2011 Future Gadget-kings.

These will be the gadgets who will rule in the coming year.....

KING1: Blu-ray will be mainstream in the home theater market. More and more catalogue titles are being released every day, and price reductions have enabled unit shipments to increase rapidly. 2011 will finally be the year when Blu-ray will kill the DVDs in the mainstream market.

KING2: Streaming multimedia and interconnected devices will be ever-present throughout 2011, from wireless-enabled home theater components to DVD players that support mobile TV broadcasts. As such, dozens more potential distribution channels just opened up to businesses, as did the opportunity to extend the life and reach of any viral video marketing piece.

KING3: HD will grow in popularity. These days you can buy a 720p television for under $500. Camcorders with 1080p capability are becoming the new standard for home video. Trends indicate that almost all consumer video gadgets will soon be high-def.

KING4: 3D TV is the next craze with the gradually increasing 3D content's availibility.We can soon be able to see 3D dominating in consumer video markets.

KING5: Google Android, the internet search giant’s foray into the mobile device operating systems market, has been steadily gaining momentum, and will continue to rise in popularity.Though it will have a tough fight with iOS to be the king of the mobile OS.

KING6: Tablet Computers will gain in popularity to be the new king of the computer related markets beating Netbooks.Many large manufacturers are already coming out with their own take on Apple’s iPad, which has already sold 60 million units.
There is already a market for dedicated eReaders like Amazon Kindle and people are realizing that a tablet PC is more practical for browsing digital literature than dedicated devices. Apple’s iPad has already taken a chunk out of this market, with competitors seeking to emulate Apple’s success to follow.

KING7: Solid State Drives will increase in prominence beating there spinning brothers. This technological trend is accompanied by an annual 50% decline in raw flash material costs, while capacities continue to double at the same rate. As a result, flash-based solid-state drives are becoming increasingly popular in markets such as notebook PCs and sub-notebooks for enterprises, Ultra-Mobile PCs (UMPC), and Tablet PCs for the healthcare and consumer electronics sectors. Major PC companies have now started to offer such technology in lower costs.

KING8: Consumers will be going after energy-efficient  greener gadgets. As people become more concerned about the environment, and technology for such products increases, the proliferation of energy-efficient and green products will increase tenfold. Solar technology has been growing by leaps and bounds lately, with such products as solar-powered battery chargers, and solar cell phone batteries. Solar panels can even be seen on bags, or the windows of buildings!

KING9: Apps! In 2011, you won’t be able to turn the corner without bumping into a device that supports thousands of apps. More and more smartphones, eReaders, televisions, Blu-ray players, and other consumer products are utilizing apps. What started out as an iPhone gimmick will soon change the way we perform most electronic tasks.

Prediction #1: Projectors will continue to grow in popularity. Technology for projectors has made it preferable to choose a home theater projector over a television, when it comes to filling up space. Despite the economic downturn, projectors have been selling hotter than ever. The reason? Probably because no one wants to spend 10 dollars on a movie ticket anymore!
Projectors are also getting smaller. Something that can fit in your front pocket can now display your business presentation on the wall.