2007 Predictions


Time for my annual predictions for 2007

-Apple will launch a cell phone with iTunes built in via their own carrier network and feature data services
-Apple will launch a tablet like laptop, possibly preloaded with Windows Vista
-Apple will launch iTV not as a cable box / tivo replacement, but as a IPTV video on demand / subscription model
-Microsoft will launch a Xbox 360 to Zune video transfer service, allowing Zune owners to transfer movies and TV shows easily to their Zune and back.
-Microsoft will launch Vista (duh!) and it will be very popular as you will not be able to buy a new computer without it installed (ok maybe linux will be on the desktop this year)
-Microsoft will launch a Zune enabled cell phone based on the windows mobile platform
-Microsoft will update the Xbox360 to include an HD-DVD player or atleast bundle the usb accessory at the same prices.
-Cable modem and DSL speeds will increase dramatically in 2007 without the price going up significantly
-Someone will offer al-a-carte TV download subscription model to compete with cable and satellite service
-Blue-ray will die off or at least become the betamax to HD-DVD
-Sony will write off the PS3, potentially selling it to Apple (wouldn’t that be great)
-Wall Street will hit all time highs
-Google will launch an Operating System will all google applications
-We will finally find Osama bin Laden, probably in Pakistan
-Terrorists will try to attack us, but lets hope we are able to stop them and not drop our guard
-Mozilla Firefox will double its userbase and become the “standard” browser for all web based applications.

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