In a new twist on the old year's-end activity of surveying the year just past and speculating about what the new one will bring, ABI Research has released a white paper titled "What Isn't Going to Happen in 2007". The paper is available free on the company's Web site.
Lots of things won't happen in 2007, of course. So ABI Research's analysts focused on several of the company's core areas of expertise, including gaming and consumer electronics, mobile TV, wireless communications, telematics and automotive, and RFID. And by identifying over-hyped technologies that won't be next year's Big Thing, they of course shed light on what will happen as we head on through the decade.
Their conclusions range from the surprising - that Fiber to the Home (FTTH) won't take flight in SouthEast Asia - to the provocative: that the laudable effort to sell ultra-low-cost handsets to the developing world will prove a commercial failure for most vendors.
They discuss the likelihood of widespread WiMAX deployments.
And they assess the prospects for 802.11n, and the pre-draft product offerings that aim to anticipate it.
With its mix of expert opinion and informed assessments, "What Isn't Going to Happen in 2007" makes for a lively and informative read.
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