These are the disruptive developments I am tracking(In no particular order!). These are mainly ‘cross stack’ and they range from companies (Skype) to specific products(Palm Pre) to specifics(Android based netbooks). They dont include general themes like ‘Open’ and the ‘Mobile Web’ which I have historically tracked through this blog and my books
Can you suggest more? Am I missing any?
1) Can device mnufacturers who have no previous history be at an advantage?(Ex Palm v.s. Nokia)
2) How many appstores will an operator support?
3) How will Operators try to influence appstores?(ex provide APIs to
specific appstores?, to specific APPs within the appstores etc?)
4) Will RCS have a role to play in LTE?(ex in managing a session that
spans cellular and femto?)
5) Verizon is mandating Ipv6 – what are the implications?
6) What does Intel’s acquisition of wind river mean?
7) What does Intel’s emphasis on 3D mean?
8) What is the implication for video for Cisco’s acquisition of pure
9) Facebook user names and verified twitter accounts are defacto identity systems. Through facebook connect – it is already possible for iPhone apps to have a facebook identity. Will this trend be extended?
10) Qualcomm talks of Smartbook (sub-notebooks which are connected and have a high battery life). This is a new category. Will we see more of this?
11) What about Android netbooks?(ex from Acer)
12) What innovation can emerge from emerging markets and could be deployed globally?
13) Operators will find it difficult to charge for IP. But will they be able to charge for a different format(ex 3D) which will need some greater IP management?
14) Will we see an EU/Japan cloud?
15) Will smaller operators behave differently in a recession? Will they want to differentiate and innovate more?
16) IBM’s 100million $ investment in mobile and what it means
17) The rise of Huawei
18) Opera Unite
19) Google Wave
20) Augmented reality browsers
21) Mobile payments http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10265243-36.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
22) Verizon’s cloud computing ambitions
23) Microblog search http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10264633-2.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
24) Browser extensions http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10263598-16.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
25) Will Flash be used as an ‘anti’ iPhone?
26) The impact of Intel Wind river acquisition
27) The impact of the Intel-Nokia partnership
28) Microsoft Hohm – Google power meter etc http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/hohm_microsofts_answer_to_googles_powermeter.php
29) Palm Pre
30) Microsoft Cloud strategy and Azure
31) The tendency towards ‘Green’ phones and will that be a growing trend
32) The death of the feature phone market and the emergence of the smart phone market especially in emerging economies
33) Will smaller Operators and a consortium of smaller Operators act different? Ie be more innovative?
34) How many Operators will leapfrog to LTE?
35) The tendency of CDMA Operators to adopt LTE
37) Microsoft Bing
39) Opensorce uptake within micosoft
41) Google Flipper
43) Twitter search and APIs
44) Intel ATOM
45) Google voice
47) OMTP BONDI
48) Privacy, Identity and Reputation(PhD interest)
50) Integrated design(beyond the UI – http://opengardensblog.futuretext.com/archives/2009/05/the_myth_of_mob.html)
51) (Future and impact of) Internet of things. Thanks @Enrique Ortiz
52) Regional trends Thanks @Tomiahonen
m-wallets/m-payments in Africa(ex MPESA), MVNOs(in some markets), Dual-SIM phones, machine to machine communications
53) Ribbit and Google Voice
54) Smart grids and LTE
55) Linux on mobile devices
Nokia – Maemo, Qt et al http://www.rethink-wireless.com/?article_id=1646
Limo and Android
56) Google Chrome OS http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html and in general the unification of the mobile and the PC at an OS level