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Top 10 eagerly awaited products to whet your appetite

03 Aug 2012
Microsoft Surface

It can often feel a little quiet in summer, as high-flying executives are shackled to the whims of their children's school holidays, sending the industry into a period where little major news is announced.

However, the confirmation from Microsoft this week that its Surface tablet will be available on October 26, couldn't help but get V3 excited about the devices arrival, and this got us thinking about other devices still to come this year, and in the near future.

From new gadgets and tablets to smartphone and operating systems there's plenty to be excited about for those that like to keep up with the cutting edge of technology to be excited about.

So here we've listed just some of the fantastic new developments we expect to see later this year and beyond, and let us know if there's anything else you're excited to see in the comments section below.

10. Kindle Fire tablet

Amazon Kindle Fire tabletAlthough Google's Nexus 7 has now arrived in the UK targeting the budget tablet market, it was Amazon that first set the trend releasing its Kindle Fire Android tablet in the US back in 2011.

While it's unlikely we'll see original Kindle Fire in the UK, we're guessing Amazon's going to release its rumoured follow up to the premiere device later this year and that will arrive in the country.

If half of the rumours surrounding the Kindle Fire 2 are true, British consumers could be in for a treat, with the tablet potentially featuring a reworked version of Amazon's App Store that will boast a number of features currently unavailable on the Nexus 7 in the UK, including fully stocked magazine, music and TV stores.

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Dan Worth

Dan Worth is the news editor for V3 having first joined the site as a reporter in November 2009. He specialises in a raft of areas including fixed and mobile telecoms, data protection, social media and government IT. Before joining V3 Dan covered communications technology, data handling and resilience in the emergency services sector on the BAPCO Journal

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