A Smart Phone is still a phone
In the "olden days" like 1984, the business machine was the Word Processor, basically an electric typewriter with a screen. Within a short amount of time, those business machines evolved into technology that could do more than just work with text. So calling a computer a "word processor" is only one aspect of what it can do. That's how I feel about calling something a "phone" - it is just one of the functions of the item.
I think there will be more blending of functions and more robust capabilities. Tech will continue the direction the iphone has initiated by consolidating music, voice, graphics, social network, text,web...all the goodies, streamlined and simplified (affordable). I'd like to see better options for satellite music, like a free subscription for brief sampling like wifi hot spots. I wish the fm receiver on my gadgets wouldn't fuzz out when I walk inside a building.
My predicition (hope) is that wireless power(charging)and "green" batteries will show up more. I'd like to see more options in the waterproof MP3 Players and over the air downloads, like updating my podcasts without linking to the mothership (I know this is happening already somewhat). I'd like to have wireless sound as clear, convenient and affordable as corded headphones, a bluetooth without the bling.
I think games like the Wii will get people of all ages to get active again and try to combat our country's growth (girth) problem. Wii can do it America!
Well those are my hopes and predictions and I've got to believe some will come true!
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