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Android phones, internet radio and DJ Hero...
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Android phones, internet radio and DJ Hero...

If you're still in need of some inspiration for gifts for the techie in your life, here's silicon.com's top 10 suggestions.

Motorola Milestone

The Motorola Milestone is one of the first phones developed to run the second generation of Google's Android mobile operating system, known as Eclair. It features a slide-out Qwerty keyboard, a five-megapixel camera and a 3.7-inch touchscreen.

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Amazon Kindle

Amazon's e-book reader is now available in the UK two years after its launch in the US. With books and newspapers available on the device, any self-respecting techies will be happy to see the Kindle in their stocking.

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Palm Pre

Another of this year's hotly anticipated devices is the Palm Pre smartphone.

The iPhone rival uses Palm's WebOS, and comes with a three-megapixel camera, wi-fi and GPS.

The Palm Pre is currently only available on the O2 network.

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BlackBerry Storm2

Another recent arrival on the smartphone scene is RIM's second crack at a touchscreen handset, the BlackBerry Storm2.

The new version includes built-in GPS, wi-fi and a media player for pictures, videos and music. Its Media Sync software allows the device to sync with iTunes and Windows Media Player.

The Storm2 is currently only available on Vodafone.

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5th generation iPod Nano

The latest version of Apple's mini music player features a video camera, sound recorder, FM radio and larger screen.

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Samsung ST100 camera

One of the slickest compact digital cameras around is the Samsung ST100 which features wireless connectivity, giving you the ability to send pictures to mobile phones via Bluetooth or the internet via wi-fi. And that's on top of the 12.2-megapixel display and a 3.5-inch screen.

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Logitech Squeezebox radio

This music box is designed to be the radio for your kitchen or bathroom rather than a full blown sound system.

Simply hook the device up to your internet connection using wi-fi or Ethernet and then you can stream web radio to any room in your house, or use it to play the tunes already stored on your PC.

You can also install apps on the device such as a Flickr application, which allows you to view images in your Flickr account on the screen of the radio.

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Polaroid PoGo instant digital camera

Following the demise of the traditional Polaroid camera the company has launched this modern take on the phenomenon.

The PoGo, a five-megapixel digital camera, comes with a built in printer, giving you the ability to make physical copies of those work party snaps as soon as you've taken them.

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Acer Aspire One D250

Netbooks have been around for a while but this latest offering from Acer has an interesting twist - it's a dual boot device which runs either Windows 7 Starter Edition or Google's open source operating system Android, giving you the best of both worlds.

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DJ Hero

And for those that feel they've mastered Guitar Hero, here's a chance to try their hand at being a virtual DJ.

Activision's DJ Hero comes with a turntable controller - much like Guitar Hero and its guitar - which players can use to mix along with the track as they are played on screen.

Picture credit: Activision

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