Mobile Trends for the Next 10 Years


Just prior to the Consumer Electronics Show, I was asked to participate in a collaborative mobile trends effort. The results are out and I’m honored to be in such good company — over four dozen people participated and I’m not at all shy to say that most of them are far smarter than me. Each of us was asked to identify and briefly describe what mobile trends we envision for the next 10 years. Having read through the listing, there are some expected overlaps, but there’s also many unique aspects as well.

The slide show is freely available to view or download, so if you’re interested in hearing about mobile in the next 10 years, I highly recommend a peek. Thanks for asking me to take part, Rudy!

Related GigaOm Pro Research: “10 Mobile Predictions for 2010


Rich Wong

Thanks Kevin, and thx to Rudy De Waele @mtrends in particular for organizing this, and other contributors including @tonyfish @rhymo @marshallk @andyabramson @gleonhard @rushkoff et al … @rich_wong


1. All data is in symbiosis with the cloud.
2. Applications increasingly utilize underlying web technologies but ignore the browser — Think Twitter.
3. Devices proliferate wish feed number 2.
4. Device become symbiotic — my phone feeds my flat screen (if I had one)
5. The primary computer is no longer a computer but a combination device and services.
6. Workstations become more expensive and incredibly powerful
7. Ditto for professional software.
8. Content become subscription based with the ability to purchase specialized permanent files — hi-res, multimedia, fonts.
9. Walled gardens proliferate for vertical markets to feed number 8.
10. The mobile becomes the PAN and ID.

My take off the top of my head.

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