Last year phones got brainier. This year they're getting even faster and smarter, with eye-popping apps and new technology. Here's a taste of what's to come in 2011:
3D cameras and apps
The very first 3D phones are expected soon, some with dual cameras that work together to capture your surroundings in 3D, and others that feature immersive 3D apps and games.
Dual core processors
With so many apps and processes to run, smartphones need a lot of power behind them. Dual core processors, like the Tegra 2 chip in the upcoming LG Optimus 2X, will allow phones to run even more apps, even faster.
Wireless payment technology
In December 2010 the Nexus S from Google became the world's first phone with an NFC chip. This little piece of tech supports wireless payments, so in the future you could be paying for train tickets and top ups with a swipe of your phone!
Better, brighter, clearer. Apple's Retina display and Samsung's Super AMOLED technology have been wowing phone fans the world over. This year Sony Ericsson are entering the race with their BRAVIA-powered Reality display, being premiered on the stunning Xperia(tm) arc.
2010 was the year that tablets became big news. In 2011 there will be lots more to choose from, with pocketsize PCs and touchscreen laptop replacements being released by leading manufactures, including HP, Dell, BlackBerry and Asus.
From 5" to 17"
This year we're expecting to see a huge variety of tablets in shapes and sizes, ranging from 5 inchers to the 17" Asus Eee Pad Slider, a laptop-sized tablet with a keyboard dock.
Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows 7
Apple iPad (iOS), Samsung Galaxy Tab (Android) and BlackBerry PlayBook have lead the way and this year we're expecting amazing things from the next generation of tablets, including the first Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablet, Motorola XOOM and the new series of Dell and HP Windows 7 tablets expected to launch.
From brand new 3D games consoles to TVs that can stream straight from the internet, there's a whole lot of amazing home technology being released this year.
The 3D-enabled Nintendo 3DS will take handheld gaming to the next level with powerful graphics and immersive content. It's one of Nintendo's most anticipated consoles ever.
Already available in the US, Google TV should hit our shores this year. Google TV allows you to browse the web on your TV, search for shows and then stream them over Wi-Fi.
That's just a taster of what's to come in 2011, which has got to be one of the most promising years for mobile tech to date. Stay tuned for more info about up-and-coming tech