1)iPhone 5 and Retina iPad 3. These new products will feature redesigns as well as the usual speed boosts and performance gains.
2)Windows Phone 7.6/8. This update will boost market share but will still remain behind android and iOS. It will feature Kinect integration. Also Windows 8?
3)Android will reach more devices, will be of low quality, but cheap, thus gaining more market share.
4)Facebook will have an IPO, (go public) and make a lot of money for Zuck and his mates. They will also find their final way of making money, likely building on the excellent ad delivery.
5)RIM will make or break. They have a few months in my eyes to release something half decent, else they’ll probably go broke or change sectors, like IBM did after they lost the PC wars.
6)Samsung and their tablets will put up some decent competition for the iPad, and people after a cheap tablet may lean that way.
7)Debut of USB 3.0 – might even make it into some Macs.
8)Some sort of move with Apple () and Televisions. Either an branded TV or a better TV that can run apps, widgets etc.
9)We’ll see a whole lot more start ups this year – offering more services we didn’t know we needed but must have. Path being one of them.
10)Something new coming with E-Mail, new protocols, faster, better, safer, less spammy.
And one more thing….
Apple and some other businesses will re-evaluate all apps in their app stores and filter to newer, stricter rules so hopefully we get back to a better quality:quantity ratio. I’m sick of different apps with names using angry, birds, ninja, doodle, cut, burn, rope and impossible.
What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments or on twitter – I’m @samjarman.
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