What's the Best Tech Gadget of 2011?
Despite the passing of Steve Jobs, the company's co-founder and former CEO, Apple still managed to roll out its latest version of the iPhone -- equipped with a virtual personal assistant, Siri.
Joining in on all the tablet fun, Amazon decided to launch its very own tablet computer this year called the Kindle Fire. With a seven-inch and colored multi-touch screen, this new tablet will cost you about $200.
Yet another Apple product release, the iPad 2 is much like the first iPad but thinner, lighter and with iOS 5. Oh yeah, and it's more than twice as pricey as other tablets, starting at $500.
We know, we know. It's the year of the tablets. Following after the iPad 2 and Kindle Fire, Barnes and Noble's Nook Tablet is an e-reader/tablet hybrid with a snappy LCD display and a $250 price tag.
Neither a tablet, e-reader or smartphone, the Nintendo 3DS is kind of the underdog of this list -- but no less important. The portable gaming console is three-dimensional and gets you free WiFi at certain locations.
Despite the passing of Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder and one of the country's leading innovators in technology, 2011 has still been a pretty prosperous year as far as cutting-edge tech gadgets go.
For starters, there was the release of the iPhone 4S, the latest smartphone by Apple that's actually equipped with your very own virtual personal assistant. Her name is Siri and she's actually pretty sassy -- we're sure you've heard of her. Then, there was a percolation of new tablets -- with the more-improved iPad 2, Amazon's Kindle Fire and Barnes and Noble's Nook Tablet. And who can forget about those gamers? With the Nintendo 3DS, gaming enthusiasts could experience a portable, 3D experience -- and even snag some free WiFi, depending on their location.
But, as you all know by now, there can only be one winner. So, put on your tech-savvy hats and take the technology test: what do you think was the best tech gadget of 2011?
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