Yes, Apple's pride and joy is gracing Big Red's shelves as well. If you simply cannot decide which smartphone you should get for your loved one, the iPhone 4S would be a safe bet. They will definitely love the 3.5-inch Retina display, which delivers sharp, great-looking visuals thanks to its 326 ppi pixel density. And let's not forget that mighty 8-megapixel camera that captures some really eye-pleasing images, and can do it pretty fast too. Just keep in mind that a lot of iPhone 4S handsets will fly off the shelves this year, so don't wait for the last moment to get one.
Samsung GALAXY Nexus
Here is the perfect gift for any hardcore Android lover – the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. Not only that it has a speedy 1.2GHz dual-core processor under its hood, a 4.65-inch 720p Super AMOLED display at its front, and an LTE radio for superfast internet speeds, but it is the first device to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, meaning that it delivers the very latest that the platform has to offer. Besides, owning Google's benchmark device is a guarantee that all the latest updates will be delivered to you in a timely manner. Just to keep things clear, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus is not available yet, but chances are that it will get released in time for the holidays.
Need a gift for someone who is crazy about music? Look no further than the HTC Rezound, which happens to be the first smartphone on the market to feature Beats Audio technology for a superior listening experience. In terms of specs, the Rezound is definitely a future-proof device thanks to the 1.5GHz dual-core processor ticking under its hood and the gorgeous 4.3-inch display with 720 by 1280 pixels of resolution. Oh, did we mention that it has a 4G LTE radio as well?
Motorola DROID RAZR
The Motorola DROID RAZR is a fusion between cutting-edge hardware and eye-catching looks, which makes it a fitting choice for someone obsessed with design. It is also the slimmest phone you could possibly find on the market, which is something that would provide the smartphone's owner with bragging rights for quite a while. Add the 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED Advanced display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and LTE radio to the equation, and you get a smartphone that would make someone very happy if found under the Christmas tree in a box with their name on it.
Looking for a smartphone that a lady would fancy? Check out the elegant HTC Rhyme and its attractive plum outfit! Yes, we know that this Android handset is a clear mid-range offering – it comes with a 3.7-inch WVGA display, 1GHz MSM8655 chipset, and a duo of cameras, 5 and 0.3 megapixels respectively, but that technical mumbo jumbo is something girls rarely pay attention to. That light-up notification charm and the beautiful HTC Sense 3.5 UI, on the other hand, will likely grab their attention.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE
If having a smartphone makes you cool, having a tablet makes you cooler! Jokes aside, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is a great gift for someone in need of a device that will be used primarily for surfing the web, watching videos, and perhaps playing a video game once in a while. It has a spacious 10.1-inch display, which is pretty much as big modern tablets get, and it tips the scale at only 21 ounces making it easy to carry around. And about the LTE part, rest assured that the web will be delivered at your fingertips at the blink of an eye.
Apple iPad 2
Just like we mentioned before, a shiny iPad 2 will make anyone happy if given as a gift. It is slim, sexy, and is likely to make its owner look a lot more sophisticated when checking their email at Starbucks. With a 10-hour battery life, the iPad 2 will surely last through a day of usage, and its portability is guaranteed by its weight of only 613 grams. But on the software side is where the iPad 2 truly shines. You get the joy of using all the goodies iOS 5 has to offer, and a plethora of apps from the App Store are yours to explore.