12 Hottest Gadgets for 2010 on YugaTech

The year 2010 is among the most exciting year in the world of gadgets. Here on YugaTech, we try our best to acquire as many hot gadgets and cover as many stories as we can to share with you. Here’s our annual round-up of the 12 Hottest Gadgets for 2010 on YugaTech.

January 2010: Google Nexus One. Google’s second attempt at branding an Android smartphone resulted into a collaboration with HTC. The Google Nexus One generated huge buzz both online and offline. Running a 1GHz SnapDragon processor and the latest Android OS made it a much-desired phone for gadget lovers. It even almost eclipsed RIM’s flagship phone, the BlackBerry Bold 9700.

February 2010: Asus EeePC 1201T. Even after the netbook craze has slowly waned, Asus never lost touch by pushing the borders and offering regular-sized notebooks at netbook prices. The AMD-powered EeePC 1201T combined both extra processing power, better display resolution at an affordable price made it a hit among those who are upgrading their netbooks. I’m surprised as well but our stats do not lie (over 25,000 pageviews on the review alone).

March 2010: Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700. The Samsung Spica is one of the first affordable and capable Android handsets that landed in the country during the first half of the calendar year (arrived late March, became official in April with Globe and our review came out in May). Retailing for under Php15k, it was first locked to Globe’s network and took a month or two before it became readily available to everyone.

April 2010: Sony-Ericsson Xperia X10. With Sony-Ericsson’s reputation with creating solid and beautiful handsets, the Xperia X10 drew a lot of attention especially since it came with an Android OS. However, an outdated OS version and steep retail price prevented it from becoming a top choice among Android smartphone buyers.

May 2010: Apple iPad. Apple’s biggest news in 2010 is the iPad. It broke record sales and ignited a flurry of new tablets in all form and sizes — a feat it duplicated after the success with the iPhone. What Asus did with the netbook market in 2007, Apple did with the tablet market in 2010.

June 2010: HTC Desire. HTC continued to manufacture great Android handsets (after the Hero and Legend) and after the success of the Nexus One, HTC’s reputation solidified. The HTC Desire is the half-brother of the Nexus One and became available to markets not supported by Google’s Online Store.

July 2010: Samsung Galaxy S i9000. After its initial success with the Galaxy Spica, Samsung came out with a bang with the Galaxy S i9000. Sporting a powerful ARM Cortex A8 1.0GHz processor and large 4-inch Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy S easily became the handset-to-own that month. The demand was so high, there was a sudden short of supply despite it being locked with Globe for a least two months.

August 2010: Nokia C3. Nokia is still king when it comes to affordable and reliable feature-phones and the Nokia C3 is a testament to that. A full qwerty phone at under Php6.5k, the C3 followed the success of the Nokia E63. Our coverage of the C3 is the 2nd most read gadget review of the year at over 35,000 pageviews (following the BB Bold 9700 at 39k).

September 2010: Apple iPhone 4. Still touted as the smartphone to beat in 2010, the iPhone 4 remains the most-wanted handset of the year. Thousands lined up during the September launch with Globe Telecom. It was so in-demand, it took the crown of the most-overpriced handset in the grey market with factory-unlocked units selling as high as Php92,000 in GreenHills.

October 2010: Apple MackBook Air 11.6″. It’s not a netbook but it’s thinner, lighter and more powerful than 99% of the netbooks in the market. The 11-inch Macbook Air is also the most affordable in the entire Mac line, selling at the same retail price as the entry-level Macbook.

November 2010: Archos 101 Android Tablet. Archos made noise by offering very affordable Android tablets with reasonable specs. With form factors ranging from 2.8″ to 10.1″, the units are powered by 1.GHz Snapdragon processors and the Android Eclair (with Froyo update via OTA), Archos positioned its products as portable media players rather than as oversized smartphones (thus the absence of 3G modules). If only they can ship in enough supply to match the growing demand.

December 2010: HTC Desire HD. The successor to the Desire, the HTC Desire HD is a bigger, badder Android smartphone at 4.3″. The limited supply (only 50 units were shipped this December) also made it very hard to come by.

Special mention goes to the BlackBerry Bold 9700, HTC Wildfire, Huawei E5, Samsung Monte, Nokia X3-02, and LG’LH70 LED TV. The items listed above are units we’ve actually used and reviewed here on YugaTech. I’m sure there are several others that might have made the list (Kindle 3, Galaxy Tab, N8, N900) but we can’t cover or review them all.

53 Comments on this Post

  1. Go Sony Ericsson X10! The best android phone in the market! None of the ff touch wiz (iOS copycat), moto blur, htc sense can compete the
    X10 UXP(MEDIASCAPE AND TIMESCAPE) the best ui in android os! And watch out for sony’s new expria range in feb! Happy new year!

  2. @uberover, sana ok na cla kc mas cheap cla kesa n0teb0oks, .hehe. .nga pala wat ba maganda? INTEL or AMD? Pti sa desktop.hehe. .
    @sir yuga, nakatry knaba ng UBUNTU OS?or naka review?sana my review din. .hehe. . .chaka yung samsung nexus S, pnaka magandang design na nakita q and running the latest Android OS sna mareview din balang araw. .hehe

  3. uberover

    Kung nagtitipid ka, pick mo AMD netbooks…maganda naman yung performance pero sacrifice ng kaunti sa power consumption.

    Kung marami kang pera, go for Intel netbooks…medyo nasa baba lang siya ng AMD pero mababa yung power consumption for long battery life.

    For desktops, it’s up to you kung gusto mo ng AMD or Intel. Maganda ang line-up ng AMD at Intel ngayon pero kung “tipid mode” ka, mag-AMD ka para “bang for the buck”!

    Pero kung willing ka gumastos for slightly better performance, go for Intel…sacrifice nga lang sa gastos.


  4. @uberover, WOW! thanks po talaga now q lang na gets ang difference nila, malakas pala kumaen ng power ang AMD kesa INTEL, so kung desktop medyo okay lang pala e kasi naka sak2x, hehe. . .

    Talagang nasa tipid mode ako, wla pa nga akong budget ,student palang ako, no side line job, hehe. .but pg mer0n na cguru installati0n pipiliin q. .hehe. thanks tol/kuya uber

  5. @uberover, WOW! thanks po talaga now q lang na gets ang difference nila, malakas pala kumaen ng power ang AMD kesa INTEL, so kung desktop medyo okay lang pala e kasi naka sak2x, hehe. . .

    Talagang nasa tipid mode ako, wla pa nga akong budget ,student palang ako, no side line job, hehe. .but pg mer0n na cguru installati0n pipiliin q. .hehe. thanks tol/kuya uber…

  6. rihanna

    This yugatech app often crashes, please fix it..
    I womder why the ipod touch fourth isnt on the list.

    -Sent via YugaTech Mobile App

  7. Nice! ang cool ng list. Favorite ko dyan ung Google Nexus One :)

  8. Jerric V

    What about Nokia N8, I believe that it’s becoming a sell-off these days due to its demand for a Nokia smartphone!

  9. Favorite ko ung Google Nexus One. How about ung samsung galaxy tab, why wala sa list? Mas bet ko un.

  10. Dapat may preview narin ng hottest upcoming gadgets for 2011!

  11. uberover

    You’re welcome…student pa lang rin ako, hehehe.
    Goodluck sa’yo!

  12. glad my nexus one made it… and the ipad too :D (i used to own a spica – it was my first android powered handset before i got me a nexus one).

  13. no Ipod touch? 6 of my officemates have these…

  14. batang pinoy

    an off the topic question:
    have you heard about amd’s new platform where they gonna combine the CPU and GPU into a one single die? that could be interesting if you gonna post it here!
    another milestone for AMD and for 2011!!

  15. At first, i think ipad(pun intended) is ridiculous. I can’t imagine myself carrying/wearing(pun intended) one. But now, i think i have grown to like it. Afterall, many people are thinking of using it too, and it seems like it’s not that funny/strange anymore to use an oversized smartphone that looks like mom’s trusty chopping board while on a public place. Especially when all of your friends saw what your kitchen buddy can do with that shiny apple logo on its back. Coolness! (no sarcasm :) ) haha… I love apples…

    On topic: I agree with the list. I’m quite sure that you got it right on the spot with the philippines as geographical reference, and the filipinos as your demographic. I’m expecting samsung wave and n8 to be on the list though. N8 creates buzz for almost 9 months and counting, provided that the first wave of UI overhaul they promised is coming on the next fw update, just a few weeks from now. But… as you’ve said, you can only talk about those you reviewed, that’s quite understandable.

  16. jeffrey john imutan

    sir abe, nasa tv patrol ka. featuring latest gadgets.

    more power

  17. Hova721

    Samsung Wave!?!?! Wave should be the tp gadget of June/July

  18. sayang hindi ko pa talaga nakita c sir Abe mi isa sa TV oh, hehe. .sana makita q din balang araw.hehe

  19. mr. bogus

    2010 = year of apple

    2011 = year of android!!


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