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.’ ;-)