Most anticipated tech products of 2013
We’re not sure some of them are even on the drawing board, but they’d be great to see
By Tim Greene | Network World US | Published: 16:33, 20 December 2012
As the old year winds down a sense of hope arises that the hints and inklings of new products and services that have been leaking out over the past months may actually materialise in the New Year. Some of them are products that vendors have solidly promised and assigned release dates to, some are part of vaguely marked road maps and some are simply pipedreams fuelled by persistent rumours. Others are services or intriguing situations that could arise. Regardless, here are some of the ones that have caught our eye and that we hope turn out to be as eye catching in reality.
Microsoft Surface Phone
More rumour. A report by the Wall Street Journal says Microsoft has been talking to makers of phone components to spec out its own smartphone design. (The one at left is a concept design by Jonas Daehnert.) Maybe it’s just testing the waters, but if Microsoft does make its own phone, it would fit with its move into hardware a la Surface tablets. Sort of like Apple a la iPhones and iPads.