Like the wandering gadget nomads that we are, we'll be seeing exactly what goes off at Macworld in San Francisco AND at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas early in January. We've brought you all the Macworld rumblings - so here's our hot tips for CES!
Touchscreen Sony Walkman
The iPod Touch has been ruling the touchscreen roost since it was introduced back in 2007. But now Sony wants to muscle in on some touchscreen action with their new Walkman. Word is it'll rock a 3in OLED screen, Wi-Fi and full web browser. So far their Walkman range hasn't been able to dent the success of the iPod, but this is certain to be a game changer
We're only just getting used to 42in HDTVs taking pride of place in our front rooms, but now proper 3D TV is finally rearing its multi–dimensional head. We're expecting LG, Sony and Samsung to show off a new breed of 3D-TVs. They won't be ready for prime-time yet, but it'll still be an exciting glimpse into our viewing future.
Everyone loves OLED - quite frankly it makes LCD and Plasma look positively ancient. So far we've been stuck with tiny OLED screens, but we'll see Samsung finally show off their 50in model - with Sony and LG definitely packing something equally cool. Of course they're going to be hellishly expensive - but then again, staying cutting edge has never been cheap.
The T-Mobile G1's rough and ready style might not have won many admirers, but it's given a glimpse into the new frontier that is the Android OS. And it'll be even better once a killer new handset rolls up - and Motorola could be just about to do that with their 'social networking smartphone'. If their new designs are anything to go by, it's going to be awesome.
It's the rumour that won't die. Talk of the 'Zune phone' could finally become a reality at CES. Rumours suggest it could be a handset sold by Microsoft themselves, the name of their new Windows Mobile platform, or even a whole new Android–baiting OS. Whatever it turns out to be, they'll be wanting to beat down the iPhone at every opportunity.
Let us know what you're looking forward to in the comments section below. And keep your browsers locked on the CES blog for all the news as it happens.