With 2009 coming to a close, several manufacturers are already prepping up their latest gadgets for a 2010 launch. We’ve seen some of these gadgets as early as now and they have been generating buzz already.
We’ve gathered up 5 of these gadgets which are starting to catch fire as early as now despite the fact that they are still being planned for release in 2010. So, here goes our top five most anticipated gadgets of 2010.
1. Apple Tablet
Not the JooJoo, not the CrunchPad or any of those tablet magazine demoed by Time Inc. but the real Apple Tablet which has been rumored to be already in the works and which Apple remains mum about. This makes us want the Apple Tablet even more. Will Apple finally release it in 2010? Or is there really an Apple Tablet? We”ll soon find out about that.
2. Nexus One aka the Real Google Phone
Fresh from a full weekend coverage by major tech sites and online news dailies, Google’s own Android phone graced the front page primarily because Google hinted something about distributing the phone to its employees to get feedback. Then the WSJ also run a report about it. Soon after, actual picture of the Google Phone, which was already nicknamed “Nexus One” spread like fire courtesy of a TwitPic. Then another round of news said that Google will be releasing the phone through a major mobile network on a subsidized scheme. What ever is true among these rumors don’t matter anymore. What matters is that as early as now, the idea of a new and real Google Phone will surely be a big hit. And Google knows that. They are monitoring the hype generated by these rumors, and I could just imagine how they are smiling right now. Will the Nexus One come out early January? Is it really a Google-branded phone? We’ll soon find out.
3. Asus Eee Reader
Asus announced its plan of releasing an ebook reader under its Eee PC product brand as early as August this year. Bearing the “Eee” branding makes this ereader pretty exciting. For one thing, Asus spearheaded the explosion of the netbook market. Will it be able to do the same with its Eee Reader? Or better yet, will the Eee Reader stand a chance against the Kindle, Sony eReader and Barnes & Noble’s Nook? One thing is for sure, and knowing Asus’ track record on netbooks, the Eee Reader will certainly be released at a very affordable price.
4. New Generation of Netbooks with Pineview
Who says netbooks are going to die this year? On the contrary, the netbook is alive and in fact growing bigger (literally). What is probably dying right now are the 9-10 inch netbooks to give way for the bigger 11 to 12 inch netbooks. But aside from screen size, another most anticipated change that will happen to netbooks in 2010 will be brought about by the release of Intel’s newest processing chip – the Pineview. Faster processing speed, lesser environmental footprint and longer battery life are just some of the new features that will certainly change among the netbooks of 2010. No, netbooks are not going to die, whether smartbooks or nettops or touchscreen tablet PCs become popular. Netbook is already part of the computer industry and it is going to stay for good.
5. New iPhone
Yeah, I’m a self-confessed iPhone fanatic and although it will be really costly for me, I’m still anticipating that Apple might release a new iPhone in 2010. Especially since the threats coming from the Google Phone is growing strong. The thing is, what else could Apple possibly include in the next iPhone which the current iPhone 3GS doesn’t have yet? That’s what makes it even more exciting.
So what gadgets announced this year and planned for a 2010 release are you most excited about? Share them with us by leaving a comment below.