Over the past year, you've been challenged to ramp up data security in an increasingly hostile environment, even as you attempt to determine which new products are worth allowing into your enterprise. Many of the most popular devices, such as the Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPad, caught your attention for obvious reasons in 2010. But, the year also saw the introduction of a number of Android-based wireless devices, including the Motorola Droid Pro, while BlackBerry maker Research in Motion tried to up its game with the introduction of the BlackBerry Torch. The late fall also saw the debut of Windows Phone 7 smartphones, although it's too soon to tell what kind of impact these might have on winning over the hearts and minds of consumers and enterprise customers alike. Among the year's other notable debuts, which won't be on the market until 2011, are iPad-competing tablets from the likes of Cisco and RIM. Also of note: Google's new Chrome web browser, and the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. Here's our rundown of the 10 tech toys that matter and whether or not you need to keep them on your radar in the year ahead.
The device, which boasts a 9.7-inch display and was recently updated with multitasking, ushered in the new era of tablets. And it's a key reason why netbooks aren't as popular as they once were.Worth considering in 2011? Yes
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