Cellular broadband: The rise of 4G wireless, fueled in part by FCC directives on national broadband, should enable wireless users to do more than ever with their existing devices and open the door for new types of mobile devices.
Touchscreens: Recent research shows that most smartphones now have touchscreens, so application developers will need to take this into account as they build programs.
Machine-to-machine communications: Advances here will enable new smart grid, security and retail applications and devices.
Device-independent security: Look for cloud-based security to help CIOs better safeguard corporate data and devices.
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