2014: Top 5 phones, tablets and gadgets to look out

Jamie Feltham
December 16, 2013

The holiday season is upon us but for tech nerds like us the festivities are already over. Pretty much every phone, tablet, wearable and and odd sock we’ve been looking forward to this year has been announced and released. So what next? Why, 2014 of course!

We’re hoping that next year is a big one for the industry, with plenty of rumours already stirring about the next release from our favourite companies. So we thought we’d compile a list of the top 5 gadgets that have us gagging for the next year to roll in, be they confirmed or rumoured. Take a look at our picks below.

[alert type=alert-blue]The Amazon Phone[/alert]


It wasn’t so long ago that Amazon branched out into the world of e-readers and tablets and made waves with its Kindle series. Could the retailing giant possibly do the same for smartphones in 2014?

We’ve heard all types of rumours surrounding the Amazon phone. It might be made by HTC, it might display 3D. One thing’s for sure ‘ we can’t wait to find out more.

[alert type=alert-blue]Apple’s iWatch[/alert]


We believe that smartwatches have the potential to be the next big thing. Sadly the likes of Samsung and Sony have failed to realise that potential so far, but if anyone’s going to do it it’s going to be Apple.

Rumors about the iWatch have come in thick and fast recently, but we doubt it will be revealed until the end of 2014 to make it next Christmas’ hot item. But if it comes with a flexible display and actually, y’know, works then this could be 2014’s biggest release.

[alert type=alert-blue]Nokia’s Next[/alert]

Nokia evolucion

Nokia has been on an announcement-spree this season. The company revealed three budget phones, two phablets and a tablet in a single event last October and has put out even more handsets since. But come 2014 the devices division will find itself under the guidance of Microsoft, begging the question ‘ what’s next?

We’re excited to see how the Lumia line develops under one of the biggest names in tech, and how the entire Windows Phone OS grows with it. Will we finally see the gap in apps close? Will the company make its own smartwatch? 2014 is going to be an interesting year for Nokia.

[alert type=alert-blue]Samsung Galaxy S5[/alert]


We’re sure the iPhone 6 is going to turn out just swell and Nokia’s next phone is sure to be a hit. But what about Samsung’s Galaxy S5?

There’s little doubt that the Korean company is prepping another stunner, but rumour has it the S5 will be making its debut at CES in January. That’s a little under a year since the reveal and release of the S4. What could the company pull out of its hat to make the S5 a must own after less than a year of the last iteration? Let’s hope CES reveals all.

[alert type=alert-blue]Google Nexus 10… 2[/alert]


So it turns out that Google’s standard-sized tablet is the only one of its devices that didn’t get updated this year. We’ll be optimistic and suggest that that means some changes are in store, and we’ll see them sooner rather than later.

Of course, we’re still expecting the fundamentals of the Google line to be present, which means great hardware at an even better price. But could a rumoured shift in manufacturers mean that we see even more than that?

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Jamie Feltham

Videogamer, music listener, squash player, exerciser, technology journalister. Multimedia journalism graduate, writing for the What Mobile mag and website

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