Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Consumer Technologies, 2010

Published: 04 August 2010

ID: G00205328

Analyst(s): Van Baker


The consumer electronics industry is in serious upheaval due to the emergence of new technologies and migration of value from hardware to software. Manufacturers that have dominated the industry are challenged by new competitors who emerged due to the changes in industry and technology innovation.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • New to the Hype Cycle
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Super Hi-Vision
    • Home Networking Standard
    • Mobile High-Definition Link
    • Wi-Fi Remote Display
    • Broadband-Connected Televisions
    • Wi-Fi Personal-Area Networks
    • Mobile WLAN Access Points
    • Web Books
  • At the Peak
    • Home Server
    • OLED TVs
    • Over-the-Top Set-Top Boxes
    • Media Tablet
    • 3D Flat-Panel TVs and Displays
    • Bluetooth 3.0
    • Pico Projectors
    • Premium Communication Devices — Open OS
    • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Gesture Recognition
    • Wireless Remote Display 60GHz and 5GHz
    • TV Place-Shifting
    • Terrestrial Digital Radio
    • Connected Portable Navigation Devices
    • Basic Communication Devices — Open OS
    • E-Book Readers
    • Connected Imaging Devices
    • Mini-notebooks for Consumers
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Multitouch
    • Game Consoles as Media Hubs
    • Mobile Browsers
    • Connected Portable Media Players
    • Satellite Digital Radio
    • Consumer Telematics
    • Connected Video Game Handhelds
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Navigation Solutions
  • Off the Hype Cycle
    • Mobile Internet Devices (as Subsegment of Smartphones)
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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