Christmas is the Season of Giving -- not just to others but also to ourselves.
This Yuletide, get yourself some of the hottest gadgets released this year and experience cutting-edge technology wrapped in svelte design.
1. Nokia N8
Clad in anodized aluminum and flaunting a scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass display, the gorgeous Nokia N8 runs on the updated Symbian^3 platform and offers the most powerful multimedia features found on a smartphone as yet. Its 12 MegaPixel camera and 720p HD video capture capability will surely come handy in capturing heart-warming moments this Yuletide. Download applications, share multimedia files and connect to your online social networks quickly and easily with Nokia N8.
Price: PhP 23,690
2. 11-inch Macbook Air 2010
Measuring only 0.11-inch at its thinnest point and weighing just 2.3 lbs, new 11-inch Macbook Air is the Lightest Apple Notebook ever! But don't let its lightweight form factor and reed thin figure fool you, it comes with technical specifications that are right up there with those of supposedly more powerful bigger laptops. 11-inch Macbook Air is powered by a 1.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM and 128 GB of Flash Storage and NVIDIA GeForce 320M Graphics.
Price: PhP 61,990 for the 128 GB version
TP Preferred Store: Power Mac Center
3. Sony CyberShot TX9
If there's anything better than HD photos, it's 3D Panoramic shots! Point-and-Shoot camera, Sony CyberShot TX9 allows photo enthusiasts to capture panoramic photos in 3D with Sony's exclusive 3D Sweep Panorama feature. Users simply have to sweep the camera in a vertical or horizontal direction to capture ultra-wide panorama shots in 3D that users can then view on a compatible screen that supports 3D-viewing via HDMI.
Price: PhP 27,999
4. iPod Touch 4G
The iPod Touch is actually the world's most popular portable gaming device and it's also arguably the most gorgeous. It flaunts a so-called Retina display, similar to iPhone 4's, which packs 326 pixels per inch -- so dense that the human eye is unable to pinpoint individual pixels when the gadget is held at normal distance. But as much as its gorgeous, it's also powerful. The new Apple A4 chip provides the 4th Generation iPod Touch with exceptional processing power and graphics performance along with an extended battery life. This remarkably power-efficient and fast chip, combined with 3-axis gyro and the Retina display, makes iPod Touch an excellent multimedia device.
Price: Starting at PhP 12,490 for the 8GB version
TP Preferred Store: Power Mac Center
5. HTC Legend
Android is now the leading mobile platform in the United States. If you want to experience the Android operating system, then why not get it through HTC Legend? When it comes to sheer beauty of hardware and construction, few phones can sit beside HTC Legend and not feel shy. Crafted from a singular block of aluminum and flaunting a streamlined minimalist design identity, this handset exudes an aura not only of stunning durability but also of timeless understated elegance. Its mere form factor suggests that this phone is a Classic -- something that will still look hip and updated after years of regular use.
Price: PhP 31,700
6. BlackBerry Curve 8520
With the arrival of BlackBerry Curve 3G, BlackBerry Curve 8520 had become the most affordable new generation BlackBerry handset in the world today. Experience the features that BB fans have grown to love like Facebook for BlackBerry, Twitter for BlackBerry and BlackBerry Messaging for a very pocket-friendly price!
Price: PhP 13,600
7. Apple iPad
Launched in our country just last December 17, Apple iPad is a landmark slate product from the Cupertino company. With the iPad, users can browse the web, read and send email, view and share photos, watch High-Definition videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more. Apple iPad is 0.5 inches thin and weighs just 1.5 pounds—thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook—and delivers up to 10 hours of battery life.
Price: Starts at Php 23,990
TP Preferred Stores: Ateneo iCampus, Power Mac Center
8. Nokia N900
When it comes to multi-tasking on a smartphone, Nokia N900 is king! Experience the sheer power and screaming speed of Nokia N900 mobile computer! This compact gadget features a touch-sensitive display, full QWERTY keypad, and comes with Linux-based Maemo operating system, which takes users to a whole new era of mobile computing. Switch between apps using the dashboard, personalise your multiple desktops, and quickly access rich interactive content with the very powerful Maemo Browser.
Price: Php 25,000
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, TP friends!