American weekly magazine 'Time' has published a list of 10 most successful non-standard technical innovations of the 2010 year.
1. IPad tablet computer from Apple
Tablet PC with the ability to connect to the Internet first began to appear in the early 2000's. iPad released at April 3, 2010 in New York, has broken all records of popularity. After 80 days of release 3 million units of iPad were sold.
2. Book reader, Nook Color
This is the latest version of the e-book has a 7-inch full-color touch screen that displays 16 million colors. The device is specially designed for viewing in color books, newspapers, journals and children illustrated books. Nook Color lets you view still images, it also plays video files format MP4 and audio files to MP3 format and AAC.
3. Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S
Equipped with the Android operating system launched in Singapore, June 4, 2010. In South Korea 800,000 units of this Android device were sold in the first two month. And in U.S. 1,000,000 units of Samsung Galaxy S sold in just 45 days. One of the most conspicuous features of this smartphone was its display, which is manufactured by using Super technology AMOLED, which ensures a very thin screen and very high brightness, makes it comfortable to use the smartphone, even in bright sunlight.
At the contest held by the European Association of Image and Sound (EISA), Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S was named the best smartphone in 2010.
4. 11-inch Laptop Apple MacBook Air
Thickness of the latest models of this laptop is only 1.7 inches and weighs about 1 kg. Apple Inc. said that it is the thinnest laptop in the world. The latest model 11-inch MacBook Air can support up to 128 GB of internal flash memory and is equipped with FaceTime camera for video calls.
5. Hardware and software platform Google TV
Google TV - is an innovative platform that combined the possibility of television, Internet searching and Web surfing. Google TV promises to extend the TV work with applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Amazon. TV can be controlled by smartphones.
6. Smartphone Nexus One
Presentation of the smartphone, produced by Taiwan's HTC, was held on January 5, 2010. This is the first phone that was equipped with an operating system Android. Distinctive features of this smartphone has the ability to convert voice messages into text, the system noise-canceling microphones and voice recognition navigation with an indication of rotation
The producers of Nexus One didn't expected to receive exorbitant profits from this device. The main objective was to stimulate the market for the release of another high-tech innovations.
7. Smartphone iPhone 4 G
In the first three days,, after the release, 1,700,000 units of iPhone were sold off. Features include (960x640 pixels resolutions at a diagonal of 3,5 inches, 5 Mega-pixel camera with auto-focus and the ability to easily and conveniently conduct video chats.
8. Digital Media Player Apple TV
This television console lets you listen to music, view high-definition movies and TV shows without buying them, by leasing them online at the largest online movie store iTunes Store. The TV device can work with widescreen TVs EDTV and HDTV, and conventional TVs, which have the function of anamorphic widescreen.
9. Ultraportable subnotebook Toshiba Libretto W100
This amazing laptop does not have a miniature keyboard, but there are just two touch screens, which can be used independently for multi-tasking or both at the same time to get big visual using both screens.
10. Game controller Kinect
This device, developed by Microsoft, allows you to control the game in the Xbox 360 using voice commands, gestures and postures - all in real life. Without a doubt gamers are very happy to use it in the games supporting active movements. In North America 1 million of this device were sold in just the first 10 days after sales began.