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As we head into the year-end holiday season, the companies that produce gadgets are working overtime to make sure that geeks like me are building a wish list. The problem is with holiday gift season drawing nigh, our own wishes are not something we can fill. […]

ThinkingCapAs we head into the year-end holiday season, the companies that produce gadgets are working overtime to make sure that geeks like me are building a wish list. The problem is with holiday gift season drawing nigh, our own wishes are not something we can fill. Not and keep peace at home, anyway. With that in mind I present my current wish list full of gadgets. The list changes almost daily, and is subject to major revisions at a moment’s notice. That’s the legacy of being a geek. This is by no means the only gadgets I would like to have, just the major ones of the moment.

 

In no particular order, as I am rather indiscriminate when it comes to wanting new toys:

Dell Latitude Zwireless charging. That’s all I need to say about that.

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Barnes & Noble Nook — eReader library access with two screens. ‘Nuff said.

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Verizon Droid — best Android phone on my own carrier. Not eligible for upgrade though, and that makes me sad.

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Apple Tablet – my membership in the geek’s guild requires this to be on my list.

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  1. I have a wish list too:

    1. Get rid of the 5GB caps so I can use wireless data all I want.
    2. Let me tether my device freely at no extra cost.
    3. Get unlimited data and basic voice for $50/month.
    4. Not pay more than $200 for a TP2.
    5. Get a ZuneHD with bluetooth built-in, speaker and equalizer (yeah, a phone inside would be cool too).
    6. A Pinetrail netbook with high-res screen, good keyboard and decent speakers.
    7. A 256GB SSD for $256!!!
    8. Batteries that let me work/yap without worrying about recharging them during the day.

    I’ll be happy to get these any time, not just for the upcoming holiday season. I am also accepting donations, so any generous folks out there who can help a poor, deprived, tech-starved geek get through the next long, cold winter are welcome. ;)

  2. I heard that Verizon will be offering promotional pricing for users that have had their contract for over a year. They are going to be a little more lenient than in the past. It may not be New Every 2 pricing, but anything lower than 599 is good. Anyone else heard this?

  3. That’s my list except for the crappy Dell (just kidding)

    But unless it’s all just Smoke this list is going to balloon up markedly with all the recent announcements.

    “There’s never a moments rest in a gadget hounds life”

    Thomas Edison

  4. it’s not the apple tablet. It’s called the apple “slate”.

  5. 1) HTC HD2 running Android 2.0 on WIND
    2) Real unlimited data plan from a Canadian carrier
    3) 7-10″ webpad (WiFi, maybe 3G, LONG battery life) to run web apps
    4) Convertible netbook from Apple (11″ screen – 1366×768) *

    * Might as well ask for World Peace at the same time

  6. 1. Sony BDPS360B Profile 2.0 Blu-ray Player with BD Live – having just got an HD TV I really want a Blu Ray player to go with it. This seems the pick of the bunch at a sensible price.

    2. B&N Nook – having got into eBooks recently with a PRS-505 I love the look of the Nook. Since I live in the UK I’m going to have to wait a bit before I can get one though.

    3. TomTom iPhone cradle – an expensive luxury but it does seem to work well.

    4. 27″ Apple iMac with i7 processor – I want one :)

    5. Apple tablet :)

  7. John in Norway Tuesday, November 3, 2009

    My wish list:
    Get rid of Apple so people will have to start thinking for themselves again.

    Oh yes, and a touchscreen E90 – resistive, of course.

  8. The Archos 9 went on pre-order last night. That is probably your best bet for a slate in a while.

    I do have to admit that I am considering canceling my order because other than being a toy, I don’t know what I would actually use it for…..

  9. The Apple tablet would be great for the holidays, unfortunately it isn’t expected until Q2 2010.

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