While the end of a year isn't a time that most people look forward, the Indian tech community has always been excited about it. Why? Well, simply because it happens to be that period in which manufacturers launch their most important tech products in the country.
This year promises to be more exciting than most with some solid launches coming our way. We're looking forward to some solid video game consoles, exciting new laptops with 3G, some of the most stunning tablets that we've ever seen, and even a couple of flexible phones.
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Talking about releases this year, come November 1st, and India will be all set to receive Apple's iPhone 5S and 5C, the company's new smartphones which went on to sell over 9 million units on their opening weekend. More recent reports show that the all-meltal iPhone 5S is selling two times faster than its plasticy counterpart, the 5C. Gizbot is curious about the reception of the smartphones in India.
Will consumers here embrace both, the expensive metal phone and the slightly cheaper colorful 5C with equal affection? Or will Apple's iPhone 5C fail to win takers in Indian markets? Studies show that the iPhone 5S's Champagne Gold color might have been designed specifically for Asian markets. However, the color variant has proved to be rather popular in the US as well, with Apple reportedly placing an order for more of those units.
Xbox One Console
The Xbox One is scheduled for release across North America, several European markets, Australia and New Zealand on November 22, 2013, with a later release in Japan and the remaining European markets in 2014. Expect to see the console in India during Dec 2013.
Play Station 4
Announced as the successor to PlayStation 3 during a press conference on February 20, 2013, it will launch on November 15, 2013, in North America, and November 29, 2013, in Europe and Australia. Sony has opened up pre orders for the console in India and you can expect to see the product in store shelves by December 2013.
New MacBook Pros
The Tech Community is excited about the new line of MacBook Pro's which will be launched later this month. They should come with Haswell processors, excelent batery life and much more. Expect the device to hit Indian markets during November 2013.
Google Nexus 7 (2013)
Google's second generation Nexus 7 tablet will be ariving in the country some time later this month. The slate, which currently has the best screen on a 7-ncher, was already released in International markets a few months ago.
iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2
Apple's next generation of iPads will be launched later this month. We expect them to hit Indian markets durng the end of November.