Portable Electronic Devices

Technology Map Detailed Contents June 2015

Importance of the Technology

The Technology in Brief

  • Common Device Features
  • Technology Elements
    • Processors
    • Memory
    • User Interface
    • Display Technology
    • Small-Form-Factor Flash Memory and Expansion Slots
    • Power
    • Software
  • Mobile Wireless Communications
    • Wide-Area Networks
    • Wireless Local-Area Networks
    • Short-Range Wireless Links and Personal-Area Networks
    • Infrared Connectivity

Commercial Development Parameters

  • Demand Factors
    • Mobility
    • Wireless-Data Connectivity
    • Messaging and Email
    • Technology Convergence
  • General Constraints
  • Synergistic Technologies
    • Natural-Language Processing
    • Location Technology
    • Packaging
    • Speech Recognition
  • Competing Technologies
  • Required Resources
  • Regulatory Factors
    • Privacy
    • Liability

Areas to Monitor

  • Killer Functionalities
  • Power Management and Battery Life
  • Operating-Systems Competition
  • Wireless Data Connectivity
  • Speech Technology

Implications of Commercialization

  • Emerging Technology Enables Market Growth (A)
  • Converged Devices Dominate Market (B)
  • Enterprise Peds Grow (C)

Opportunities

  • Applications
    • Voice Communications
    • Video Communications
    • Text Messaging
    • Walled-Garden Infotainment
    • Information Searching and Browsing
    • Games
    • Image Capture
    • Audio and Video Playback
    • Location and Navigation
    • E-Text and Paper Replacement
    • Tablets
    • Home-Electronics Management
    • Mobile-Workforce Horizontal Applications
  • Business Models
    • Hardware for Services: Cell Phones and Smartphones
    • Hardware for Content: Games, E-Readers, Navigation, Music

Updates

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