10 Hottest Holiday Gadgets of 2011

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- 2011 has been a year full of exciting gadget launches. Here are 10 of our favorite electronics that are sure to delight your loved ones this holiday season.

Amazon's ( AMZN) Kindle Fire

At $199, the Kindle Fire is a less expensive alternative to Apple's ( AAPL) iPad which retails for $499.

The 7-inch touchscreen device lets users browse the Web, stream music, movies and video, play games and read e-books. It also includes free cloud-based storage, so you don't have to physically sync the device.

Last week, the Kindle Fire became the number-one selling electronics device on Amazon.com. The company issued a statement, calling this past Black Friday the best ever for the Kindle family.

According to research firm iSuppli, the Kindle Fire is expected to ship 3.9 million devices during the last three months of 2011, making it the second most popular tablet besides the iPad with a 13.8% market share.

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