As in every year, the IT world wakes up with the start of CES, the consumer electronics show held in Las Vegas every year. Here current trends are strengthen and future trends are shaped. Depending on customer's reaction to the new products, prototypes and concepts presented here all manufacturers decide to follow those trends or not as after all why bring to market a cool new product and never sell it because people don't want the new thing.
This year's CES was no different and I think I've spotted a few trends that will mature and set off this year thanks to the overwhelming number of news and products about those new niches. So in this article I'll try and sketch the things you should watch this year if you're into gadgets like I am.
Amazon showed with Kindle that people are still into reading but during CES a lot of other brands saw the eBook trend as the future and launched a lot of eReaders ranging from normal eInk models to dual screen ebooks, tablets with ebook mode for their display and even color eBook readers. It remains to be seen how those manufacturers plan to distribute ebooks , as the Kindle model worked out very well for Amazon.
Do you know other trends you've spotted during CES 2010? If so let me know so that I can update this article.