8 Gadgets That Will Be Huge in 2010

After everything we've seen, these are the tech products we believe will rack up big sales by next Christmas.

By Sarah Jacobsson and PC World Staff , PC World |  Personal Tech, gadgets, game consoles

Motorola Backflip

AT&T says that 30 percent of its handset sales last year were messaging phones. Motorola's latest Android-powered phone, the Backflip, may be AT&T's "it" messaging phone this year. Not that there's a big market it for it or anything--just the legions of American kids who text-message and Facebook pretty much all day long. As such, the Backflip features a full QWERTY keyboard that can be flipped out so that both the keyboard and the touchscreen face the user. The phone also has a "backtrack," or mousepadlike touchpad on the back of the touchscreen to control the cursor on the screen. The phone packs only a midsize processor, but the messaging crowd doesn't really need lots of power. We expect the Backflip to reach a $100 (subsidized) price point by the end of 2010. How will Moms and Dads say no?

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