Ten predictions for 2010

After yesterday’s best of 2009, I had a look at what analysts predict will be big in 2010:

  1. 2010 will be the year of operating system wars according to Mark Anderson of The Strategic News Service.
  2. Lightspeed Venture Partners predict that Nokia or RIM will buy Palm.
  3. Business Anywhere Blog thinks 2010 is the year of Android.
  4. The compilation of analyst predictions on Technobabble 2.0 is the most comprehensive set I found.
  5. IDC predicts a shift towards mobile platforms and Apple to launch a “iPad” tablet device (PDF report).
  6. ComputerworldUK tips app stores and Android in Seven smartphone predictions for 2010
  7. Dean Bubley’s Disruptive Wireless blog post on “Mobile Winners and Losers” cheers iPhone, Android and Augmented reality but doesn’t expect Near Field Communication (NFC) to take off.
  8. IntoMobile thinks we won’t see any “flagship” devices in 2010 and Apple will introduce NFC support into the next iPhone.
  9. 3g.co.uk predicts “A Device OS Bites the Dust” in 2010 Telecom Predictions.
  10. Wireless Week asked industry leaders for their thoughts on what 2010 will bring. Mary McDowell of Nokia predicts “smartphones for more people”.

What would you like to see in 2010?


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