Fire is a tablet computer version of Amazon.com's Kindle e-book reader. Kindle Fire has a color 7" multi-touch display with IPS technology and runs a forked version of Google's Android operating system along with access to Amazon Appstore. The Fire includes a cloud-accelerated "split browser", Amazon Silk, using Amazon EC2 for off-device cloud computation; including webpage layout and rendering, and Google's SPDY protocol for faster webpage content transmission.. Kindle Fire employs a 1 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 dual-core processor.

8. Apple Mac Book Air

The MacBook Air family is a line of ultraportable Macintosh notebook computers created by Apple Inc.. It comes in two screen sizes 11" and 13". Both the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air features the latest generation of Intel processors, the Core i5 and i7. With speeds up to 1.8GHz and faster memory, the new MacBook Air gains up to 2.5x the processing performance over the previous generation. MacBook Air also features the Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor, which includes an on-chip engine for video encoding and decoding. That means you experience video playback and FaceTime calls that are smoother, more responsive, and more true to life.

9. Motorola Xoom


The Motorola Xoom is an Android-based tablet computer by Motorola, introduced at CES 2011 on January 5, 2011. It was the first tablet to be sold with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. The Xoom supports up to 720p video playback. It features a 2 MP front-facing camera for video chatting over Wi-Fi or cellular Internet and a rear-facing 5 MP camera that records 720p video. The Xoom has a 1280×800 px widescreen, 10.1-inch display and 3D graphics acceleration, as well as HDMI-out. It features the Gorilla Glass resistant coating.

10. Motorola Atrix 4G



The Motorola Atrix 4G is a high-end Android-based smartphone by Motorola.It is powered by 1 Ghz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor (consisting Cortex A9 CPU + GeForce ULP GPU). Atrix is one of the first devices which integrated the Ubuntu-based 'Webtop' application from Motorola. Atrix launches the Webtop application when it is connnected to the external display through Laptop dock or HD multimedia dock. In Webtop mode, offering a user interface similar to typical desktop Ubuntu, Atrix can run several applications on the external display such as Firefox web browser, SNS clients and the 'mobile view' application enabling total access of Atrix and its screen.

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