Hype Cycle for Mobile Device Technologies, 2009


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This Hype Cycle examines the status of, and prospects for, various mobile device technologies. It advises handset vendors, mobile operators, application providers and others on the maturity of these technologies and their use.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
      • User Interface Trends
      • Display Technology
      • Power Supply
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off the Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Photonic Crystal Displays
      • MEMS Displays
      • Mobile Transphones
      • Dual Noise Cancellation
      • Bluetooth Low-Energy Wireless Technology
      • Smartphone Hypervisors
      • Voice to Text on Mobile Devices
      • Solar Power
      • High-Performance Multicore Application Processors
    • At the Peak
      • Bluetooth 3.0
      • Pico Projectors
      • Wireless Power
      • Multitouch
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Magnetometer
      • Advanced Mobile Browsers
      • NFC
      • Software-Defined Radio
      • Camera-Based Gesture Recognition
      • Bar Code Reader
      • Dual-Mode Phones
      • AMOLED
    • Climbing the Slope
      • GPS
      • Haptics
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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