Forrester heeft een trendrapport uitgebracht met bovenstaande titel. Het is niet toegestaan het complete rapport te verspreiden, daarom hieronder de belangrijkste conclusies.
- The expanding numbers of broadband households.
- It’s getting (a little) easier to connect things.
- Devices are finally getting beautiful — and usable.
- The rise of online digital content services.
- Mobile is no longer just for voice.
Devices Tied To Content Or Services Will Surge; Devices Without Will Falter.
- Media Center PC: evolution not revolution.
- Portable media players will stall.
- MP3 players will continue to sell — but the format wars will get ugly.
- Bottom-up network adapters will begin to pipe music around the home. With
- Phones will keep getting smarter, but smartphones will remain niche.
- Camera phones will outsell digital cameras.
- Tones on phones will go beyond 30 seconds.
- Devices will put messaging ahead of voice.
- DVD-playing laptops will keep the kids quiet — and IM-ing — on vacation.
- New home game consoles will go into hype overdrive.