10 key mobile trends in the marketplace now by William Stofega at the Be Mobile Conference

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Be Mobile Conference by Blackberry #bemobile

I’m in South Beach, Miami for the Be Mobile Conference staged by Blackberry. I’m here with 64 other Caribbean and Latin American bloggers and journalists invited to this event. It’s been chuck full of information on Mobile Trends, the Impact of Mobility in Our Lives and Mobile Computing Forecast on this first half of the day. I’ve been live tweeting under my own name @ingridriley and you can also follow the conversation via the hashtag #bemobile.

Here below is the synopsis of my live tweets for one of the presentations. It was on 10 key trends in the marketplace now that was presented by William Stofega who manages IDC’s Mobile Device Technology and Trends research program. #bemobile
Trend 1: Computing Power is on the edge…so powerful 98% of smartphones have GPS large screens are faster #bemobile
Trend 2: Shift in the use of mobile devices from social computing to tangible computing eg bluetooth, augmented environments #bemobile
Trend 3: Platforms -The smartphone/device is becoming the centre of your world to do EVERYTHING. e.g turn lights on at home. #bemobile
Trend 4: Smart Connected Devices Smart phones are THE avenue for growth. Yes desktops, notebooks and tablers are still there #bemobile
Trend 5: Network of things. by 2020 Nearly 30bn devices will be installed. : William Stofega #bemobile
Trend 6: The Cloud We’re going to start to see building operating systems and devices around the cloud. Already happening.
People want to do more and more to different things using their devices – devices have to keep in tow and exceed expectations. #bemobile
-Trend 7: Network Congestion. It’s become a big problem…ahhh spectrum and how it’s used. #bemobile @SiliconCaribe
Trend 7: Network Congestion. the need to move towards LTE and leave PGRS and Edge behind. #bemobile @SiliconCaribe
Trend 7: Network Congestion. We have to think of better ways to connect the billions of devices #bemobile @SiliconCaribe
Trend 7: Network Congestion. We have to think of visible light spectrum to transfer data to help with the problem #bemobile
Trend 8: Stored Energy and Tactile Transfer. This speaks to battery life and charging your devices in fresh ways #bemobile
Trend 8: Stored Energy and Tactile Transfer. This speaks to things like wireless charging. #bemobile @SiliconCaribe
Trend 9: Indoor Navigation this is being driven by advertising…the ad guys of course: Willian Stofega #bemobile @SiliconCaribe
Trend 10: Ubiquity and Economic Uplift #bemobile @SiliconCaribe
Trend 10: Ubiquity and Economic Uplift. This one has the most interesting stuff. #bemobile @SiliconCaribe
Trend 10: Ubiquity and Economic Uplift. This is where much sucess can come…once the idea solves a problem #bemobile
Trend 10: Ubiquity and Economic Uplift. Have to start thinking about the fact that devices demand too much attention. lol. #bemobile
Trend 10: Ubiquity and Economic Uplift. Have to start thinking about how to automate our interactions with mobile devices more #bemobile