New Gadgets for Inclusion in Christmas Shopping List?

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By Vittorio Hernandez | November 7, 2012 11:11 AM EST

The yearend holiday is fast approaching and this early, some people are drawing up their Christmas shopping list. People, after all celebrate Christmas not only with food, decorations, events, and travel, but also with gifts. Today's techie generation inevitable includes high tech gadgets and devices as much appreciated Christmas gifts.

Apple, HTC, and Samsung are few of the popular tech companies that have created great devices in the market powered by new software such as the iOs, Android and Windows.

For consumers who want to be known not only for their generosity but also being ahead technology-wise, here is a peek at devices that may yet make it to store shelves for the Christmas shopping season.

Rumored iPad 4?

iPad 3 was released in March 2012, which features GSM mobile function with its other version. It has 9.7 inches of screen display with scratch resistant glass and weighs 1.46 pounds. Some of its powerful specs are 5MP primary camera with autofocus and video recording, dual core processor, and operating system iOS 5 with upgrade option to iOS 6.0.

Rumours swirl about an upcoming iPad 4 release for December. According to the rumour, it may have 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera that has been included in the iPhone 5 and iPod Touch. This is the front camera, and compared to the VGA of iPad 3, it is a lot better. Another speculation is the inclusion of optically bonded screen which leads to lower glare and better image quality to its display. The device is also expected to have 4G LTE connectivity and even a faster processor than its predecessor. If this is true, Apple fans will likely be storming the stores again an iPad 4.

Another new Galaxy to be born

The South Korean tech giant Samsung has announced the upcoming release of the Galaxy Premier. It features a 4.65-inch SuperAmoled touchscreen with 1280x720 pixel resolution. It will run on Android 4.1 JellyBean and Samsung TouchWiz UI. The device will be powered by 1.5GHz of dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM and can have up to 16GB of internal memory with microSD card support. Other specs will be 4G LTE Connectivity and 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 1.9MP of video calling one. Though it may not supersede the Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Premier could turn out to be one unforgettable Christmas gift to love ones and friends who have not yet tried out a Samsung phone.

HTC with the power of Windows Phone 8

There two new units from HTC powered by the new operating system from Microsoft, the Windows 8. With all of the features from Windows Phone 8 like the metro style apps and synching capability including XBOX Live, buyers may ask can this match the two competing operating system?

First is the HTC Windows Phone 8X which comes with 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon, Adreno 225 as GPU chipset, 16GB internal storage and 1GB of RAM. It has 4.3 inches of screen with 720x1280 pixel resolution protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass against scratches. For the camera, the HTC Windows 8X has 8MP rear unit with autofocus and LED Flash while the secondary one has 2.1MP for video calling. It also has the Beats Audio technology for the games, music, and movies to provide great and live sound effects. Unfortunately, this HTC unit doesn't have any microSD card support.

The other one is the HTC Windows Phone 8S powered by 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon, Adreno 225 for graphics, and 512MB RAM. It has a display of 480x800 pixel resolution with 4.0 inches of screen size and protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass. Its primary camera has 5MP with autofocus and LED flash but no secondary unit. Internal memory is only limited to 4GB but capable of microSD support of 32GB.

With a wide array of tech devices available on the market, techies could perhaps beat Santa Claus in his game and make every kid on the block happy this Christmas, whether they were naughty or nice.

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