JPR’s newest study, Handheld
Multimedia Devices, is turning out to be one of our best-sellers.
And the Consumer Electronics Show held at the start of every year in
Las Vegas has been a perfect opportunity for us to conduct further research
and to check out some of our assumptions.
At CES we saw new products that confirmed some of our predictions.
Here are just a few examples.
TV on a phone. We forecasted the TV mobile phone market to begin
to take off in 2005 and were happy to see LG’s slick new KV3600 go public.
Additional examples will be found in Japan and, believe it or not, in
the U.S. later this year.
screens. We also forecasted the introduction of VGA resolution screens
on mobile phones, and Nokia and Sanyo showed some excellent examples
Eleksen’s 3D handheld joystick.
Game controllers for handhelds. Playing games on a handheld
device can be problematic, given that one hand (at least) is needed
to hold the phone. Clever designs like Nokia’s N-gage and Tapwave’s
PDA offer a solution, but for the majority of users who won’t have those
types of handhelds something else is needed. At CES we saw a BlueTooth
“cloth/rubber” joystick made by Eleksen Limited that nicely
solves the problem
The Handheld Multimedia Devices report is available now for $2,999.95.
To purchase online
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