The world of the electronic gadget is filled to the brim with fantastic offerings that are coveted the world over. With the rapid pace of technological advancement, there is a constant stream of new devices and their upgraded versions being released by the big players in the electronics industry. With 2011 in full swing by now, fans of the gadget too numerous to count are anticipating the release of their favorite new toy as soon as possible.
The season of change always begins with a conference in Las Vegas. This bellwether of electronics consumer shows, The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, is always filled with surprises and news. With its passage, we can now look at what the fans of electronic wizardry can expect this time around.
Apple leads the pack with news of the release of the IPhone 5. The sleek new look comes with face recognition capabilities. The OLED screen has 64 gigs of memory. Not only this, the GPS system allows you to sync your phone with your iTunes software, and to also get SMS alerts that are fully customizable. Imagine ringtones that have HD level audio. Imagine no more. You can even use your IPhone 5 to chat on video on a 3G smartphone. The OLED screen is scratch resistant, and its resolution has the most highly advanced chips with a dual core processor. You can watch your local tv channels on IPhone 5, and with its built-in Pico projector, you can put meeting presentations on your phone and show it on a flat surface, such as a wall or screen.
The Blackberry weighs in during 2011 with the PlayBook. Sporting a 7-inch screen sized at 1024×600 pixels, a Blackberry Tablet operating system, and a dual core processor (1 GHz Cortex-A9), this unit will be tough to ignore.
Nintendo’s entrant is its ever-popular DS gaming system. In 2011 it is introducing the Nintendo 3DS, and will lead us into the next generation of handheld gaming devices. Try playing games in 3D without the need for any goofy glasses, and you can pretty much expect gamer enthusiasts to stand in line long and deep to get this one into their hands.
Sony is releasing a version of its Playstation platform in a smartphone format. This innovator is getting set to send out Zeus, the name it is giving to its system. It will include the Android 3.0 Gingerbread O/S, an SD slot card to expand out to 8GB RAM, and a Qualcomm MSM8655 1GHz processor. Its 3.8 screen and graphics set up uses Adreno 205. The phone will also have 512 MB RAM and 1GB ROM. The screen is touch, just like the PSP. Your new Playstation Phone will be able to download different games. Can you sense, as a game lover, that this will be the must-have device of 2011?
Let’s Xoom on over to Motorola to examine their 2011 offering. Motorola hinted at their first tablet right ahead of Christmas, and now it is out. It is the first tablet-style gadget to run on Android 3.0’s Honeycomb, with Google’s operating system tailor-fitted to the tablet format. Its 1280x800p screen comes to us packed into 10.1″, and runs a healthy dual-core processor in the form of an Nvidia Tegra 2. Its got a 2-MP camera facing front, and a 5-MP camera taking up the backside. It houses a whopping 32 GB of storage internally, has SD support capabilities, and can shoot in 720p HD video. Not only all this, but it can handle Adobe Flash Player 10.1, unlike its rival from Apple, the iPad. The reason for that, however, is a whole other story.