As a new year begins, these days, people never fail to wonder about what electronic wonders they might be treated to in the coming year. All of the major tech companies have important releases under their sleeves this year – and we will see a couple trickle out every month. Of course, none of the latest electronic gadgets released in any year are actually new – wizardry such as this usually comes with a long gestation period. Whether it is a smartphone that has unheard of features or a laptop that does 3-D – as much as we associate these with being up-to-the-minute, the technology that goes into them has been in the works in the labs for years. Let’s look at some of the latest gadget news that will make it out of the manufacturers’ labs this year 2016.
Let’s start with a smartphone like you’ve never seen before – the Sony PSP Phone. First there were the Blackberry like smartphones that came with a full keyboard under the screen; when people started going for large touchscreens, device makers thought that they would appreciate having a keyboard that lived under the screen and that stayed hidden for the most part. Where do you go from here? How about a phone that has a slide-out screen under the main screen, a slide out keyboard under the Main screen and also a secondary slide out with a few controls? That’s what the four segmented PSP Phone books like. And it’s likely to make you feel like you just stepped out of a Terminator movie holding it. It’s a gaming device, a phone and lots more. There isn’t enough information about it out yet, but it’s sure to run on Android 3.0 on a 1 GHz processor, and apparently, Sony is going to be producing an aftermarket for the product just the way Apple has one in the iTunes store for its iPhone.
The year 2011 is going to be all about living your entertainment in three dimensions. First, there is the spectacular Nintendo of 3DS handheld gaming device that’s as packed with technology as you would expect in a product that just landed here from the future. To begin with, it’s the first mass-market device ever to offer you 3-D without glasses. How do they hope to achieve this? The device has three cameras. And one of them tracks the position of your head to try to aim the 3-D images right at you. And then it comes with algorithms that help it communicate automatically with other 3DS devices around; it has accelerometers, gyroscopes, – everything you would probably need for electronic warfare. The fact that it costs only $100 more than a regular Nintendo DS makes it all the more an advance. Acer and HP have been making major headway in the 3-D laptop arena; not to be left behind, Sony’s Vaio is coming to market with full HD 3-D laptop as well.
And finally, here is a product that each one of us absolutely will buy when it starts shipping. The beta version will be out later this year for free though – it’s Windows 8. It boasts a simpler interface than Windows 7, better digital media support, quicker startup and phenomenal integration between your smart phone and your computer. Whatever you decide to do about the other products in this round up, about the latest electronic gadgets due out this year, Windows 8 surely will be on your list of things to try out.