Hype Cycle for Consumer Devices, 2012



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Consumer devices are converging and vendor competition is intensifying. Only technology that delivers a superior user experience will stand out. This report advises vendors on the maturity and use of new consumer devices to help with ongoing decisions in the R&D space.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • On the Rise
      • Photonic Crystal Displays
      • Super Hi-Vision Systems
      • Flexible Display
      • Quantum Dot Displays
      • Volumetric and Holographic Displays
      • Mobile Transphones
      • Electrofluidic and Electrowetting Displays
      • Voice-Augmented MFPs
      • 4K x 2K TV Displays
      • Internet Radio
      • Wearable Computers
      • MEMS Displays
    • At the Peak
      • Consumer Smart Appliances
      • OLED TVs
      • Ultrabooks
      • Broadband-Connected Televisions
      • 3D LCDs
      • Solar Power Mobile Devices
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Head-Mounted Displays
      • Over-the-Top Set-Top Boxes
      • PC-Grade SSDs
      • Home Server
      • Ultra-Mini-PC
      • Chromebooks
      • 3D Flat-Panel TVs and Displays
      • Connected Imaging Devices
      • Digital Pens
      • Embedded Wireless Cellular Modems
      • E-Book Readers
    • Climbing the Slope
      • All-in-One PCs
      • Media Tablets
      • Connected Portable Media Players
      • Connected Portable Navigation Devices
      • Basic Communication Devices — Open OS
      • Multitouch Displays
      • Terrestrial Digital Radio
      • Satellite Digital Radio
      • Game Consoles as Media Hubs
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Bluetooth in Automobiles
      • Interactive TV
      • Netbooks
      • Premium Communication Devices — Open OS
      • Blu-ray Devices for Consumers
      • Connected Video Game Handhelds
      • Navigation Solutions
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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