Hype Cycle for Mobile Device Technologies, 2011



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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
      • Wireless Trends
      • Power and Battery Trends
      • Display Trends
      • User Interface Trends
      • Positioning and Location Trends
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off The Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Bio-Acoustic Sensing
      • Photonic Crystal Displays
      • Quantum Dot Displays
      • Cellular to Wi-Fi Authentication
      • Electrofluidic and Electrowetting Displays
      • 802.11ad
      • Mobile Transphones
      • Wi-Fi Direct
      • 802.11ac
      • Quantum Tunnelling Composite
      • Volumetric and Holographic Displays
      • Wireless Video — 60GHz
      • Electrovibration
      • Ensemble Interactions
      • MEMS Displays
      • Glonass
      • HD Voice
      • Mobile High-Definition Link
    • At the Peak
      • Wi-Fi Personal-Area Networks
      • Haptics
      • Smartphone Hypervisors
      • Wireless Power
      • Augmented Reality
      • NFC
      • Dual Noise Cancellation
      • MEMS Gyroscopes
      • Bluetooth 4.0
      • Pico Projectors
      • Solar Power Mobile Devices
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Head-Mounted Displays
      • Gesture Recognition
      • Mobile WLAN Access Points
      • Mobile Data Intelligence
      • Voice to Text on Mobile Devices
      • Software-Defined Radio
      • Indoor Positioning
      • Device-Embedded Biometric Authentication
      • Micro Fuel Cells
      • Bluetooth 3.0
      • Magnetometer
      • Phone Bar Code Reader
      • Wireless Video — 2.4/5GHz
      • Embedded Wireless Cellular Modems
      • Mobile Browsers
    • Climbing the Slope
      • VoIP Over WLAN
      • 802.11n
      • Multitouch
      • Electronic Paper
      • AMOLED
      • Consumer Telematics
      • Phone-Based Authentication Methods
      • Embedded Cellular Data
    • Off the Hype Cycle
      • GPS
      • Mobile Widgets
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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