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Top 10 gadgets and games
Hindustan Times
New Delhi, June 25, 2011
First Published: 16:41 IST(25/6/2011)
Last Updated: 12:00 IST(20/8/2011)

Apple iPhone 4
Said to be the world’s thinnest smartphone, it was launched in India this May. It has a 3.5-inch retina display and 5-megapixel camera.
Price: Rs. 35,000

Motorola Xoom
A tablet PC, though smaller in size, has PC-like functionalities. Set to hit the market anytime soon, Xoom, powered by Android platform, has a 10.1-inch HD display, 1GHz dual-core processor, a five megapixel rear-facing camera and a two megapixel front-facing camera.
Price: Rs. 40,000

Samsung Galaxy S2
Launched this June in India, it is one of the most sought-after Android phones. It has 32GB built-in memory, a 8 megapixel camera, HD video playback and recording.
Price: Rs. 30,000

New Mac Book Air
This has been touted as the laptop of the future. Apple’s two new MacBook Air-11.6-inch and 13.3-inch have replaced mechanical hard disks and optical drives with internet services and solid state flash storage. It supports up to seven hours of battery life and up to 30 days of standby time.
Price: Starts at Rs. 59,900 

Sony Playstation Vita
This portable entertainment system  offers motion and touch-based next generation gaming. It has a 5-inch multi-touch display at the front and a multi-touch pad on the rear. Offering new game play experiences, it features two analog sticks, which enable a wider range of game genres.
Price: Starts at Rs. 12,500  

Samsung Google Nexus S
This legendary high-end smartphone that arrived in April has a 4-inch contour display and runs on Google 2.3 Gingerbread OS, powered with 1GHz Hummingbird processor with 16GB internal memory.
Price: Rs. 30,400 

Apple iPad 2
Apple left the cat out of the bag in May, and it surpassed competitors with its fine display quality. The new version is thinner, faster and lighter than the previous one.
Price: Starts at Rs. 29,500

BlackBerry PlayBook
One of the most sought-after gadgets of the year, it hit Indian markets earlier this week. Featuring Wi-Fi support, it is available in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB models. The 7-inch tablet is flat, black, and minimal in its design. It claims to provide Flash and HTML applications for a smooth browsing experience. It also has multi-touch capacitive display screen and dual camera.
Price: Starts at Rs. 27,990

Nintendo Wii U
Unveiled in June, this next-generation game console features a 6.2-inch touchscreen controller. It can display information or provide different experience on its screen that is not visible on the TV.
Price: Yet to be announced

 

Top 10 games

Marvel vs Capcom 3:Fate of two worlds
This venerable fighting series has returned with the same fire and intensity that was its hallmark. However, not all the characters from the previous game have returned this time around.
Available on: Xbox 360 and PS3

Crysis 2
Crysis 2 drops players into a devastated New York in the midst of an attack by alien species. The alien enemies are armed with deadly weaponry and exceptional sensory abilities that test players’ skill and push them to the limit.
Available on: Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

Top Spin 4
Top Spin 4 looks and sounds incredible. The matches deliver the pace and drama of real tennis. Also, you’ll find a great selection of tennis bigwigs.
Available on: Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii

Dead space 2
Engineer Isaac Clarke returns in Dead Space 2 for another blood-curdling adventure in the sequel to the critically acclaimed Dead Space. With an arsenal of tools to dismember Necromorphs and new determination, an engineer will bring the terror to space.
Available on: Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

Bulletstorm
Bulletstorm is a first-person shooter video game wherein players end up trapped on a planet that has grown to be the incarnation of hell itself, complete with brutal mutants as well as flesh-eating gangs.
Available on: Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

Portal 2
With the success of Portal hanging over its shoulder, there was a lot riding on the sequel, but Portal 2 not only expands upon the first game, it blasts the series.
Available on: Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

La Noire 3
Amid the postwar boom of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Cole Phelps, an LAPD detective, is thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own excess. Now, he must fight gangsters and his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core.
Available on: Xbox 360 and PS3

Star Wars: The Old Republic
Forge your own Star Wars saga in a story-driven from BioWare and LucasArts. Explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy.
Available on: PC

Mortal Kombat
While many Mortal Kombats in the past were remembered for their excessive gore and not for their fighting engines, the latest Mortal Kombat is a competitive fighter. The core experience in Mortal Kombat is exciting, challenging, and bloody.
Available on: Xbox 360 and PS3


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