Gadgets That Rocked 2010
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Gadgets That Rocked 2010

By Anonya Roy, SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 31 December 2010, 09:25 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore: The year 2010 witnessed the launch of several hi-profile technology products that changed the way we use our gadgets. While converged devices like tablets revolutionized the tech world, the smartphones continued to be a preferred choice of consumers. As another year goes by, we look back and track some of the top technology gadgets like tablets, netbooks and others that came and conquered the markets this year. TABLETS 1.iPad





The harbinger of the tablet era, Apple's iPad can truly be called the Gadget of the Year. Apple launched iPad in April 2010 and sold over 300,000 in the first day itself. It features a 9.7 inch multi touch display, powered by 1GHz Apple A4 system-on-a-chip processor. The iPad runs on the iOS 4.2.1 and supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G for connectivity. Although several makers tried launching an iPad killer, the iPad still remains on top of the charts. The only thing lacking in iPad is a camera, which will be completed with the iPad 2 releasing in the next year. 2.OlivePad





It boasts to be India's first tablet. Based on the Android platform, the OlivePad VT100 sports a 7 inch display screen. It supports 3.5G HSUPA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The device comes with a 3MP camera on the rear and also has a front camera. OlivePad has Flash support ? things that the iPad lacks. It can be used as a touch notebook for browsing, multimedia, IM, social networking, gaming console, e-book reader and TV. It also allows voice and video calling, which again is absent in iPad. Available at a price of Rs. 25,000, the Indian made tablet fairs pretty well in comparison to its counterparts.



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1: I am surprised that IPhone4 did not find its place in this list of the coolest gadgets released in 2010. Maybe it got released after this post was updated. I have an Iphone4 and lemme tell you folks, once you have it, everything else sucks. Ofcourse, different devices have their own uses. So for example, if you need a computing device, you definitely would want to have a Galaxy Tab or VT, but nothing beats iphone4 when it comes to communication devices with a lot of computing functionality. Think of a feature and it's there. Facetime is bliss, and bump is the best sharing application. The camera quality and browsing speed of the gadget is marvelous. I may go overboard and say that I have been truly impressed with the feather light touch sensitivity which beats everything out there in the market. I am sure this is the best product Apple has launched till date though there are many they can boast of. Well enough said. If you wanna really know and feel excellence, get one and comment on my post then :)
Posted by:Amit Upadhyay - 03 Jan, 2011
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Amit first of they should be aware of the existence of Iphone4 ....
Balu Replied to: Amit Upadhyay - 22 Mar, 2011