10 most searched gadgets this year
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The iPad 3 was the 3rd generation Retina display iPad from Apple which was released in ten countries on March 16, 2012. This 9.7 inches tablet powered with a 1GHz processor was discontinued on October 23, 2012, following the announcement of the fourth-generation iPad, after 221 days of official availability.
[Image: ipad 4th generation]
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Samsung Galaxy S3
This multi-touch, slate-format smartphone running on Android operating system was unveiled by the South Korean giant on 3 May 2012 in London.
This device with 4.8 inch HS Super amoled display comes with 3G and 4G adaptability. The sale of this device overtook the sale of the iPhone 5 in US this year.
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With this mini version of iPad the Cupertino giant Apple decide to introduce a 7.9 inch tablet device to give competition to the 7 inch tablets like Amazon’s Kindle and Google Nexus 7. The tablet was announced in the Apple October event as the fifth major product in the iPad line of products. It features similar internal specifications as the iPad2, including display resolution. It was released on November 2, 2012 in nearly all of Apple's markets.
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The fourth most search item is the example of Google’s confidence and defiant attitude. Defying the hurricane Sandy which ruined the Google event, Google released this tablet with the other two in the nexus series online.
Nexus 7 is built by ASUS and comes with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor so everything is faster – pages load quickly, gameplay is smooth and responsive, and running multiple apps is a breeze. Powered with the 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system this tablet is yet expected in India.
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Galaxy Note 2
This Samsung product introduced this year with the innovative Stylus, S-Pen stands the 5th most search gadget this year. Powered with a 1.6 GHz Quad-core processor this comes with the 4.1 Android Jelly Bean operating system. This 5.5 inch HD Super amoled display tablet-cum-phone “also called as phablet” comes with a powerful 3100 mAh Li-ion battery and three memory options.
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The Sony Play Station (PSN) is the gaming gadget which hooks you up with everything you need to rule the game- Online multiplayer, downloadable content, awesome upgrades, PSN exclusives and more. This video game console comes with access to the online PlayStation Store where you could get hundreds of games of every size and shape – plus get add-ons and expansion packs for your favorite titles. Sony's latest console, the PlayStation 3, has sold over 70.2 million consoles worldwide as of September 30, 2012.
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The fourth-generation iPad or the iPad 4 with Retina display, is a tablet by Apple, introduced this year in the October event. It includes the new Apple A6X chip, and the Lightning connector introduced with the iPhone 5. It ships with the latest operating system iOS 6, which provides a platform for audio-visual media, including electronic books, periodicals, films, music, computer games, presentations and web content.
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Releases this year with the new Windows 8 operating system this tablet announce the foray of Microsoft into the tablet business. This series of tablet designed and marketed by Microsoft was announced in June this year by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.
Both the Surface and Surface Pro tablets boast a screen size of 10.6 inches with Microsoft's ClearType HD display. The operating system is known for live tiles. This year ahead of the launch Microsoft also changed its Logo to a tiled on in line with the new product.
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Amazon’s Book readers are known for allowing consumers to read books online from Amazon store. The eBook reader Kindle Fire is an 8.9 inch HD display screen tablet with Dolby audio, better Wi-Fi, 4G/LTE adaptability. It comes in two storage options of 32GB or 64GB.
The latest Kindle Fire HD from the company offers access to over 22 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audio books, and popular apps and games such as Facebook, Netflix, Twitter, HBO GO, Pandora, and Angry Birds Space.
[Image: Kindle Fire HD]
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Nokia Lumia 920
The Lumia 920 smartphone from the Finnish erstwhile feature phone giant Nokia runs the latest Windows Phone 8 operating system. It was announced much before the release of Windows 8 operating system by Microsoft, on September 5, 2012. With an 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Krait processor it has a 4.5 inch IPS LCD display.
The phone is known the 8.7 megapixel PureView camera with optical image stabilization for still images and video and the City Lens feature. It comes with 32 GB internal storage, but has no card slot to expand memory. It is the first smartphone which allows use even when the user is wearing gloves.