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Mar042012

Top New Gadgets Revealed at Barcelona Mobile Tradeshow

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It was raining phones and tablets this week. Over 50 phones and tablets were announced this week at Mobile World Congress, a large mobile tradeshow in Barcelona. On top of that, some other very notable gadgets made there way into the world and are now ready for purchase.

Here are among some of the top gadgets of the week:

Galaxy Note 10.1:
Samsung announced its Galaxy Note 10.1 this week. The 10.1-inch tablet looks like an enlarged version of the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note with Samsung's S-Pen which lets you doodle on the screen. It also runs the newest version of Android—Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich—and has two cameras.

Asus Padfone: The Padfone is undoubtedly one of the most interesting mobile gadgets. The Android 4.0 phone is a regular phone until you place it in the back of a 10.1-inch tablet that comes along with it. The phone becomes a full-on tablet. It can also be purchased with an optional keyboard dock, so the tablet can become a laptop of sorts. Asus has not yet announced pricing, but it says it will start shipping in April.

HTC One X: Lots of phones were announced at Mobile World Congress this week, but the HTC One X has a number of standout features that will be making its way to the U.S. via AT&T. The phone is large thanks to its 5.3-inch display, but the screen itself is bright and crisp. It also has a high quality 8-megapixel camera, a fast dual-core processor, and LTE speeds. (The version shipping overseas will have a quad-core processor). It will be coming to AT&T sometime in the second quarter of 2012.

Raspberry Pi:
A $25 computer. That's the Raspberry Pi. But it's not a computer like you might imagine, it's just the guts of a very-low powered, Linux desktop. For $25 you get all the components of a small desktop which is capable of running a web browser and a word processor. It has the ports to hook up a display and a mouse, but you will need to buy those separately. Raspberry Pi is a non-profit company with the goal of getting its cheap computer in the hands of children in the developing world. The $25 computer has sold out for now, but should be available in a couple of weeks, says the company.

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