The hottest Christmas gifts for tech lovers
Thursday 23 September 2010
According to web and search analyst, Experian Hitwise, the hottest gifts for the technology lover in your household this Christmas include Apple's iPhone 4, Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Apple's iPad.
The list of hot products for Christmas was compiled by monitoring the latest online and offline behavior trends and drawing insights from past Christmas shopping habits, explained Hitwise.
"No real surprise to see Apple's iPhone at the top of the list," said Robin Goad, research director, Hitwise, UK on September 21, "but as you can see ... it is facing increasing competition from [Android] devices, particularly the HTC Desire. The iPad is also high up the list, but currently below Microsoft's Xbox 360."
Some change is expected to take place on the list of hot products in the months before Christmas as shoppers around the globe search for gifts for their loved ones.
The top 20 hot products from the last week in August according to Hitwise:
1. Apple iPhone
2. Microsoft Xbox 360
3. Microsoft Office
4. Apple iPad
5. Apple iPod touch
6. Fifa 11
7. Mafia 2
8. Sony Playstation 3
9. HTC Desire
10. Samsung Galaxy S
12. Kymera Magic Wand
13. Call of Duty: Black Ops
15. Apple iPod
16. The Sims 3
17. Apple Mac
18. Microsoft Windows 7
19. Antrim Escape
20. Halo: Reach
Comparatively, the top-selling electronics products on Amazon.co.uk as recorded on September 22 are:
1. Kindle Wirless Reading Device Wi-Fi
2. Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device Free 3G + Wi-Fi
3. Integral USB 2.0 Single Slot SD Reader
4. Apple iPod classic 160GB
5. Apple iPod touch 8GB (Launched Sept 2009)
6. Panasonic Lumix TZ7 Digital Cameral - Black
7. CR2032 Battery (2 pack) - Panasonic, Lithium Coin Cell, 3V
8. Sony Bravia KDL22BX2 BU 22-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV
9. Toshiba 22DV713B 22-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV/DVD
10. Canon PowerShot A3100 IS Digital Camera - Silver
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