Mobile Internet, Cloud, Netbooks and Energy Efficiency: Fave trends at CeBIT 2009.

Updated on 10 February 2009 by

Could there be a clearer indicator that a mobile, Internet-connected, cloud-centric, all-day device is what everyone is expecting?

About 300 Journalists attending a press conference in January chose their top themes for CeBIT 2009 and here’s how the results came out. (2008 figures in brackets)

Platz 1     GreenIT                    29,9%      (24,4%) 
Platz 2     mobiles Internet           18,2%      (18,6%) 
Platz 3     Netbooks (Mini-Notebooks)  11,7%      (10,6%) 
Platz 4     Energieeffizienz            9,1%      ( - ) 
Platz 5     Cloud Computing             7,8%      ( - ) 

Given ‘mobility’ and ‘energy efficiency’ and ‘Could computing’ all contribute towards a green theme you could probably just remove it and concentrate on the other 4 and sum it up by saying ‘mobile Internet device.’

The question is, what form of device? The Uber-smartphone? The classic Intel MID or the Netbook? Considering that smartphones are evolving into computing-capable MIDs anyway, lets just call it MIDs and Netbooks. Even simpler, lets just call it the ‘ultra mobile PC space.’ ;-)

Source: Via Mobile Zeitgeist.

6 Comments For This Post

  1. Steve 'Chippy' Paine says:

    Mobile Internet, Cloud, Netbooks and Energy Efficiency: Fave trends at CeBIT 2009.

  2. Chuck says:

    All Day Information Consumption, Communication, and Content Creation
    (This is my priority list – you may (will) prioritize them different)
    is what is desired.
    Given that I don’t stay in one place all day, the need is to support that level of mobility.
    It does not matter if you call it Smartphone or Mid or UMPC or Netbook or Foo. It is the functionality that we need.
    There will be multiple entries in this design space. That is goodness. It matches our different priorities.

  3. Christian Kurz says:

    I believe, the Uber Smartphone capable of running any OS you want (espacially Linux and WinXP/7) is the future.
    I hope, soon everybody only got his smartphone where all his data is stored and you only use “Docking-terminals” at home and in the office which basicly consist of a larger Flatscreen and perhaps some peripherical devices sch as a GPU and perhaps a supporting CPU to power up the smartphone for the latest games.

    YOu would not have a navigation system in your car anymore: You just plug in your Smart-MID and have what ever you want.

  4. anon says:

    Making it easier to lose your whole “virtual life” and perhaps even your identity in one go if you lose or break it too! :)

    But yes, a combination device would appear to be the goal of current development – the only unknown is the time frame in which such a device can be realized. Availability (battery life) and user experience (software quality, interoperability and integration) still need improving by an order of magnitude at least in my opinion.

  5. Vakeros says:

    It would also make it easier to backup and no need to mess with syncing. Of course, the Cloud will allow a second area of backup.

  6. animatio says:

    fun, sun, (sex) and rock ‘n roll is the big market of consumers as owners of small devices.
    this is one major reason why a “full set of professional entities” in one device are still lacking and will lack in my opinion in at least the near future too.
    for consumer markets are only a few focuses: music, video, games, orientation (to find business and consummation hot spots), chatting, photo clips, digital cashing options. these are singularities as seen represented by todays smartphones.
    all other functionalities represent a niche (for professionals) but never a mass market where the big money turns.
    therefore, the question is not: can it be realized? – actually it could have been for years – but which combination gives the best individual fit.
    personally i use therefore a smartphone (win mobile 6.1, wifi, umts/hdspa, bluetooth, gps, spare battery) as stand alone or mobile modem together with a small 8.9’ netbook with a high capacity battery. if needed an extra portable hard drive and digital camera.

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