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Most Anticipated Tech Products of 2011 155

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the i-like-new-stuff dept.
adeelarshad82 writes "2011 is just around the corner, and with the new year comes expectations. Based on hype and recent announcements, PCMag put together a list of twelve most anticipated tech products of 2011. Some are new, like the technology to bridge Wi-Fi, PowerLine, and Ethernet or the 3D camcorders, which will let you create content for your 3D TV. Others will just carry over from what we anticipated in 2010 but never materialized like iPhone on the Verizon network or Phones with dual core processors."
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Most Anticipated Tech Products of 2011

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  • Tablets (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Sonny Yatsen (603655) * on Thursday December 30, 2010 @02:11PM (#34712774) Journal

    While I understand that Tablets are going to be the next big thing (according to tech journalists, anyway), is it necessary to have 3 separate categories for the RIM tablet, Honeycomb Tablets, and tablets in general?

  • No Nintendo 3DS? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Daverd (641119) on Thursday December 30, 2010 @02:12PM (#34712784) Homepage
    It promises 3D without glasses! That sounds way bigger to me than a slightly better smartphone.
  • Re:Tablets (Score:5, Interesting)

    by bluefoxlucid (723572) on Thursday December 30, 2010 @03:12PM (#34713466) Journal

    The squawking I always hear from these developers is that you never know your target, because everyone implements Android on a different platform with different amounts of CPU and RAM and sometimes there's a different set of system services running on it (like Motoblur etc) and so on. And also that some of them run 1.5, 1.6, 2.0. 2.1, 2.2.

    So they are complaining that some machines have different specs... like just about every freaking computer out there. They also complain that there's more than 3 versions of Android, I guess, since there's 3 of iOS and I always hear that iOS is better about this. They also complain that other software might be installed (Motoblur is a software package Motorola installs).

    Welcome to the world of embedded developers. It's a very specialized place, and when they meet something not so specialized they go apeshit. The problem is cell phones are general purpose computers now, not embedded devices.

    Think about PC developers complaining about how their stuff might crash with Crossfire but not with 4 nVidia cards, even though this is supposed to be transparent. Or maybe it'll blow out on a specific AMD CPU combined with a specific VIA north bridge. Or a particular sound card gives troubles. How ridiculous does that seem? Oh and on top of it all, you might be running XP or Vista or Windows 7 now. The market is so fragmented, it's impossible to write programs for!

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