9. Quad-Core Smartphones

Expected release: Spring

The smartphone is considered to be the new personal computer. We don't believe that, but we understand the sentiment. But imagine if your phone was as powerful as a computer. They soon may be. NVIDIA's Tegra 3 processor, announced late last year, is a quad-core chip. For comparison purposes, the iPhone 4S has a dual-core chip. The Tegra 3 promises a huge leap in performance and battery life. Manufactures like HTC have already announced that they had quad-core phones in the stash for 2012. Motorola's Atrix didn't work as a computer when docked into the lapdock due to its hardware limitations. With such a powerful chip, phones may actually be able to double as a computer.