The iPad (2010):
This year's big item will undoubtedly be the iPad tablet computer, which is rumored to be a 10-inch touchscreen computer that will basically fall into a category between a laptop and a smartphone. Unlike the iPhone, however, the tablet is likely to be available on both Verizon and AT&T and will also support Wi-Fi connectivity for both carriers. The question is, will it change the tech industry in the same way that the iPhone did, or will it simply be another MacBook Air-style innovation that people appreciate but don't go crazy over? We'll certainly find out in the coming months.